My February treat from Palmer’s Middle East is here and this one was quite a treat as my DH got one too!! We received the kit just in time for Valentine’s Day and hubby got me an apple watch for a present so it was quite amusing. My husband was pleasantly surprised because as we all know, men seldom take care of their skin, and this full-size bottle was both considered a luxury and a pointer in the direction of self-care. As with all Palmer’s products you can be assured that the products:
- Contain no sulfates, no parabens, no phthalates
- Contain plant-derived ingredients
- Have not been tested on animals
That being said, the following post is going to be all about the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter lotion for Him and Her and about our lovely experience.
Disclaimer – I have been provided the products by Palmer’s, but all of the opinions stated in the article are of my own and my husband’s solely.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter lotion for her– The 250ml has a simple and sleek design and come’s in white. It has a flip top and the lotion comes out smoothly. The lotion itself is just the right consistency and creme in color. Not too thick and not too runny and it is easy to squeeze out preferred amounts.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter lotion for him – The men’s version is the same size and shape but comes in a dark gray shade. The lotion is again creme in color and the same consistency as the women’s lotion.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter lotion for her – The smell of cocoa always reminds me of my mid-pregnancy days when I started using the Palmer’s stretch marks cream. Not only are those memories very pleasant, but this smell is so delicious, you have to stop yourself from eating it up! The smell stays on the skin for quite a long time and every whiff helps soothe you.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter lotion for him – Thank you Palmer’s for considering the fact that however delicious cocoa may smell, men will never be willing to walk around emitting it. It smells a little of cocoa butter at first but then gives off a scent very much like after shave but subtle.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter lotion for her – As mentioned the consistency is just right. Once applied on the skin, you can actually feel how hydrating it is. It leaves behind smooth and supple skin without any, and I mean any, trace of grease! Could be my unusually dehydrated skin (not big on water consumption 😦 ), you never know, but you have to try it yourself and see.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter lotion for him – Men have drier and tougher skin than women, and the formula in this bottle is perfect for it. Skin tends to get darker with dehydration if you notice. Especially around the elbows and knees. The Palmer’s Cocoa Butter lotion for men worked it’s magic around these areas and they were visibly lighter and supple. Although it will be quite a struggle to keep my husband using it continuously, but I am sure with these results he will forget it less often!
The overall experience
I wait every other month for my Palmer’s experience pack and they are never disappointing. This time the pack was all the more romantic because of the little something for my hubby. He was just happy with it sitting on his dresser for some time, but then we had a little spa day at home and I forced him to start using it. He loved the bottle of magic that smoothened his skin, all without the embarrassment of smelling like a lady. Me on the other hand, am not such a big fan of lengthening my beauty routine (or even having the time to slap on lotion after my super fast shower). But the incentive of smelling like cocoa the whole day is so great, and the formula is even better for eczema prone skin (which I have!), that I think I am going to stick to this one!
The final verdict
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter lotion for her – Best for dehydrated skin and anybody who loves smelling good. As the lotion can be used on the whole body including the face, it’s a perfect all rounder moisturizing product that you need in your life. It is good for women who suffer from eczema too (read about another Palmer’s product perfect for eczema infested winters!)
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter lotion for him – Again best for dry skin in men, and also for thick skinned areas in women (example the soles, knees, and elbows). The cocoa butter forms a layer and locks in moisture and it smells perfect for men so they don’t have to feel self-conscious after applying it.
Since I did mention my romantic spa day, I thought of giving my readers a treat by mentioning another great Palmer’s product that goes perfectly with the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lotion.
I got this body wash as a Christmas present from Palmer’s. I am not a huge fan of coconut oil because of it’s lasting (and annoying) smell. But when you smell this body wash, it gives you just one whiff of coconut, not overwhelming at all, and then it’s back to the cocoa butter’s yummy fragrance. It’s like a sweet smelling tropical paradise inside a bottle!! Although the body wash is quite moisturizing, when you use it with the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter lotion, they compliment each other well. Oh, and the best part, then you feel like you are sitting on the beach and eating a whole box of chocolates while sipping on cool coconut water!! Watch out for my complete review of this body wash and another little surprise next month!
Have you tried any of the above-mentioned products? Do let me know what you think about them!