Saturday, 28 September 2013

Best Gradual Tanner? | Dove Summer Glow

I had been using Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze Gradual Tann to achieve that golden summer glow,  however as Boots are currently selling Dove Summer Glow Body Lotion at half price I decided I might as well try something new. Especially as Dove’s product also claims to give a subtle and even tan without leaving those dreaded streaky marks. 
Dove’s Summer Glow Lotion on the other hand has a very pleasent smell which just reminds me of a normal body lotion. If you are applying this in the morning and will be wearing it all day you really don’t want to be smelling of fake tan for the day!
 In terms of colour Dove’s product does live up to its claims of giving a lovely soft golden glow without streaks. I chose the product for Normal to Dark skin, and after the first application you just get a very soft hint of colour. Further applications allow you to gradually build up  the colour to achieve a richer, darker colour which still appears quite natural. This Lotion is one of their bestselling products and it's no surprise as this makes such a lovely addition to my daily routine.  After applying this, my skin felt so soft and moisturized and had a lovely glow with by the next day.  I personally like a dark tan so I apply this daily and like to really build it up so that I achieve a lovely, natural-looking tan.
 The colour is very buildable which is great if you just want something very subtle. I found that after 3 days of application it looked the best and most natural yet noticeable.
 It does not go on patchy or streaky at all and the colour is very even.  This is probably what I liked best about the product and If you wash your hands straight away, you will not get orange palms...yay!
The original scent is quite fresh and nice, although the morning after smell is a little biscuit-y but if you shower that goes away. It is SUPER moisturising so even if you don't care about the tanning part, this will leave your skin feeling very soft and supple! It doesn't transfer onto clothes.  I did use it at night and after about 3 days you could see a faint orange tint to my PJ's but with my everyday clothes there wasn't a hint of colour and I wore a few white items!
So on the whole, I would recommend this product if you're looking for a gradual, easy-to-apply base tan.  Again I would say to use it for 3 consecutive days to get the best most natural results.  Now I have stopped using it everyday and am maintaining it every 3 days instead.

    I hope that this was helpful!

1 comment:

  1. I used this over the summer and it was lovely :) Great review! xx