“ Brand: Palmolive / Texture: Cream / Type: Shower Cream / Subcategory: Butter / What it does: Enricheses „
When it comes to shower products I always looks for good quality branded products at reasonable prices in places like Asda and Poundland. Recently I purchased this one in my local Asda store at the price of a pound a bottle but within a deal at the time of any 4 products from a range on offer for £3.00 and this was one of the products I chose after giving it a smell and really liking it!
Rather unisex in its appearance this bottle holds 250ml of the the product and is a sort of flat oval shape with an oblong base to it and is white plastic in colour with an orangy coloured flip top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole then on the front of the bottle we are told that it is Palmolive Naturals Shower Milk 'Ultra Nourishing', With Shea Butter & Moisturising Milk and there is a picture of what I assume is Shea Butter on the front of it. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and the ingredients used within it, the size is stated which is 250ml and contact details for Colgate-Palmolive are given. Its a nice enough bottle this one, informative enough and as I said earlier rather unisex in its appearance.
The Shower Milk:
Well I expected a really thin, milky looking liquid when I went to use this the first time but its actually a thickish off cream colour that runs out of the bottle easily and isn't too thick or anything but just not as I imagined and is of a really good consistency.
Fragrance wise this is a superbly wonderful fragrance. Really sweet and smells a bit like vanilla, its creamy and..... well just smells of Shea butter really. A little of this goes a long way and it is smooth when being used, lathers up gently and feels very cleansing and moisturising in a none greasy way as you use it releasing that wonderful fresh aroma as you go.
I can shave my bits and pieces with this if I want to, it rinses off easily leaving no residue of any kind on my skin at all and leaves me looking and feeling very clean indeed and my skin feels lightly moisturised but in a really natural way.
However the only nit pick I have with this is that the initial scent you get doesn't linger on the skin very long at all and I find within an hour I can't detect any fragrance on my skin at all which really is a very big shame.
However this is a great economy wash that doesn't irritate my sensitive skin at all and I rather like using it!
Available in all good supermarkets and chemists etc at around about £1.00 a bottle!
I have tried the Palmolive Naturals Shea Butter Shower Cream because I liked the bottle & it seemed to be one of the most 'natural' AND affordable ones in the shop. & I was intrigued by the promise of natural & moisturizing care.. (I have usually had dry skin, especially in the winter)
I must admit that even though it looked promising in the shop (where you can't really smell things proper, as there are surrounding smells of other products), I didn't quite like the smell when using it.. It seemed 'not quite there'... (neither sweet or aromatic..)
It seems awful to admit, but I had no idea what 'shea butter' is & at first thought it was maybe a by-product of sheep?!! kinda like the lanoline (natural 'butter'/wool wax from sheep wool)
That is somehow what the color & the smell reminded me of, a bit...
I am now intrigued to read in the Wikipedia, that shea butter is indeed a product made from the roasted nuts of the African shea tree.. In fact it seems the shea butter is edible, in Africa, & used for medicinal purposes.. (very interesting!)
Sometimes it is even used in chocolate industry instead of cocoa butter!!
I'm not sure I would exactly eat it, but I am definitely interested now..
In the West it seems to be mostly used for cosmetics/hygiene products...
It did feel moisturizing & luxurious, but I only finished the bottle & didn't purchase it again..
As I mentioned before, the Palmolive line is called 'Naturals', but in fact there is a bunch of stuff one can't pronounce in the products, which always makes me a bit weary of them..
I would be more interested in the raw product, lol... Though it would be interesting to learn how it compares to other similar products such as cocoa fat or olive oil or lanoline..
Haven't heard of either of those being used for sinus problems/congestion though! :)
I suffer from dry skin so wanted a shower product that moisturised my skin, smelled great and made me feel fresh and clean when I got out of the shower.
I have to be careful which products I use on my skin as I suffer from eczema when my skin gets too dry and tend to have allergic reactions to a lot of products, which can leave me with itchy dry patches for days on end.
Our local Asda often reduce their prices on brands of shower gel for a few weeks so when the Palmolive shower milk was on special offer, I bought a few bottles as they were only £1.00 each. If I didn't like them or use them, my husband would so there would be no cash lost.
~~~~ The Bottle ~~~~
The bottle is an almond-like shape, white in colour with a brown top. It has a flip top lid, which is easy to open when in the bath or shower. Dispensing the shower milk is done by gently squeezing the bottle, so there is no wastage, you can dispense what you need, so no worries of pouring half a bottle onto your sponge.
The bottle has the green and white Palmolive logo at the top, with Naturals and Shower Milk written underneath.
It also tells me that it is ultra nourishing and contains Shea Butter and Moisturising Milk. There is also a small picture of what I assume to be Shea Nuts, where the butter comes from.
The label on the back of the bottle also tells me that this product will leave my skin nourished and soft and smooth. It also tells me that this product is dermatologically tested.
~~~~ Shea Butter ~~~~
Shea butter is the natural fat extracted from the nut of the Shea or Karite Tree in Africa. It is used in cosmetics as an emollient and moisturiser. It is also edible and used as a substitute as cocoa butter. It is used as a treatment for dry skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis. It has a scent similar to that of cocoa butter.
~~~~ The product ~~~~
The product is cream in colour and has the consistency of runny honey. It is quite thick and a little goes a long way. It has a creamy texture and lathers very well on a loofah/sponge/puff/wash cloth and feels luxurious against my skin. I use an exfoliating cloth with the shower cream and get a lot of later for a drop the size of a 50p coin. This lather washes all of my body sufficiently. I am unable to describe fully the scent of this product, it is very distinct and unique to what I have smelled before. My husband describes this as 'creamy'. I would say more of a nutty smell, but very delicious. It smells good enough to eat. The scent is not overpowering or too much. It's a nice fresh and clean scent that makes me feel pampered.
~~~~ After the shower ~~~~
Did it keep my skin moisturised? My skin has been noticeably softer since I have started using this product and the scent stays on my skin for a while after getting dried and dressed.
I have been using this product for about 3 weeks now and have not experienced any adverse reactions to using it. I have also noticed that I do not have as many dry skin and eczema outbreaks as I used to. This is a product that I will be using for the foreseeable future, and would recommend this to anyone who suffers from dry skin conditions. I have definitely seen an improvement in my skin :0)
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I love buying new products to try and on a recent shopping trip to my local supermarket I was in need of some new shower gel when I came across the Palmolive range. Now I have never tried this range before nor had I heard much about it other than seeing the odd advertisement on the television. So as it was on offer I thought I would try their new Shea Butter Shower Cream and hope for the best.
The Palmolive range is part and parcel of the Colgate Company I have recently found and they are responsible for oral care with products such as Colgate toothpaste and toothbrushes, personal care with their Palmolive range and Pet Nutrition with the Hills brand of pet food which is a known global brand across America and Europe. However the only section I am interested in for the time being is their personal care section and in particular the Palmolive range.
The Palmolive range is quite extensive and varied when it comes to choosing your product. You can have anything from the Pure Cashmere range, the aromatherapy range, the thermal spa range or like me I chose a product from the Naturals range and in particular opted for the Shea Butter option of the four available. The reason I chose the Shea butter option over the Olive, Milk & Honey or Almond version is because I love the smell of Cocoa butter and anything that smells similar to it and I also love the way it makes my skin feel after I have used a product which contains it.
I know that Shea Butter derives from the nuts of the fruits of Karite trees which are predominantly found in Africa. Anyway Shea butter is used in beauty products because of its moisturising properties because it enables your skin to absorb the moisture directly from the air, and as a result your skin becomes softer and stays moisturised for a longer period of time. Shea Butter is also especially kind to those people who suffer with any dry skin conditions because it helps to heal them and seal in any extra moisture. It is contains a natural UV protection and can be used within hair conditioners to maintain moisture once again and help to prevent hair breakages.
This Palmolive Shea Butter Shower cream is contained within a white plastic flip top bottle, although the flip top itself Is aactually a light browny gold colour which I think is to represent the Shea Butter and it is easy to open and close when using. On the front of the bottle is the Palmolive logo written in white lettering with a pale blue background and also upon the bottle is a picture of two Shea Nuts, so you definitley know you have the right product.
The contents within the bottle when using in your shower are a medium thickness shower cream and whereas a shower gel is usually see through like you would imagine a gel to be, a shower cream to me is like moisturising cream with its thickness and it glides onto the body really easily to create a rich lather and as you use the product the smell of the Shea butter is really evident and smells totally divine. Once you have stepped out of the shower the smell of the Shea butter does linger on your skin for quite a long time afterwards and to me the smell is very similar to that of Cocoa Butter, so if you are not a fan of it then this wouldn't be a product for you.
After using this product for the last month and my skin does now feel beautifully soft and radiant looking. I did suffer from a slight dryness to my skin around my elbows but since ive used this product it has almost completely dried up and that was a pleasant surprise as I didn't expect it to work so quickly and effectively but having seen the results for myself at the difference it has made, thish product will definitley be stayng on myself.
So I do recommend using this product if you like the smell of Shea Butter and are in need of more moisturisation for your skin at a low cost. I bought my bottle in my local supermarket for £1 as it was on offer but it usually retails around £1.29-£1.79 depending on where you shop.
Shower and bath milk enriched with shea butter