For ages I was fairly satisfied with the bottle of my Dove Summer Glow, it was a fairly easy bottle to squeeze my tan out of. That was until it was less than 50% full. I then had to turn the bottle upside down and shake and squeeze it so it did that ‘pleh’ sound when the tan came out. I then started using Palmer’s Natural Bronze which was so much easier to use! The bottle has a pump action top so its so much easier to get the tan out, and to do an even amount on each leg etc. So I’m afraid Dove but Palmer’s wins on this round.
Dove – 0. Palmer’s – 1
2 – Application
To apply the gradual tan’s I used a mitt with both of them to ensure a smooth application, I just find it easier to apply than with my hands. Both tan’s were very simple to use as, and both applied really smoothly without going patchy or streaky. So equal points on this one.
Dove – 1, Palmer’s – 2
3 – Smell
To me fake tan’s have a distinctive smell. If its a really strong smelling tan I find that the smell can kind of linger on you all day, and your left with wafts of it. Both of these tans have a rather strong smell, but not necessarily in a bad way. The Dove one smells lovely, a sort of summery smell. Palmer’s has a different kind of smell, like other Palmer’s products it has that sort of coco butter smell. Both of these smell great, but personally I prefer the smell of Dove Summer Glow.
Dove – 2, Palmer’s – 2
4 – Stickiness
I usually put my fake tan on before I go to bed as I find fake tan can be very sticky, and I’m worried it would come off on my clothes if I was to put it on in the morning. Dove’s Summer Glow is very much a sticky fake tan I put it on and hours later it still has that sticky feeling. Whereas when I applied Palmer’s I found it dried within 10-15 minutes of applying! I’m pretty confident with how quickly it dries that I’m thinking about applying before going out, or in the mornings.
Dove – 2, Palmer’s – 3
5 – Finally the tan
Dove – 2, Palmer’s – 4
And the winner is…. Palmer’s Natural Bronze Body Lotion!
Hurrah! Although I do still love my Dove Summer Glow moisturiser, I’m afraid Palmer’s will probably take over as my new favourite. It dries so much quicker, and gives a better tan, and also has a bottle with a pump.
Do you have a favourite fake tan?