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Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil - Rosehip reviewer feedback thread NOW CLOSED

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 27-Aug-13 09:37:33

This thread is for the 100 Mumsnetters who have been trying out the new Skin Therapy Oil - Rosehip from Palmer's.
Here's what Palmer's say about the oil: "Our new Skin Therapy Oil with Rosehip fragrance is non-greasy, non-staining and preservative-free. This light-weight 'dry' oil is ideal for daily moisturisation of the body and face and helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, dry and damaged skin and uneven skin tone. Blended with carefully selected botanical oils such as Rosehip, Sesame and Canola Oils together with pure Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E, Skin Therapy Oil is an all in one skincare solution."

Below are a few questions for you to answer but please also add any other comments you may have. We'd also like you to add a review of the product to the MN skincare review page here.

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
~ Did you notice any difference in the appearance or feel of your skin after using the oil at all? If so, please say what you noticed.
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
~ How does the Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil compare to the moisturiser or moisturising oil product you were using before (if you were using one)?
~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not?
~ If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil to a friend/relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Everyone who adds their feedback to this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a £200 Love2Shop voucher!

Thanks and good luck,

MNHQ

Saundy Tue 27-Aug-13 12:05:44

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
On my pregnant belly.

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Applying it was easy, it wasn't too greasy and absorbed well.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
Yes it did. My skin felt soft.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
I can't usually use fragranced products as I have sensitive skin but it was ok in this instance. I didn't particularly like the smell but it didn't irritate me which is the main thing and didn't linger either.

~ Did you notice any difference in the appearance or feel of your skin after using the oil at all? If so, please say what you noticed.
I didn't notice any difference.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
The best thing is that it didn't irritate my sensitive skin. I don't really think its intended use is for larger areas like I was covering as its such a small bottle.

~ How does the Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil compare to the moisturiser or moisturising oil product you were using before (if you were using one)?
I'd had to stop using the Palmers Tummy Butter because of skin irritation so it was an improvement on that. It was also less greasy than other oils I've used.

~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not?
No because I'm looking for a product designed to prevent stretch marks over a larger area and this product doesn't seem to be targeted for that.

~ If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil to a friend/relative? If so why? If not, why not?
It would depend on what they wanted to use this for. If it was to cover a small area, maybe a scar I would advise them to because it is easy to use and not greasy. If it was to cover a larger area I wouldn't for reasons stated above.

MoogDroog Tue 27-Aug-13 12:08:08

Thanks for letting my trial it - enjoyed being part of it!

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
On my stomach and on a few occasions, my face.
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Easy and quick to do after a shower
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
Absorbed easily, left my stomach feeling moisturised, but face a bit greasy
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
Pleasant fragrance, not too strong
~ Did you notice any difference in the appearance or feel of your skin after using the oil at all? If so, please say what you noticed.
Not really, stretch marks looked the same
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
Best thing, it's like bio oil but without the smell of morning sickness!
~ How does the Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil compare to the moisturiser or moisturising oil product you were using before (if you were using one)?
I've used Bio Oil in the past. It compares very favourably.
~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not?
I'll keep on using it to the end of the bottle - maybe if I notice some visible results I'll buy another.
~ If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil to a friend/relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Unlikely to come up, but yes I think I'd recommend it

EstelleGetty Tue 27-Aug-13 12:09:57

~ I used the oil on stretch marks on my hips, caused by recent weight fluctuations.
~ I found the oil really easy to apply, as the pump dispenser meant I wasn't tipping it out onto my hands which, with other ois, can result in mess because I'm a bit clumsy! It was easy to slot it into my daily routine: after my morning shower and before I went to bed.
~ It did absorb easily, and left my skin feeling softer. Not sticky or messy.
~ I really liked the subtle rosehip fragrance.
~ I wasn't convinced I'd see any big changes in my skin, but the stretch marks on my hips have definitely faded! I didn't apply it to stretch marks on my thighs, so I could compare the two, and the ones on my hips have definitely got lighter.
~ The best thing about the oil is how it has faded my stretch marks, and the handy pump dispenser.
~ I still use other moisturisers and oils on my body, but will continue to use this one on my problem areas, as it's been the most effective I've found.
~ I will continue to use this oil, as I think it has had some real benefits for my skin.
~ I would recommend this oil to a friend. My mum and sister already use Palmer's lotions, and I think they'd both like this product.

Bluecarrot Tue 27-Aug-13 12:21:56

I used the oil twice a day after my showers from my neck to my knees - including belly that already has stretch marks from last pregnancy as well as c section scar.

I also used it 2-3 times a day on my face where I have a little starting from spots.

I found the dispenser tricky when my hands were oily. The last bit I had to take the pump off as the straw bit didn't reach the bottom. It was too greasy to dress right away as advertised - I got grease marks on my dress sad skin does feel good after 10 mins though. It's what I would wait for other moisturisers / bio oil anyway though.

Fragrance was ok. Nice and subtle.

Stretch marks look the same though face is glowing (may be pregnancy related!)

I've used bio oil and palmers stretch mark cream. I haven't noticed any particularly better than another so will probably base purchasing choice on value / offers available.

ChocChaffinch Tue 27-Aug-13 12:47:37

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?

I used it on my stomach - am 8 weeks pg, so any help there was much appreciated! and also on my calves, my hands, arms and heels
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?

actually it doesn't fit into my regime that well; being a contact lens wearer I cannot have oily hands to put in or remove my lenses, also I read at night and didn't want oily pages of books, so it was a case of having the make time to do it, which meant some evenings it didn't get put on. Best is after lights out, in the dark, as it soothed me off the sleep too!
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?

yes it did absorb easily, and left skin feeling very soft, hasn't improved my cracked heels yet though, think it'll take many more applications!
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
The smell was light, thank goodness as I am suffering pregnancy nose and was worried it would be overpowering, but it is very subtle and relaxing, the smell is perfect, actually.
~ Did you notice any difference in the appearance or feel of your skin after using the oil at all? If so, please say what you noticed.
Skin took on a golden-y sheen, and felt softer, and smoother.
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
The best thing is the smell, the application bottle could come out a little slower/more controlled to enable more accurate spraying
~ How does the Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil compare to the moisturiser or moisturising oil product you were using before (if you were using one)?
I didn't really use one, just occasionally bio oil for bad stretchmarks; or a body cream for my calves after shaving, this felt more 'professional' and gave better results
~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not?

yes I will continue to use it especially on my tummy, and arms and legs if they feel dry. My hands are a problem in winter so hopefully this product will help to avoid excess chapping from the cold weather
~ If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil to a friend/relative? If so why? If not, why not?

yes I would, it is just as nice as bio oil, just as serious a product and has just as good results. and the smell is a bit nicer!

Bonkerz Tue 27-Aug-13 13:19:15

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
I used the oil on my face. I have awful dry and uneven in tone skin on my face.

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Very easy to apply. I sprayed into my palms first then applied to my face.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
Very easily absorbed. Skin did not feel greasy which was something that worried me!

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
The smell was subtle. I suffer with psoriasis and sensitive skin so I was concerned but it was a light fragrance which didn't linger too long.

~ Did you notice any difference in the appearance or feel of your skin after using the oil at all? If so, please say what you noticed.
Immediately I noticed the dry skin around my nose was less sore and red after about a week of applying twice a day my skin tone across my face was more even and less red and blotchy!

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
I like the smell and the consistency.

~ How does the Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil compare to the moisturiser or moisturising oil product you were using before (if you were using one)?
I tend not to use creams on my face as they sort out the dry skin but make the more oily areas look greasy. This oil worked well on the dry and more greasy areas and evened it all out!

~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not? I really like this oil. What concerns me is the price as I found I had to use a lot in application due to applying to palms first. Maybe I need a better way to apply ;0)

~ If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil to a friend/relative? If so why? If not, why not? Yes I think I would because I saw an improvement within a few days.
Thanks for letting me trial x

leo16 Tue 27-Aug-13 13:26:33

- I used it on my stomach (30+weeks preg)
- it was easy to apply and fitted into my routine ok as had already moisturise.
- it absorbed ok, took a minute or so to sink in. Left skin feeling ok.
- The smell was not to bad, but reminded me of BioOil which I dislike. I also initially misunderstood as had thought the product was going to contain Rosehip not just be fragranced by it.
- Unfortunately I got my first stretch marks using the product and actually stopped using it and went back to my usual products. It could be coincidence, however I didn't get any in my previous pregnancy and the marks look better since I stopped using the oil.
- I didn't really like it, see above, and due to its similarity with BioOil. I felt it coated the skin rather than moisturised.
- I don't think it was as moisturising as the oil I was using previously.
I'm unlikely to continue using it, I don't think it works very well for my skin.
- I wouldn't recommend as didn't work for me and I would be more likely to recommend the other products.

I can't cut and paste the questions because Emi no my iPad but here is my review.

I used it on my face, I suffer with sever rosacea, I wasn't leaving the house this time a month ago, my face was a mass of sore bleeding spots and red, swollen nose/cheeks.

I use t twice a day, morning and night and the change is phenomenal, I admittedly have made an effort to eat slightly healthier but haven't managed this on the weekends so I'm thinking this product has really helped. Although there is still slight redness, my skin is pain fee, no spots, no swelling, no bleeding. It's soft and I look lie a regular person again.

Easy to apply and was absorbed quickly and easily, it didn't leave my skin feeling greasy at all and the smell is nice.

I will continue to use this and I have already recommended it anyone who knows me and has commented on the improvement in my skin. I really wish I had a before and after shot taken just so I could show you the difference.

Thank you for letting me take part in this trial. smile

Crocklebog Tue 27-Aug-13 13:35:36

Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?

I used it mainly on my stomach, which is particularly stretched with loose skin after having 4 DCs quite close together.

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?

I left the oil by my bedside and applied it last thing at night so it would only potentially mark night clothes. I found it easy to remember to do this as it was there as a visual reminder and it has become a part of my skin care routine very naturally.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?

The oil absorbed very well into my skin and did not feel overly greasy. I did give it time to absorb before putting clothes over the top.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?

I loved the smell of the oil, particularly compared to other skin oils that I have tried that did not seem to have as much fragrance. The smell was not overpowering and did not stay long but it was enough that the oil did not simply smell of oil.

~ Did you notice any difference in the appearance or feel of your skin after using the oil at all? If so, please say what you noticed.

My DH commented that my stomach does look smoother and that my stretch marks have diminished. I think it has made my stomach look smoother also but the stretch marks, Which are very prominent) do not seem to have altered in appearance.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?

I like the smell of the oil and I like the fact that it is a bit thinner than other oils and absorbs more easily. I also like the pump action container that makes using the product easier. The only thing I did find was that quite a lot of the product came out in one pump. Maybe a smaller tube in the bottle would solve this.

~ How does the Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil compare to the moisturiser or moisturising oil product you were using before (if you were using one)?

The product smells a lot nicer and is thinner and therefore more easily absorbed.

~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not?

I have tried Bio oil and given up with this in the past and I think a lot of the reason for this is that the bottle is difficult to use as you have to sort of shake the bottle to get the oil out. I love the pump on this bottle. I also prefer the smell to other oil that just smells of oil!

~ If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil to a friend/relative? If so why? If not, why not?

My stomach certainly looks smoother having used this product for a week or so and the product is easy to use so depending on the price I would recommend it to friends.

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?

I used it on my face, neck and chest.

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?

Very easy, fitted into routine well as very quick to apply.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?

Absorbed very quickly, really well.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?

Loved it, did not find it overpowering at all.

~ Did you notice any difference in the appearance or feel of your skin after using the oil at all? If so, please say what you noticed.

I saw a big difference, skin was much more even and glowing.
I looked far less tired and grey.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?

There is nothing I don't like about it, am dreading it running out.

~ How does the Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil compare to the moisturiser or moisturising oil product you were using before (if you were using one)?

I would say it is better, seen a visible difference.

~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not?

Yes, will definitely purchase this.

~ If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil to a friend/relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Yes, have already recommended it to friends.
My husband has been using it and his skin is looking great too.

Babedestiny Tue 27-Aug-13 14:41:32

Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
I used it for the stretch marks i had it on my tummy while i was pregnant.
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
It was very easy to use and convenient.I use it about 3 times a day.
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
It absorb easily and did not leave any marks on my cloth.My skin felt moisturises, pleasant and smooth.
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
I love the smell of the oil.Just right for me.Not too strong.
~ Did you notice any difference in the appearance or feel of your skin after using the oil at all? If so, please say what you noticed.
My stretch mark did not diminish or was it any lighter but i felt my tummy really smooth as it moisturises well.
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
It absorb and moisturise well.I did not like the packaging at all.It look very cheap.
~ How does the Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil compare to the moisturiser or moisturising oil product you were using before (if you were using one)?
This was better for moisturising and it was not too greasy compare to my previous product.

~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not?
I would only use it as a moisturing oil but not for the intention of fading the stretch marks as it wont.
~ If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil to a friend/relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes as a mosituring oil and it not being greasy.

Thank you very much for allowing me to take part in this triaL.smile

Banderchang Tue 27-Aug-13 16:02:33

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
All over from neck to ankles after my morning shower.

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Fairly easy to apply, though sprayed it into my hands and then rubbed it in rather than sprayed it on directly which I think would have been messy. Fits into routine as I always moisturise after showering.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
Took a while to sink in, so couldn't dress right away. Skin felt a little greasy in some places but I think I put too much on at first.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
Negligible smell

~ Did you notice any difference in the appearance or feel of your skin after using the oil at all? If so, please say what you noticed.
Skin felt softer than usual after about 3-4 days.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
Best thing is that it is unscented so doesn't interact with perfume choices (like cocoa butter does). It is slightly greasier than I would like, but maybe I am still using too much!

~ How does the Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil compare to the moisturiser or moisturising oil product you were using before (if you were using one)?
Skin is softer or greasier, depending on area.

~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not?
I think I'll use it once or twice a week rather than daily.

~ If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil to a friend/relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes, it's left my skin feeling generally better and I like that it's unfragranced.

Pizdets Tue 27-Aug-13 16:29:09

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
Mostly on my pregnant belly and chest

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Easy to apply and fitted well into the routine

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
Absorbed well and left the skin feeling soft

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
Thought the smell was a bit flowery and smelled like old lady. Not too strong, I liked it best when I used it under a moisturiser which masked the smell

~ Did you notice any difference in the appearance or feel of your skin after using the oil at all? If so, please say what you noticed.
Not noticed any obvious changes but I am using oils and moisturisers regularly anyway and it's kept the skin moisturised and soft

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
Easy to apply and absorbs fast. Don't like the smell

~ How does the Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil compare to the moisturiser or moisturising oil product you were using before (if you were using one)?
Less sticky than a moisturiser and absorbs more quickly than most other oils

~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not?
I wouldn't buy it due to the smell. If the smell was changed I'd be happy to buy it and use regularly

~ If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil to a friend/relative? If so why? If not, why not?
If it met the specific requirements of the person who was asking, yes. I wouldn't rave about it.

Thanks for the trail. It was interesting to try and a good product but the smell isn't for me.

PepperPotts Tue 27-Aug-13 16:32:39

I have been using it on my face, I find it easy to absorb and can apply make up over it after about 30 minutes.
I have been using oils instead of moisturiser for about a year now so my routine was no different.
I barely noticed a smell.
I really liked the product and will continue to use it afterwards, I found it absorbed quicker than the other oils I have been using.
The only thing I can critique is the bottle, my usual one has a phial which I squeeze the oil into which is easier but I'm really splitting hairs!

Yes, I would recommend it.

Thank you for selecting me for the trail

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Tue 27-Aug-13 17:30:12

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
All, although mainly on my upper arms, calves, bump (currently 39 weeks pg) and face.
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine? Really easy, and I used it almost every day.
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling? Yes, absolutely, it's possible to get dressed almost straight after using it.
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil? I liked it, and even if I hadn't, it didn't particularly linger.
~ Did you notice any difference in the appearance or feel of your skin after using the oil at all? If so, please say what you noticed. I have been using the Skin Therapy Oil with the original fragrance for over a year, and with both that one and this one, the skin on my upper arms and calves is much less bumpy and dry.
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it? It makes my skin so much smoother. No downsides.
~ How does the Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil compare to the moisturiser or moisturising oil product you were using before (if you were using one)? It's very similar, since before I was using the same product with a different fragrance! I think I slightly prefer the original fragrance, because it smells of chocolate, but liked this one too. I didn't notice any other differences between the two products.
~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not? Yes, definitely.
~ If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil to a friend/relative? If so why? If not, why not? Yes, absolutely. It's the best body moisturiser I've ever used, and the only one I've continued to use beyond the first bottle!

TheFutureMrsB Tue 27-Aug-13 18:36:56

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?

I used it pretty much all over, I have three stretch marks on the top of both arms, they have been there since I was around 16 and after using this over the course of a few weeks I have noticed a vast improvement in them, they are less noticeable now which is great.

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?

I found it very nice to apply. I tend to do it in the evening, at the first use I was a little worried that it would be greasy but this wasn't the case. It has fitted into my daily routine with ease.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?

I think it absorbs really easily and quickly, my skin felt instantly smoothed which I really like.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?

Being a Palmers product I initially thought it would smell like the very popular cocoa butter products but instead it is slightly floral, I like it and I don't usually like floral products.

~ Did you notice any difference in the appearance or feel of your skin after using the oil at all? If so, please say what you noticed.

My skin feels and looks a lot smoother and softer. I was worried about using an oil on my face however I did try it and was really impressed, my stretch marks look vastly improved too. I have also been using after applying a fake tan and it has helped keep the colour longer than usual and that is due to how well it moisturises the skin.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?

It's very easy to use. The little pump action sprayer lid lets out a small amount of product which makes it easy to apply. There is nothing I don't like.

~ How does the Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil compare to the moisturiser or moisturising oil product you were using before (if you were using one)?

It compares very well, I haven't used my previous moisturiser since starting the trial and I haven't missed it at all.

~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not?

I would like to think so but prices always factor into things and I usually go for what is on offer, but I do really like this as it is a pleasant scented and nice to use product.

~ If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil to a friend/relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Yes, I think I would. I liked how easy it is to use and the fragrance is nice too. Being an oil product I didn't find it greasy or heavy in any way and I just think it is great.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to test this product. grin

Caitycat Tue 27-Aug-13 18:59:29

- Used it on face and tummy stretch marks
- It was easy to dispense but a bit too runny, I had been using a body butter on my tummy and much prefer that.
- It absorbed well on tummy but I stopped using it on my face as it was really greasy and made my face feel uncomfortable.
- I liked the smell
- The oil seemed to absorb well on my tummy and made the skin feel nice not sure there's any real difference to stretch marks though!
- Best thing - smell, worst thing - greasiness on face
- I prefer my current body butter and facial moisturizer, they are easier to apply and absorb better.
- I won't be using it on my face but will finish the bottle on tummy. Probably won't buy again.
-I might recommend it if someone specifically wanted an oil based product but I would probably suggest they tried something thicker first.

Familyguyfan Tue 27-Aug-13 19:33:32

- The bottle of therapy oil arrived the day after I gave birth by emergency c section. I used the oil on my stretch marks on my stomach, keeping it clear of my scar.
- the oil was a little bit thinner than olive oil, but was very easy to apply, as long as it was applied carefully. I applied it straight after leaving the shower, so spillage was very minimal.
- the oil seemed unsurprisingly greasy when going on but sunk in very very quickly, meaning by the time I out my clothes on, it had almost entirely disappeared. It didn't leave any greasy marks on my clothes. Skin felt soft
- the smell was not perhaps my favourite but was pleasant enough.
- stretch marks are still clearly visible but seem less red than before. As I gave birth just before the trial, it is possible that this is the reason but the area feels very soft.
- I really like the way the product makes my skin feel and will continue to use it after the trial, regardless of whether it reduces my stretch marks or not.
- I was using a cream before. The smell of the oil is not quite as nice as the cream, but the application of the oil is much easier and the resulting soft skin is very nice.
- I will continue to use this product, but when it is finished, it's continued use would depend on the long term effectiveness withy stretch marks and the cost. I think two weeks is a bit of a short period to trial this product over in terms of effectiveness.
- I think I would recommend it, but again it depends on its long term effectiveness.

rlouisa Tue 27-Aug-13 21:10:24

Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil? i used this on my belly, thighs and hip area.

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine? it iftted quite nicely cos i moisturise anyway. this oil applies easily and absorbed well into my skin. i loved it.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling? very easily absorbed on wet skin and dry skin. it left my skin feeling soft and i could easily glide my tight undergarments on

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil? i love the cocoa buttery smell...its nice.doenst last long though.

~ Did you notice any difference in the appearance or feel of your skin after using the oil at all? If so, please say what you noticed.

well im still using it, apart from making my skin soft, i havent noticed anyother thing, so im still testing it.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it? for me its the pump on it. makes it easy to apply and you can regulate the amount you require.

~ How does the Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil compare to the moisturiser or moisturising oil product you were using before (if you were using one)?
~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not? well i was using bio oil, and stoped it to trial this one, they are to me sort of similar in their consistency but im still testing this product. havent fully made up my mind yet. i do like it though

~ If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil to a friend/relative? If so why? If not, why not?
i would recommend it because of it absorps easily and it has the pump action. it also smells nice.

NotAllItsCrackedUpToBe Tue 27-Aug-13 21:11:47

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil? A new scar on my ankle and for general moisturisation on my body and once on my face.
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine? V. Easy, particularly liked the pump action bottle, stopped it going everywhere like bio oil does.
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling? Yes, absorbed extremely easily. Loved this aspect of it. Did leave my skin feeling soft and not greasy.
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil? Very pleasant, much nicer than bio oil which I'm not keen on the fragrance of.
~ Did you notice any difference in the appearance or feel of your skin after using the oil at all? If so, please say what you noticed. The scar has definitely improved, not as red/angry looking and the skin around it is smoother. No difference on my skin elsewhere.
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it? Best thing was the effect on my scar. Although I also loved the smell and the pump-bottle
~ How does the Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil compare to the moisturiser or moisturising oil product you were using before (if you were using one)? Overall I prefer it to bio oil as it is better value, smells nicer and was still effective on my scar. However it is not as moisturising and on my arms and legs I couldn't tell I'd used it a few hours later and my skin needed moisturising again. My skin is not overly dry by the way.
~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not? Yes. Good for scar healing but also as a light moisturiser when I need sth that sinks in quickly.
~ If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil to a friend/relative? If so why? If not, why not? Yes, for the reasons I've given above but only if they didn't want a rich product.

lifeissweet Tue 27-Aug-13 22:18:23

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?

My stomach area (for stretch marks and scars)
Face/neck

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?

Very easily. Used it before bed.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?

Absorbed very easily - left my skin lovely and soft - not at all greasy.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?

Lovely - very subtle and not over powering.

~ Did you notice any difference in the appearance or feel of your skin after using the oil at all? If so, please say what you noticed.

Just softer - not much noticeable difference for my scars (which are, admittedly quite old) or stretchmarks, but did make my skin feel firmer.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?

It's very moisturising and smells lovely.

~ How does the Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil compare to the moisturiser or moisturising oil product you were using before (if you were using one)?

Favourably. It is not greasy like other products. A little goes a long way and it sinks in quickly.

~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not?

Yes. Definitely.

~ If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil to a friend/relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Yes.

Hopezibah Tue 27-Aug-13 22:43:06

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?

I used in on my stomach but also on my thighs and upper arms. I found it nice to use on dry areas like elbows, heels and knees too!

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?

I loved the packaging and the easy to use dispenser - no mess and no waste!

I used it after an evening shower mainly and sometimes in the morning too. It only took a couple of minutes to use so it did fit into my routine.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?

It absorbed better than expected. I imagined that because it was an oil it would be hard to absorb despite its claims but it did absorb well and didn't feel yukky afterwards as some oils can do.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
I liked it. Not overpowering - just right.

~ Did you notice any difference in the appearance or feel of your skin after using the oil at all? If so, please say what you noticed.

I felt like my skin was smoother - but it is really hard to judge it. I felt like my skin was softer too because I was making the effort to use the oil daily so my skin stayed soft and moisturised.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?

I like the pump packaging which makes it easy to use as I have had spills of other oils in the past.

~ How does the Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil compare to the moisturiser or moisturising oil product you were using before (if you were using one)?

Nicer fragrance. Feels nice on my skin and leaves me wanting to use it.

~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not?

Yes - I plan to because I like it and it is easy to use.

~ If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil to a friend/relative? If so why? If not, why not?

Yes I would recommend because I feel I can trust the product. it does absorb nicely as it says it does.

PlumBear Wed 28-Aug-13 10:08:57

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil? I used it on my feet, where I have several scars, and on my face. I also used it as a bath oil.

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine? I normally use Bio Oil on my face at night, so I just substituted this for Palmer's. I used it on my feet less frequently. The pump dispenser made it easy to apply.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling? It absorbed easily and left the skin on my face, which is quite dry, feeling smooth and hydrated.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil? I sometimes find rose quite an overpowering smell, but I really liked the subtle fragrance of this oil. I also much preferred it to the smell of Bio Oil, which I normally use.

~ Did you notice any difference in the appearance or feel of your skin after using the oil at all? If so, please say what you noticed. The skin on my face looked a bit plumper in the morning having applied the oil at night. I didn't see a huge difference to the scars on my feet, but imagine that I might with more consistent application.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it? I really liked how multi-purpose the product was - I used it on scars, as a facial moisturiser, and, as suggested on the bottle, as a bath oil. I would never have thought to use it in the bath, but it was really lovely. Bath smelt wonderful and my skin felt amazing afterwards. The only thing I would change is the packaging. I think the product (and especially the fragrance) is quite luxurious, but the packaging doesn't reflect that.

~ How does the Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil compare to the moisturiser or moisturising oil product you were using before (if you were using one)? I much prefer the smell of it to Bio Oil. The pump dispenser is also a good design.

~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not? Yes. I already use Bio Oil but dislike the fragrance, so will probably swap to Palmer's in the future.

~ If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil to a friend/relative? If so why? If not, why not? Yes, I would. It's an effective product and good value for money, because it can be used in so many different ways.

Sweetiepanda Wed 28-Aug-13 11:39:57

~ I used the oil on my body, not face.
~ Very easy after a shower.
~ Absorbed easily, wasn't greasy and initially my skin felt lovely.
~ Fragrance was subtle, I liked it.
~ I had a reaction to the product, I came out in a rash and my skin felt hot and itchy. It took about a week to calm down.
~ I did like the product to start with but would not use it again due to the way my skin reacted.
~ I liked the fact it was easy to apply and non-greasy but will stick wih my regular moisturiser.
~ No because of the reaction I had after using it.
~ I personally wouldn't recommend it though I am sure many people will use it without any issues

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