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Palmer's Cocoa Butter For Acne Scars
Cocoa Butter for Acne Scars
I’m sure that many of you have heard about this Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil. It claims to help improve all kinds of skin problems, like wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and aging skin. (On the box, it tells you what it's best used for)
I'm pretty much skeptical about any cocoa butter products that I hear because of my past experience. One of the ones that I have used was the CVS cocoa butter lotion, which didn't help my skin at all.
So what made me get the one by Palmer’s?
Eventually, I’ve heard it on the radio for so long that I’ve thought, “Hmm, why not give it a chance? Other than losing $15 dollars, it’s worth a shot.” So I went out and got it, and here’s my review.
As I’ve mentioned, the box mentions to help improve all kinds of skin imperfections, but I was really hoping to make it fade my acne scars a bit and to even out my skin tone because for a while, I’ve been getting bad hyperpigmentation on my back. The redness and rash was not going away on its on, or it was going away at a very slow rate.
To keep track of my results, I did take pictures before I tried out this product. Here’s the day before I started using it.
This was on February 17th of 2013.
It took me about 8 days before I noticed any huge improvements.
This photo was on February 25th of 2013.
(Notice how the redness and scar was fading on my upper back)
Finally, I was running out of this cocoa butter therapy oil, but it did do its job.
This photo was on March 14th of 2013.
Updated: New Picture as of April 9th, 2013.
From the pictures alone, my hyperpigmentation quickly went away (along with the rash on the top that I’ve had on-going for a good 2 months). You really can’t tell from the picture (due to color depth) but my skin still has uneven skin tone, where my shoulder and areas of the hyperpigmentation left a very whitish area.
I am indeed very satisfied with the product. It did do exactly what it listed on the box, with an exception of not balancing my skin tone, but I can understand that I had lots of skin problem going on the first time, so I’ll give this product a break.
One thing I’ve noticed
My first impression of using Palmer’s Cocoa Butter was that I thought it smelled really good and delicious, almost similar to the chocolate donuts from Dunkin Donuts.
This cocoa butter therapy oil is very oily, and it doesn’t soak into the skin as well. If you were going to bed anytime soon, I would apply this well before just so your bed sheets and/or pillow won’t get into an oily mess.
Also, no need to apply this three times as the direction suggest. I feel that that is way too much. Twice a day is good enough; else you are just going to run out of the therapy oil quicker.
This is the exact product that I've used.
This product left me satisfied with the results that I’ve seen. My hyperpigmentation and rash are all gone, but what’s left behind is just a huge spot of white spots.
I will buy another Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ski Therapy Oil with a purpose of trying to make it even out my skin tone. As of right now however, I am definitely happy and would recommend this to anyone who is looking to get rid of stretch marks, wrinkles, scars, or possibility trying to even out skin tone.
YouTube of me explaining a video on Cocoa Butter Formula
Word of Caution
As I have stated, this therapy oil is very oily. If you know that you don’t react well to mineral oils, I would not get this or think about other options. Although I don’t know if it’ll clog pores, I know that some people can get breakouts from it.
It really depends from person to person. If you’re curious, it contains sesame oil, canola oil, and rosehip oil. For the list of the full ingredients, here it is:
Canola Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Fragrance (Parfum) and Rosa Canina Seed Extract.
Again, I did not have any bad reaction upon using this product myself. Outcome may vary for you.