Thursday, 26 July 2012

Review: Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion

This summer was the first summer I ever tried a gradual tanning product. Naturally I'm very pale, like a ghost maybe? So I didn't want to have a full on tan so opted to use a light gradual tanner as opposed to a full on fake tan. And I must say I'm quite liking them! So far I've used this Garnier one and a Dove one, but I do have my eye on the Palmers one too!

The Basics
I have the light sunkissed look one, but you can also get a darker one as well. It's available in a variety of different bottle sizes, with mine being 250ml, which is currently on offer in Superdrug for £2.53, normally £5.06. It has apricot extract in it, which gives it a nice summery scent. It works by having a small amount of tanning ingredients infused into a body moisturizer to give a subtle glow for those of us with pale skin! 





What did I think?
For me this wasn't a stand out, amazing product, but on the other hand it wasn't bad either. It was really nice and moisturizing, making my skin feel lovely. As for adding colour I did find that it was pretty subtle, but still slightly buildable. But in all honesty I only wanted a light gradual tanner, just to take the edge off the paleness without being orange, you know! If you wanted more colour, perhaps try the darker one? And with any type of tanning products remember to exfoliate to keep the colour even! My current favourite is the Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Polish! 




I must say you have to be careful of areas of dry skin with this type of product, you don't want dark patches! But anyway I hope you found the review useful and feel free to share your favourite gradual tanners down below! Apologies for no before/after pictures - I don't have any before pictures for comparrisson. Sorry, but thank you for stopping by, H :)  

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8 comments:

  1. i realllyy want to try this! might have to pick some up this weekend as its on offer :) x

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    1. Sounds like a great idea! Fingers crossed you get on with it :)

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  2. I have the palmers one and it is quite good but a bit streaky! I am quite pale too and I actually recently bought a fake tan from st moritz which i thought would be very dark but gave SUCH an amazing summery glow (it develops so i wore a onesie in bed!)

    great post x

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    1. Hmm thank you for the reply about the Palmers one, I'm in two minds about it now - I'm not into streaky! Gotta love a onsie though, that must've been hot in this weather!

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  3. Great review, would u consider using the darker version? I have just done a review on it ; check out the link below for a read.

    I love the colour pay off and the smell, it’s definitely one of my top beauty favourites atm. iv seen loads of people raving about the soap and glory scrub, would u recommend getting it?

    x


    http://thefreckleprincess.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/gradual-tan-review-garnier-body-summer.html

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    1. I'm a little scared of the darker verion, being so pale and all! I agree about the smell though, it's lush! I would definitely recommend the Soap & Glory Flake Away Scrub, but haven't tried the other ones they do. You can also get it in a small tub for about £2.50 to try first if you're unsure whether you're gonna like it :)

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    2. you could mayb try mixing the dark and light together to get a medium??? oh great didnt realise you could get a smaller pot, I must look out for it, thanks, x

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    3. You're welcome, I may just try your suggestion too :)

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