6Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze

6Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze
3.5

64 reviews

PositivevsNegative
56%19%25%

Causes Irritation Yes · No
Stains ClothesYes · No
Value for Money
3.1
Colour
3.3
Smell
2.4
Ease of Application
3.5
Coverage
3.3
Creates natural colour
Moisturising formula
Doesn't stain clothes
Sometimes causes itchiness
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Reviews

64 reviews
Samantha
Samantha
  Body Lotion

Used this for a few years but all of a sudden got an allergic reaction

I've been using this for roughly about 2-3 years and I sworn by it. Recently I came out in an allergic reaction, little red bite looking spots that turned into little patches and some were itchy. I've had to stop using this product and I am devastated because it was brilliant! Not sure if the ingredients have recently changed, or one of the ingredients is stronger than usual, but I'm unhappy I have to stop using thus product. Maybe it should state that it's not suitable for sensitive skin. Show details
Candz
CandzMelbourne15 posts
  Body Lotion

Love it

I am very pale and have a summer tan that is starting to fade . I started using this product two weeks ago for two days every three to four days and have managed to get my summer tan back . I do not exfoliate because I am lazy , and I have not got any patches nor gone orange anywhere . However I highly dislike the smell but I put up with it because I like the actual product . Show details
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BARBZ COLLINS
BARBZ COLLINS
  Bronze instant

Absolutely love it!

I have been using it every 2nd day for 2 weeks now. I let it dry for about 20 minutes before putting clothes on. No smudging or smearing.
I have a naturally pale and sensitive skin, I now have a lovely bronzed glow with no side effects. I mix one squirt with one squirt of moisturizer for my face, avoiding eyes. Works wonderfully. Show details
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Samantha A.
Samantha A.Perth, WA
  Body Lotion
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Yaz B.
Yaz B.
  Body Lotion

Don’t buy it if you have sensitive skin

I tried this product last year no problems so thought I’d use it this year. I applied it and it was fine. The next day I came out in itchy hives which itched so much I couldn’t sleep, this lasted for about a week. I was not sure of the cause thou I suspected it may be the tanning lotion. Once the itching subsided. I tried it again. Wish I hadn’t as the hives reappeared and now I am on Google to see if there is anyone out there with this horrendous itchy reaction. I won’t be using this again and I definitely won’t be sleeping tonight. Show details
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Petsar
Petsar
  Body Lotion

Awful

Wish I hadn't wasted my money. Smells is awful my husband thought it smelt like cats. Very patchy I shall be going back to Garnier. Took ages to scrub it off. Show details
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JJonetwofive
JJonetwofiveSouth East Queensland, QLD
  Body Lotion

It’s changed

I used to love this moisturizing tan and was able to apply it over and over again without going patchy and build a really good tan. The last two bottles I’ve bought have caused patchiness, dry skin and just does not go on skin evenly at all. There is no indication the ingredients have changed at all but certainly something has. I’ve used this product for years without adjusting my routine in applying it - now I’ll be looking for another option. Show details
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Bella
BellaSydney Surrounds, NSW18 posts
  Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze

I can't stand the smell of it

It feels lovely on application. Easy and even, but I cannot stand the smell of it..it's just..yuck..I'm so very disappointed. While I was really happy with the way my skin felt after applying it, I ended up getting back into the shower and washing it off again. I can't describe the smell..it's just..yuck. I'm sorry Show details
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Vanessa
VanessaGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze

Best yet!

15 mins applying time the max.
I do moisturize first and it goes on skin very easy. I love this product.
However can you advise me of the shelf life of the natural tanner please. Blessings to all. Show details
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louise c.
louise c.
  Body Lotion

Allergic reaction

An hour it took an hour or so to apply why and and within in half an hour it was dry.. the next morning I was itching and I noticed a red rash I came up in hives caused by the horrendous smell and chemicals used in this product.. avoid this product it's taken over two-and-a-half weeks to clear my skin.. should be taken off the market Show details
Jane
JaneSouth East Queensland, QLD13 posts
  Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze

Wouldn’t repurchase

Average gradual tanner, nothing stood out for me. The smell is that horrible fake tan smell that you try to avoid when buying these sort of products. It’s quite sticky and not fast drying. Colour wise it is ok but honestly I wouldn’t repurchase.  Show details
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Eva
Eva
  Body Lotion

Haven’t been without it since I bought it!

I love this product! It doesn’t have that typical tan smell - it genuinely does smell nice. I love the shade as it really looks like a dark tan and it doesn’t turn out pale and streaky like other gradual tanners I’ve tried. Show details
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Lou
Lou2 posts
  Body Lotion

Good but smells awful

I do like this product however the smell is very off putting. As a result I won’t be buying this again. I am referring to the Natural tan body lotion.

Stef
Stef
  Bronze instant

Stinks!! Itchy!! Rash!

Didn't take long to apply dried very quick but with minutes of putting it on the backs of my knees were on fire! Came out in a red rash and really irritated! Had to jump straight in the shower to wash it all off! Burning sensation stopped but rash is still there and feels irritated. I dont have sensitive skin at all and have genuinely never had a reaction to a skin product in my life and I've tried alot!!

Joanne
JoanneBlackburn6 posts
  Body Lotion

Would not re buy this!!!!

Thought I'd have a change from the dove tanning moisturiser. Little did I know that I'd wake up like a zebra. I applied it in the exact same way I applied the dove but got the result of a zebra. Not a good look in 'shorts' season.

Questions & Answers

Abigail A.
Abigail A. · Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze

Is the lotion good for a dark skinned person?

Holly M.
Holly M. · Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze

does it wash out of clothes?

rachel k.
rachel k. · Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze

How to remove the stained tan

Details

Features:

  • Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze is a gradual tanning moisturiser that can be used daily for a natural glow.
  • It contains cocoa butter and vitamin E to nourish dry skin and keep it smooth and healthy - offering up to 24 hours of moisture.
  • The Natural Bronze lotion is marketed as suitable for all skin tones.
  • The formula is paraben & phthalate free, making it gentle on the skin and more likely to be suitable for those with sensitive skin.
  • The Natural Bronze lotion is also available in a coconut oil formula, for those who prefer a different consistency. Instead of using cocoa butter, the Natural Bronze Coconut Oil Gradual Tanning Moisturiser uses coconut oil, coconut water, coconut milk, tahitian monoi oil, sweet almond oil, and marine seaweed.

Points of praise:

  • Many reviewers found that the gradual tanner left them with a natural-looking tan.
  • They also appreciated how moisturising the formula was, saying that it didn’t leave them dry as many other self-tanners did.
  • According to reviewers, the product didn’t transfer onto their clothes or sheets.

A point of pain:

  • Some reviewers found that this product made them itch or develop a rash, even for some who didn’t have sensitive skin. If you purchase this product, it's a good idea to perform a patch test on a small area of skin before applying it to your whole body to see if you get a reaction.
Compare all Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze listings
CategorySelf-Tanning ProductsSelf-Tanning ProductsSelf-Tanning Products
Personal PreferencesParaben Free and Phthalate FreeParaben Free and Phthalate FreeParaben Free and Phthalate Free
Odour Reduction NoNoNo
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