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REVIEW: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula

When I was pregnant with No. 1, I was immediately asked to buy the *popular* Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Cream for Stretch Marks.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter is a household name for stretch mark cream that practically every pregnant woman I know used it, I decided to try it too.

From the Palmer’s website:

“Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Cream for Stretch Marks helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks with a special combination of COCOA BUTTER, VITAMIN E, COLLAGEN and ELASTIN.

It lubricates the skin to help it retain its natural elasticity and moisture. This non-greasy cream relieves the dryness associated with stretched skin due to pregnancy and smoothes stretch marks due to weight loss.”

Now, the good girl I was, I started applying the stretch mark cream when I was about 3 months’ pregnant before the bump became too big (as advised by wise women).

I applied the cream first thing in the morning and then again after my evening bath. On weekends, I’d apply an extra layer in the mid-day when I remembered.

After delivery, I continued applying it right up till No. 1 was almost 1 year old! Needless to say, I was one of Guardian’s best customers and I also have many of the freebies that came with the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter sets…

Not only did I use Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula For Stretch Marks with Vitamin E and Shea Butter, I also used the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Cream and Palmers Cocoa Butter Itchy Skin Soothing Oil (helps relieve itchiness from stretched skin).

The cream, lotion and oil are easy to apply and the cocoa butter smells heavenly.

…Maybe I inherited the terrible skin from my father’s side of the family (my Mum’s skin is baby smooth and line-free even after 3 pregnancies)

…Maybe it had to do with the 30 kg I put on during my pregnancy.

Unfortunately, none of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula helped to reduce the horrible stretch marks I got from my first pregnancy.

I really hate them and even though I’m not a bikini babe, I’m sad that I’ll never have the choice of baring my tummy in public again…

Sigh, mommy friends with jelly-bellies and stretch marks try some reverse pyschology i.e. wear my “mark of Motherhood” proudly!

I do and am also trying out other oils for this pregnancy…

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  • mott May 4, 2009, 10:47 am

    my friend comforted me by telling me, when I died, and on an autopsy table, they will know I was a mother because of my ‘battle scars’ aka stretchmarks.

    morbid..but i liked it.. heh

  • Kit May 4, 2009, 1:52 pm

    Mott – Thanks for making me laugh! Your friend sounds so much like Grissom from CSI. Cool way of making Mums feel better 🙂

  • Kattie December 6, 2009, 4:34 pm

    LOL!! have you tried using palmers cocoa butter cream? my best friend emailed me about this site i think that was palmerssettlement.com future moms and pregnant women should see this ad,you might also have this kind of reaction. this is the least that i can do to inform other people about this issue.

  • Kit February 11, 2010, 1:52 pm

    Kattie – I’ve used almost ALL of Palmer’s products including the oil for itchy and sensitive skin. Soothing but does nothing for my stretch marks 🙁

  • despair March 30, 2010, 8:14 pm

    can we buy palmer’s products in india?????

  • Kit April 1, 2010, 10:02 pm

    despair – Not sure but don’t you have lots of great Ayurvedic products there?