I hear about Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil being advertised around my local radio station all the time. I remember hearing how they discuss about it being able to help improve your skin texture and all of that good stuff. Of course, the first time anyone hears a claim, they’re going to be skeptical about it. I was no different.
Eventually, I heard about it over and over, and my skin condition wasn’t going to improve by itself. So I decided to buy this cocoa butter oil therapy and share with the whole world if the claims that it makes is true or not.
On the box, it says that it can help improve stretch marks, wrinkles, dry skin, damage skin, aging skin, and balance out skin tone. I definitely had some skin issues on my back that I wanted to resolve as well. Here’s a picture of it before I started using the bottle.
It was February 17th, 2013 when I took this photo.
My skin was just horrible during the time. I had a very long on-going rash and some hyper-pigmentation around my shoulder. I didn’t really think that a single bottle was going to give me the results that I wanted to see but… I was surprised in the end.
Here’s what my back scarring looks like on February 25th, 2013.
No improvement yet, say put!
Near the end of the first bottle, here’s what my back looks like on March 14th, 2013.
No more hyper-pigmentation!
Updated: New Picture as of April 9th, 2013.
You can see that my back acne has cleared up significantly, which wasn’t my intention. However, I still had discoloration as seen by the arrow.
Updated Once Again: New Picture as of April 21th, 2013.
The discoloration still isn’t going away. I’ve bought the bottle again for the 3rd time. This will probably be my last time using it.
Needless to say, this cocoa butter product has given me great results. It did get rid of my hyper pigmentation as shown in the picture. (The only thing it didn’t do is even out my skin tone.) I have tried the CVS brand one for a year and that one was not as great. In fact, I would not recommend that brand at all; I never saw any kind of improvement from it.
My first impression upon using the product
I thought that it smelled really good, almost similar to the chocolate donuts from Dunkin Donuts. (I could of easily eaten myself if I was that hungry. It smells that good)
It is indeed very oily. I would suggest that you apply this well before an hour before going to bed, or you’ll have some oily sheets/pillow in the morning.
Quick Ingredients Overview
There is Canola Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Fragrance (Parfum) and Rosa Canina Seed Extract.
The only thing I’m a little worried about is theIsopropyl Myristate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone, and fragrance in this product. My initial thought was, “Why put all that chemical and fragrance in a skin care product?” However, there was no bad reaction on my part. (Maybe this was used to make it smell like the chocolate donut I was talking about earlier)
It does come with essential oils and mineral that works for skin healing, so I was happy to see that on the box.
The box does recommend that we use this product 3 times or as often as desired. I ended up using it only twice a day-once in the morning, and once more at night. There’s no need to apply it more than 3 times unless if you want to make it run out quickly and buy more.
Edit: As of April 18th, 2013, I’ve been using it once at night only.
My Final Words
I am definitely happy with the result. My hyperpigmentation is gone, but now I have uneven skin-tone (Which is hard to tell from the last picture, but it is there)
I will in fact buy another one once my first bottle runs out. My main concern is that the second bottle helps even out my skin-tone. If there is a need to update this post, I will do so. For now, I am very satisfied with how well Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil works on me.
If you’ve tried it yourself, comment below and tell me and what you thought of it yourself!
Or if you’re looking to try it yourself, buy it here.
I’ve talked to my friend about using this product. Apparently, he says that he has had bad reaction to mineral oil. I was really surprised to hear. In my mind, I’ve always had a good impression on certain oil helping out with acne, but I can also see how it can clog pores and cause further breakout.
If you are sensitive to certain oils, I would think definitely reconsider about using this or limit yourself to using less. It is indeed very oily.
Feel free to comment below if you have any thoughts on this product!