Growing up in Dubai in the 90’s, meant having your hair oiled on Thursday nights, sleep through the night with a towel covering your pillow (so you wouldn’t get oil on it) and washing it off the next morning. Back then, there was a particular strong smell of coconut oil and I remember hating (literally hating to the core) the smell and the fact that I would have to shampoo twice to get the oil out of my hair completely.
Things have changed quite a bit over the years, and as we’re getting older, we’re realizing the importance of coconut oil for our body, and more so for our skin. A lot of well-known skincare brands have been coming up with oil infused moisturizers, face wash and so on. One thing in particular that has changed is the smell of oil, which has relatively become so much more subtle, and, of course, when oils are being infused in other products, a very pleasant smell is being created. One such brand is Palmer’s.
Palmer’s is a well-known and a highly recognized brand worldwide. They are known for their Cocoa Butter Formula Range – from Body Lotions to Body Oils – you name it, they have it!! And not only do they have Cocoa Butter Formula, but they now have Shea Butter Formula, Olive Oil Formula and Coconut Oil Formula.
I have always read that Coconut Oil is classified as a “Super Food” because of the many benefits it provides for hair, skin, immunity, to name a few. Lately, waxing my arms has become a major issue for me. My arms tend to get itchy due to ingrown hairs and I manage to scratch till I bleed in my sleep, which leaves dark scars on my arms. I don’t have a choice but to wear full sleeves to cover these scars. Regular moisturizers were just not doing it for me, and after using multiple products, I stumbled upon Palmer’s Coconut Oil Body Lotion – a lotion and oil in one. The texture is quite thick and so you don’t have to use too much for a single application.
This lotion contains Vitamin E and is made up of Natural Coconut Oil and Tahitian Monoï Oil infused with Tiaré flower petals. The natural raw ingredients provides some much needed rich moisturization for the skin. It also contains high levels of naturally occurring fatty acids and proteins that are essential in keeping skin radiant and healthy looking. Above all, it is Parabens, Phthalates, Mineral Oil, Gluten, Sulphates and Dye-FREE.
These key ingredients is what made me not think twice about buying this product.
1. Coconut Oil – this ingredient deeply moisturizes the skin
2. Monoï Oil – helps in hydrating the skin
3. Sweet Almond Oil – helps in soothing the skin
Overall, in my opinion, this brand could be a less-expensive alternative of L’OCCITANE, in terms for using raw and natural ingredients in their products. After using this lotion for weeks, my scars have been reduced, not completely gone though. All in all, a good brand with amazing products to try if you don’t want to spend too much.
♥Palmer’s Coconut Oil Body Lotion is available in all leading hypermarkets and are priced at AED24
♥This product was purchased from Carrefour
Until next time,