Review │ Palmers Cocoa Butter Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks

Today's Review is on the Cocoa Butter Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks by Palmers.

This Lotion has saved my skin... Literally! I have used it for years now. I started using it when I was around 16/17, I bought it because I had lost some weight around that time resulting in some stretch marks around my thighs. This meant that I was on the look out for something to help my skin, to fade the stretch marks a little and that is when I became aware of this lotion. My gran recommended this to me, told me she had used it before for a while and really liked the results she had gotten from it, So when I was up the shops with her she helped me find it and I purchased it. Since then I have always been using it. Some times I don't buy it for a few months but I will always go back to it at some point and during my pregnancy is when I really used it, religiously! I used it every single morning and every single night! It kept my skin hydrated and I swear that if I hadn't used this I would probably have a million stretch marks! I am really lucky because I only got a few from pregnancy and at that, they have faded really well because of always using this lotion. Anyway, enough of this! I better get down to giving you my review of it.

First off, Product information; "Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion is an all-over-body massage lotion specifically designed for pregnancy stretch marks."

Ingredients; Water, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Glycerin, Petrolatum, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Cetyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum),Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Elaeis Guinneensis (Palm) Oil, Fragrance, Dimethicone, Butyrospermun Parkii (Shea) Butter, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Acetylaringyltryptophyl Diaphenylglycine, Carthamus Tinctorius(Safflawer) Seed Oil, Centella Asiatica Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Peg-8 Stearate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Butylene Glycol, Caramel, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Cinnamate, Benzyl Salicylate, D-Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde, Hydroxycitronellal, Butylphenylmethylpropional, Linalool.


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How to use; "Use Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks in place of your regular moisturiser 3 times a day. For best results top up with intensive night-time treatment Tummy Butter For Stretch Marks or the Concentrated Massage Cream For Stretch Marks."

At first glance I feel the packaging of the lotion is fairly "busy" like there is a lot going on, I can't decide where I want to look first. But after getting over that initial business of the design you can definitely tell it's by Palmers as their logo is at the top of the bottle and then they have put "Palmers" at the bottom of the bottle which is ingrained into the plastic rather than being on a sticker for the bottle. It also has all it's buzz words in bigger writing so that you know exactly what this lotion is for, the words "Stretch Marks" are in capitals and a bigger font than other words meaning you will know straight away that this lotion is targeted towards people with stretch marks.

This cream uses a Pump action top to get the cream out (See picture above) and sometimes I feel like you can't get the last of it out that way so I always unscrew it and hold it upside down and if that doesn't do the trick I use some sort of utensil (anything I can find really) to get it out.

The smell of this cream is absolutely fabulous if I do say so myself! I honestly love how it makes my skin smell and how long it lingers after first putting it on.  If you are looking for a heavenly smell with your stretch mark lotion, this is the one for you! You will NOT be disappointed in the smell.

With this cream I feel it stays sticky for around 10/15 minutes so I always put clothes on after it to make sure I don't get covered in cat or dog hairs or stick to any of the furniture. I feel that it is quite rich when going on the skin and a little goes a long way in my opinion. I lather it on however... probably not the best choice but that's just me.
It keeps my skin hydrated, It fades the stretch marks and I all round love this product. It really helped me during my pregnancy and I can't recommend it enough to anyone who is pregnant or wanting to fade their stretch marks a bit.  Now, this isn't a wonder cream so don't expect too much from it. If you give it time and keep using it regularly you will notice a difference. But like anything, it may have different results for me than it does for anyone else.

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  1. I swear by this cream. I used it when i was younger and your mum used it when she was pregnant with you and after and you have used it and seen that it really does work