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I think I was one of those people who caught on the Palmers craze a little late. Ever since the brand has been recommended by celebrities in the beauty pages of magazines, this product has become a real commercial success. I read an interview in a magazine with Kimberly from Girls aloud who said she used palmers cocoa butter daily. I thought it was definitely time I myself got a bottle. Upon browsing the shelves I came across Palmers olive butter formula. I like products with olive oil and so opted for the olive oil formula rather than cocoa(on this occasion!)
Price and Packaging
I must state that the palmers olive butter formula bottle has a different packaging design to the one shown in the image, but I am referring to the same product. The olive butter is priced at £3.59 at Boots for 250ml. It is definitely one of the cheaper moisturisers I have bought as I usually spend in the region of £5- £8. The bottle is olive green (naturally) and has the orange Palmers logo on. The product is called Olive Butter Formula with Vitamin E. This product has an anti aging peptide complex (another plus!) which is written on a banner at the bottom. It doesn't state what skin type this product is for, but I guess if you are looking for firmer, younger skin then this is the product for you. I am only in my early twenties, but I do think its time I started to look into products that are anti aging. In fact a lot of beauty articles recommend you start using mild anti aging products in your early twenties.
Palmers olive butter has extra virgin olive oil which takes care of your skin in many ways. Firstly its unique lipid structure moisturises instantly. Secondly it is loaded with antioxidants to keep skin youthful. Thirdly it emulsifies on contact with skin for superior smoothing. Lastly it has anti-aging peptide complex which helps increase skins elasticity and firmness. The product is also paraben free.
The olive butter has a lovely scent, very much like natural olive oil. It may not appeal to everyone, but I really don't mind it. The lotion is a very light olive green in colour. It is a thick lotion and does not absorb instantly like some lotions I have tried. However its not like I am rubbing forever, it just requires a slightly longer time to rub in due to its thickness. As the product has a flick open cap and simply squirts out, I always end up with more product than I would like. However I still make use of the extra lotion and its not as if goes to waste. Half way through the bottle I found that I would be quicker to leave the bottle standing on its cap, so the lotion just squeezed out straight away, rather than shaking the bottle to get the lotion out. I can't comment on the anti aging effect yet, as I have firm skin, but I'm sure there must be long term benefits.
Overall I love the way my skin feels afterwards. My skin is very nourished and there is no greasy after feel whatsoever. I would definitely buy again and explore the rest of the range. In general I think palmers is one of those fail safe brands that really do work very well and without the premium price tags. I rarely give five stars unless I really really like a product, and this is one of those products.
I have tried lots of body lotions including Palmer's Cocoa Butter variety. I had known the brand also made this Olive Butter Forumla (made with extra virgin olive oil) lotion but it had never really appealled to me. When I think of olive oil I think of Italian food and margarine! However, my sister purchased some and after she and her teenage daughter used it for a few weeks they heartily recommended it to me. I therefore bought my own bottle and have been using it ever since.
I bought a 250ml or 8.5 fl. oz. sized bottle which is an average sized bottle. It has a different design to the current Dooyoo picture which shows a white bottle with pump action top. My bottle is actually a mid-green colour all over. It has a flip lid on the top which covers a large dispening hole. You just tip the bottle upside down and squeeze it to get the lotion out.
The bottle is printed with product information including full ingredient list, brand contact information and a little bit more in depth information about the benefits of the lotion.
Palmer's claim this lotion will "transform your skin". The formula contains what they refer to as "certified organic extra virgin olive oil" which they make sound like the elixir of eternal youth and health! They claim this special ingredient will moisturise in an instant thanks to its "unique lipid structure". Not sure what that means, to be honest but I looked up the term 'lipid' and it's a term for natural molecules including fats and vitamins which aid the structure of cells. Palmer's also say that the lotion is packed with antioxidents which will help skin stay young looking. They say the lotion becomes creamy on contact with skin helping to smooth it over and give a good appearance. Finally they say the lotion contains an "anti-ageing peptide complex" with helps increase the "firmness and elasticity" of skin. The lotion is also branded with a "contains vitamin E" stamp. To be honest, all the claims in the world won't impress me if the lotion I'm using leaves my skin feeling bad or if it's hard to apply or smells bad. So does it live up to it's brand's major claims?
The lotion is of a medium to thick consistency. It's not as thick as the Cocoa Butter variety. When I squeeze it out of the bottle it comes out in gloopy globules and holds it's shape to some extent. It's a pale green colour and has a shiny pearly appearance. I thought it would look very greasy but it doesn't at all. When you rub it into your skin it glides in very easily and melts away. It's very easy to work in without having to tug at your skin. It's effortless to work it into even sensitive areas like skin across your breasts. Again I thought that when the lotion would sink in it would make my skin look greasy or oily but it doesn't at all. Instead it just makes my skin look healthy and it rehydrates any dry or scaly areas. It's not shiny on the skin. It leaves my skin feeling really, really good - soft, springy, as though I'm really healthy inside and out.
The fragrance of the lotion is really nice too. It's not too strong but it does have a sharpness to it. It is a plant-based fragrance and smells like exotic rainforests. The formula also contains coconut oil so there may be a hint of fruitiness to the scent. It's a very beautiful smell, not at all like I expected. I was thinking something like sunflower oil or a buttery aroma! It's actually very fresh and natural.
I have been using this in the past month and I think it will become my new regular body lotion. I even touch up the skin around my face and neck with this lotion as I like the way it makes my skin feel so much. It's not too heavy for using in the summer months but I'm certain it will also be perfect for the colder weather.
Palmers is against animal testing and they make the Palmer's products exclusively.
I would recommend this in a heartbeat to any woman who likes a moisturising lotion that ticks all the boxes. I actually would also say that men could easily use this lotion as the fragrance is more nature based than floral or obviously feminine. It's a very impressive product.
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I brought Palmer's Olive Butter Formula after trying a free sample sachet from a magazine and then seeing it on offer in the supermarket. I decided to buy it because I had liked the small sample that I had used and because of the good reputation that Palmer's seem to have for moisturisers.
The product itself comes in a green bottle with a flap lid. The bottle is quite an attractive shape with it being thinner at the top and curving out and then tapering in again at the bottom. The bottle I purchased contains 250ml of the Olive Butter Formula. The label on the front has the Palmer's logo and the product name on it. It also states that the product contains vitamin E, is rich in antioxidants and is made with certified organic olive oil. These statements made me feel as though this was a good product to be using on my skin! The label on the back of the bottle contains information about the ingredients and information about how the product works. Palmer's do not test on animals, so you can feel good about the product you are using in the knowledge that no animals were harmed!
The Olive Butter Formula is a pale green colour, reinforcing the fact that it uses olive oil. The product smells of a mixture of olive oil and a normal moisturiser smell, the smell is quite strong but I would not say it was overpowering. The product comes out of the bottle easily and it of a medium consistency, it is easy to work into the skin, and when properly rubbed in it sinks in and does not leave a film or a sticky feeling. I have to admit to often moisturising in a rush and when I don't rub it in well it does tend to sit on my skin, but that is mainly my own fault!
The product leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth and I would definitely recommend it to others!
I spotted this when buying my usual Palmer's Cocoa Butter lotion, and decided to give it a go as the Palmer's range was part of a 3-for-2 offer in Boots at the time. It is reasonably priced for the size of the bottle, retailing at £3.69 for a 250ml bottle. I trust the Palmer's brand and they make some of my favourite beauty essentials, so I was looking forward to giving this one a go.
The lotion is a pale green colour and contains olive, fruit, coconut and mineral oils. This is very enriching to the skin but when applying it initially feels very oily and quite light. The lotion does sink in fully after a couple of minutes though, and doesn't leave any heavy feeling or stickiness. It is a very good one to use daily, and the moisture lasts for practically the whole day. I usually reapply to my elbows and knees as they get drier than the rest of my skin, but it keeps me feeling soft and smooth everywhere else. The lotion contains Vitamin E and the olive oil used has been certified organic, so you are getting the very best ingredients and your skin will feel the benefit.
The smell is natural and clean, but doesn't compare to the gorgeous sweet scent of Palmer's Cocoa Butter lotion. It becomes subtle and the scent disappears after a while so it will not impact upon any fragrance or perfume that you might be wearing.
Palmer's claim that their "Olive Butter Formula has the power to transform your skin. Extra Virgin Olive Oil takes care of your skin in three ways:
-Unique lipid structure moisturises instantly
-Loaded with antioxidants to keep the skin youthful
-Emulsifies on contact for superior skin smoothing"
I'd agree with these statements, I find the lotion works effectively and if I find the time to use it daily the condition of my skin noticeably improves. It's particularly effective during the summer months and after spending a day out in the sun it really quenches my skin.
Palmer's are against animal testing and the packaging from this product can be recycled, so you can feel good that this is having a positive impact on the environment as well.
I used to use the normal cocoa butter moisturiser but found the smell a bit overwhelming over my whole body. I saw this on offer and haven't looked back! Although it comes out green, it goes onto your skin clear. It has a lovely thickness- it feels thick without being goopy, but spreads on really nicely. The smell is gorgeous - its is a hint of olive more than an overwhelming olive smell. It is good for all over your body, or as a hand cream. The smell lasts a while on your skin too, which is nice, but it doesn't overpower any other products you wear such as perfume. As it is quite thick, I would recommend getting the version above, with a pump action, as if it doesn't have a pump, when it gets near the end it is hard to get out the bottle. This has been very good where I've had dry skin such as hands, knees and elbows. It keeps my skin moisturised as I use it daily.
I have always used the Palmers body care range as their creams work wonders at moisturising my skin. I bought this Olive butter formula about 9 months ago along with the balm and I have to say that it is one of the best creams I have ever used. After 9 months of weekly use I still have plenty to go around and I still rate the butter just as much as I rated the balm when I reviewed it way back then!
** What is Palmers Olive Butter Formula ? **
This is a product from Palmers which is aimed at moistening the skin. It comes in a cream which is a fragrant oily substance made from the resin of various trees. The Palmers olive butter contains Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Vitamin E and Shea Butter. All known for their skin smoothing qualities. Palmers state that this rich creamy butter instantly soothes and softens rough, dry skin. Which seems pretty believable, they also state that it helps keep your skin looking youthful... well, we shall see about that!
** What is it like to use?**
The butter itself is actually more of a thick cream and is an odd light green colour that becomes clear as you massage it in. I found that the butter spread exceptionally well and you only need a small amount at a time. It feels quite greasy to begin with but it absorbs into the skin in mega quick time which I was extremely impressed with. I am a very impatient person and I hate having to wait for anything to dry, so this is perfect for me!
As soon as I have rubbed the butter in my skin felt instantly fresh and healthy. It does add a bit of shine to the skin, not a greasy shine but a healthy glow. It completed succeeded in instantly moisturising my skin and it works every single time.
I also found this to be great at firming the skin; I think because it deeply nourishes and adds the extra moisture and vitamin E the skin revives itself and really plumps up the skin. I imagine this is where it helps give a youthful dewy appearance to slightly older skin.
The smell of the balm is really hard to describe, it is a very light fragrance which is quite refreshing and I really like it. A thin line between lemons and vanilla. I know that sounds strange but pop in and smell it yourself and you will know what I mean. It lingers in the skin for 10 minutes or so and then slowly fades. Perfect for refreshing yourself in the afternoon. Lovely stuff!
** Virgin Olive Oil - The main ingredient and the main selling point**
The main ingredient of the Olive Butter is Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This has been used for hundreds of years as a skin moisturiser as well as a host of other things (like frying eggs and lighting lamps!) The olive oil is full of antioxidants which help protect and renew the skin. This makes it a great after sun for when you've fried yourself a little too long or if you have any scratches or scrapes. It is also great for really dry areas such as your nose after a rotten cold. If your nose goes a bit dry because of all the tissue being rubbing at your tender skin this is perfect for helping the area soften and heal. I also use it to sooth my eyebrows after they have just been waxed!
Off topic ever so slightly... Jeanne Calment, holds the record for the longest confirmed lifespan, (122 years of age!) Apparently she said her youthful appearance was down to olive oil, which she poured on all her food and rubbed into her skin! Well, we know where Palmers got the idea from then!
**Price and packaging**
The packaging is the original 'palmers' white plastic bottle with flip lid. It has a bright green logo on the front and the bright orange palmer name on top of that. It is with the rest of the Palmers range and most high street health and beauty stores sell the Palmers range now. You can also grab a bargain and buy it on many of the health and beauty websites floating around. I paid around £3 for my large 250ml but I know there is always a bargain to be had. I think it is definitely value for money.
This is fantastic add giving your skin some instant moisture and with its light fragrance is brilliant and making you feel refreshed. It sinks in quickly and doesn't leave any residue on the skin. I recommend this 100% either for daily use or just a body boost on a weekly basis. Excellent stuff!
I went to the toiletries shelf planning on buying 'Palmers coco butter formula' when i saw this new 'Palmers Olive Butter Formula'. Knowing how good the Coco Butter cream is i thought i'd try this new Olive Oil cream out.
It comes in the same designed bottle as the Coco Butter formula, which is a 250ml white plastic bottle. The label is green with pictures of small olives on the front. It clearly says on he front of the bottle Olive Butter Formula with vitamin E. Organic Olive Oil for healthy skin. The Palmers name wrote in abright orange colour bubble.
The lid of the bottle is much like a shampoo bottle, where you push the tab down with your thumb then squeeze out the cream from the opening.
The downside to this bottle design is that you dont know how much you have used up or have left as you cant see the cream in the bottle as it white. Once the cream starts to run out its hard to get the last few drops out of the bottle without shaking it hard upside down.
Ive been told by many people how great Olive Oil is for you if you cook with it, now it seems its not only great for cooking with but also great for your skin!
Palmers claims that Extra Olive Oil takes care of the skin in three different ways lipid structure moisturizes instantly, its loaded with antioxidants to keep skin youthful and emulsifies on contact for superior skin smoothing.
Also this product is NOT tested on animals which is always a good thing!
**My Experince of the cream**
The lid pops up easily and the opening is just big enough to squeeze out the right amount of cream. The cream is light green in colour and smells fantastic! Its a light sweet fragrance that lasts on your skin for an hour or so. The texture of the cream is smooth and light, when you apply it to your skin it absorbs very quickly and doesnt leave your hands feeling greasy.
My skin felt instantly softer, i applied the cream on my freshly shaved legs and afterwards they felt like silk! Overall this really is a great body cream!
**The price and availbility**
I purchased this cream in Tesco for £2.98. I have seen this cream eslewhere since in Asda, Sainburys and Boots all around the £3 price mark.
I thought i would try this product because i was a great fan of the cocoa butter range, however my other half did not like the smell of that so i decided to try this one. With it haveing olive oil in it i nknew this would be a good product.
Olive oil is the main part of the ingredients in this cream. Olive oil contains antioxidants and polyphenols, which prevent the formation of free radicals in the cells, this slows the aging process. Oil contains lipids which can act as a barrier for the skin.
The cream is very soothing when applied. It isnt too thick either so it allows your skin still to breathe.
It Also has a lovely smell, which my other half likes ;)
☼ Things i would change
The only thing is that for really dry skin i would prefer to use the cocoa butter as it is alot thicker and tends to stay on the skin for longer which increases the time i suppose it moisturises. I had major dry skin on my forhead once and applied this olive butter formula, it helped a little but when i swapped to cocoa butter this cleared it.
I will still be using the Olive Butter Formula for every day use!
Having been a fan of the original palmers cocoa butter formula I decided to try the new olive oil formula that has recently brought out and has been advertised in some of the glossy mags.
The body moisturiser contains extra virgin olive oil that is known to be high in vitamin E and antioxidants. Olive oil has been used for centuries by the Egyptians and ancient Greeks as a beauty aid, organic extra virgin oil being the least processed and therefore most beneficial.
There are many home uses I have for using olive oil, such as a sugar and oil hand scrub which exfoliates and moisturises and also mixed with lemon juice and warmed slightly, as a cuticle softener and nail treatment so I know this works well.
The moisturiser comes in the usual white plastic bottle with a flip top lid although the label it is a nice shade of olive green however is still quite basic in packaging terms. It costs around £3.00 for a 250ml bottle which isn't too pricey and should last a decent amount of time. It also states on the back that it is not tested on animals.
The moisturiser is a nice pale green colour and isn't too thick in consistency. The scent is very fresh and smells a bit like vetiver and citrus with a hint of herbs, not too overpowering and very pleasant. The moisturiser takes no effort at all to work into the skin and is absorbs quite quickly. What I was really pleased with is that although it contains oil, it's not greasy and leaves no oily residue behind at all.
I have been using this after showering and I find that it really helps replace any lost moisture in my skin and helps to keep it soft and smooth all day. It does leave a little tackiness behind for a few mins but I think that's mainly due to it being a more liquid consistency that some of the heavier more concentrated formulas.
You really don't have to use tons of the stuff to get good results, a little does go a long way and another big plus for me was that it didn't irritate my sensitive skin.
My skin felt smoother and softer and lightly fragranced, I will definitely be using this as my summer 'cheap and cheerful' body moisturiser.
Palmer's olive butter formula - a wonderfully moisturising body lotion.
Made with organic olive oil this body lotion leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturised without leaving it at all sticky or greasy. The lotion is a nice consistency - not so thick that it's difficult to apply but not at all watery.
The smell is pleasant but fairly subtle - it doesn't leave you smelling of olives and certainly isn't overpowering.
The packaging is a little dull and it can be very hard to get the lotion out when it is coming to the end but the body lotion itself more than makes up for this - and that's the important bit!
It is good value for money - I bought this for just over £3 in Boots and it came with a small tube of their olive concentrated cream making it even more of a bargain. The concentrated cream is much thicker and perfect for skin that is really in need of some attention.
My skin feels happy whenever I use this - soft and smooth and moisturised. An absolute bargain!
I was fortunate to have bought my bottle of Palmer's for £1 in pound-land a few weeks ago.
I have seen it in all god chemists though and on my local market.
I'm always buying toiletries and I get a lot of free stuff as my mate owns a beauty salon.
As a qualified beauty therapist I really should know a lot better.
I know how to look after myself but I'm really just a lazy lump, particularly in the winter!
I'm too cold to spend hours in the shower using sugar scrubs and sitting around using face masks I just can not be bothered and the thought if sitting in my altogether rubbing a body lotion over myself in minus 0 just isn't funny.
So I tend to do all the basics and if I'm going out i will brave it and do a proper beauty regime.
Just lately though my legs have become itchy and my skin has felt tight, particularly after bathing.
I do change my soaps, shower gels and bath foams but it makes no difference and its not helped that I shave my bits at every opportunity!
I have a box of body lotions on top of my wardrobe (that's how keen I am lol) and decided a couple of days ago I really do need to take action.
So i rummaged around all my body lotions when I came across this bottle of Palmer's.
Says on the front it is enriched with vitamin E thought I'll try this one.
White bottle, flip top lid.
In the picture on this site it is shown to be a pump, mine isn't.
Mine is a 250ml recyclable bottle.
Basic design, nothing special but not ugly.
The product itself...
Reasonably thick light green lotion, packed with olive oil and added Vitamin E.
Smell is quite delicate and it smells very natural rather than disguised with added fragrances.
(if you got dry itchy skin like mine and are rubbing it on where you shave you don't want added fragrances).
As you smooth on the skin it doesn't get thick and look like your rubbing in soap it simply soaks in.
I noticed no sting even though I'd only shaved a couple of hours ago and as soon as it was applied my legs felt more supple and more comfortable.
It doesn't feel greasy or heavy and I put my silk nightdress on a few minutes after and no unsightly stains appeared.
I only was putting it on my legs but have applied it everywhere now and I feel like a new woman!
Excellent product suitable for the whole family as it is Hypo allergenic.
If your after a product that you think is cutting edge or fancy then this isn't it.
This is simply a product that does as it promises with no frills!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I first came across this body lotion after finding a sample of it in a magazine. I loved it, so went straight out and got some.
~About the product~
The brand Palmers are most well known for their range of cocoa butter products. They have now brought out a range of products made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which they call the olive butter formula. They say that this product will penetrate the skin immediately to leave it feeling soothed and softened. It is also organic.
~About Olive Oil in Skincare~
I first read about the concept of using Olive oil as a skincare product on an internet beauty site. There was an article there written by a woman who had been using it as a facial cleanser for several years and swore that it was better than anything the premium brands had to offer. The concept of applying oil directly to your skin seemed a bit strange to me, and not something I wanted to risk trying for fear of looking like Id been dunked in a chip pan. Thats why when I saw the sample of this product in the magazine, I decided to give it a go, rather than throwing it in the drawer with the majority of the other samples Ive received.
Palmers claim that the reason olive oil is so good for your skin, is that it has a unique lipid structure than moisturises instantly. It is also packed with antioxidents which help maintain a youthful appearance to the skin, as well as emulsifying on contact to aid in smoothing the skin.
On looking into this a bit further it seems that it has multiple uses in skin care - there is some research which suggests it is good for smoothing wrinkles, and it is apparently a fantastic after sun. It is also very high in Vitamin E, which is widely known to repair dry, rough skin.
In the picture the bottle has a pump-action dispenser. Im not sure if the packaging has been changed but my bottle does not have this. My bottle is white with a green label and has an easy-to-open flip top lid. The main problem I have found with this lotion, is that the bottle is very difficult to squeeze. Its made of a sort of hard plastic, which takes some force to depress, and is even more tricky once your hands are greasy. I think if they are now making it in bottles with a pump dispenser that has to be a good thing.
On dispensing the product, you can see that it is an attractive pale green colour. It has a beautiful delicate smell, I can never describe what things smell like for some reason, but I would say its quite spring-like if that makes sense - very natural and not too overpowering. It contains limonene, which as you may guess from the name is the main odour constituent of citrus and also coconut oil. I was quite surprised by that, as I wouldnt say this has a citrussy or coconut smell at all.
On applying this to the skin I was amazed at how quickly it absorbs, its quite thin in consistency - very light, and it takes almost no effort to rub this into your skin, unlike some others where youre furiously massaging it in for about ten minutes! Also, a little goes a long way, you only need to use a small amount each time you use it, meaning a bottle lasts ages and it means its cost effective.
Dont you just hate when you apply a body lotion and for hours afterwards your skin feels tacky or greasy? I know I do, and thats one of the reasons I love this so much. It doesnt leave a greasy film, and you dont get that nightmare of getting dressed and having your clothes stick to you! Im really impressed with how quickly it dries.
I love the way this makes my skin feel. Im not good at remembering to apply it every day, but even if Ive gone a whole week without using it, just one application of this is enough to make my skin feel noticeably softer and smoother, and definitely more moisturised.
Lots of body lotions are splashed with claims that they give 24hour moisture, but they rarely do. I checked the bottle to see if this one made the same claim but it doesnt. I think they need to start writing it on there, because this keeps my skin feeling soft for 24hours if not more. The delicate fragrance lingers on the skin too, which is always a good thing.
I will also note, that I have eczema, and once in a while will come across a product that irritates the hell out of it and causes a big flare up. Ive had no such problem with this - possibly due to it being organic.
I bought mine in Wilkinsons and paid £2.89 for a 250ml bottle which is quite reasonable, or you can also get it from Boots for £3.19
When I run out, I will definitely use this again. It hydrates my skin, leaves it feeling soft and supple and has a gorgeous delicate fragrance. The only thing I think they should change is the bottle, otherwise this gets full marks from me!
Palmer's Olive Butter Formula has the power to transform your skin / Extra Virgin Olive Oil takes care of your skin in three ways: Unique lipid structure moisturizes instantly / Loaded with antioxidants to keep skin youthful / Emulsifies on contact for superior skin smoothing /