Body moisturisers with fake tan

(19 Posts)
TheresAlwaysLegoInMyPocket Mon 17-Mar-14 20:33:18

Are there any body moisturisers with fake tan that are any good? I'd like to put a bit of colour in my skin but don't want to shell out without getting some recommendations. Have tried the Johnsons one but that smelled awful.
Also don't want to end up looking like I've got fake tan on, if possible.
Anybody got any suggestions?

plumnc Mon 17-Mar-14 20:40:06

I think it's a bit of trial and error to see what product/colour suits your skin. The Garnier one works for me, but it does have that fake tan smell. Even when using these less intensive lotions w tan, I use a normal lotion first to help even application. I find that works well and doesn't turn out too orange

LexieSinclair Mon 17-Mar-14 20:41:33

I like the Dove one. Even though I am very pale, I use the darker one as it gives a nicer colour.

TheresAlwaysLegoInMyPocket Mon 17-Mar-14 20:47:07

Thanks, does the Dove one have the fake tan smell?

Hedgehog80 Mon 17-Mar-14 20:50:05

I'm pale and have used the light dove one before. It smelt ok

Is the darker one really a better colour? I thought I'd just go more orange if I tried it but the light one doesn't make a huge difference.

LexieSinclair Mon 17-Mar-14 21:09:36

I find the smell ok too.

When I used the lighter one it looked a bit yellow on me, the darker one gives a more natural looking colour, I use it every other day though and not every day.

frankietwospots Mon 17-Mar-14 21:11:42

I use St Tropez Everyday which has a sort of 'clean washing' kind of smell when it goes on. It's not particularly whiffy once it's dried.

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Mon 17-Mar-14 21:15:06

I like Garnier and don't find the smell too bad. Used Palmers cocoa butter last year, got that vanilla smell and nice natural glow.

OneMoreThenNoMore Mon 17-Mar-14 21:17:50

I'm very pale-skinned so only use gradual tan. The dove one is ok, and palmers do one that has really good coverage; it's a bit smelly though. Years ago I tried a sanctuary one, it didn't have a biscuity smell at all; not sure if its still available though...

The garnier one smells really strongly on me, but gives a really good colour...

Tbh they all smell a bit biscuity on me (apart from the sanctuary one from years ago)- I can't decide if I've got strange skin that makes the smell worse, or if I've just got a sensitive nose for fake tan smells confused

OneMoreThenNoMore Mon 17-Mar-14 21:20:43

Might have to give the St Tropez gradual tan a go- I saw it advertised last year but the price put me off! I'd pay for a non-biscuity smell though!

TheresAlwaysLegoInMyPocket Mon 17-Mar-14 21:43:25

It's always the biscuit smell that puts me off

rookiemater Mon 17-Mar-14 21:44:28

I use the Dove one in the summer months and like it, don't find the smell too bad.

AlternativeMoniker53 Mon 17-Mar-14 21:51:53

I used the Dove light one for a couple of years, it worked well on my pale skin, applied every other day. There was a bit of a smell but not too much. One day however I looked around the playground at pick up and saw that all of us, clad in knee length skirts and wearing Birkenstocks, had the exact same, slightly off, too yellow, colour of shins.

hollyisalovelyname Tue 18-Mar-14 00:33:53

They all streak on me hmm

squoosh Tue 18-Mar-14 02:07:47

If it contains fake tan it will have the fake tan smell.

CorusKate Tue 18-Mar-14 02:56:13

I must be too tired. I read that title as "Baby moisturisers with fake tan" and thought to myself, "This is going to get hilarious contentious".

Almost disappointed now grin

GemmaPomPom Tue 18-Mar-14 03:26:12

If it contains fake tan it will have the fake tan smell.

Not necessarily true. I use Aviva Labs and it does not have the smell.

GypsyFloss Tue 18-Mar-14 08:02:50

St Tropez gradual tan gives me a nice colour but I do also rock the wet dog/ digestive biscuit smell for the first 8 or so hours of wearing it.

hollyisalovelyname Tue 18-Mar-14 17:12:31

The smell of the St.Tropez Gradual tan is VILE.
The palmer's Cocoa butter one smells of Palmer's cocoa butter. Yuck!
Summerbody by Garnier smells ok.

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