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Monday, 22 April 2013

Palmers Cocoa Butter Natural Tan Bronze Lotion

Palmers Cocoa Butter Natural Tan Bronze Lotion review swatch photo

The unexpected sunshine over the weekend called for the first bare legs debut of the season. Needless to say I wasnt prepared. I had planned on fake tanning properly before I went out for my birthday night out but after I got out the shower my legs were sore and red and really in no state for fake tan. I think I had a bit of shaving rash and if I slathered on fake tan it just wouldnt have sat well and just looked patchy. I decided to slap on the Palmers Natural Bronze Tan Lotion which I've had sitting in my to-review box for a while. I thought the cocoa butter would be perfect for my sore legs and give me a touch of colour.

I'm a big fan of the fresh natural scent of cocoa butter and the moisturing properties really work well for my skin. The Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E blend are a perfect match to keep your skin beautiful and soft and highly moisturised. The colour is fairly natural on first application, a bit more colour than I'd imagined actually and more first application color than other gradual tanners. It wasnt dark on the night out, but more colour than my legs had before. A few days later I'm left with a nicely built up, gradual tan. The intensity can be adjusted depending on your own preferences, fair to medium and dark. I used it about four times for a medium tan. It applies well with no streaks or patchiness. One thing I'd note is keep an eye out for your toes and between your fingers, mine were a little orange after application! Definitely make sure you apply lightly on the feet and then wash your hands after use.

In all I really like the Palmers Natural Bronze Tan Lotion. I think it would be a good one for all skin tones because you can control how dark it goes over time. A nice sun-kissed glow with minimal effort and no orange-ness. A great gradual tanner and I think an summer essential.

44 comments

  1. I blogged about this, this morning! Am I the only one who can't stand the smell!? haha x

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  2. I already love Palmer's body lotions so I should definitely try this one for summer!

    Louisa's Notebook

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  3. I've heard good things about this I think I'll have to give it a go! xx

    www.oletaeilis.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Oooh I've just bought this, very excited to try it as I go on holiday at the weekend and I'm so pale I was worried it would make me go orange. :-)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. This seems like a worth while inexpensive tanner, thanks for sharing :)

    beautyblahblahblah.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Lovely review, I really want to try this!

    ♥ Filthy Fashion ♥

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  7. These looks like an amazing tanner and a great price too! xxx

    Maddy from http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. I have this and absolutely love it! I love the bronze effect and the smell... Just amazing

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  9. Everyone raves about this one, I really have to get it bacause I`m the palest person you`ve ever seen, ha ha

    http://hdoverhls.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I Love this!!
    Use it all the time when im feeling a little colourless!
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  11. i love gradual tans, i cant imagine rubbing brown lotion on me... havent tried this one but not into the palmers cocoa butter scent smells a little weird

    eye---candii.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I absolutely adore this! I am hopeless with fake tan so this is perfect for me. I do find it's quite pigmented, and have suffered with dreadful orange hands as a result. Oops!
    x

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  13. The past few summers I have been wanting to try this but I haven't been able to find it in any stores.

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  14. This looks good. I am always on the lookout for good tanning products :)

    Jo xx
    http://a-hint-of-glitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I have heard so many people rave about this! It's in a deal at superdrug at the moment, I think it's two for £8! Which is pretty good :)
    http://jodie-melissa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. I had seen loads of people posting pics of this...good to finally read a review :-)
    www.keepingupwithkatieelizabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I've just bought this so can't wait to try it :) I keep reading so many great reviews on it!

    http://d-is-for.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. I love Palmers Cocoa Butter, I didn't realise they made tan too! This is going to go on my wishlist for next time I'm in boots!

    Danielle xx
    Danielleyc | UK Beauty, fashion & lifestyle blog

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  20. I tried this and really didn't like it, was a bit streaky on me! :(

    beautyandtheb1.co.uk

    B xxx

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  21. this sounds like a perfect gradual tanner! i've never used fake tan before and i have no idea why i haven't considering i've got a pretty pale skin tone! however, i've sort of avoided it because i have areas on my skin where there is no pigment and so it's blotchy and i thought that a fake tan would simply increase the patchy effect. however, this looks like a great starting point and i'm actually really excited to buy it and test it out! X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. This is my perfect self tanner, because after one coat on my pale skin it's enough colour.
    www.xdivinechaos.blogspot.co.uk
    Abbey
    xx

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  23. Does this smell like the usual Palmers cocoa butter or like fake tan? I've just started using Dove summer glow and I can't stand the smell :/

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  24. I have been dieing to try this out! Thank-you for the recommendations!

    Jimmy and his Girl

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  25. I absolutely love this stuff. I love the smell of cocoa butter and it feels nice on your skin too!

    Emma | World of dilEmma
    xo

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  26. My go to gradual tanner, love that it doesn't smell like fake tan! x

    fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. This has been on my list to try for ages!
    Sophie
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  28. havent seen this before. definitely need it and show my legs off haha

    yukluistyle

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  29. Would love to try this out, but just not so keen on the cocoa smell :/

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. It sounds nice, but I am really loving the St Tropez bronzing mousse. Don't think I'm quite ready to switch it out just yet!

    xo
    Katelyn
    theskinnyblondegirl.com

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  31. I definitely need to try this! I hate fake tanning though and tend to stay away, so maybe this is what I need

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  32. I definitely want to give this a try!

    http://allthelittlethings3.blogspot.co.uk/

    xxx

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  33. I have been using this for years and LOVE it!!! Best tanner ever I wouldn't really call it gradual tho as you can have a tan within a day. :)

    www.corynleebeauty.blogspot.com.au
    x

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  34. There are two things I worry about with gradual tanning products - the smell and whether they can withstand exfoliation. I last bought one over 2 years ago. it was a johnson's one and the smell wasn't that bad so i thought i'd give it a go. but literally, every time i exfoliated my legs, which was once a week, it all came off and left strange patches. is this the same?? x

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  35. I really wanna try this as i prefer gradual tans, trying to use my others up first tho!
    xx

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  36. I want to try this but currently using the Dove Summer Glow which im in love with :)

    abrunettesbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  37. The smell really puts me off :'( if it didn't smell so strong I'd love this xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  38. I love Palmers products. i use the vitamin E scar serum. Since I have a deeper skin tone I scar easily it takes away any unflattering marks that may surface.

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  39. I love Palmers products. i use the vitamin E scar serum. Since I have a deeper skin tone I scar easily it takes away any unflattering marks that may surface.

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  40. Coco butter is already amazing but has been made even better by adding the bronze to it! xo

    Hannah xo | Glitter And Sparkle

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