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Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion Sun Kissed Look


Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion Sun Kissed Look review and swatch
Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion Sun Kissed Look review and swatch
Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion Sun Kissed Look review and swatch


To be honest, I’m not much of a fake tan person. It’s too high maintenance, as I prefer taking advantage of the sun on holiday to get that natural, sun-kissed, I’ve been on holiday glow. When I say tan, I mean burn, tan then peel with the tan still in place. Don’t forget to wear SPF!

I saw this was on offer in Asda and thought why not as I do love Garnier’s intensive body lotion. I did tan whilst in America but I wanted something to help maintain the colour more as it is starting to fade a little now. I think my biggest fear of any tanning products is unevenness, streaking and the ungodly orange look. After using it for a few days, this has helped give back the natural, tanned glow my legs had previously. No orange tinge to it, just a lovely golden shade.

This creamy, thin texture was easily spreadable but I wouldn’t say it gets absorbed into the skin immediately as it claims. More like a few minutes but that doesn’t bother me. Once absorbed, it does leave the skin soft and hydrated. Sometimes, using it alone isn’t enough, as my skin does get very dry and flakey easily. I haven’t noticed any uneven patches, especially around my knees. As with any tanning products, always exfoliate to get the best results. After the first use, the colour wasn’t very intense so you can easily build up to your preferred shade over time.

It has a fruity smell which is slightly overpowering for me. It does linger on for a bit but will fade. Garnier has two shades – light and dark to suit whatever tan shade you’re wanting. I do recommend this as you can’t go wrong with this.

What’s the best tanning product you’ve used?

29 comments so far.

29 responses to “Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion Sun Kissed Look”

  1. Stressed Mum says:

    I love these lotions as they give you a lovely glow without looking fake or orange. I haven't brought one this year yet but will keep this one in mind x

  2. LaaLaa Monroe says:

    Glad this worked for you.

    I used one of these lotions years back from Garnier and it smelt really bad, just the thought of it now lol. It just lingered on everything. I tend to use more spray on tans, my favourite was by Cocoa Brown Lovely Legs and I do love Prtty Peaushun xo

  3. Emily Campbell says:

    I'm not a tanning girl at all but this could be an idea just to make myself look less like a ghost in the summer haha!


  4. bloggingastrid.com says:

    This sounds like a good product. I've never used any self-tanning product but will definitely give this a thought. I hate being in the sun for too long, so my legs are still white at the end of summer usually.

  5. Sarah Mumx3x says:

    Ohhh, I love the sound of this. Garnier is one of my favourite brands 🙂 It wouldn't bother me that it doesn't absord straight away either, as long as it gives the results it says it does. I'd love to give this a try when my tan starts to face. It looks very smooth and creamy 🙂 xx

  6. Jude Dunn says:

    Love the gradual tanners and I use them all the time in summer, last year I used the one from Dove but tempted to give this a try.

  7. Sarah-Louise Bailey says:

    I've tried this sort of thing in the past but I have to admit my one issue is that I always end up streaky even if I exfoliate – but perhaps I need to try again as I wouldn't mind having a bit of a summer glow.

  8. Rhian Westbury says:

    I've used a few of these kind of gradual tanners and they've always worked really well. I don't like fake tan as I have never got it to look right or stay on x

  9. Liz Mays says:

    I like that the color isn't too intense! I'm glad it left your skin moisturized.

  10. Anosa Malanga says:

    Being a coloured woman I do not need to worry about tanning lol but sounds like this garnier lotion helped maintain you tan

  11. Caffeinated Reactions says:

    I am pale and proud…perk of being Scottish! But sometimes I like a little colour but hate the smell of fake tan. The fact that this smells fruity gives me hope! I've used St Moriz fake tan before…cheap version of St Tropez and always get great results!

  12. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says:

    I need to try something like this to keep topped up on my tan from Greece. I really don't want to loose it.

  13. Renna Creighton says:

    I used to use fake tan and gradual tans, but, quick frankly I just can't be bothered anymore. Haven't used them in years.

  14. Laura Hartley says:

    I've always wanted to try a product like this as I'm too afraid to try a full on tanning lotion. Shame this doesn't absorb this quickly but that probably wouldn't bother me too much either!

  15. Sarah Ann says:

    I've never tried a tanning product before but I might give this a go as it sounds like the colour it gives is not too intense. I always worry that I'll end up looking orange!

  16. Hannah Heartss says:

    Ooo I need to try this as I need a little bit of colour as I am so pale x

  17. Katy Stephenson says:

    I've been using this gradual tanner for 2 weeks now and I always get people telling me I look so tanned – it's great! It is a shame about how long it takes to sink into the skin though like you say!

    Love Katy @ The Rawrdrobe x

  18. beautyqueenuk says:

    I have tried one of these before and I admit to not being a fan. Didnt like the scent and found the texture of the cream too thick x

  19. Melanie Ed says:

    I need to get some of this as I would love to give it a try, thanks so much for sharing.

  20. Kitty Kaos says:

    I love garner moisturisers I have a shimmer one that smells amazing so I am tempted to try this out too X

    Miss Kitty Kaos – Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

  21. shiza bblogger says:

    Beautiful photos:)


  22. Sally Akins says:

    I normally steer clear of tanning products because I'm so pale, but if this isn't too intense then it might well be worth a try!

  23. Life-As-Mum says:

    I've never tried these before but wouldn't mind just trying it out after reading this.

  24. Five Year Target says:

    I'm a man, so fake tan is out of the question, and as I have a scar on my face I can no longer use sunbeds as it will discolour the scar. So this look perfect, will have to give it a go (and much cheaper than the £40 a month I was spending on sunbeds, not to mention healthier)!

  25. Louise Joy says:

    I'm heading to Ibiza next month and although I'm not fussed about being tanned most of the time, it would be nice to have a little boost before arriving. Perhaps I'll try this x

  26. Tanya Brannan says:

    I love this product and find the smell really lovely. Thoroughly recommend this too x

  27. Charlotte R.B says:

    I don't usually opt for creams like this considering my skin tone already but its always good in the winter as I get look so drained LOL
    Will look into it.
    Thanks for sharing hun.
    Charlotte x

  28. louise says:

    I love these types of products! They made tanning so easy, as long as you apply it even enough! x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

  29. Laura - Alagoz says:

    I like the idea of these kind of lotion, but these never work out for me :/ I'm always like a zebra

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