As far as gradual tanners go, this is the best I’ve tried.
Smells like chocolate which is a definite bonus.
Colour develops after one use but it’s subtle so you can get away with using it three days in a row before dropping to every other day.
Can’t beat the price point and if you’ve got ‘fake tan fear’ you can cut your teeth on this without worry.
Reviewed on Sat 28 Apr 2018
I am in my late 30's/early 40's with combination, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is medium brown, processed with normal texture.
Tried this last night for the first time. Smells nice when you first apply it. Wasn't expecting to wake up with any colour after first application but I woke up to a nice slight tan. Being very pale I think this is why I noticed a difference. It started to smell like fake tan after a few hours but I could live with it. I thought I'd washed my hands well but hadn't so slightly orangey fingers.
Reviewed on Wed 07 Mar 2018
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is red, normal with normal texture.
✨I used to use this before I went on holiday to give me a healthy glow. The formula is smooth and a nice consistency and doesn’t leave you feeling greasy. The tan starts to build up after about 2 days of usuage. You have to be really really careful - because it is a moisturiser, you don’t apply it with a tanning mitt, so often the tanning results can look quite streaky. It does moisturise your skin really well and as it’s cocoa butter, it does have a nice smell which partway combats the grim fake tan scent. The price tag of £4 is really good and about right for the results it provides.
Reviewed on Wed 25 Oct 2017
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, tanned tone skin and green eyes. My hair is medium brown, combination with fine texture.
I used to be hooked on st tropez and bondi sands. However this is better. It has a beautiful colour after one use and smells beautiful. No fake tan biscut smell at all and doesnt streak. Best thing is its like £6!!!
Reviewed on Mon 14 Aug 2017
I am in my mid 20's with oily, medium tone skin and green eyes. My hair is medium brown, oily with fine texture.
This is the best gradual tanner I have used. The smell is as to be expected so it's best used at night and then washed off in the morning. However it's very easy to blend and doesn't leave you with patchy ankles and knees. It's also fairly long-lasting so you can apply a coat just once or twice and the colour will last for a few days.
Reviewed on Fri 18 Nov 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, brown tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is red, oily with normal texture.
This is a great self tanner and I love the result it gives - a really natural tan without looking orange. Unfortunately the smell is completely overpowering and I can't abide it, hence I wouldn't buy again.
Reviewed on Tue 30 Aug 2016
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, fair tone skin and grey eyes. My hair is light brown, combination with fine texture.
I'm pale and scared of tanning lotions due to really bad experiences - until this! This lotion is so subtle (rub it in well though or it streaks!) and build-able. Looks like I have a natural glow without looking orange. Goes on super smooth, smells great, a little goes a long way so def great product for a great price, perfect for light/fair skinned people <3
Reviewed on Mon 11 Jul 2016
I am in my mid 20's with combination, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is medium brown, combination with normal texture.
Absolutely amazing, with a few applications, it gave my skin a nice glow with a hint of tan so it still looked natural whilst keeping me moisturised. Just make sure to rub it in properly or it'll go orange (as most tanning lotions do)
Reviewed on Mon 01 Feb 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with normal, medium tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is medium brown, combination with normal texture.
Best gradual tan I've found. It's really cheap and after one coat you can see a dramatic difference. I put it on for two days in a row which is two coats and I look like I've just came back from holiday. I've tried dove and vaseline and a couple of others but none work like this. This is my holy grail gradual tan!
Reviewed on Mon 31 Aug 2015
I am in my late teens with combination, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with fine texture.
This tan is definitely one of the best i've ever used. It applies really well and is really easy to apply evenly in order to get no streaks. It gives you a golden finish that isn't orange so looks really good and natural. The cocoa butter extracts make it kind to all sking types - including sensitive. Easy wash off. Would advise 2 coats if you want it to look noticeable.
Reviewed on Sun 26 Jul 2015
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, normal with normal texture.
My first reaction was oh my gosh it smells vile! A very strong sickly sweet cocoa butter scent attempting to mask the fake tan smell. However, it goes on nicely and not very streaky at all. I only needed one application to give a good colour for a couple of days and the smell did wear off after 24hrs. Probably wouldn't buy again in an attempt to find something with a more subtle smell!
Reviewed on Thu 02 Jul 2015
I am in my late teens/early 20's with oily, fair tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is blonde, combination with fine texture.
OMG I LOVE THIS!!!so I am a bit of a tanning addict, and have tried nearly all of the gradual tans in the world (well it seems like it!) lol but this has got to be one of the best by far! I love that its not sticky or greasy, you just spray it on, rub it in and its basically dry in about 30 seconds, gorgeous natural colour and fab for mums on the run as its so quick and easy to use FAB!
Reviewed on Mon 08 Sep 2014
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with normal, tanned tone skin and green eyes. My hair is black, normal with normal texture.
The smell of this product is really hard to stomach, its very sickening & unlike the lotions from Dove etc it lingers on clothes & bedding. It does give a nice colour/glow though & is soft to use but you'll have to bare the smell first.
Reviewed on Fri 26 Jul 2013
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with normal, tanned tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, normal with normal texture.
I really love this product. Most fake gradual tanners smell really bad, but this one smells amazing, even when its all dried into your skin. It also moisturuses my skin so well, and makes it feel unbelievably soft. Excellent product!
Reviewed on Sun 29 Jul 2012
I am in my mid 30's with combination, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, combination with fine texture.
Some fake tan products make your skin dry, however this Palmer's Cocoa Butter Moisturises as well as build up a natural but dark tan. I've got very pale skin and often struggle with maintaining a natural bronze tan, but this product has provided an easier method, when the tan develops (you see results from the first application after a couple of hours) it is very even.
Reviewed on Sun 29 Apr 2012
I am in my late teens/early 20's with acne/problem, light tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is black, dry with normal texture.
Where to Buy
Prices last updated 21 October 2019.
Where to Buy
Palmer's Natural Bronze Gradual Tanning Moisturiser is available to buy at Boots.com.