Who has never tried a self-tanner in their life? ME! That’s who. I’ve never really felt the need to tan, I thought about just trying it for fun, but never gotten to it. Something I do love though, is a healthy, bronzy glow, which I think looks beautiful. And what’s the best time of the year to have that kind of look? Well I would say all year round, but definitely a look I want to go for during the summer. This is one of the body products I’ve been using to achieve that look, and been using quite frequently during the month of August.
This is the “Dove Derma Spa Summer Revived Body Lotion”. The lotion comes in two different shades “Fair to Medium” & “Medium to Dark”, which is the one I’ve been testing.
Claims: Summer Revived is our first spa-like body lotion combining natural, gentle tanners with Surface Cell-Moisturisers™. This self-tanning lotion for medium to dark skin, treats you with a daily dose of summer for a healthy-looking bronze glow. Sun kiss your skin full of moisture every day. Bask in our Summer Revived Body Lotion and treat yourself to that holiday hue all year round.
Ingredients: Aqua Glycerin Dihydroxyacetone Isopropyl Palmitate Stearic Acid Dimethicone Glycol Stearate PEG-100 Stearate Caprylyl Glycol Caramel Cetyl Alcohol Citric Acid Dimethiconol Disodium EDTA Glyceryl Stearate Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer Hydroxystearic Acid Isohexadecane Isopropyl Myristate Maltodextrin Palmitic Acid Parfum Phenoxyethanol Polysorbate-60 Sodium Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate Sorbitan Isostearate Stearamide AMP Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone Benzyl Alcohol Butylphenyl Methylpropional Citronellol Coumarin Geraniol Hexyl Cinnamal Limonene Linalool CI 16255 CI 47005.
The packaging of the lotion is aesthically appealing, and I like how it’s in a rubbery, plastic tube as I’m able to squeeze everything out of the tube, so there’ll be no waste. The tube contains 200ml/6.76 oz. The first time I applied it I didn’t notice much. My skin felt soft, and hydrated, but I didn’t see any tan. The second time I was about to apply it, I noticed a sun kissed glow to my skin. So I do feel like it works like a gradual tanner, as my tan did get slightly darker each time I was applying it. There’s shimmer added to the lotion, which I’m fine with. It does add a little bit extra, but without being too much. The lotions smell really nice as well – it has a tropical scent to it, it kind of reminds me of sweet mangos & sugar cookies. It was very easy to apply, and I didn’t experience any issues with it rubbing off, or leaving any streaks.
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me as a PR gift. All thoughts & opinions are my own.