Tanning Is Easy With Dove’s Visible Glow

A few weeks ago I had a very generous offer from Dove Uk to have an overnight stay at a very posh hotel/spa. This is all about tanning, and let me tell you things only get published on here if they make the grade. If I’m being paid for a post it’s always an honest opinion.

I love most of my items that I choose to review, why wouldn’t I? I chose them! But I’m not often “Wowed” by something, but let me tell you this could be the best  £3.84 that you could spend this year. Let me tell you about the new Dove Visible Glow Gradual Tanning Lotion


tanning with dove visible glow


I want this tanner in bucket loads!

There are two items in the Visible Glow Collection. One is a body lotion called Summer revived with gradual tanning and the other is a self-tan lotion  Called Visible Glow. Both are available in fair/medium or medium/dark. One thing worth mentioning is how it’s good for us with sensitive skin. I’m so sensitive I’ve only ever found one spray tan that doesn’t irritate me and one other in a tube and that’s no longer available.

I have my own spray tan machine and tent, although I don’t use it much anymore. I did use it just before my holiday to kick-start some colour. ( picture me being spray tanned in my tent on the patio by the other half!) I did take the fair /medium body lotion with me to try, and I think that kept it topped up. My legs didn’t tan at all! They never do!

Just look at these beautiful flowers that were in my hotel room when I arrived!


tanning with dove visible glow


On arrival at the hotel, there were more goodies waiting for me from the Dove Invisible Glow range. The bottles are very generously sized containing 400ml in the self-tan and 200ml in the body lotion. Plus this gorgeous bunch of flowers in my beautiful hotel room!

Preparation is key before tanning!

If you’re going to apply any kind of tan it’s so important to exfoliate first. I always exfoliate once a week anyway. Good for keeping the cellulite at bay too! I use a simple solution of table salt and simple shower gel or  I use the salt with a Molten Brown shower gel. It works a treat! You can find my exfoliating post here It’s one of my first ever posts and I still use this method three years later

Applying this self-tanner is super easy, it’s not runny and it doesn’t have a nasty smell like a lot of tanners do. My spray tan doesn’t smell that great but it’s the only one I can use, so beggars can’t be choosers. Or should I say now I can be choosy? Now I’ve used the Visible Glow I doubt that I will use the spray tan again now, It’s that good and so much less faffing about!



The cherry on the top!

You could use these tanners on a daily basis if you wish because of the moisturising ingredients. I’m mainly using the medium/dark Visible Glow and I don’t feel the need to use it daily. The colour is perfect for me I rub in with my hands, making sure to massage well at the ankle and knee area. Then I leave it to sink in for a couple of minutes and use a tanning mitt just gliding over the skin to avoid any streaks.

The cherry on the top headline? You can use these creams on your face! I was amazed when told at the event and I’ve been using it on my face since. The creams have a new patented technology containing Cell moisturisers key moisturizing actives compressed from natural seed oils and it works like a dream for just a bit of sun kissed glow.

The verdict

The Medium/light will be fantastic for very fair skins. I find the medium/dark provides perfect colour for me and shows up great after the first application. The colour is very natural and not orange! I’ve not had any streakiness with this cream at all or sensitivity. The smell is a barely-there scent and does not smell like normal tanners.

The fact that you can use this on your face is a huge bonus. I find this works well too. I’m using the Fair/medium Derma Spa Summer Revived here for just an extra glow.

The price is so reasonable especially the amount that’s in each bottle/tube you would be mad not to give it a go!

Thank you so much to Dove UK for a lovely stay at the Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel and introducing me to the new gradual tanners. There will be another post on this glorious hotel soon!

Dove Visible Glow /Co Dove UK

Dove Derma Spa Summer Revived Co/ Dove UK



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Xo Laurie


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  1. April 22, 2019 / 1:00 pm

    As I have gotten older, I have been trying to protect myself from the sun more, especially my face. I probably should make sure I use more sunscreen on my arms but could definitely use some tanner glow on my legs, lol!

  2. April 15, 2019 / 8:25 pm

    Looks a fabtastic coverage and colour X #anythinggoes

  3. October 7, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    I’ve always loved the Dove tanning creams, I will have to check this one out. I always seem to stop bothering in the Autumn/Winter months but this seems too good to not give it a try! Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales, do come back next week!

  4. October 2, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    Lovely review in the run up to all the Christmas parties! And it is good to know that it is good for the face too! Who wants to buy 2 products when just one will do? #triumphantTales

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  7. July 5, 2018 / 9:53 pm

    I don’t usually bother with tanning lotions but I think you may have sold this one to me! It seems so well priced for the quality and I’d definitely go with the fair skin option. Thank you for sharing with us on #blogcrush, it looks like a gorgeous place too, what a treat!

  8. July 4, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    I’ll have to give this one a try. I have really sensitive skin and usually stay away from this type of thing, but maybe this is the one I’ll be able to tolerate.

  9. July 4, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing this review on #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I haven’t used self-tanner in years for all the reasons you mentioned–the unpleasant smell, the streaking, and the orange. You’ve just about convinced me to give it a go with this new product. I love Dove soap and shampoo.

  10. July 4, 2018 / 12:38 am

    Great review and what a wonderful little retreat. Looks like Dove treated you right!

  11. July 3, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    Hi Laurie! It’s so lovely to hear your voice. I’ve not yet tried Dove’s self-tanner so I am happy to read your review. I’ll have to give it a try. Sending hugs from the United States, my friend.

    XO, Jonet

  12. July 2, 2018 / 1:56 am

    I tan very well but I do need to exfoliate so I will give the salt a try. Also glad to know you can use this on the face. I wear some sort of bronzer but I want to give this product a try.

    • laurie
      July 2, 2018 / 11:58 pm

      Try the light first on your face Victoria. It gives a lovely glow. Thanks for stopping by xx

  13. July 1, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely time at the spa! I use a tanning lotion regularly on my legs, and am open to trying something new, so will definitely give the Dove Visible Glow a try. Thanks!

    • laurie
      July 1, 2018 / 9:51 pm

      I totally recommend it Candi! I hope you enjoy this great new product and thank you for stopping by for a read xx

  14. June 27, 2018 / 9:00 pm

    I love the idea to use salt to exfoliate. Glad the Dove tanner doesn’t turn orange. Sounds like you had an amazing time at your hotel.

    • laurie
      July 1, 2018 / 9:54 pm

      I did have a fantastic time Rebecca. Do try exfoliating this way, I think you will be surprised xx

  15. June 24, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    I need to exfoliate a lot more than I do. I tend to have dry skin and self-tanners have been a nightmare in the past. Now that I know to exfoliate first, maybe I can get a nice one. #GlobalBlogging

    • laurie
      June 26, 2018 / 10:25 pm

      Oh Heather! Exfoliating first is so important. Don’t forget to cream knees and ankles. This is where it tends to grab and look patchy. I’m so glad you have found this post helpful xx

  16. June 23, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    I love these self tan products as they are easier to apply and the end result is more natural. I haven’t tried the Dove range yet but will definitely take a look. Thanks for sharing this with us Laurie, I am sure there are lots of ladies who will find this review useful. #TweensTeensBeyond

    • laurie
      June 26, 2018 / 10:26 pm

      Thanks Jo. You really must give this one a go.

  17. June 22, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    Thanks for the suggestion #GlobalBlogging

    • laurie
      June 26, 2018 / 10:27 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Helena xx

  18. June 22, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    It’s great that you can use it on your face too! I’ve had bad reactions to fake tan a couple of times in the past so I have to be very careful, although I think generally they’re much better now. How lovely of Dove to invite you for a pamper at a nice hotel!

    Emma xxx

    • laurie
      June 26, 2018 / 10:28 pm

      It was fantastic Emma! I felt like a queen! The Parabens play a big part in the sensitivity department I think xx

    • laurie
      June 26, 2018 / 10:29 pm

      Thanks for stopping by xx

  19. June 22, 2018 / 11:37 am

    I am going to have to try the Dove tanner. I use Jergens right now but am always looking to change things up. Especially interested in trying it on my face. Thanks for sharing your review

    • laurie
      June 26, 2018 / 10:30 pm

      Only £4.00 to loose! It really is worth a try! Thanks for stopping by Regan xx

  20. June 21, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    Sounds like it works quite well. i have fairer skin and i dont use tanners, but if I was- this sounds like the right product. Wonderful that you got a bit of pampering too! 🙂
    thanks for linking !
    jess xx

    • laurie
      July 2, 2018 / 11:55 pm

      Oh, it was a fantastic time Jess! x

  21. June 20, 2018 / 10:11 pm

    So lucky and luxurious!! I definitely have to give this a try!!

    • laurie
      July 2, 2018 / 11:55 pm

      You will love it Katie! Thanks for stopping by xx

  22. June 20, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    This looks so natural and provides you with the right amount of color. You look gorgeous lady and how fun to stay in a hotel for a review?!?!

    • laurie
      July 2, 2018 / 11:57 pm

      Oh it sure was Ruth. I loved every minute of it! xx

  23. June 20, 2018 / 9:44 pm

    This looks so natural and provides you with the right amount of color. You look gorgeous lady and how fun to stay in a hotel for a review?!?

  24. June 20, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    Oh i love Dove, I might have to give this a try! #BloggerClubUK

    • laurie
      July 1, 2018 / 10:01 pm

      Please do Claire! I’m sure you will like it xx

  25. June 20, 2018 / 11:37 am

    I saw your Insta story of the hotel and it looked amazing. I like a gradual tanner, as am so fair! Looks like a good brand. Thanks for sharing with #bloggersbest x

    • laurie
      July 1, 2018 / 10:01 pm

      Thank you Sarah. This tanner comes in a fair/medium for you too xx

  26. June 19, 2018 / 6:00 pm

    I have seen the dove self-tanners at the store but haven’t used them yet. Thanks for your review! Now I want to go pick some up and give them a go! #anythinggoes

    • laurie
      July 1, 2018 / 9:59 pm

      You must Michelle! It’s so reasonably priced. you have little to loose! Thanks for stopping by xx

  27. June 19, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    I use Jergens tanning products and they work well, but I really like the Dove brand. I will be looking for these products when my Jergens runs out!

    • laurie
      July 1, 2018 / 9:57 pm

      I recommend it greatly Laura! Thank you for stopping by xx

  28. June 18, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    Wow. What a treat! Sounds like a perfect product.

    • laurie
      June 18, 2018 / 11:39 pm

      It really is great Nancy. I couldn’t recommend it enough xx

    • laurie
      June 18, 2018 / 11:40 pm

      Please do Betty! And let me know what you think of it. Thanks for stopping by xx

    • laurie
      June 18, 2018 / 11:41 pm

      I hope you enjoyed it? Try this Anna it’s brilliant xx

  29. June 18, 2018 / 9:57 am

    I am not usually a fan of fake tan, as I always thought that it looks unreal, plus I have always tanned well, now that I am disabled since stroke and have difficulty getting into the garden I may well give this product a try#globalblogging@_karendennis

    • laurie
      June 18, 2018 / 11:44 pm

      Give it a try Karen. It’s cheap enough to have a go. No nasty smell, it’s just like a body lotion. xx

  30. June 18, 2018 / 9:14 am

    These look great Laurie. I’m not one for going in the sun for long but I really need a tan. I will have to look out for these in the shops and try them 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Creative Mondays.

    • laurie
      June 18, 2018 / 11:47 pm

      Thank you, Claire. It’s perfect for when you have your legs out wearing a skirt. It’s a godsend! xx

    • laurie
      July 1, 2018 / 9:56 pm

      Thanks Maria. I loved my time at the hotel and spa! I could do with doing that more often! xx

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