I’ve used Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lotion for at least fifteen years and I always have a bottle within my collection for when my skin’s feeling particularly dry and I need a super rich body lotion for some much needed hydration. I do like how rich the original formula is, but sometimes it’s just a little too rich for my liking and it doesn’t absorb very quickly which isn’t ideal if you’re short on time but still need to moisturise so I tend to prefer the Coconut Oil Formula range especially in the warmer months. The Cocoa Butter range has a very strong scent which can be a little overbearing in the summer, so I prefer the lighter and fresher scent of the Coconut Oil Formula range as I love anything coconut scented during the summer.
Palmer’s have just launched a brand new Firming collection including the Palmer’s Coconut Oil Antioxidant Firming Lotion and Body Firming Sheet Mask. The Palmer’s new Coconut Oil Formula Firming Body Lotion and Body Firming Sheet Mask are two hero products for supple radiant skin this summer. The two step range is packed with botanicals such as seaweed extracts and Brazilian Guarana sustainably sourced coconut and sweet almond oils.
Palmer’s Coconut Oil Antioxidant Firming Lotion 250ml £7.99
“Helps firm and tone skin the natural and effective way. The combination of marine seaweed extract and caffeine helps stimulate circulation and ease fluid retention, whilst Coconut Oil and Sweet Almond Oil boost skin elasticity and moisture.
The unique blend of these 4 natural ingredients results in a more toned and firmer skin appearance in as little as 2 weeks. 98% of women tested found that their skin appeared firmer and more toned after incorporating this lotion into their daily skin care regime.“
Palmer’s Coconut Oil Body Firming Sheet Mask £8
“Delivers a powerful dose of firming ingredients in a sheet sized mask to fit the body’s curves and contours. Crafted with Brazilian Guarana Extract, Capuaçu and sustainable Coconut Oil. This potent ingredient blend helps improve micro-circulation and skin texture, resulting in a firmer, toned and smoother appearance.
96% of women tested* found that their skin appeared firmer and more toned after incorporating this sheet mask into their daily skin care regime. The sheet mask delivery system allows for optimal penetration of ingredients and excess product can be massaged into target area for added hydration.”
The Palmer’s Coconut Oil Antioxidant Firming Lotion has quite a thick consistency but it manages to absorb easily into the skin without leaving my skin feeling sticky or greasy like the Cocoa Butter formula, and it’s instantly soothing and cooling on the skin. I can massage it into the skin and get changed immediately after without waiting around for the lotion to absorb. My skin is instantly softened, smooth, and delicately scented of coconut and I like that I’m using a lotion which is designed to help ease fluid retention, boost moisture and elasticity in one.
I’ve never tried a body sheet mask before but this pack contains two ‘sheets’ which you apply to your problem areas such as upper arm, thigh, stomach, hips or bum and you just gently press and smooth the sheet onto the skin and use the second mask on the other side of whichever problem area you’re treating such as your other hip or arm.
You have to leave the sheets in place on the skin for upto 10 minutes, and it can feel a little tingly whilst the mask is in place and when you remove the sheet you massage any excess product.
The masks are rectangular and feel like face masks but are saturated with coconut oil which really do hydrate the skin and I’d definitely try one again but I do wish you could get a pack of 4 or 6 in one pack so you get more uses as £8 for one session is quite pricey but they’re a nice treat if you’re having a pamper session.
Have you tried the Palmer’s Coconut Oil range?