3Dove Summer Glow Tanning Lotion

Dove Summer Glow Tanning Lotion

3Dove Summer Glow Tanning Lotion
4.0

138 reviews

PositivevsNegative
75% · 10322 · 16%

Causes Irritation Yes · No
Stains ClothesYes · No
Value for Money
3.7
Colour
3.9
Smell
3.4
Ease of Application
3.8
Coverage
3.9
Effortless to apply evenly
Buildable for a darker tan
Not patchy
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Reviews

138 reviews
HMG
HMGMelbourne6 posts
  For Medium to Dark Skin

Lovely natural tan

Great product Easy to use Natural look tan
Moisturising Non staining Show details
soph
soph
  For Fair to Medium Skin

RASH!!

Do not use this product. I do not have sensitive skin whatsoever and this product has given me a horrific rash all over both arms that I cannot shift. Dr’s appointment tomorrow to hopefully try and sort this out! Furious. Show details
Samantha
Samantha
  For Medium to Dark Skin

Avoid at all cost

DO NOT USE - I used this for approx 10 years, they have in the past year changed the formula and it now causes an itchy rash on areas used, similar to the experiences of others. Pay more and use something else, would never buy again. Show details
SunnyDays
SunnyDaysNSW56 posts
  For Medium to Dark Skin

Not anymore!

I’ve been using Dove Summer Glow for many years. Bought a new bottle yesterday and it is more runny, it takes twice as long to soak into the skin and 11 hours later, there’s still no tan! What did you do?! Can’t products leave things alone. Probably trying to cut corners. I will never buy it again. Show details
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Pam
PamGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC2 posts
  For Fair to Medium Skin

Blisters after using it

I have used Summer Glow many times before no problem. Bought a new container of 3 weeks ago dated240723. I got severe blisters on top of feet and some on my neck. Only used it on these areas. It then became super itchy. After nearly 3 weeks top of feet are still red and sore, going to Doctor on 3rd January, could not get in any earlier. Show details
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Surfer Girl
Surfer Girl23 posts
  For Medium to Dark Skin

Gives great colour, but smelly

Gives a fast, dark tan, but felt very greasy & has that fake tan smell.

Even when you wash it off, you still stink a bit.

Tan only lasts about 3 days, so great product if you want a quick tan before a special occasion. Show details

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MJB
MJBSydney, NSW
  For Medium to Dark Skin

Causes of a nasty rash

I have no doubt this product works but only at the expense of a nasty rash all over my arms and legs which has developed into little blisters which will no doubt burst at some point. This probably doesn’t affect everyone in this way, as I am prone to the odd allergic reaction and this is just one of those unfortunate instances. Show details
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Ken
Ken
  For Fair to Medium Skin

Make sure to moisturize before putting on the tanning lotion!!

When I first used it the tan was a bit patchy on my legs bc it clings to dry skin but then the next time I used it I moisturized my legs first and then applied it and it looked way more even! also make sure to let the tanning lotion soak in for about 30mins before putting on clothes. Show details
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Susan Lawton
Susan Lawton23 posts
  For Fair to Medium Skin

Not impressed

Didn't like the self tan moisturizer, it washes of in the bath and if you wear white clothes it stains them. Would definitely not recommend this product to anyone. Very disappointed. Show details
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Kath L.
Kath L.South East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  For Medium to Dark Skin

Great product for a tan

I bought summer glow tanning lotion to try will be buying again for a tan all year round love it its easy to use and i dont get greasy or sticky Show details
elle
elleSydney, NSW6 posts
  For Medium to Dark Skin

Love love love!

Easy and quick application, melts into the skin. Apply straight after a shower. The consistency is good, minimal smell, isn’t sticky and dries relatively fast. Not only does it moisturise the skin well but it gives you a lovely even natural glow. I am very pale, but use the medium to dark. I feel like it compliments my skin very well and doesn’t look too over the top like a dark fake tan would.  Show details
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Happybiker
HappybikerGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC13 posts
  For Medium to Dark Skin

I never thought I’d be this impressed

Due to walking often, my arms, face and neck have a lovely natural colour but my legs were lily white. This product was recommended by two friends and at the price I figured why not. Well, I am truly delighted. I’ve been applying it morning and night because I wanted a quick result. After four days my legs look almost the same colour as my arms.
Easy to apply, just like you would moisturiser. Make sure you apply in between your toes, not just across the top of your foot.
I apply this first thing after showering so that by the time I’ve finished getting ready for work I can put on my work pants.
I can’t recommend this product highly enough.  Show details
Joanne S.
Joanne S.2 posts
  For Medium to Dark Skin

change packaging

I can't fault it except for the bottle that it comes in. I find it very hard to squeeze it out. Would be great if you could buy it in a pump ir tube Show details
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Sarah
SarahMetropolitan Adelaide, SA10 posts
  For Fair to Medium Skin

Love this product, can't do summer without it!

Exfoliate & moisturise lightly well before applying, be sparing on elbows, ankles & wash hands afterwards. Gives a nice natural glow when used daily, I apply before bed & wake up perfectly tanned. Show details
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Bella
BellaSydney Surrounds, NSW18 posts
  For Fair to Medium Skin

This is a great product

I love this product. The only thing I find after application is that my skin feels very sticky. Am I'm applying too much,or too often? It's my favorite product at the moment too.. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Poppy F.
Poppy F. · Summer Glow Tanning Lotion

Why can't it be used on my face?

Amber
Amber · Summer Glow Tanning Lotion

Why after a few days of wearing it, it goes patchy?

Surfer Girl
Surfer Girl  

Dunno - i didn't find it go any more patchy as any other fake tan.

Amber
Amber  

Do I need to be exfoliating every night I shower? And should I be moisturising before applying it ?

SunnyDays
SunnyDays  
Lilly R.
Lilly R. · Summer Glow Tanning Lotion For Medium to Dark Skin

How long does it last and how can I wash it off (it looks so bad and I want it gone)

Details

Features:

  • The Dove Summer Glow Tanning Lotion comes in 2 shades - Fair to Medium and Medium to Dark, letting people of all skin tones use the product.
  • It’s a gradual self-tanner that can be used daily to help you build up a natural-looking tan, while moisturising your skin to leave it nourished and soft - this 2 in 1 product can help you save time as well as space in your bathroom cabinet.
  • You don’t need to wait hours for this self-tanner to develop - simply apply it to your body, wait for it to absorb, put on your clothes, and head out the door.
  • The self-tanner is formulated with Dove’s DeepCare Complex, which is a blend of natural nutrients and essential oils, helping soothe and smooth your skin.
  • The product comes in a 250ml bottle and costs $7.36.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers found that the gradual tanning lotion was easy to apply and applied on evenly, largely thanks to its smooth consistency.
  • The self-tanner is also simply to layer and build up if you want a darker tan, according to reviewers. This makes it easier to achieve your desired tan colour.
  • They also appreciated how the product didn’t leave their tan looking streaky or patchy, saying that it looked smooth and natural.

Something to consider:

  • While most comments about the smell were positive, there were still some reviewers who thought the self-tanner had an unpleasant smell. Because scent preferences are so subjective, we recommend smelling a tester of the product to see if you like it before purchasing.
Compare all Dove Summer Glow Tanning Lotion listings
Pros
    Natural colour and gradual tan
    Moisturises skin
    Can be used daily
Cons
May sweat/rinse off easily
CategorySelf-Tanning ProductsSelf-Tanning Products
Suited Skin TypeFair/Light SkinMedium/Olive Skin
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