Review: Palmers Body Moisturisers

You may remember me raving about Biotherm Oil Therapy Baume Corps. I utterly adore everything about this body moisturiser, but not the price (£23). Well my second bottle finally ran out a few weeks ago and a bargain priced bottle is yet to materialise on Ebay, so I've had to dig out other moisturisers that I've now had on rotation more than usual lately.

I thought I'd do a quick post on these various body moisturisers from Palmers. The weather's much colder now and you don't need a degree in Biology to realise the benefits a good body moisturiser can have on your skin. I've used Palmers moisturisers on and off since I was a child, but over the past few years I've mainly used body butters as my main body moisturiser.

1. Palmers Olive Butter Cream Oil - it promises to give the skin the moisturising properties of an oil, but in a lotion formula and also contains organic extra virgin olive oil. This has a similar texture to my beloved Biotherm moisturiser, but doesn't quite leave my skin feeling as silky. With that in mind, it's still my favourite out of the three although I don't think it will withstand the effects that central heating and extreme cold weather can have on my skin, so I'll certainly need something else when the weather gets even colder. It's light, non-greasy, absorbs very quickly and the olive oil scent is quite subtle and easy on the nose. I'll more than likely purchase this again at some point in the future.

2. Palmers Cocoa Butter - the lotion equivalent of the famous solid version. This moisturises and absorbs into my skin well, but I find it a little too sticky for my liking, until it dries properly which to be takes less than two minutes. I'm not a huge fan of the chocolate scented vanilla aroma that is widely associated with Palmers skincare products as I find it too distracting and worry it will clash with any perfume I choose to spray over it. I tend to slather this on after a shower in the evening, when I'm just chilling at home and have no plans to leave my abode! Overall a good moisturiser, it's just the pong and slight tackiness that I can feel afterwards that puts me off.

3. SPF 15 Body Lotion - my least favourite of the trio. It's quite a thick formula, which I tend to like in body butter form, but not so much as a lotion. When I'm in a rush in the mornings, the texture proves to be a hindrance as it takes longer than I'd like to sink in and I've even had to grab a towel to wipe off the excess! I don't know whether it's the SPF in it leaving a white cast, but I find this leaves my skin (especially my feet) looking dry again after a few minutes! I've left the house, only to glance down at my feet whilst on the doorstep, to proclaim "What the actual hell?!" on more than one occasion and have had to run back inside and grab something else to re-moisturise my feet.

All three contain vitamin E which will soften and soothe the skin but hands down my favourite product by Palmers is still the Skin Therapy Oil which lasts forever and does the job I need it to. If you like the look of this, but don't wanna fork out a tenner, then head down to Boots where the Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturising Body Oil, (which might I add, looks practically identical) is currently included in Boots 3 for 2 Mix and Match offer. I doubt there's much difference between the two and I'm certainly gonna buy a couple of bottles which should see me right through winter as I think this oil is spot on.

Have you tried any of these? What's your favourite body moisturiser?

5 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Natalie said...

I love the cream oil as well x

Shortiee31 said...

Haven't used Palmers in agesss.. Will have to check them out again! :)

G.L.A.M. Chic said...

This maybe off topic, but I find Suave lotion to be sticky as well, and who wants to feel like that? Hmmm I may try the cream oil.

Sharon said...

I like the Skin therapy oil&cocoa butter..great products for me

une tasse said...

The cream oil one is intriguing. I can't stand the smell of cocoa butter though, makes me feel ill and it takes ageeees to wash off! x


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