Saturday, 16 June 2012
Garnier Summer Body Lotion Review
Despite this awful weather in June I'm wishfully starting to prepare my body for some sunnier days. I try to avoid real sun tanning but at the same time I've never got the knack of fake tanning. If I had the money I'd probably get it done professionally but even then I'm a bit nervous of the 'tangoed' look often sported here in Essex.
This is where gradual tanners come into there own for me. I have tried both Johnsons and Dove and both have been fine for me. They still have a slight whiff of normal tanning products but the results were even and non-streaky. Garnier Summer Body in my opinion is even better.
Superdrug were selling a huge 400ml bottle of Garnier Summer Body at the bargain half-price of around £3.50 so I had to give it a go. I even bought a tanning mitt to improve the results and avoid the dreaded orange palms. I could only find it in the shade 'deep'. This sounded a bit scary for someone with decidedly pale skin like me but I gave it a shot.
After just two applications of Garnier Summer Body the edge had been taken off my pasty skin with a lovely golden shade. No streaks to be seen, not even extra dark patches on my knees or feet! The scent is lovely too - it is enriched with apricots and this fragrance comes through pretty much masking any nasty tanning smells.
The only negative I found with Garnier Summer Body is how it wears off. With this nasty weather I've been covering up and to be honest, stopped topping up my tan. After a few days I noticed at the tops of my arms I looked as if I had some kind of pigmentation problem! All I can suggest is keep applying or exfoliate to avoid uneven fading.
Even full price at around £7 Garnier Summer Body is a bargain gradual tanner because of the huge bottle. I'll be sticking to this one!