Monday, 29 April 2013

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula | My Favourite Everyday Moisturiser!

Hello ladies! It's that time of the week again that the majority of us hate! Anyone else like me and battling a case of serious Monday Blues this morning? So to cheer myself up and to kick start the week I thought I would get a post up on one of my most favourite moisturisers ever - Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula. It's such a firm favourite of mine that I can't quite believe I've never dedicated a whole blog post to it before now. 

Palmer's Cocoa Butter is one of those classic and timeless body lotions that has been used for generations and I remember treating myself to a bottle when I was 16 with my first ever wages. After trying and testing a little sample in a Cosmo Magazine, I fell in love and knew I wanted to smother my body in the rich luxurious lotion everyday - I think its fair to say that Palmer's Cocoa Butter got me hooked on moisturising my body everyday and for this reason alone I love it. I know that when ever I have a bottle of this on my beauty dresser, without fail I will moisturise daily. 

If you've been reading my blog for a little while, then you will know by now that moisurising has to be one of my favourite parts in my whole shower/pamper routine and because of this I've tried my fair share of body lotions and body butters. Recently I've been hooked on body butters, especially the oh so smelling good ones from Soap & Glory. But I can find that applying a body butter can be a bit too much for a morning moisturise, especially when your in a rush and have to pop your clothes on right after - That sticky feeling underneath your clothes is never a pleasant one. So I've decided to leave the body butter for the evening and go back to an everyday moisturiser for the mornings. I've tried so many everyday body lotions, but for me nothing really compares to the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula - It is by far the best every day body lotion that you could use. So when I saw it on offer in Sainsbury's I decided to stock up and have been in body lotion heaven ever since.

The reason why I love Palmer's Cocoa Butter so much has to be the fact that is does an amazing job at nourishing the skin, leaving it feeling hydrated and silky smooth. I find it's the only moisturiser that feels and works just like a body butter. However it absorbs into your skin ever so quickly, so your not left with that sticky feeling afterwards. Cocoa butter is a rich natural moisturiser as it is, and I adore that rich buttery texture of the moisturiser. If your skin is prone to getting dry quickly, or if you have any rough dry patches, then this moisturiser really will work wonders on getting rid of those. Not to mention that the smell of this body butter is amazing - It has that rich cocoa smell that really does linger around on your skin hours after application. Palmer's do have a fragrance free version of their Cocoa Butter Formula for sensitive skin, but I can't think for the life of me why you would want one that doesn't have that yummy cocoa smell - For me that's part of the reason why I love applying this so much. Another reason why I'm hooked on Palmer's Cocoa Butter has to be the fact that I am a bit of an obsessed fake tanner, and this is the perfect moisturiser that goes hand in hand when it comes to tanning. The moisturiser is an excellent after tanning butter and I find that it really helps to prolong my tan. I always take a bottle of this on holiday, as it works amazingly at prolonging any natural tan as too. 

Palmer's Cocoa Butter is also rich in Vitamin E, which is known to help the appearance of scars, stretch marks and give you that even skin toned look. While I've never used the moisturiser for this purpose, I do find that when I use this regularly  my skin looks more even, which is only a huge plus. Palmer's Cocoa Butter for me is also the perfect moisturiser to use after shaving your legs. I've had countless of moments in the past, where I've applied a moisturiser on after shaving and have been left with that horrible stinging feeling - But you don't get that at all with Palmer's and its a lovely feeling, popping the moisture back into your legs, leaving it ever so soft  and silky to the touch - With summer fast approaching us, it's important to have our pins looking their finest whilst were in our pretty floral frocks and dare I say short shorts!

As for the packaging, Palmer's have kept it pretty simple and I don't think it's changed at all since I started buying it almost 9 years ago! By no means is the packaging fancy, or does it jump at you when sat there on the shelves, but in all honestly I really don't think that it needs too. The product held within the bottle really speaks for itself and Palmer's have been such a trusted brand for the longest of time, that they really don't need to make their packaging fancy. I must admit though, the pump at the top of the bottle is a huge plus, as it makes dispensing the product really easy, and you are able to pump out almost every last bit of moisturiser held within the bottle.

Overall I love this stuff and I can't recommend the Palmer's Cocoa Butter formula enough. I'm sure that many of you being the beauty lovers that you are, have already tried this over and over again and are shaking your heads in agreement with everything I've said in this post. But it might just reminded you that you need to pick up a bottle again - Especially if your like me and have neglected it for a little while, due to trying out other moisturisers. And if you haven't given this ago yet, then I urge you to try it as I promise you, you will love it! 

Do you love Palmer's Cocoa Butter as much as I do? Let me know beauties, I would love to know your thoughts.

Lot's of Love



  1. Wow, such a glowing review! I can't believe I haven't tried it yet! XX

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

  2. I love it, love the smell too! ...and even though its not advertised as a scar minimiser - it has helped fade a scar I have on my legs. My only bugbear is that its quite thick so takes a while to sink in, but its well worth the wait! :)

    Jen xx

  3. I use this on sunburn and it is just the best

    Kelly ||

  4. I've been using it for years and it's amazing. Smells so good too

  5. My ULTIMATE favourite body product ever!!!!! Im currently using the new face repair night cream its AMAZING!!!! Im going to reveiw it soon!! Lovely post! And i also agree with you it works perfect with self tanner!! Xx

  6. I love this product so much!

  7. I love this body cream also, although I find the packaging can make it difficult to get all of the product out

  8. I love Coco Butter so much, it has such an incredible smell and is so moisturising! xo

    Hannah xo | Glitter And Sparkle

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  10. This has reminded me how much I need to buy this!! I always used to use it when I was younger and really don't know why I don't any more, I think it's because I've become addicted to the soap and glory righteous butter :P But I do find it very thick and a bit too much for everyday use so I definitely want to re-introduce this into my morning routine, the smell is just incredible :) I started using their foot cream recently and it's completely saved my feet, they were so sore and dry and now they look perfect :D So much love for Palmers :) :)
    Love Holly x

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  12. I've never tried this! I typically use this all natural body butter from Saje or a moisturizer from Kiehls but soon I will be needing to try something a bit more budget friendly. I may check this out! :)

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  14. This looks awesome I want to try :D


  15. I use cocoa butter pretty much every day! xxx

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  17. I always wanted to try Palmer's Cocoa Butter formula,i think I need to buy it soon :)
    Anne|| Fashiony Nails

  18. Thanks for the review! I've never tried Palmer's products.

  19. I'm a huge fan of this - love the brand! Lovely review! X

  20. I swear by this - works wonders! x

  21. I have tried this before and was skeptical at first but very surprised at how well it works once I tried it. One of the best creams out there!

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  22. Lovely review! :) I love cocoa butter! xx

  23. Just tried this. You're right, it is amazing! Great scent.

  24. I love the smell of this and how moisturised it makes my skin feel :)

    Nyss x

  25. Cocoa butter can aid the skin in many ways. It is an all-natural product derived from cocoa and it has been known to have many replenishing attributes when it is applied to the skin. best


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