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.