Palmer’s is a pretty well known company when it comes to skin care products. They’ve got lotions and creams for nearly everything you can think of.
Perhaps their most popular items, though, are the ones designed for pregnancy. These include Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Massage Lotion, Tummy Butter, and a few others.
These products are specifically meant for the treatment and prevention of stretch marks during and after pregnancy.
Their stretch mark cream and tummy butter are among the best selling products on sites like Amazon and even in stores such as Walgreen’s.
Below we’ve provided a complete review of these lotions to help you figure out if they’ll work for you or not.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter for Stretch Marks
Palmer’s Lotion is dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, and completely free of parabens and phthalate. It is sold by the bottle and costs roughly $8 to $10 each, depending on where you purchase it from.
It shares a very similar formula as the massage lotion with a few added ingredients such as lavender and is recommended as a nighttime treatment.
It is about the same price as the lotion, too.
Palmer’s for Stretch Marks Online Reviews
As with every product we feature on our website, we always recommend checking out what other people are saying about it before buying it yourself.
Here are some of the reviews we found in these products (if the words appear too tiny to read, simply click the image to see it bigger):
Even Palmer’s Stretch Mark Massage Lotion had its fair share of negative comments, though. Quite a few people state that the product simply does not work, even as a preventative measure. One woman claimed that she used the lotion 2-3 times a day throughout her pregnancy and still got nasty stretch marks once she hit the 30 week mark.
Like most customers, we have rather mixed feelings about using Palmer’s for pregnancy-related stretch marks. While the product does seem to work for a number of people, it seems highly inconsistent and results are most definitely not guaranteed.
The formula works relatively well for moisturizing your skin, which is always a plus, but its effectiveness as a treatment for getting rid of already-present stretch marks is questionable.
While some claim it cleared up their marks, many more said it did nothing. It seems to us that Palmer’s is primarily designed to be a preventative solution, not an actual treatment for after-the-fact.
3.5 STARS WITH LOTS OF MIXED REVIEWS
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter
Tummy Butter for Stretch Marks
The online reviews are full of high AND low scores, honestly. But it’s an inexpensive way to try a moisturizer that relies heavily on the healing properties of cocoa butter.
Our testing was mixed, so we’ve put a 3.5 star rating on this one.
In our honest opinion, you’re more likely to see good results from using a product like TriLASTIN-SR or Revitol’s Stretch Mark Cream. If you’ve got a bit of money you don’t mind burning through you could even spring for alternative treatments such as laser surgery. Surgery is highly effective, works almost instantaneously, but it does have a hefty price tag attached.
Don’t know what’s in it? Don’t buy it. That’s our slogan. You should never, ever, ever, use anything on your skin without first finding out what it’s made of. This is an important step that can help save your skin, literally.
Here are the known ingredients found in the majority of Palmer’s stretch mark creams and lotions:
- Cocoa Extract
- Mineral Oil
- Microcrystalline Wax
- Cocoa Seed Butter
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Soluble Collagen
Even more substances commonly seen in Palmer’s products: Soluble Elastin, Tocopherol Acetate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed OiI, Isopropyl Myristate, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Beta-Carotene (Cl 40800), Fragrance, Benzyl Cinnamate, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool.
Where to Buy It
Looking to buy Palmer’s to try it out yourself? Well, you’re in luck. Palmer’s products are found in a large number of stores and online retailers including:
- Rite Aid
Or, if you’d like to support the company directly you can purchase it directly from the official Palmer’s website where they sell all of their products.