Reviews for Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil by Palmer's
Rating: Aug 30, 2014 12:02am
Holy Grail Toner
In January this year, my mum was trying to find a good product to improve her skin and came across this lil gem. When we went to buy some, she kept going on and on about the rave reviews it got online. I'll admit, I was skeptical at first, but after a week of using it I noticed a massive difference in my skin!
After using this for eight months, I don't know if it's still working those kind of miracles, but I know I'd be much worser off without this magnificent product. I use it after my Clean & Clear cleanser, & before my Clean & Clear moisturiser, both of which I love dearly although I'd like to change 'em up.
Anyway, you'd think that using oil on very oily skin like mine would be a bad idea, right? I thought that too, that being the main reason for my scepticism. Seriously, though, this oil hasn't made my oily skin any oiler, in fact I'd go as far as to say it's helped a little. Not a lot, but enough that over the last eight months, I've noticed serious improvement.
I've not used it on any other part of me yet, just my face, and I'm thinking I should give that a go. I also have no idea if this therapy oil reduces stretch marks, but it's definitely improved my skin heaps. Palmer's Coca Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil (with vitamin E), is freaking brilliant.
Rating: Aug 15, 2014 11:09am
Not for me
I didn't notice any improvement to my stretch marks after using this however I was unable to apply it 3 times a day as it says I should as I don't have time in the morning and I don't want to take it to work with me so I only applied it in the evening. I found it very greasy and hard to wash off my hands. It also always dripped all around the cap and on the bottle which was annoying to have to clean it. I also didn't find that it absorbed quickly into my skin.
Rating: Jul 21, 2014 4:26pm
I bought this product when I was pregnant last year. Even though I knew that the formation of stretch marks are genetic and nothing can really prevent them (i.e. depends on how your body responds to weight gain/loss, hormonal changes, and your skin's natural stretchiness) I thought this might be a nice product to use just for general skin hydration.
First of all, the product comes in a bottle with flip-top lid. Definitely not travel-friendly. When you pour the oil out to apply on your body, even if you are careful, you still get residue oil all around the cap, and it will slowly drip down the bottle. The scent smells chocolaty, which is nice. The oil is moisturising, but I don't rely on just this oil as post-shower moisturiser, because it wasn't enough for me. So I would first apply this oil, then use my QV moisturiser.
Now onto the effectiveness. I think in terms of skin rehydration, it does a decent job. But I'm not convinced about its claim on improving or even prevent stretch marks. The product description says you can use it on face or body - I had some discolouration from healed pimples and I tried some on the pimple marks - BIG MISTAKE. Somehow this oil must have blocked my pores and I got 3 new pimples overnight where I'd applied the oil. I didn't do anything differently so there must be something in the oil. This oil won't go near my face again!
I did use this oil twice daily from my second trimester. I didn't get stretch marks till 37 weeks, so this oil obviously didn't prevent stretch marks, just as I had expected. I have continued to use this oil twice daily after pregnancy, it's been 8 months and my stretch marks are still there. So that's the effectiveness for you.
So overall, if you use this just like a no-frills body oil, it will do fine. But if you expect it to improve or prevent stretchmarks, you will be disappointed. RESPONSE FROM PALMER'S: Thank you for your review of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil.
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Rating: Apr 29, 2014 1:35pm
I bought this small pump bottle with rosehip oil for big w for $9.50. I find it a little pricey for the size of the bottle and that it really only made my skin super soft it didn't actually help the appearance of my skin. I have pregnancy stretch marks, applied this morning and night after showering and found initially it did help my skins appearance but after a couple of weeks it stopped doing anything. I gave it three stars as even though it didn't help with the appearance of my skin it made it feel soft and absorbed rather quickly.
Rating: Apr 7, 2014 9:31am
Moisturising, non greasy
The oil is great for dry skin in winter. It definitely improves my dry skin immediately. However, even after a month's use it didn't reduce the shade of my scars.
Rating: Mar 21, 2014 6:26pm
I have the cocoa butter oil, I've never found the rosehip in my local Coles. It is amazing!!!! Absolutely has changed my skin and cut down on time spent getting ready each day. I keep it in the shower and as soon as I turn the water off, I slather it all over my body. I let it soak in for a minute whilst I clean the shower and then I pat dry. My skin is so soft!! I didn't peel after a sunburn, my skins itchy and I've noticed my stretch marks look like they are improving. I'm not fussed about the scent, but as soon as I'm dressed I don't smell it.
Rating: Jan 10, 2014 8:47pm
Absolutely love this product. I have super dry skin, I use this on my face before makeup and it is so hydrating on my skin it stops my makeup from drying out and cracking under my eyes and around my mouth. I also use it on my stretch marks, i use it on my hands/cuticles, elbows and ankles when they are getting dry. I could rave about this all day, if you have dry skin, try it! it has so many uses and is so moisturising, this will be a permanent addition to my skincare routine.
Rating: Jan 6, 2014 11:09pm
Has a handy pump now!
- Packaging: Bottle with spray pump. Very handy and much more useful than the squeeze-top that they used before
- Texture: easily absorbed oil
- Scent: artificial chocolate. Lingers for at least an hour. Not as overwhelming as some of the other Palmer's products thought.
- My skin feels nourished and moisturised afterwards
- I just wish that the smell wasn't so strong as it clashes with my other creams and moisturisers
Rating: Nov 23, 2013 2:13pm
love it,smells nice
this is an excellent product by palmers.i like its smell and after using it i feel a soft ,bright ,firm and brighter skin .
Rating: Oct 4, 2013 10:06am
Best in Beauty Awards 2013 Vote
This is a very impressive skin therapy oil. The ingredients in this product are so natural and beneficial for the skin, such as vitamin E, cocoa butter and rosehip enriched oil. I apply it all over after showering. It has a lovely cocoa butter fragrance. It absorbs very quickly and is so nourishing on my skin. It is so moisturising and hydrating yet light on the skin, doesn't leave it feeling greasy and it doesn't leave any residue on my clothes. It is a quality product and is also affordable which is a winning combination. Palmers is one of my favourite body care brands and I would happily recommend this body oil to others.