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.
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