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I am someone who seems to have paper thin skin. Its very tough, but scars very easily which is a pain. On and off over the years I have used Palmers Cocoa butter lotion/cream to keep skin looking and feeling less dry, but also to help even marks which it says it does.The lotion in the respect never changed my skin, but thought I would give this a try.
Firstly, I always bought this product in a afro caribbean store because the price was better than the high street.I would pay around the £7-8 mark. If such a store isnt close to you, check your Boots or supermarket to see if they have special offers on the Palmers range as when they do that normally included all of the range they stock, and 7 out of 10 of the time I have found they stocked this product ( may not be the case if its a small store ).
It does look like a serious product as its called a serum, the ingredients listed and looks quite expensive in the bottle it comes in. Easy to apply in regards to the pump. The texture of product is rich but absorbed. The smell is quite similar to Cocoa Butter so very pleasant.
Did this product change the look of my skin?No, not at all.It gave the areas moisture and a nice sheen, but I saw no change in regards to scras or marks. Any product of this nature, you would expect in your min that you have to use regularly and maybe for a couple of months? Which I did, as you cant except miracles to happen overnight but nothing did at all.Be aware that the more areas you want to see an improvement with, your going to be using more product, so you could be finding yourself going through alot of these little bottles over not a long p[eriod of time, such as me. This can work out very expensive.
I bought this product a few months ago because I had a couple of scars that I wanted to get rid of. One was on my elbow from a childhood accident and the other was a small chicken pox scar on my nose.
The serum can be purchased for about £10 from most beauty stores and supermarkets. It comes in a 30ml small glass bottle, with a pump action lid. I must say the bottle did feel expensive compared to the plastic bottles I was used to handling.
It is made up of 5 key ingredients which apparently work together in reducing scars and marks from a variety of sources including burns and surgery. These ingredients are 100% Pure Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Shark Liver Oil, Silicone and Allium Cepa. The serum itself is really thick and sticky and has a fishy smell to it, which is slightly off putting.
It is recommended on the bottle that you massage the serum into the scar area 3-4 times a day. I did this for a month and I must admit I did see some changes, but not as dramatic as I originally expected.
Firstly looking at the scar on my nose. The serum did fade it quite a bit and made it much less noticeable. However, the oily nature of the substance meant that it did cause my to get a few spots on the area. Also, I couldn't really go out with the stuff on as it doesn't really rub in, it just left a greasy blob on my nose.
As for the scar on my elbow, the serum was much less effective. Granted, it did make the skin feel smoother, but I didn't notice any visual improvement.
I would recommend the serum for smaller scars or marks. But in my opinion it's no miracle treatment.
I bought this product a few years ago now for use on my c-section scar and also for fading stretch marks from pregnancy as I was not one of the lucky ones to escape them completely!
Having been a fan of other Palmer skin care products in the past, I thought I would give this a try. I purchased my 30ml bottle from Boots for around the £10 mark but this can be found slightly cheaper online.
The blurb states 'Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Vitamin E Scar Serum combines five powerful ingredients to help reduce the appearance of scars and marks resulting from surgery, injury, burns, stretch-marks, C-sections, cuts, scrapes and insect bites.'
The serum is despensed from a pump top and consists of rather a thick, pale yellow substance which was quite gloopy and difficult to rub in. Residue was left on the surface of my skin after massaging the affected area for some time. I was very disappointed in this serum and the claims that it made. I think massaging in any type of cream that had a moisturising effect would have produced similar results if not better than this serum.
I used the product morning and evening on a fairly, freshly healed scar (the sooner you start applying serums on scars you want to fade the better they work) for a period of three months. The bottle lasted for about 4 weeks so in total I used three bottles.
I could not say that my scar faded significantly enough to attribute it to the serum. There was slight fading of the colour and softening of the scar tissue but the amount experienced is what I would have expected to occur naturally (this being my second c-section scar). Neither did the serum make a difference to the appearance of my stretch marks. I would not recommend this product as it is too costly for such indiscernible results.
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