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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Do you Moisturise your Body? | Palmer's Cocoa Butter

Do you moisturise your body? Is it something that’s important to you? I cant think of a more appropriate time of year to write a post about the staples in my moisturising routine...

Since I can remember, moisturising is just something I’ve always done. I think the seed was probably planted by my mum who has always moisturised every evening after a bath or shower. For many years I used the Body Shop butters, but as you know they aren’t exactly cheap and if you’re moisturising your limbs every day that can become a little pricey. It was my mission to discover an affordable, but nourishing moisturiser that would leave my body feeling as hydrated as those yummy little butters. That’s when I discovered Palmer’s.

I have three products from their range which I just keep repurchasing. WARNING: If you hate Cocoa Butter then stop reading now ;)

This moisturiser literally kicks any others butt. I am yet to find one that even comes close in comparison. It’s rich and creamy in formula, which means a little goes a long way. It’s not sticky – which is the one thing that is crucial for me in a moisturiser. There is nothing worse (okay, there definitely is worse things to happen, but I’m a dramatic beauty blogger), than slathering yourself in greasy moisturiser which means you have to wait for it to soak in before it dries! This formula sinks in almost instantly and leaves the skin silky smooth. The scent is quite strong, but it’s not at all overpowering on application so you can feel safe in the knowledge that your perfume won’t be interrupted by your moisturiser. I always go for the larger 400ml pump bottle as I think it’s great value for money, and I absolutely love a good pump applicator! Now for the absolute best bit, the price. From Superdrug it’s only £5.29 – I know!!! How amazing is that? You’re getting SO much for your money and it lasts an absolute age. The only down side to this product for me, is that on one or two of my purchases the pump has been faulty, but it’s easily solved as I just keep the one from the old bottle and swap them over! Simples :)

If you’ve ever been scared to fake tan (like me) and have extremely pale skin (like me) then honestly you need to give this baby a whirl. It’s a gradual tan, similar to the likes of Dove and Johnson’s except I think it’s even more natural looking. On just one application I had comments that I looked sun kissed – where had I been? Umm…in my bathroom with my tan? Ha ha. Now, of course all tan’s have that gross biscuity smell, you know the one? Don’t get me wrong this still has a hint of biscuit to it, but because of the cocoa butter formula it’s nowhere near as bad. It literally just feels like you’re slapping on your regular moisturiser and within a couple of hours you’ve got a nice healthy glow. Like the original moisturiser it’s hitting just above the £5 mark at Superdrug and at 250ml, it lasts a fair while!
This is a new addition to my collection. The lovely Prairie Charms sent this as a thank you gift (how thoughtful is that?!) and it’s having a full blown love affair with my lips. At first when I opened the packet I wasn’t sure, I could see it had a grainy finish and usually I hate bitty lip balms as I feel they just crust up on your lips. (That sounds really gross). But I was pleasantly surprised, on application it was as smooth as a baby’s bum and no grainy deposits to be seen. As with the moisturiser the nourishing feeling the cocoa leaves is heavenly and hydrating. It’s jam packed with Vitamin E which is excellent for treating chapped or cracked lips and with an SPF15 it’s pretty much the perfect lip balm and ticks ever box. Oh and yeah, it’s only £1.79. Uhhhh huh, you heard right.

So, they're my staple moisturising products, that pretty much never change!

Have you tried Palmer's? Or do you know of an affordable range I should be testing out? :)

46 comments:

Hannah Hindmarsh. said...

Oh my goodness, what a fabulous review to read.
I personally have used all 3 of these products at some point in my life and I love them all, and totally agree with everything you've said.
I grew up with both my mum AND my dad moistursing after showering/bathing, yet I still find the whole process a real chore, especially now the colder months are setting in! I have to do it straight away or it just wont get done!
I have to say that the gradual tanner is the best one I've used, and I am an experienced false tan user! So I too recommend that product to everyone! :D
Thanks again for such a great post chick xx

www.hannahsbow.co.uk

AliceLily said...

I only ever really moisturise my face, but these sound amazing! And i love cocoa butter :) xx

MirrorOnThe Wall said...

I love Palmer's Cocoa Butter! It smells amazing and you're right, it's much better than most other things I've tried. I actually haven't bought any in ages, as being a typical beauty blogger, I'm always trying new ones. I recently picked up the Garnier 7 day one, which is normally not the sort of thing I'dconsider at all - I like moisturisers with delicious scents, in pump bottles or butter form, but this one is just a plain old boring scent and a squeezy bottle. I must admit though, I'm really impressed with it so far!
Mel xx

melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

loulabeth ♡ said...

I've used cocoa butter for so many years now, the smell is heavenly to me, although I know a few people who find it too sickly! It's seriously amazing stuff, the perfect formula, I can't stand it when moisturisers don't sink in properly! I used this today for the first time in ageeees as I found I had a random bottle, I used to buy so much of the stuff! & I can still smell the beautiful scent, hours after I've applied it & my skin is so smooth (: love love love! (:

L x

www.xloulabeth.blogspot.co.uk

Laura Jade said...

These sound amazing! I switched from a cocoa butter moisturiser because of my Dad. I came down after having a bath and applying it, sat down next to him and he started gagging. So, unless my Dad's not home I have to use a different one and I've become quite used to the Garnier moisturiser. But these do sound lovely, i'll have to have a gander around when the pennies start building back up :)

http://pale-girl-reviews.blogspot.com
Laura xoxo

Georgia said...

I really need to get back into moisturising my body more! I love the Boots Extracts body butters but I can never be bothered to use them at the moment xxx

Georgia's Make Up Addiction

daniella-r said...

I love Palmer's cocoa butter, I've been using it for about 6 years, other body butters will come and go, but I'll always repurchase this :)
Loved your review-I really want to try the bronzing one, as I'm realllllly pale right now!
Daniella x

http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

Rebecca said...

I'm a Palmer's fangirl too! You should check out Bodycare and Wilkinson's, last time I went in there the same sized standard moisturiser was less than a fiver (: xx

Tattooed Tealady said...

I love Palmer's. Classic product that always does the job. I'll be sharing some Palmer's over on my blog soon :) xo

Alice said...

I love the sound of this gradual tanner - I might treat myself next time I'm in town. I use the gel formula Garnier 7 day moisturiser and love it - you really do feel moisturised for a long time and sinks in well

xx

Charlie said...

LOVE palmers, i picked up the lip balm is asda the other day for £1 Bargainous x

Kay said...

I have used Palmers for eons, although sometimes I will use their unfragranced line because the cocoa can be a tad overpowering. But it is cheap as chips compared to other brands and does a top job. Have to admit to being a teeny bit lazy and not moisturising on a daily basis.

glampunksuicide said...

Love Palmer's though I have to say I'm lazy when it comes to body moisturising, it usually only happens a couple of times a week, rather than every night like it should!

I really want to try their facial range of moisturisers as well. Have you tried these?

Leanne x

Eleanor said...

i loooove this moisturiser! been using it for ages.. just ran out too - thanks for reminding me to pick some more up!! :)
xxx
http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

Pearl and Butler said...

We adore the Palmer's Cocoa Butter range in the P&B office, though we haven't tried the bronzing lotion. Your post has definitely triggered a temptation to go to Boots after work!

Aarti shah said...

I love the moisturiser, just stopped buying it because the pump always stopped working. Thanks for the pump tip!

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Yolandaas said...

Great post :) I used to love these because of the smell, however I don't use them anymore because they contain mineral oil.. oh and also, £5 is not exactly cheap nor the cheapest price.. the 400ml is £3.69 in most afro hair care shops :) just letting u know xx

EllieAlice said...

I will give the natural bronze a go!! x

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LaurenAlston said...

i use that same moisturizer!

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Katie Frank said...

such lovely review <3
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Eloise said...

I'm a lazy leslie and hardly ever moisturise : / then I complain when my legs are gross! I really need to start and these don't look too katey pricey so maybs I'll give em a go!

xx

Coco said...

I've never tried their gradual tan as I find the smell of the lotion too strong, but I'm not very goodat moisturising either!!

WonderfulYou said...

Awe Hannah what a lovely comment. I know what you mean about it being a bit of a chore, but my body always feels so much better for it! xx

WonderfulYou said...

They really are Alice - you should give them a go :) xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Ooh - sometimes less is more though Mel!! I've never thought of using Garnier, but I might give it a nose :) think Palmer's will always be my go to though x

WonderfulYou said...

It's gorgeous isn't it :) they've got it so right with the scent and the formula, I can't believe how affordable it is xx

WonderfulYou said...

HAHA!! that's amazing Laura - as soon as you move out, start using it again :D xx

WonderfulYou said...

Oooh they sounds nice Georgia - i really love boots own products!x

WonderfulYou said...

Daniella - you are a girl after my own heart ;) xx

WonderfulYou said...

Ooooh Rebecca thank you so much!! Bodycare is brilliant for bargain buys, hadn't even thought!xx

WonderfulYou said...

So yummy isn't it :) x

WonderfulYou said...

A few people have said this to me now Alice - i might give that a go too!x

WonderfulYou said...

Waheeeeyyyyyyy!x

WonderfulYou said...

I didn't know they had an unfragranced line Kay? Does it work just as well?xx

WonderfulYou said...

No I haven't tried their facial range - to be honest I didn't know they did one! I may have a look :) xx

WonderfulYou said...

Hehe thats okay lovely :) x

WonderfulYou said...

Go for it lovey!!xx

WonderfulYou said...

Haha that's no problem - it can be such a pain cant it!xx

WonderfulYou said...

Thanks for the tip!xx

WonderfulYou said...

Hope you like it Ellie :) xx

WonderfulYou said...

Its fab isn't it Lauren!xx

WonderfulYou said...

<3 <3 xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Haha I love your comments :) xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Apparently they do un-scented products too!xx

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