Garnier Ambre Solaire Dry Tanning Spray: Review

Summer feels like it’s very much over, but that doesn’t mean that the quest for a bit of a faux-glow has to stop. As ever, I have spent the past few months on a constant quest to find the perfect fake tan. I think I’m getting close…

One of my absolute favourite tanning products are the dry sprays from the Garnier Ambre Solaire range. I have the face version and the body version in the ‘light’ formula. I have been tempted to move up to medium as the colour is very subtle – but since I’m naturally very pale, that makes sense.
The reason I love these is that they are so simple to use – they are not tinted, so no messy sheets and the smell is un-offensive. So it’s really straight forward – just spray all over and go. I do still tend to use at night as I don’t like the idea of gradually turning a darker shade as the day progresses.
I use the face spray the most often, pretty much daily giving my face a spritz to try and keep me looking like I have had a hint of sunshine…
Body-wise, my favourite combination is to use my old-faithful St Tropez Mousse all over, apart from the fiddly hands and feet and then use the Garnier spray to do those bits. I find it works a treat – it’s light, so no risk of shockingly orange feet/knuckles. So far – this is my favourite tanning combination. Now if I can find a non-tinted product that is as easy to use and as natural a colour as the St Tropez… then I will be in tanning heaven.
That being said, I have tried a product that I will be reviewing soon that has the potential to tick these boxes… I’ll report back soon, once I have really formed an opinion on it.
You can buy the sprays from Boots, when I bought them they were 30% off, but guess the end of season means no more reductions! Shame… one of the reasons I loved it is how affordable it is!
The body spray costs £10.99 and face is £7.99 from Boots (not an affiliate link!)

**The Small Print**
Bought by myself.


  1. September 6, 2010 / 9:40 am

    i’ve been looking for a good fake tan for a while, and like you i prefer to use it at night but the thought of orange sheets does not appeal to me! not bad prices either, i might invest 🙂


  2. September 6, 2010 / 10:44 pm

    didn’t know about this product. i rerally want it now.

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