Review: Palmer's natural bronze body lotion

Well hello to you my reader chums! In all honesty, I've never been a fake tan user as really, I was too worried about turning into an orange oompa loompa. However, I had my boyfriend's university summer ball coming up and wanted a bronzed glow for the event. I had no idea which products were great and what I should use, but as I was browsing through Superdrug I came across Palmer's gradual tan. I've always heard raving reviews about this brand, that I put my trust in this product - and it's safe to say I wasn't disappointed.

Here are my thoughts on Palmer's natural bronze body lotion...

Palmer's natural bronze body lotion

Consistency and blending ability

One of the main things I was concerned about when using fake tan was being left with streaky marks on my skin, however, this product put me at ease. As the consistency of this product is incredibly creamy and liquid-based, it blended easily on the skin and in turn, left me with an overall even finish. The texture was also super gentle and thin, and upon application, it didn't feel heavy at all or take ages to sink in. Instead of having to linger around for a while waiting for the product to sink in, I only had to wait for a few minutes.


Certain fake tans can have a strong scent to them, which if I'm honest, aren't the greatest smell. This bronze body lotion did hold a scent to it, not as strong as other products, however, there was a lingering cookie-like smell about it. I can't say I hate it, but also can't say I like it - it's one of those scents that doesn't really faze me, and is rather subtle.

Palmer's natural bronze body lotion

Gradual tan power

When it comes to the tanning power, I was rather impressed. From the first use (I applied before bed), the next day I had an all-over bronzed look. It wasn't crazy brown or anything like that, however, it was a lovely bronze tint. I continued to use this for a few days leading up to the ball, and on the day I had what I like to think was a beautiful tan. It didn't look fake, or orange-tinted in the slightest - the tan had an overall natural look, and gave me that little confidence boost I needed for the day.

Lasting power

I was quite surprised by the lasting power of this tanning product. After a few showers, there was still an underlying tint of the product which took a few days to go away. With that in mind, I guess you could say the lasting power is quite strong and great for a gradual tanning product.

Overall, I'm very impressed with Palmer's natural bronze body lotion. As I wasn't sure what to expect, I was blown away by the results. If you're looking for a tanning product that gives you a natural, non-streaky tan, this is for you. The product is super moisturising, blends with ease, and lasts for a lengthy time - I couldn't fault it. It's also at the cheaper price at around £5/6.

I hope you enjoyed this beauty review. Have you tried Palmer's natural bronze body lotion?

Thank you for reading <3 


  1. I'm definitely not someone who would fake tan because I'm way too pale and I actually love my pale skin!😅 This is a lovely and thorough review, Della! 😊

    Shirley |

    1. I'm pale too and this worked for me - thank you lovely xx

  2. I've just recently began venturing into the fake tanning world, so this is suuuper helpful for me. Lovely review


  3. I may have to give this a go as I don't like usual fake tan x

  4. I will give this a go if the smell is ok as I hate fake tan smells x

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