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November 19, 2009

Parent Club Review: Palmer's Lotion


The What: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter for Dry, Itchy Skin.

The How: This highly concentrated formula with Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Collagen, Elastin and soothing Lavender Oil, is widely recommended for stretch marks during and after pregnancy. This unique formula is specifically designed to restore your body to its natural, original firmness anytime, even after pregnancy or weight loss.
The Review: The product comes in a convenient pump and spray bottle. It’s a great feature as I find it helps to spread the product more evenly. Another product I’ve tried is a pour on, often leaving too much in my hands for the area I’m trying to massage.

Spraying on the skin, the Palmer’s product is lighter than I expected. It doesn’t leave you too greasy even though it does look truly like melted butter in the bottle. I find it sprays just enough to deal with during each application- so I’m not slip sliding my clothes on. I’m able to get dressed within minutes of spraying it on.

I’ve had sensitive skin in the past, but the Palmer’s product passes the skin test. My skin has been nice and clear during this pregnancy, and the Palmer’s product kept it that way.

While I’ve had my share of cocoa this pregnancy, a la hot cocoa, chocolate chip cookies, and my secret indulgence for fine, gourmet chocolate, I found that the cocoa-like smell in this product a turnoff. You may like it, my husband does, but I’ve had such a heightened sense of smell this pregnancy that the scent of this Palmer’s Cocoa Butter for Dry, Itchy Skin is a major turn off. I would much rather use a product that is entirely odour free. Fortunately for Palmer’s the smell isn’t pungent, and I found it does dissipate quickly. I doubt though that I would have been able to tolerate the smell earlier in my pregnancy.

When I do a review, I also like to see what product information the company adds beyond the bottle or box to its website. The American Palmer’s site is woefully basic and lacks much information. Clicking on the Australian link though provides a terrific experience giving you much more information on the products including what causes stretch marks and of course how to prevent them by using Palmer’s products. A Canadian website wasn’t on the link page, nor when doing a simple google search did one appear. There is a Facebook page, but it’s FB so not entirely organized.

So where is this product available? I’ve seen it out on display at my local Shopper’s Drug Mart and my grocery store. If you want to stick with one product during your pregnancy, this one has the right price point- less than $7.

(Parent Club Reviewer: 8 mos pregnant)

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1 Comments:

At December 2, 2009 at 7:07 PM , Blogger nomADVENTURE Chronicles said...

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