Friday, July 27, 2012

Palmer's Coco Butter Formula Body Scrub, Skin Therapy Oil and Body Lotion with SPF15!

I have this weird affliction where I see a name or a word and a song comes into my head.  For the brand Palmers, Addicted to love is the song I sing, by Robert Palmer.  Can't help it.  And you're welcome for it now being in your head and picturing all those girls with the glossy red lips.

But I digress.  Palmer's Coco Butter Formula.  It's a brand we've all seen in our local chemists and Boots and I've tried some of their products over the years.  It's one of those brands that we know works and is always there, waiting for us to need it.  Now, the Palmers fairy delivered some products recently and two of them were new to me and ones I'd never heard of.  This gets my beauty blogging mojo going!  I'll go through the products I was familiar with first.

The Coco Body Scrub (€6.40) has crushed up cocoa beans to exfoliate the skin alongside shea butter and vitamin E to make sure your skin is moisturised after exfoliating.  It's not an abrasive scrub and so I'd be happy to use this a few times a week, knowing that it'll last for ages because it has such a thick consistency and a little goes a long way.  So it'd be perfect if you're looking for a lighter scrub.  It has the traditional chocolatey smell so I use it in the evenings followed by the oil that I'll talk to you about below.

But first, the lip balm (€2.40) (I don't have a photo of it as it's at home beside my bed and I'm in work typing this.  If anyone asks, I'm on my lunch break writing this... ahem ).  We all know I'm obsessed with lip balms and I know good ones.  This one folks, is a keeper.  I've been chewing my lips recently and they're in bits.  The Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturising Lip Balm has an SPF15 and melts onto the lips like a dream.  It's a classic and a goodie and is usually looking at me from my desk at work as I type. 
Now onto the new-to-me ones!

Skin Therapy Oil (€12.80).  I use it when I'm out of the shower and my skin is still damp.  I need to make sure Bailey (my dog) is occupied because every single time I use this, I find him licking my arms or legs.  Very annoying altogether and I'm pretty sure it's not edible!  This oil sinks into my skin leaving no hint of grease or even a sheen, just perfectly dry and moisturised skin.  I get into my bed, smelling lovely and ready to get some beauty sleep.

The body lotion with SPF15 (€4.95).
I was really excited to give this product a go.  I'd no idea Palmers had a lotion that had SPF in it.  Something that moisturises and nourishes your skin along with SPF15 UVA/UVB sun protection!  This is something that you can use every day as it's non greasy like other sun creams and it smells lovely too.  It's yellow, which makes me happy and while the cocoa scent is lighter than the scrub and oil, it masks the traditional smell of SPF.  Not everyone likes to smell like holidays when they're not going on holidays...  This is perfect for those people!

These extrememly affordable products are readily available from Boots, Superdrug and chemists nationwide.  They're definitely worth checking out ladies!

What's your favourite Palmer's product?


  1. ooohhhh the scrub looks interesting. I used their body lotion on the bump when I was pregnant with Both kiddos... only got one stretch mark on my belly *hindsight: should have used it on my ass too :S

  2. Can I just pin what you blog about on Pinterest and use it like my shopping list of gorgeous beauty products to buy! Definitely need a new lip balm so will try this one.

  3. I didn't know Palmers did all this stuff, I love their body butter. The other half hates it, claims I smell like a twix when I put it on, silly boy.

  4. I got the body lotion and lip balm yesterday. So far the lip balm is lovely. Very moisturising. Will try body lotion after my shower :)

  5. I love the oil and the scrub have used up both of late and have always rated the body lotion,however the vitamin e one smells horrible sadly!cocoa butter all the way! Áine


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