Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Review: Palmer's Cocoa Butter Tummy Butter

You can find Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Tummy Butter at any drug store, like Walmart or CVS, in your area for under $10. I seldom see them on sale... but if you do see them for under $7 (which is the cheapest I've ever found), snatch it up! Per Amazon: "Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Tummy Butter for Stretch Marks helps improve skin elasticity. It contains cocoa butter, vitamin E, collagen, elastin and lavender oil and is recommended to penetrate deep into the skin to prevent dryness. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Tummy Butter for Stretch Marks helps to restore moisture and suppleness while smoothing marks and toning skin."


This cocoa butter comes in a twist top jar that houses the thick and creamy, beeswax-like goodness. Removing and putting the lid when your hands are dry is simple... but try when your hands are slathered in cocoa butter goop. It's not that easy! For that reason, I always say I'll "put the lid back on once my hands are dry," but I never do. So Cristhian always banters, "You forgot to put the lid back on!" and does it himself- haha. I like working with an even layer of product, but it's much easier to grab product from the center and work your way out.

I use this in conjunction with the Bio-Oil. I lather the oil in all the places I'm scared to get stretch marks and I "seal" it with the cocoa butter. For whatever reason, I feel like using the cocoa butter as a sealant locks moisture and therefore ultimately fills the stretch mark crevices. (Pretty sure it's all in my head... !) In other words, getting bigger during the cold winter months and lathering up with the oil and butter ensures my body is very well moisturized.


I'm honestly not even sure the products work. I haven't grown any stretch marks since becoming pregnant. Plus, I've had my butt stretch marks since I was 8-9 years old, and they pretty much look the same. Maybe the products work because I have yet to see any visible scars... or maybe my skin cells are regenerating so quickly stretch marks don't even stand a chance?! (Scoff with me, will you?) Regardless, I've had this tub of cocoa butter since July and it's last me well through January! For less than $10, this is extremely affordable!

Pros:
  • moisturizing
  • affordable
  • thick texture
  • lasts a long time

Cons:
  • Expensive
  • I don't like the shiny sheen...
  • I don't like the extra residue when lathering the product to my belly.
  • The scent has grown on me, but I can see how some people wouldn't like it.
  • I have stretch marks on my breasts!

Would I repurchase this? No! I don't think it's worth the money.

*FTC: I was not sent, sponsored, compensated or paid for this review. The links are NOT affiliate links.


2 comments:

  1. SydneysFashionDiary.comFebruary 11, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    I used Palmer's products during both of my pregnancies and loved it. Great review, Jenny. Thankfully, I didn't have any stretch marks but it did help tremendously with my itchiness.

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  2. No stretch marks?! You're a lucky duck! My mom has loads of stretch marks. I know to expect at least a dozen marks (if not more)!

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