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I have heard so much about Palmers cocoa butter and really like the original palmers cocoa butter. On a trip to Boots I came across a new Palmers product.; Palmers skin smoothing lotion. It sounded ideal and the ingredients on the front, ' Alpha/beta hydroxyl & Shea butter' all made it sound very fancy. Underneath it wrote 'removes dry skin cell, uncovers healthier looking skin. This sounded ideal as I have skin prone to dryness.
The Skin Smoothing butter costs £4.09 at Boots for a 250ml bottle. If you have an advantage card you can get 409 points for this purchase. The design of the bottle looks quite dated and 80s and without the 'palmer's reputation I probably wouldn't look twice at this product on the store shelves.
The product contains a host of nourishing ingredients; 100% pure cocoa butter, alpha and beta hydroxy acids, Vitamin E and shea butter. These ingredients are meant to exfoliate dry dead skin cells and uncover healthier looking skin, whilst providing moisturisation.
The butter itself is less like a butter and more like a regular lotion. I must state that the smell isn't great, I would not recommend applying it before going out or in that case going anywhere near people. It does smell a bit like chemicals, which may put some people off. The product spreads easily across the skin and is 'fast absorbing' as promised on the bottle. My skin doesn't feel greasy after use either. The only problem I have with the product is the smell (not cocoa buttery, even though it claims to have 1005 pure cocoa butter!) .
With regular use I have noticed a visible difference to my skin. However I have also been regularly exfoliating which may contribute to this. Personally I prefer the original cocoa butter as it feels more nourishing and smells a lot better! I would recommend this if you want a product to aid your exfoliation. Bear in mind this is not a substitute to not exfoliating!
The perfect combination of gentle exfoliation and skin moisturisation all in one outstanding product / This fast absorbing rich lotion also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and evens skin tone / Your skin will feel soft, smooth and healthy with no greasy after-feel.