Review: Garnier Summer Body

Monday, 23 July 2012

I am a tanning amateur. I use fake tan on night outs, and would love to wear it all year round but I'm awful at the upkeep. I spotted this on offer in Superdrug, so I decided to pick this up and give it a whirl. I picked the light sunkissed shade, which I think is the lightest as I thought it was the safer option. I've been using it daily for approximately 2 weeks now and I thought I'd give you my thoughts.

Price: £5.10 for 200ml and £7.10 for 400ml. I bought this 200ml bottle in Superdrug on offer for £2.53.

Scent: It smells lovely. It has a fruity scent, which (to me) smells more like grapefruit than apricot. The scent does linger on the skin and can get annoying, especially if you forget to wash your hands after use. There is no hint of the biscuity fake tan smell at all, which is fab.

Usability: I found this easy to use. I apply it with my hands and smooth it all over like any other moisturiser. I found that this sunk into my skin fairly quickly, leaving it feeling a little tacky to begin with but I didn't have to wait too long before I could get dressed.

Results: After the first use, I felt like I had a bit of colour to my skin, especially on my arms. It didn't really make much difference to the colour of my legs, although it did go a little patchy around my knees. After a few uses, my skin started looking a nice subtle bronzed colour. Considering I am quite pale, it doesn't look too unnatural or orange. Even though it isn't too dark, it is still obvious where I had missed bits - Mainly the inner part of my arms! It comes out as a white moisturiser, so unlike fake tan, you don't know which bits you've missed until the colour has developed which is annoying. I found this left my skin feeling moisturised and soft, which is a nice added bonus.

Overall: This product gets a yay from me. It's a great product, which isn't difficult to use and gives my skin a nice bit of colour. If you're after a dark bronzed look, then this product probably won't satisfy your tanning needs, although you could try the dark sunkissed shade.

Have you ever used this?

Thank you for reading. xoxo, Joy


  1. Great review, i love this product also. just done a review on it myself, check out the link below. i love the colour pay off and the smell, defo one of my top beauty favs atm. x

    1. Thank you! I'm glad to hear you like it too! It's one of my top beauty products at the moment too! x