Palmer's - Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze Body Lotion


Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze Body Lotion

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A gradual tanning lotion that combines Palmer’s signature ingredients cocoa butter and vitamin E for ultra moisturisation. With daily use, skin will be soft, smooth and develop a natural bronze glow in a few days. Packaged in a convenient pump pack to ensure easy application. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze Body Lotion is cocoa scented so there is no chemical smell like other tanning products.

Also Available in Natural Bronze Instant $9.39 / 250mL

$9.39 / $12.99

Pack size:
250mL / 400mL


Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Woolworths, Coles, Big W, Target, My Chemist, selected pharmacies & selected IGA.

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this was my favorite tanning product for a very long time. the colour was just right for my not so white legs, i would apply it the night before and in the morning there was no mess or residue left on my bed sheets, the fragrence is ok, loved that its easy to wash off with a exfoliating glove.


moisturise knees and feet.

Rosey Posey


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This was the first gradual tanner I used and used it for a long time because I thought that's the best standard of gradual tanner. I can't stand the smell of this; it's a terrible pungent smell of cocoa butter and sourness (I should point out I have a sensitive nose when it comes to scents and smells). It's actually put me off the smell of any body product that is cocoa scented. In saying that, if you can put up with the smell then yes, this gradual tanner does work. It's a nice, natural, buildable colour.

Janette O


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Best Gradual Moisturising tan I have ever used

This my most favourite gradual tanning moisturizer , i use this on my leg's and always get asked how my legs are so brown all the time. It is so natural looking not orange. you can control the depth of colour by the amount of times you apply per week etc. I have tried many this is the best by far.


Do not go heavy straight up let dry before putting any clothes on it goes on very well any way.

Ideal for

I am 57 years old so i would say good for all ages and i have medium skin tone but tan easily to a olive shade.



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My favorite tanner

This tanning lotion is great. I have very fair skin (seems to be a common theme amongst reviewers) which does not tan well - as in I only turn red from sunburn! I can achieve even, natural looking results with this. I think as I am so pale a tan product that isn't gradual will just never blend with my skin and look natural at the same time. Gradual tanning gives me better control over my result. I have not needed to apply this more than twice over 1-2 days to achieve a result I am happy with.

To achieve the best result it is important to prepare your skin adequately. This means exfoliating, using a moisturizer with an aha & bha combination (Palmers anti-aging lotion is what I use) for at least a few days before applying the tanner (not after) and once you put the tanning lotion on spend plenty of time massaging it into your skin. Blend only the smallest amount on bony areas like your knees, ankles etc as these areas always develop a darker colour than fleshy areas if you apply the same amount of lotion all over. Wash your hands thoroughly after applying. Preparing your skin can be tedious but it makes a big difference to the result and your tan will last longer. Up to 5 days as opposed to 2-3 if I don't prepare. I have also taken little care when applying the lotion on one occasion - really quickly just slapping it on and just wiping it all over my legs - only to wake up the next day with a patchy tan - dark and light bits all over. Not a good look. Do it properly or not at all.

The lotion smells okay when you first put it on, not quite as gorgeous as their regular cocoa butter which I love, but still okay. After a few hours you will know you have fake tan on due to the awful smells it gives off as it starts going to work. There isn't really much that can be done about it I don't think - all tanners I have ever used smell funky. Usually I will put it on before bed and wash it off in the morning to get rid of the scent. Also, I wouldn't say this was super moisturizing but it doesn't dry out your skin or anything either. Overall a great cost effective product that delivers good results and lasts ages. Recommended for anyone who likes to build their tan and not turn orange in the process.


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Inconsistent results

Very inconsistent results - sometimes this tanner makes me orange, sometimes a lovely bronze tan - however another review mentioned the orange effect is due to two consecutive days of use so I will experiment with this. One bottle will last ages


Exfoliate before use, ensure even application, wear gloves



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Love it!

I have fairly pale skin and as much as I try to tan in summer I never get very brown. Last summer I got badly sunburnt and had a very patchy tan so I started using this product. I have been using it ever since! it is easy to apply and I have never had any problems with streaking or turning orange. It's great to supplement natural tanning during summer and to keep up your tan during winter.


For a more natural look apply before bed and shower in the morning, use every second day.



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Just above gradual tan

This gradual tan works really well for me. It is not a moisturiser I will use every day, rather 2 days in a row or twice a week. I have really pale skin and the lotion provides me with a really nice natural tan, not orange like some of the other reviews state. The tan covers well, the moisturiser is nice and lite, just be sure to cover evenly as the tan is stronger than most gradual tanners and will leave patches if not spread even. I am happy with my purchase and the product will last a while due to its fast tanning potential. Was very impressed to see results after just 1 day. xx



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This is by far my favourite tanning product. I have tried so many but I always come back to this one. I have fair skin and most self tanners are just too dark or orange. I use this all over my body, it doesn't streak or go funny on my skin. I always apply it on twice and I don't find it orange at all, it gives you a nice glowing tan. It's also so moisturizing and it smells great too. Beautiful :) xx



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Always go back to my favourite! Great Price, Great Result!

I have a cupboard full of lotions and potions, but I always end up back to this old favourite of mine.

It doesnt seem to streak, and I am a bit clumsy when it comes to not applying stuff right, cause I am ALWAYS in a hurry.

I apply it every second day til I get my desired hue.

It moisturises too, and once you hit the colour you want, keep up the moisture with Palmers Coco Butter moisturiser, perfect partners!


Use some disposable gloves to apply or was your hands immediately as you will get orange palms, just try not to wash the tops of your hands if you want the tan to NOT stop at your wrists and you look like you have brown arms and white hands, looks just too weird!

Ideal for

Those who have never tried self tanning before, take it easy, nice and slow! :)



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Natural looking

This tan is quite good if you just want a sunkissed look . Don't apply two days in a row as you turn out slightly orange
To get a streak free finish you have to rub it in really well and make sure you wash it off your hands as I forgot once and had orange between my fingers for a week!
Apply before bed as it is gradual and you will wake up with a nice tan

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