Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze Review

Review of: Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze

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Comprehensive review of Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze. See what real experts and actual users have to say about this self tanning product.

Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze ReviewProduct Name:  Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze

Overall Rating:  Self Tanning Rating 3.5/5

Product Type: Lotion

Size: 7 oz.

Price:  $9.94

Cost Per Ounce:  $1.42 per ounce

Where To Buy:  Click Here

Top 10 Ingredients: Aqua, Isoproprl Myristate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dihydroxyacetone, Ceteareth-20, Dimethicone, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Parfum

Overall Opinion:

I’ve heard a lot about the Cocoa Brown brand, and I’ve actually been wanting to try their self tanners for a while now.

It’s been difficult finding a way to get it here in the USA, as they are based in Ireland.

So once I found a website that could ship Cocoa Brown to the USA I was so excited.

I ended up really liking this gradual tanner, besides a few small things.

First, you can’t beat the price.  At only $9.94 for a 7 ounce tube, that’s very cheap!

Second, the smell is SO amazing, it smells fruity and delicious.  I couldn’t smell any DHA at all.

And third, the color it produces was really good for a gradual tanner.  As you all know, I’m not a big fan of gradual tanners.  But as far as gradual tanners go, this one is good.  The color was so natural and even, it was a light- medium shade.  I would’ve liked it to have been a little darker, but most gradual tanners don’t get too dark.

Unfortunately, my tan was gone after 3 days, so you’ll have to apply this one every other day or so.

Also, I didn’t like that it had a guide.  I’m used to gradual tanners having no guide, and being very clean and easy to apply.

But overall, this is definitely one of the best gradual tanners I’ve tried.

Detailed Opinion:

Look and Feel

I was really surprised to find out this gradual tanner has a light guide in it.

Most gradual tanners don’t have guides.  This guide is a medium brown color.

It’s not as dark as most guides, but you can definitely tell it’s there.

This lotion is very smooth and thin.  I like the texture, it feels nice and blends into your skin easily.


Applying Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze wasn’t as clean as applying most gradual tanners.

This one has a light guide, so make sure you don’t get it on anything.  It’s not super dark, but you still have to be very careful with it.

The lotion goes on pretty easily, you don’t need to use a tanning mitt.

Drying Time

This one dried in average time.

I’d say it took about 20-25 minutes to completely dry, which isn’t too bad.

Make sure not to put your clothes on until it’s completely dry so the guide doesn’t stain them.

Smell (Before Application)

Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze smells really good.  It smells very sweet and fruity, kind of like a Victoria Secret scent.

I smell maybe a little bit of melon, I loved the smell of this product.

I couldn’t smell any DHA at all either!

Smell (After Several Hours And The Next Day)

I wish I could still smell this one when I woke up, but I couldn’t.

The smell was pretty much entirely gone when I woke up.

I couldn’t smell any DHA or fruity smell.

Color Produced

I was pretty impressed with the color Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze produced after a few applications.

After 3 nights of applying this gradual tanner I had a light to medium shade tan.

The color was so smooth and natural looking, I really liked it.

This is one of the best gradual tanners I’ve tried as far as the color produced goes.

This is a good one to use during the Winter months when you aren’t looking to get very dark, but are looking for a little color.

How Long It Lasts

Since this is a gradual tanner, it didn’t last very long.

I’d say after 3 days my tan was almost completely gone.

You’ll have to apply this one every other day to maintain your color, I wish my tan laster longer.

The good news is that it faded very evenly and I didn’t notice any streaks.

OK For Men?

I think men will like the one, except for the guide.

I wish there wasn’t a guide in it, it would make it that much easier to apply because it wouldn’t be as messy.

But I know a lot of you prefer having a guide, so you’d like this one.

Men, if you’re looking for a light to medium tan, you’ll like the color this one produces.

Just be prepared to apply it very often to keep your tan looking good.


This one is super cheap.

It’s less than $10.00 for the bottle, and only $1.42 per ounce!

This one is definitely worth the cheap price tag.

Where To Buy

To buy Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze, Click Here.

Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze:  Summary

Factor Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze
Overall Rating  Self Tanning Rating 3.5/5
Look and Feel This is a smooth lotion with a light brown guide.
Application Application is pretty easy, but can get a little messy if you aren’t careful with the guide.
Drying Time It dried in about 20-25 minutes which is pretty average.
Smell (Before) Smells SO good, like fruity perfume.
Smell (After) The next morning I couldn’t smell any scent or DHA.
Color Produced I had a light to medium tan that was really smooth.
How Long It Lasts My tan was gone after only 3 days, so you’ll have to apply this one frequently.
OK For Men? Yes, men who are looking for a light tan will like this one.
Price This one is really cheap….only $1.42 per ounce.
Where To Buy Click Here

Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze Review

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