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 Complete Stretch Mark and Pregnancy Skin Care Kit.

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:

“Palmerโ€™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…

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Body Oil with Vitamin E

I also used Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Moisturizing Body Oil with Vitamin E Ounces, Scented, 5.1 Fl Oz.

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 Link

    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 Link

    Mott – Thanks for making me laugh! Your friend sounds so much like Grissom from CSI. Cool way of making Mums feel better ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kattie Link

    LOL!! have you tried using palmers cocoa butter cream? my best friend emailed me about this site i think that was 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 Link

    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 ๐Ÿ™

  • despair Link

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

  • Kit Link

    despair – Yes, I think you can order Palmer’s Cocoa Butter from Amazon ๐Ÿ™‚