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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

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
On my belly and thighs.
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Easy. I applied it after my shower in the mornings.
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
Yes. I didn't dress straight away (because I'm always trying to multitask getting DD1 ready whilst drying and also I wanted to e sure it was well absorbed before dressing)
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
Not too strong. Not unpleasant. Ok.
~ 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 thought it felt softer, but then I was fairly religious about applying it daily, whereas I'm usually a bit forgetful about moisturising. I think my stretch marks may be fading.
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
Easy to apply. Liked the pump.
~ 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)?
Easy to apply and well absorbed. Probably equal.
~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not?
It will depend on price. I'm quite taken with my usual moisturiser.
~ 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 someone who wanted an oil based moisturiser. I didn't really like bio oil and think this is much better.

misspopsicle Wed 28-Aug-13 18:55:01

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

I used it on my knees (very dry skin), stomach (stretch marks), chest (dry-ish skin) and face (but only once)

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

I found it easy to apply after a shower at night but found that it was a bit of a faff to apply 3 times a day, as recommended because I had to take my top off to let it dry. Although it didn't take long, it was a little inconvenient.

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

Yes, it absorbed fairly easily and I noticed a difference to the softness of the skin on my chest and stomach but not my knees.

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

I didn't really like the smell, to be honest. I expected it to be perhaps a little sweeter (think the fact that it was rosehip made me think that it should smell like my English Rose Yankee Candle!).

~ 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 a difference in appearance but, as above, the skin on my chest and stomach was noticably softer.

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

I liked the pump action top, it gave out a dose which was enough to cover fair amount of skin but not too much. I think the thing I didn't like (and it's maybe not important) was the packaging. The box looked like the bottle would be bigger, but when I opened it, the box was half empty with the box built up so that the bottle wouldn't wobble.

~ 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 has definitely made a difference to the skin on my chest, where I'd previously tried various creams and moisturisers which didn't really make much of a 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, I think I will continue to use it but only once a day.

~ 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'd recommend it for dry skin but not for the appearance of stretch marks, as I didn't notice a difference.

Thank you for letting me participate in this trial, I really enjoyed it.

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

My face and stomach

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

It was easy in the morning and evening, but not in the middle of the day so tend to only do it twice a day.

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

Easily absorbed and left my skin soft, not greasy.

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

It was OK prefer the original cocoa butter.

~ 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.

It was softer and my face didn't look so dull.

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

Quick and easy to apply, but three times a day isn't possible.

~ 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)?

Wasn't 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?

Probably as I like the way it brightens up the skin on my face.

~ 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 found it better than bio oil which is the one most people know about.

littlemonkeychops Wed 28-Aug-13 20:19:47

Thanks for selecting me I enjoyed testing the oil :-)

Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
My stomach/stretch marks, and legs.

How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Easy to apply, the pump bottle is great as it's much better/less messy than bio oil which ends up going everywhere.

Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
If you don't use too much, massage it in and then wait a few minutes before getting dressed it soaks in fine (this is similar to other oils I've tried). It left my skin lovely and soft.

How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
I like it a lot, it's a nice smell but not overbearing.

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 stomach and thighs are definitely softer/smoother. Not such a difference on my calves so maybe it is better on "fleshy" bits? My stretch marks do look a little better but i'll need to keep using it for longer to really tell.

What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
The size of the bottle. As a little goes a long way it's nice not to have another giant bottle cluttering up the bathroom.

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 prefer the smell and packaging to bio oil which i was using before.

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. I like the product/bottle/price so will keep using it on my tummy. If I have any more children I'd definitely use it on my bump! I also think it'll be handy to have in the bathoom for dry skin in winter (elbows/knees etc).

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 as I like it.

Ethlinn Wed 28-Aug-13 21:29:34

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
My face - only in the evening (problematic skin, seems oily but gets very dry and irritated easily), post pregnancy belly (DS is now 7mo, lots of stretch marks), arms (very dry skin, looks as if it was covered in little spots), feet
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Very easy to apply, I liked the dispenser. Fit into my daily routine well, I am very used to using a lot of different products due to constant trouble with my skin
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
It absorbs very easily, skin felt really nice and soft.
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
Very nice smell, doesn't smell of just oil (which I usually find quite unpleasant) but the fragrance is not too strong. I could still use my normal perfume without having to worry that I would be wearing too many fragrances
~ 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 oil worked very well on my face, I only used it overnight (didn't want to risk it during the day as I wear make up every day and don't think it would be a good base for it). I very often get patches of dry red skin, almost feeling sore. This has certainly improved now. The same with my upper arms - skin feels really nice and soft. I didn't notice any difference with stretch marks but they really are quite bad so I think only a miracle would help here.
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
It absorbs really quickly, doesn't cause any irritation and leaves skin nice and soft. There really isn't anything that I wouldn'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 seems to be very good value for money and I like the fact that it worked well both on my face and body (and I wouldn't normally use the same product for both).
~ 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, especially that OH has been stealing it too almost every day for his patches of dry red skin (GP puts it down to stress, no diagnosis yet) and he says it worked great for him too
~ 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, for all of the above reasons. It seems like a product that can be used for a lot of skin problems and good value for money.

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
Stretchmarked stomach and sides from DS 3yo and DD 1yo
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Very easy, I like the pump top. I used it after a shower. I didn't use it on the mornings I was running late as it needs at least some drying time.
The directions say to use it 3 times a day. I have nowhere near enough free time for that!
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
Yes, it absorbed well. I wouldn't dress immediately but it only needed a couple of minutes. It left my skin feeling soft and well moisturised.
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
Very nice. Nicer than Bio-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.
Yes, it feels smoother and less wrinkly. I have no illusions that it'll rid me of stretchmarks, but it made the skin feel slightly tighter.
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
It absorbs really well. Oils really put me off when they just seem to go on forever, so it was good to be able to rub the remainder across my arms and into my hands and still be able to pick the lid up!
~ 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 have used Bio-Oil before and I prefer the Palmer's Oil. Much nicer to apply. I have also used a cocoa body butter which I prefer the smell and application of but the oil has 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 and consider buying more to replace it.
~ 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 have a newly pregnant friend and will recommend this for her expanding tum. I may even get her some as a gift!

Lovescourgettes Thu 29-Aug-13 11:34:39

I used the oil all over even on my feet! I found it a very effective moisturiser very lightweight and not greasy at all .It was very easy to apply and sank in without leaving marks on clothing . The oil smelt initially inoffensive but synthetic and by the end of the test I didn't actually like the smell all that much .My skin looked nice and felt very soft and smooth .The best thing about the oil is the lightweight texture I dont really have stretchmarks but it seemed to have a nice effect on my skin .It was more moisturising and had a nicer consistency than my usual Champneys dry oil it seemed better absorbed. In future I would be more likely to use something like the Elemis oil products which smell really amazing and natural or Red Fox tub o butter which is cheap enough to use liberally.The bottle is quite small to apply all over . I am not sure I would recommend it to anyone and I wouldn't buy it again purely on the basis of the overly artificial smell .

ldt87 Thu 29-Aug-13 17:33:51

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?  I used the oil on my stomach and breasts and also on my children's foreheads where they have scars

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? Very easy.

How did it fit into your daily routine? Easily every morning

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? Yes and left skin feeling silky

How did it leave your skin feeling? Soft, nourished and silky smooth

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil? Really nice as I can't stand strong cocoa butter scent

 ~ 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 noticed my skin looked even in tone and texture and my girls scars looked slightly less obvious

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it? I liked the texture of the oil and the scent and increasing its absorbed

~ 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 still moisturised as well as using the oil, though I probably didn't need to

~ 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 how often I would use the product would depend on price, I would be likely to quick with normal moisturiser if the oil is very expensive. I do really like the product 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 the oil to a friend because I liked the smell and the product overall. The only thing that would prevent me from recommending it is if it were too expensive.

BeQuicksieorBeDead Thu 29-Aug-13 17:36:04

I have really enjoyed taking part in this trial - thanks to all involved.

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

I have used it mainly on my bump (27 weeks now) but also on my upper arms, thighs and hands.

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

Very easy. The way the bottle dispenser works is great, you can squirt out as much as you need without having to tip a bottle and get too much out at once! I have been using the oil morning and night, and because it doesn't stain clothing, I can get dressed straight away. This means that I have been able to use it before work, which was tricky before.

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

It absorbed very quickly, it is nice and light. It left my skin feeling soft.

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

I really like the smell. I will miss it when my bottle runs out!

~ 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 had already got the dreaded stretch marks on my belly when I started the trial, so I can't comment on those really, as they are still in the process of growing! However, I was getting a lot of itching on my bump and thighs, this oil has stopped that, at least for now. I am very grateful for that! My skin definitely feels softer since using the oil.

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

I really like the smell. I also like how easy it is to dispense.

~ 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 was using Bio Oil. I like that too, but find the bottle less easy to use that this, often wasting product if I tip out too much. I thought this oil smelled nicer than Bio Oil as well. It certainly is absorbed faster.

~ 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 am very likely to continue using it, especially if it is cheaper than Bio Oil, which as mentioned, I end up wasting quite a bit of!

~ 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?

Definitely would recommend.

WhyIRayLiotta Thu 29-Aug-13 20:11:12

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
I used it on my chest and shoulders and on my face occasionally.

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Easy. I did it morning and night. Applying the oil was easy - slightly greasy - but less so than similar products I've used.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
It absorbed very easily - but I did wait a few mins before dressing. My skin felt soft and lightly fragranced. I loved the slight sheen the oil left on my skin.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
I thought it was ok - nice and subtle - I wear perfume everyday and I don't like products I use to flight against that - and this didn't.

~ 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 looks glow-y. The oil left a subtle sheen which makes skin look so healthy. I haven't noticed any real change in the texture of my skin but I will continue to use it as i like the product.
I also used it on my face a few times (was away and had forgot my face moisturiser) Usually using oil / any new product brings me out in spots - but this didn't which was great. I will continue to use it occasionally on my face.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
I like the healthy glow it leaves on my skin. The bottle is too small though - I would prefer a bigger bottle if I was buying 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)?
It is good. I moisturise everyday and I like that its easily absorbed. I like the subtle smell and I liked the look of it on my skin. I prefer it to Bio Oil and to the Dove intensive moisturiser I was using previously.

~ 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 keep using it. I don't have any brand loyalty when it comes to body moisturisers - I often get them as gifts or opt for what's new or on offer. I think I would buy this again... especially to apply to exposed skin - eg. to my legs when wearing skirts - as I love the way it adds a sheen that disguises any imperfections. It makes skin look naturally healthy.

~ 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 - I prefered it to Bio Oil - so I would reccommend it if someone was thinking of trying that.

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

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

Easy to apply, really like the spray bottle much easier to use than pour out oils. Sometimes I remembered it in the morning after shower others I forgot and use it later before bed.

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

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
Hmm, not sure sometimes I did, other times not so much so I'm firmly fence sitting. DH said it smelt a bit 'old lady' 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.
Not sure maybe a bit softer

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
Easy to use is the best thing, maybe change the smell a little bit

~ 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 wasn't using one regularly but I do like this 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?
Probably not regular but if I feel the need for a moisturiser over winter I will defiantly consider this one

~ 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

vaticancameo Thu 29-Aug-13 22:19:23

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
My C-section scar, a raised scar on my leg, and my face.

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Very easy - it wasn't greasy and I used it after a shower instead of my usual moisturiser.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
Yes, I was surprised how easily it absorbed as I thought it would be very greasy - it wasn't. My skin felt soft afterwards.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
I liked it, but I like floral smells.

~ 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 was softer, but I haven't noticed any improvements in the appearance of my scars.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
It's a lovely light moisturiser with a nice smell, but I think the claims that it will improve the appearance of scars are a bit exaggerated.

~ 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 leaves my skin feeling similarly soft, but is easier to absorb. It's less greasy than bio-oil, which I like.

~ 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, as it's nice and light and I like the fragrance.

~ 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'd recommend it if they wanted to try a new moisturiser, but I wouldn't specifically recommend it as a product that will improve the appearance of scars.

StrangeGlue Fri 30-Aug-13 07:09:48

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
On my stomach
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Easy to apply so just put it on before bed
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
Absorbed easily, left my tummy feeling smooth and got rid of the few little spots
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
Really liked 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.
stretch marks looked the same but they are a slightly better texture so although they are still purple and grey they seem less deep so my tummy feels better
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
It absorbs easily.
~ 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)?
Compared well
~ 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 to see if improvements continue
~ 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?
To be honest this is not the sort of thing I chat about but if it came up I'd say its worth a stab. Going to try it on my keratosis pillaris next and have my fingers crossed its good for that!

iloveweetos Fri 30-Aug-13 09:34:00

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
stomach, legs and arms
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Very easy. The pump on the bottle made it nicer to use
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
It absorbed well and didn't leave it greasy. My skin felt soft and moisturised
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
I didn't really notice much of a 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.
I had alot of acne and scars on my shoulders which have reduced since using the oil
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
I liked the bottle. I feel the bottle is too small so hope there will be larger one for sale.
~ 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)?
Around the same but less greasy and nicer bottle
~ 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 as i have enjoyed using it and feel it has helped the condition of my skin. Also I have scars which I want to see if are reduced over a longer period of time
~ 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 did, yes i would, as I feel it is a good oil to use.

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
I used it from neck to ankles.

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
I found it easy enough to apply, although I'm not particularly a fan of pump-action bottles as I like to apply things liberally. It was easy to fit into my routine, as I am already in the habit of using lotions, creams and oils after every shower and bath.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
Well, it did and it didn't. It seemed a bit like a dry oil to me in that it "disappeared" very quickly. I realise this is a selling point for many customers, but my preference is for "oilier" oils that I can really spend some time massaging in. I like the velvety, nourished feel that I get from traditional oils, and by comparison this felt a little lighter than I'd like.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
Mild and pleasant, but unexceptional. Inoffensive. Dissipated quickly.

~ 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'm afraid I didn't, really.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
I used some in my bath and really liked how it softened the water. I don't like the fact that it contains Isopropyl Myristate and Dimethicone, or the fact that the actual rosehip oil for which it is named appears near the bottom of the quantitative ingredients list. I know that rosehip is expensive and this is a relatively inexpensive product, but I would be much more likely to buy this product and use it on my face if it had a higher % of natural oils and did not contain the synthetic "smoothing" additives mentioned above.

~ 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)?
On the whole, I prefer my usual 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?
I wouldn't, because I feel that pure oils and oil-rich, silicate-free creams are better for my skin. I might use it as a bath 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?
Yes, I might, actually, because I am aware that many people prefer the "non-greasy" feel that this product provides; it does have the advantage of being quick and easy to apply, and would be better than no product at all. It is reasonably-priced and multi-use. It's not right for me, but would be perfect for many other people.

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil? my post pregnancy stretch marked belly.
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine? easy, in the morning after my shower and before bed after brushing my teeth
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling? absorbed very quickly, I could get dressed straight away. My skin felt soft immediately and retained that moisturised feeling all day
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil? its very mild. I prefer a mild scent like this because I want to smell of my perfume rather than my moisturiser
~ 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 looks smoother and seems to have firmed up a bit. The stretch marks are definitely less red. It hasn't been a miracle cure but they are a lot better
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it? Best thing was the speed of absorption. Packaging was bad, I had to throw the cap away as it was a choke hazard for my toddler*
~ 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)? better fragrance than bio-oil, and didnt leave me so shiny
~ 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 liked it. I am afraid of the red stretch marks returning when I stop too!
~ 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 already have in a conversation about stretch marks

Dylanlovesbaez Fri 30-Aug-13 14:42:35

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
My tummy and dry areas-knees and elbows.
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
It was very easy to apply, love the pump bottle. I just used instead of moisturiser so it was easy to fit in after bath/shower.
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
It was lovely, non greasy and absorbed quickly. I felt I could get dressed shortly after applying which made life easier!
~ 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.
My skin certainly felt softer and my stretch marks did appear to fade but I cannot say if that's the oil or time. They don't feel as bumpy as they did before.
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
I love 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 much prefer the smell of the palmers oil. I was using another body oil which was rather expensive, messy to apply and left everywhere greasy. The palmers oil was easy to apply but also easy to wash off my hands so there was no greasy fringe issue.
~ 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 certainly continue to use due to the feel of my skin and the ease of application.
~ 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. It smells better than a lot of oils and left my skin soft and smoother feeling.

threepiecesuite Fri 30-Aug-13 17:45:24

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
On the lower half of my face where I have acne scars
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
I feel that more of a spray nozzle (like a small bottle of perfume might be better, this tended to slip off my hand. I used it before bed.
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
It took a while to absorb but I really liked the feel of it
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
I really liked the smell, very different and natural
~ 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'll be honest - not really. My skin looked a tiny bit smoother maybe. Nothing else different.
~ 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.
~ 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 different to moisturing lotion, maybe easier to apply.
~ 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 will def carry on with this bottle but probably wouldn't buy it again.
~ 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 mention it as something to try for those with stretchmarks.

Laquila Sat 31-Aug-13 11:40:42

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
On my face, tummy and hips

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Easy to apply and no trouble to fit it into my daily routine

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
I didn't expect it to, but it did absorb quite easily. It left my skin feeling nourished and soothed.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
I liked the fragrance but personally would have liked it to smell even more of rose or Rosehip!

~ 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.
Facial skin looked great after using (but pregnancy hormones have improved my skin recently anyway). Both facial skin and tummy felt lovely and smooth.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
I like that it's versatile and I can use it in body and face - I normally use Palmers Moisturising Oil on my body and in the bath, and I probably wouldn't use that on my face. The Rosehip Oil seems a bit more refined/suitable for facial use. Also, it absorbs well and doesn't leave a greasy film.

~ 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 think it's as good as the Palmers Moisturising Oil for body, and will continue to use it on my face, although not every day - I'll alternate it with Neal's Yard Rose Facial Oil (which is a different class, to be honest, and Green People or Organic Surge Night Moisturiser.

~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not?
Yep I'll definitly keep using it but not exclusively, only because it's a blended oil and doesn't contain as much pure Rosehip/rose oil as my Neal's Yard one. I'll stick with the Palmer's Moisturising Body Oil for all-over and in the bath, as it's better value. The Rosehip will be useful for taking on hols as it's smaller and more versatile (also bottle less likely to leak).

~ 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, along with their normal Moisturising Oil.

Laquila Sat 31-Aug-13 11:42:15

Forgot to say that I was disappointed that Rosehip was actually so low down the list of ingredients!

honey86 Sat 31-Aug-13 21:38:09

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

bump, boobs, hips and arm (old scar).

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

quite easy, and i applied it morning, night and whenever my bump felt tight and stretched. i had to use generous amounts to apply adequately though.

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

i was surprised how quickly it absorbed, it has that advantage over bio-oil, which sits on the skin for a while. It feels quite soothing once absorbed into my stretched bump. i took it on holiday to spain and found it doubles as a good aftersun oil (although i wasnt burned).

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

i love the smell of it, although it would be better on sensitive skin if the fragrance was from natural sources rather than parfum. i found it abit irritating on dry skin such as dry eczema, dispite moisturising it.

~ 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.

its taking longer to develop new stretch marks so far (fingers crossed). my old ones are abit less pink, more pale/white, which improves the look. i didnt see any change in my scar, however it is a few years old so i didnt expect much anyway.

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

it would have to be the quick absorption and smell of it that was best. i think the bottle was rather small and it got used up quickly- because it absorbs quicker i had to use more generous amounts each time. Im also not clear on just how much rosehip is used in 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)?
its less greasy, absorbs quicker and smells much better than bio oil. feels better on bump.

~ 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 would, to see what the long term effects would be, and because it feels more lightweight on my skin.

~ 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 if we were discussing oils, as i think although it could do with a couple tweaks (bigger bottle, less parfum...) it is a more pleasant alternative to other oils, such as baby oil and bio oil.

2blessed Sat 31-Aug-13 23:37:22

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

Post pregnancy belly and thighs, both blighted by stretch marks.
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Was very easy using this product as part of my daily routine. Very easy to apply sue to the pump - great touch!
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?

It absorbed easily and my skin felt like it has been moisturised but not in a greasy way.
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
The fragrance was pleasant and subtle which I liked and appreciated.
~ 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 haven't noticed any difference in appearance but liked the way it went onto my skin and felt.
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?

Definitely the pump action dispenser. Using oils can be very messy.

~ 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 feels a little lighter than the product I was using before.
~ 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 Imay well buy a bottle. I definitely liked it and as I have sensitive skin and this product didn;t ignite a reaction then I would like to try it on a regular basis.
~ 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 giving it a go. Who knows what works for people?

Dillydollydaydream Sun 01-Sep-13 03:29:17

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
On my stomach and hip area

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Very easy. Used it after showering in the morning and before bed at night, rubbed in easily and dried quickly

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
The oil was very easily absorbed and didn't Leave my skin feeling greasy. My skin felt very soft and smooth

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
The smell wasn't offensive but I much preferred the original cocoa butter lotion fragrance

~ 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 was very soft and moisturised after using the oil, a particularly red stretch mark seems to look less angry now.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
I liked how quickly the oil was absorbed into my skin and that it didn't feel greasy. The pump is very handy to dispense the product. The only thing I wasn't really keen on was the fragrance, it's not bad but I prefer the cocoa butter.

~ 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 oil was quicker to apply than the lotion and less messy with less residue left on my hands after application

~ 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 like the product and I think my skin feels more supple now, I'm going to continue to use the oil, I'd like to try he product as a bath oil as suggested on the packaging.

~ 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 a friend/relative was looking for a product for stretch marks/during pregnancy I would suggest the oil as it really helped moisturise my skin and made it feel lovely and soft.

Wheresthecoffee Sun 01-Sep-13 07:38:43

Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
On my arms, I have stretch marks at the top
How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine? I don't have much of a daily routine! I found application really easy and mess free.
Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling? I found that it didn't disappear completely but the oil left behind wasn't greasy or off putting at all.
How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
Fine, it wasn't too strong and didn't interfere with my usual perfume
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 noticed no difference in appearance but my skin felt lovely and smooth. What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it? I like the dispenser for ease of use. 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 was using a sanctuary oil before this test, I prefer palmers!
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
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.

Wolfcub Sun 01-Sep-13 09:26:30

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
My lower arms and elbows, lower legs (where I have a lot of stretch marks) and upper chest.

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

It fitted in quite nicely because it wasn't greasy and dried immediately. I really liked the dispenser bottle but it did splatter a bit. I think a longer "beak" on the nozzle would have helped a bit with this.

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

It absorbed really easy and was not greasy or sticky at all which I was really impressed with.

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

The smell was unusual but pleasant, a sort of really low key combination of cocoa and rose. I'd have personally preferred it without the rose.

~ 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.

Yes my skin looked really healthy and although I'm quite pale had a glow to it that I'd normally associate with tanned skin. My skin looked healthy and the stretch marks on the back of my calves, which are seven years old, seem to look a little less prominent.

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

I like the results. I didn't apply it three times a day as instructed by the packaging but if I read the packaging in the shop and saw that I was supposed to apply it two to three times I'd think that was a bit of a drag and would put it back! Who has the time to moisturise three times a day?!

~ 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 was using bio oil and johnson's baby oil. I loved the Palmer's because it didn't make my eczema flare up at all unlike bio oil which really irritates my eczema and it didn't have that heavy claggy feeling of bio oil or the grim smell. I also thought the results were better. But, I would like to be able to apply it straight out of the shower like baby oil and then get dry as that is far more convenient.

~ 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 it would depend on the price to be fair. If it was as expensive as bio oil then no I wouldn't buy it but if it was cheaper, or on offer, I probably would.

~ 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, because it works and it doesn't have the downsides of bio oil.

vix206 Sun 01-Sep-13 20:27:47

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
Bump (20 weeks pregnant) and chest. Occasionally face.
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Very easy to apply, I did it after a shower or bath.
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
It mostly absorbed well but did leave my skin feeling greasy for a few hours. Especially on my décolletage. I used the oil sparingly.
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
Absolutely gorgeous.
~ 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 felt less tight, more comfortable and less dry. It did feel greasy though.
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
I love the smell of 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)?
Compared to Bio oil it feels and smells more luxurious.
~ 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 would on my bump as it already feels uncomfortably tight and this relieves it. This is my 2nd pregnancy and I have no stretch marks so far but feel this oil would help prevent any from appearing.
~ 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, if they like the smell of roses!

pennylovesleonard Sun 01-Sep-13 21:03:23

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

all over - from my face to my toes.

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

very easy. I use it after my shower or bath. its easy to apply although it shoots out of the bottle super fast!

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

it absorbed quickly & left my skin feeling very soft.

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

a little strong at first - stronger than I am used to but I like it.

~ 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 was much softer.

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

its easy to apply, softens my skin and smells nice.

~ 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 really like it, its absorbs quicker than the moisturiser I usually use.

~ 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, its easy to use & works well. it smells nice too!

~ 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 its fab!

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

I used it on my pregnant belly and thighs.

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

Easy to apply, the pump is better to use than other bottles where our have to pour the oil out. Used after my shower so fitted into routine no probs.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
Yes it absorbed easily, better than other oils. My skin felt moisturised and smooth.
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
I like 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.
Appearance not so much as stretch marks still appearing but my skin feels soft and smooth and it soothes any itchiness.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
I like the bottle and the best thing is that its easily absorbed so you don't have to wait around.

~ 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 oil I was using before was ticker and gloopier. I prefer this.

~ 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 probably continue to use this but is dependent on price for the size of bottle.

~ 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'd recommend it if someone wanted to try a different product and I thought this might suit them better.

Labracadabra Mon 02-Sep-13 12:42:08

Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
Pregnant tummy
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Easy to apply. I am rubbish at remembering to use moisturiser etc anyway!
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
Absorbed very easily, especially for an oil. Skin felt soft and not too greasy
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
Very pleasant
~ 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.
Dryness much improved
~ 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 that it absorbed very easily, which many oils do not.
~ 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 wasn't 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? Yes
~ 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 mentioned above.

MissRee Mon 02-Sep-13 13:23:07

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

Belly

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

Very easy - just applied after showering.

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

Yes absorbed easily and left the skin feeling soft.

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

Quite subtle, very nice.

~ 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.

Other than being softer, no. It did nothing for my stretchmarks.

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

It absorbs easily.

~ 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)?

Much less oily and greasy.

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

Probably not as it hasn't made much difference.

~ 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?

No, because it did nothing for me really.

MrGeresHamster Mon 02-Sep-13 21:04:47

Which areas of your body: Elbows, legs, stomach, and bum

How easy or difficult to apply: easy, went on very easily. Only problem was the advice to use three times a day. It's hard to fit that into my routine, twice is easier. I didn't often manage three times.

Did the skin therapy absorb: yes it did easily, left skin feeling soft and not as greasy as you might expect with an oil.

How did you find the smell: really nice at first, but it seemed to fade very quickly.

Did you notice any difference in appearance or feel of skin: worked really well on dry skin on my elbows. Seemed to reduce the dryness very quickly and it remained that way. It also worked really well on freshly shaved legs, felt very nice. Didn't notice any difference to stretch marks or scar tissue. I've used the cocoa butter before which softened the skin, the oil didn't seem as effective.

Why's the best thing about the oil: worked well on dry skin and didn't leave greasiness on the skin. The only thing I didn't like was the way that the fragrance disappeared so quickly, I don't think it really went onto the skin much at all.

How does it compare: I like that it comes in a small packet, some creams can be bulky.

Do you think that you will use on a regular basis: really quite tempted. The price might be the swayer, so I'll be interested in what that is.

If it came up in a conversation would you recommend: yes if that person had dry skin areas.

NumTumDeDum Mon 02-Sep-13 21:27:29

I've been using Palmers Rosehip oil for nearly two weeks now. I used it mainly on my breasts, stomach and inner thighs as that is where my skin is weakest and I have silvery stretch marks. I did also try it on my face but not consistently.

It's easy to apply, it comes in a small bottle with a pump nozzle. It does however coat your fingers so the bottle gets greasy and slippy so doing larger areas becomes more tricky. In terms of routine, I generally moisturise and apply body lotion after a bath or shower when my skin feels dry. This tends to be first thing in the morning. Although this is a 'dry' oil it does take a few minutes to absorb before I feel it is dry enough to add clothes. I haven't got any on my clothes but I have waited quite a whole before dressing, using the time to dry my hair.

The oil absorbed easily (though not that fast) and left my skin feeling very soft and moisturised. I wasn't keen on the smell, it didn't really smell of much and I would have liked a more definite and more pleasant fragrance. It's not a strong smell and adding perfume on top was fine as it didn't clash.

I have noticed that my skin feels soft to the touch, a bit smoother and somehow just appears a bit more plumped for want of a better word.

The best thing about the oil is the result. The worst thing is applying it. I found it greasy because of the dispenser and had to keep wiping the bottle. The box is nice but the bottle is cheap looking and feeling. It's not a pampering experience, it's more functional. The lack of nice fragrance added to that feel. I'd keep it in a drawer not on display.

I have been using Bio oil and Vaseline Intensive Care cocoa body lotion previously. The Bio oil has a better bottle in terms of functionality - i can shake drops of the oil on to my body one handed and rub in with the other so the bottle doesn't get greasy and it's less messy. It has a much nicer frangrance. It mousturises as nicely as the Palmers Rosehip oil but I haven't noticed any real reduction in scarring or stretchmarks. I feel that the Rosehip oil is having some effect but I think I'd have to use it longer to be sure.

I think I will continue to use it for a bit to see if it really does have an effect but I'd really want them to come up with a better bottle for reasons outlined above. If it came up in conversation I might suggest a friend try it.

blondieminx Mon 02-Sep-13 22:57:52

Thanks for picking me MNHQ thanks

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
Tummy, elbows, knees

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

Applied after showering each morning. Easy to apply but slightly greasy feel on hands. Discovered that it makes a good serum for hair also! grin

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling? absorbed quite quickly but after about an hour i didn't feel as though Id put moisturiser on.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
Nice, reminds me a bit of that Cerrutti 1881 perfume

~ 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, sorry!

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

Best: Nice smell, absorbs quickly. Didn't like: the fact that it didn't seem to have a long lasting moisturising effect.

~ 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 smell but doesnt feel like it moisturised my skin as well as the other product (Dove pro age body lotion)

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

~ 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? Not sure I'd recommend it but I wouldn't slate it either IYSWIM!

Thanks again for picking me to take part in this product test smile

phantomhairpuller Tue 03-Sep-13 08:36:56

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

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Very easy to use, fitted right into my usual post-shower routine.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
It absorbed really well, left my skin feelin soft and smooth.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
Lovely 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.
My stretch marks have become far less obvious. I had a baby 17 weeks ago so had some fairly fresh, red stretch marks. They blend in with the others better now!!

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
It takes seconds to absorb into the skin, unlike some oils can.
Only slight negative- it claims to be non-greasy. I don't fully agree with this. It is an oil at the end of the day.

~ 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)?
Absorption time is much quicker! Because of pump dispenser, it's less messy than other oils can be.

~ 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, as mentioned above, I think it is easier to apply and less messy than ther products available!

greyfurrybaby Tue 03-Sep-13 12:22:06

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
Tummy, arms and legs.

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
I sometimes found the pump top difficult to use with hands already coated in oil. The oil was quick to spurt out and on a few occasion I ended up with oil on my clothes.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
It absorbed really quickly and wasn't sticky at all. It left my skin feeling really soft and supple.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
The smell reminded me nice old ladies. Not unpleasant but old-fashioned and strangely comforting.

~ 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 felt softer but I don't think it had any marked affect on my scars.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
I love the fact that it absorbs so quickly. I think the bottle and application pump needs to be looked at, as it's quite messy.

~ 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 less greasy than some others and had a pleasant smell. Some other moisturisers can have an overpowering scent.

~ 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 might, price depending. It's a nice moisturiser that softens skin.

~ 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.

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil? All over but mostly abdominal area
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine? Very easy Indeed quick and easy to apply
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling? Yes it didn't leave a greasy feel at all it soaked on very quickly
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
I loved the rosehip fragrance it was very pleasant
~ 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.
Smoother skin tone and stretch marks looked like they faded
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it? The feel on my skin and my stretch marks fading , the size of the bottle was very small
~ 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)? Much less greasier than my previous body oil
~ 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 buy more
~ 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'd definitely recommend this

IPHII Tue 03-Sep-13 13:29:04

I started using the oil as soon as it arrived and I used it every morning.
The smell was really nice, not overpowering which is good. This oil was easily absorbed especially if you had just had a bath. The bottle itself was also well thought as it had a pump and I didn't need to worry about unscrewing the lid.
Used the oil on my stomach and thighs where I had the most stretch marks.
I have to say that it's much better than bio oil which I wasted my money on a few years ago. It smoothed out my stomach, didn't really do much for the marks on my thighs, although it kind of evened it out.
Would I buy it again? Sure but not on a can't live without it manner. It's good. But I think you need to use for a while to see results. My stomach definitely looks better than it did before.

I would definitely recommend to family and friends .

IJustWoreMyTrenchcoat Tue 03-Sep-13 16:03:23

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
On my stomach and hips.
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
It would normally fit in easily, I would simply apply after a shower and perhaps before bed. But with a newborn to look after twice a day is a little ambitious at the moment.
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
It absorbed easily and left my skin feeling soft and comfortable.
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
I didn't really notice an overly strong fragrance, it was certainly not offensive in any way.
~ 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 am using it on pregnancy stretch marks and although I think it is too soon to have noticed them fading, the skin is less dry and crepey than it was.
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
I like the pump dispenser as other posters have mentioned, and I like the fact it is a dry oil as I find I am more likely to use something that is not messy.
I also like the rosehip as have used rosehip oil as part of my skin care routine before and know it has a good reputation for reducing scars and signs of ageing.
~ 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)?
Body- I prefer it to the palmers cocoa butter oil I was using because it is a dry oil and less messy. I have used the Palmer's Skin Therapy oil during my pregnancy and found this similar (pump, dry oil) but like the rosehip.
Face- I use Clarins Blue Orchid oil on my face but haven't tried this on my face. I prefer to use separate products for face and body as my face is much more sensitive and susceptible to breakouts.
~ 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 carry on using it to see if it fades my stretch marks over time. The only product I have found that helped was Clarins Stretch Mark Control and it is too expensive to use long term.
~ 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 has made my skin look better as it has took away the crepey look.

MumbleBag Tue 03-Sep-13 20:42:25

* I used the oil on my face and whole body

* Very easy to apply with the pump. Have used oils in the past that drip down the bottle and leave a mess so this was very good. I used it after the shower so it fitted in easily into my routine.

* It absorbed very easily and left my skin feeling very soft.

* The smell was okay. Nothing to make me go 'wow' but certainly inoffensive.

* I really noticed a difference to the appearance of some scars I had on my body. They were definitely fainter. Unfortunately I did get some spots after using it on my face so I then just used it on my body and they cleared up.

* Best thing is how smooth my skin felt after using this for a while.

* I was using a cream body moisturiser before this and I much prefer the oil. Feels much more moisturising.

* I will continue to use this on a regular basis depending on price.

* I would recommend this if it came up in conversation.

*

BringOn2014 Tue 03-Sep-13 21:39:18

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
I used it on my face and stomach

* How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?*
Applying the oil was easy with the pump action bottle. I seem to remember it saying on either the packaging or the accompanying letter that you should apply 3-4 times a day on affected areas, I think that is unrealistic and I personally used it twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
I found the oil to just be slightly greasy, after about ten minutes it was fine and left my skin very soft.

How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
I really liked the smell of the oil, I like a bit of fragrance in my products but most are overpowering, this was nicely subtle

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 definitely felt softer and I think the pores on my face are smaller. I suffer from a bit of Roscacea and this seemed to calm down after about a week of using the oil.

What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
I liked the fragrance, I found the oil to be effective, the pump action was ok but prefer using a dropper that I have had previously.

~ 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 have used two oil products before this. I felt the palmers oil was much better than bio oil but on a par with boots rosehip oil.

* 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 is priced well I would buy it but as I say it is on a par with boots oil so would have to match on price.

* 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 probably would on the basis that I felt it helped with making pores smaller, softening and clearing skin.

PutOnAHappyFace Wed 04-Sep-13 16:48:43

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
Small scars and stretch marks from pregnancy on stomach.
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
It was really easy, I applied it morning and evening.
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
Absorbed really easy and left school lovely, not sticky like I expected.
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
It smelt lovely, I was pleasantly surprised.
~ 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 was really soft and looked healthier. No difference to stretch marks but I do think scars look different.
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
The smell and how easily it soaked into my skin and left it looking.
~ 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 seemed to make my skin instantly smoother after the first use.
~ 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'd continue to use it on scars and my arms because of how smooth it made them.
~ 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'd recommend it because I think it's a low my product with smoothing skin. Perhaps with long term use it would help with stretch marks but not over a 2 week period.

GingerLemonTea Wed 04-Sep-13 22:14:46

I used the oil on my stomach & cs scar.
The oil was very easy to apply. I just put it on after my shower.
It was absorbed easily & left the skin feeling soft.
I liked the fragrance of the oil, it was light.
I felt that the texture of my scar improved & became flatter.
I liked the feel of the oil, but also he handy pump dispenser as there was no mess & no waste.
I like it better than my previous moisturiser as it seems to be improving the texture of my skin fairly quickly & it feels nice.
I think I would continue to use it on a regular basis due to the reasons above, smell, texture, pump dispenser.
I would definitely recommend it due to great results after only a short period of use.

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

I used it on my bump.

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

It's easy to apply, liked the pump system, much easier to dispense and quicker to apply.

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

Yes it absorbed and dried easily, my skin felt softer after use.

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

I quite liked the fragrance despite not liking 'rose' smell generally.

 ~ Did you notice any difference in the appearance or feel of your skin after using the oil at all?

I'm not sure it's helped existing stretchmarks but my bump feels soft.

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

I like the pump, I don't feel the need to immediately wash my hands after use and I like how quickly it dries.

~ 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 oil to traditional cocoa butter moisturiser, not as thick on my skin..

~ 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 would probably replace the bottle once empty, although it seems to be lasting well.

~ 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 probably recommend it as a general moisturising oil as I think the product works well.

not, why not?

nightcircus Thu 05-Sep-13 19:12:19

I'm on phone so can't cut and paste.

Loved the smell of the oil and was surprised how light it was. Not at all greasy and easily absorbed.

I used it directly on my stomach and also in the bath which worked well.

I would use again as although expensive the cost is comparable to other oils. The fact that it smells so lovely and is easily absorbed would make me choose it.

Haven't had long so not able to comment on effectiveness at tackling stretch marks (took a while to collect from the post office)

desertbaby Fri 06-Sep-13 07:45:36

I hope I've got til end of day as have been using it religiously. Just need to get on laptop - hopefully my two will sleep at same time today smile

desertbaby Fri 06-Sep-13 09:13:50

I had my second child four months ago. I’ve been neglecting my skin and haven’t been moisturising apart from on CS scar and belly since the birth; my skin was therefore dry and scaly looking and to touch.

I used the oil from breasts to ankles. I paid particular attention to arms, legs, bum and top of breasts and belly. I also applied it to my recent CS scar.

I’m a size 14 and applied generously- it took 20 pumps to generously cover my body; the pump action is reasonable. I’d prefer a spray like a sun tan lotion spray.

I noticed a real difference to skin after Day 6. My skin is now hydrated; I can see this and feel this. I have noticed no difference to the CS scar.

The oil was fairly easy to apply, I did end up with greasy hands and bottle but I expected that. It takes around five minutes to sink into skin. Compared to other similar products I used when pregnant, this absorption was really good. I could use the oil in the morning and not have to dry off before getting dressed.

The fragrance is inoffensive. I see this product as a direct competitor to Bio Oil which I bought at the beginning of my first pregnancy but had to stop using because of the over powering smell. The fragrance of the Palmer’s oil neither made me want to use the product nor put me off. One advantage was that I was happy to use on the tops of my breasts without fear of putting my baby off breast feeding. If it had been a more overpowering scent, I wouldn’t have used it there.

The product is functional and does what it sets out to do; it moisturises the skin well. If i had bought this product, I would be satisfied with it. However, it’s not a product to buy if you want it to make you ‘feel good’ about using it. There’s no luxury to using it.

I have also used Napier’s Mothers massage oil, Mum to Be oil from The Sanctuary and my usual body moisturiser is by L’Occitane. I feel Palmer’s is better than the Sanctuary, but not as good as the Napier’s oil. When I was pregnant I wanted something tailored to pregnancy and the Napier’s oil fitted that bill better in terms of fragrance, brand and ingredients.

My usual moisturiser is a shea butter. I wouldn’t switch to Palmer’s oil as there is no luxurious feeling with using it. Again, it reminds me of Bio Oil. It’s a product to use for a specific purpose, rather than for every day moisturisation.

I would recommend it as a product to other women; probably if they were pregnant. If a friend who was not pregnant asked for a body moisturiser recommendation, there would be other products I would recommend first.

MrsBertMacklin Fri 06-Sep-13 10:01:39

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
- Arms, legs, decolletage

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
- Easy. Just used it in place of my body lotion after showering.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
- It absorbed more easily than other body oils I've used. However, it didn't leave my skin feeling hydrated or more comfortable.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
- It wasn't unpleasant, but it wasn't pleasurable, either. I didn't feel invigorated or cheered or pampered.

~ 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 didn't feel as comfortable as it does when I use my normal moisturiser. However, after two weeks, it does look more nourished? I keep thinking of it as being like applying oil to nourish wood furniture and polishing to add shine and protection. I think oil for skin acts in the same way, with lotions to hydrate on top?

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
- That for an oil, it's so easily absorbed.
- Didn't dislike it as such, but other than being easily absorbed, I don't think the product is remarkable. I use a Caudalie oil which delivers better results and is more pampering.

~ 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 not as good as providing hydration, however, I do think it left my skin more nourished.

~ 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. I have other products in my regime which provide hydration, nourishment, pampering and a mood boost in the mornings, so I don't need this product in my life.

~ 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?
No. For the reasons above.

Sparklesandglitter Fri 06-Sep-13 17:42:25

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

I used it on my arms, hips and stomach

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

The oil is easy to use although a finer mist spray would be easier to apply. I found it easy to use after a shower

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

It absorbs easily but does leave skin slightly greasy.

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

The smell is very nice and subtle

~ 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 a big difference to my scars but it left my skin feeling soft and smooth

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

The best things are the smell and how it leaves my skin. The only thing that could be improved was the mist could be finer.

~ 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 prefer it to bio oil but mama mio smells nicer although this is easier to apply

~ 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 would because it left my skin feeling nice

~ 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 as a moisturiser but maybe not so much to reduce scars

lovelychops Fri 06-Sep-13 17:49:10

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

Mainly used it on my stretch marked stomach, bum and backs of thighs.

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

Very easy to use. Used it every day as part of my post shower routine after moisturising.

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

Felt it absorbed quickly - a lot quicker than I expected, could get dressed straight away.

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

Unfortunately I couldn't notice the smell, was expecting to smell the rose in 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.

yes skin felt very soft after using, I think it's helped my stretch marks too.

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

Really pleased with the results and ease of use.

~ 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 preferred it to Bio Oil I was using, it seems lighter but results are better.

~ 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'm going to buy some when the tester runs out.

~ 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 would recommend, I think the results are great and would imagine price would be good value (especially compared to other brands). I've already recommended it to my mum!

BreastmilkDoesAFabLatte Fri 06-Sep-13 17:49:49

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
On a scar on my chest, and on my arms

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Daily routine? What's that, again?

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
My skin utterly drank it in. It made my skin, which is often quite dry, feel nicely hydrated. I'd hoped it would stop the itching from a pesky surgery scar, though: it didn't.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
I'm not a fan of fragrenced products, so am probably the wrong person to ask.

~ 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 felt less dry, but didn't look any different

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
Best thing: very gentle, soft, non-irritating
Drawback: as I said, I'm not a fan of smellies

~ 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)?
Up until now, I've always loved Palmer's Cocoa Butter, which was why I was keen to try the Skin Therapy Oil. To be honest, I still prefer the Cocoa Butter

~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not?
Probably not. I'll stick to the Cocoa Butter

~ 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'd recommend it to anyone with dry skin, yes.

susiey Fri 06-Sep-13 20:03:44

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

My tummy and a leg scar
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
It rubbed in just fine and I used it straight father my shower

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

Yes I loved the way it made my skin feel

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

I really liked the 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.

My skin felt softer I'm not sure the test is long enough to make a noticeable difference to scars

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

I loved the bottle and 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)?

I use a soap and glory moisturiser but have used bio oil. I prefer I to bio oil and felt it soaked in better than a cream

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

Depends on the price

~ 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 instead of bio oil

TheCatSofa Fri 06-Sep-13 20:18:29

- I used the oil on the stretch marks on my new mum boobs.
- it was easy to use and easy as part of a daily routine- it absorbed fairly quickly and did not feel greasy once absorbed.
- I fragrance is pleasant and it leaves skin very silky smooth.
- I have not yet notice a difference in the appearance of my stretch marks but have not always banged to use it every day. I will keep using it until the oil runs out and keep my fingers crossed!
- I would recommend it for the the smell and feel but could not yet comment on the healing properties.

WaxyBean Fri 06-Sep-13 21:11:56

Which areas of your body did you use the skin therapy oil?
the stretchmarks on my stomach and hips

How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Very easy - the pump was easy to use and meant that not too much was dispensed. I used morning and evening - so fitted into my routine easily. The instructions said to use 3x daily but that wasn't practical so I only applied 2x daily.

Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
Very easily- it didn't need much rubbing and I could get dressed without staining my clothes almost immediately afterwards. My skin felt well moisturised afterwards.

How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
I didn't like it at all - it smelt like a floral chocolate. I couldn't use it on my face or hands as the scent was too strong and nauseating.

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 felt softer and less wrinkled. I can't say my stretchmarks faded but they were quite silvery to start off with.

What is the best thing about the skin therapy oil? Is there anything you didnt like about it?
The pump was inspired but the I couldnt get over the smell.

How does the Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil compare to the moisturiser or moisturising oil produc you were using before?
I was not using a product regularly before.

Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not?
No, unless the smell was changed.

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil to a friend/relative?
Not sure. The product was good and seemed to work but I personally didn't like the smell. Others might like the smell (this thread is testament to that) so I might recommend with a warning to test before buying!

thestylethatdecadesforgot Sat 07-Sep-13 12:11:04

Sorry this is a bit late, we have been away somewhere with absolutely no signal for a week!

I have deliberately not read anyone else's comments before adding mine.

Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil? - I used it on my face predominantly, then on tummy (stretch marks) and on my legs

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine? - I always cleanse, tone and moisturise so it fitted in with my facial skincare routine fine. It's easy to apply and covers no problem.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling? - I found it took a long time to absorb on my face, and I have dry skin. It left my face looking shiny and I didn't find it great to put foundation on over the top. If I was just at home and didn't put make up on, once it had absorbed it felt nice on my skin. My DH commented on how shiny my face looked though!!

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil? - I'm afraid I didn't like the smell, although I did get used to it. It reminded me of some perfumes my grandma used to wear and as I usually buy zero or minimally fragranced things, I really noticed 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.
I put it on after swimming on my legs, because my dry skin really suffers in the pool from the chlorine and I didn't have the usual intense itching and dryness that follows a swim. I didn't notice any difference to my stretch marks but they are silver and not very deep so perhaps nothing much would improve them.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it? - I liked that you could put clothes on straight away and I didn't see any deposits on my clothes. It really helped my dry skin but I wouldn't use it on my face as a regular part of my facial routine to start the day. I would use it at night though.

~ 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 like it as a day moisturiser but I would use it at night. It seems to be more moisturising and I felt that the skin on my face was smoother once it had soaked in.

~ 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 will continue using it on arms and legs after swimming and as a night moisturiser.

~ 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 might recommend it, if someone had dry skin.

ValiaH Sat 07-Sep-13 13:13:13

-Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
I used it on my body and on my face, also used it as a massage oil

-How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
It was really easy to apply- I liked the pump bottle. It fit into my routine well- after a shower, and I tested it as a facial moisturiser a few times. As a massage oil, it worked well and went quite far.

-Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
It absorbed well, I have quite dry skin and it went quite far. my skin felt soft and not oily.

-How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
I liked it, it was delicate

-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 felt soft and moisturised, and not greasy- which is better than when I had been using baby oil after a shower.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
I like the scent, I like that it is versatile and can be used all over the body including the face. I think it's too greasy for a day time face moisturiser though.

-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 less greasy than baby oil for the body, and works well as a face mosituriser at night

~ 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, because it feels nice, smells nice and is easy to dispense.

~ 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 came up in conversation, yes, as it's so versatile and easy to use, plus didn't iritate my usually sensitive skin.

katiesobol Sat 07-Sep-13 15:25:46

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil? I applied it to my pregnant belly and also added it to my bath
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine? It was much less messy than Bio-oil, thanks to the pump dispenser and it was easy to apply. I found it easy to add into my daily routine, just using after a shower or in my bath itself.
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling? It absorbed pretty easily for an oil and wasn't greasy, but just takes a few seconds longer than a lotion might. Compared to a lotion, however, my skin feels loads better, smoother and softer.
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil? I really love the smell of the oil, it's not overpowering, but really pleasant.
~ 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. It seems to have prevented my old stretchmarks from flaring up, so they are still silvery and smooth - after my second pregnancy, I didn't use anything in the early stages when my belly began to swell and my stretchmarks reappeared really quickly and when they appear they are really noticeable -bright pink on white skin (not a great look!), so it's working wonderfully well at the moment, I'm really pleased.
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it? The fact that it is helping to keep my skin happy and healthy!
~ 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 better than the Bio-Oil I was using before - better fragrance, better dispensation and 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? Definitely, this is the product for me for my pregnant belly and for afterwards!
~ 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 definitely would recommend this, in fact I already have to a friend who is pregnant!

CestTout Sat 07-Sep-13 17:28:02

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

Thighs

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

Easy- used it after showering and just left it a few mins to dry off.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
If left for a little while it absorbed fine. Skin felt soft.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
Smell was lovely. Sometimes these can be too strong. This was 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.
Yes- softer and marks did fade.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
The way it makes skin feel and how well it absorbed.

~ 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)?
Better.

~ 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 will be swapping from bio 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?
Already have

loopylou6 Sat 07-Sep-13 23:24:14

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

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

Very easy,I loved the pump action spray,my skin drank it up.
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?

Yes very easy,My skin was super soft.
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?

I was not too sure at first,but it grew on me.
~ 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 really felt very soft, softer than it has with any other product.
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?

I honestly cannot fault it. (if yo
~ How does the Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil compare to the moisturiser or moisturising oil product you were using befou were using one)?

It makes my skin a lot softer than any other product I have 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?

I will be using it in future, I'm very impressed with the effect it has on my skin, and it is very reasonably priced

~ 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?

Of course I would. it does what it says on the tin, and the price is affordable.

thatwouldbeanecumenicalmatter Sun 08-Sep-13 00:46:44

Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
Neck, hands, knees, shins, bum! and last but not least belly/dreaded stretch marks.

How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
I applied in the morning straight after a bath and on an evening just before getting into bed. The lid was abit faffy getting it on and off - especially after with oily hands! So the lid stayed off. As it is oil I had to be careful not to squirt it everywhere and into a cupped hand. But other than that it was very easy to apply.

Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
It absorbed very easily - my dry bits knees especially appreciated the extra moisture! Before massaging the oil in my skin does initially feel greasy but afterwards my skin felt soft, smooth and silky.

How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
Subtle, it's not a 'fashionable' scent but it worked fine with my usual perfume. As I went to bed wearing the oil I was glad of it's subtleness - some creams are too overpowering which have prevented me from falling off to sleep well in the past.

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 soft and smooth - especially noticeable on my shins and neckline - to the point where it actually gave me some confidence to wear skirts when the weather was hot! the oil made my shins look glistening and just seemed to make the skin on my legs look good for once! Even my husband noticed I've been wearing skirts and questioned why the sudden turn around on my skirt wearing restrictions!

The skin on my belly/stretch marks felt softer but alas the oil didn't improve my stretch marks nor tone of my skin. Although I realistically knew it wouldn't as they're old scars (5 years old) and are quite bad sadly. When I've shown family/friends they've all been horrified - yes horrified with hands over mouth and audible gasps sad. I'd have to have either cosmetic surgery or that new skin cell treatment to get rid and both are too drastic/expensive and tbh compared to other people's problems I know it's not that much of a flaw to live with.

What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
It does make my legs look fab and glistening and has given me confidence to wear skirts as mentioned previously!

There's nothing I don't like - although I wished it really did improve my stretch marks.

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)?
Tbh it's very similar (if not the same) as Bio Oil which I used religiously when I was pregnant and still did zip for my stretch marks angry But better than my huge selection of cream moisturisers which effects seem to not be very long lasting.

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 it would be wasteful not to finish the bottle you kindly sent me (thank you, by the way grin), so I suppose the answer would be yes! It moisturises my legs/neck beautifully so I'm happy to keep using it. Whether I buy another one when I finish the bottle - I'm not so sure - I've an entire wardrobe shelf and bathroom cupboard full of moisturisers to use up that have been Christmas and birthday gifts that will soon become a hording problem if I don't act now!

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 Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil as a long lasting and skin softening moisturiser but not as a stretch mark cure based on my experience. I've already told my sisters but they don't have stretch marks envy

kellestar Sun 08-Sep-13 17:29:42

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
I used the oil on my hips and tummy. I also used it on my 2.9yo daughter all over and 4mo son all over when I couldn't find the sweet almond oil we normally use for massage.

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
I must admit to using bio-oil mainly after a shower so didn't find changing to the Palmer's skin therapy oil any different. It was just as quick and easy to apply, I did like the pump on top rather than the faff of screwing the lid on and off.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
It absorbed really well after the shower and didn't feel greasy or unpleasant. My skin felt soft and pliable.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
the scent is very gentle and my husband preferred it when he applied some, but I must admit I love the scent of bio-oil so feel a bit biased.

~ 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 stretchmarks are starting to fade, whether this is down to using these products or not, i am unsure, but my skin feels lovely after using them and no longer feels tight or tingly.

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
Actually rather impressed. I was never keen on the cocoa butter scent, much prefer this product. I like the bottle it came in and the pump dispenser was easy to use when your hands are slippery with oil at application.

~ 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)?
apart from the scent I really wouldn't notice the difference between Bio-Oil and Palmers, both have left my stretched skin [from weight gain and babies] in soft condition and have aided the fading of stretch marks.

~ 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 it would depend on factors like price, if it was cheaper I would buy it again. If there was no price difference I would buy the bio oil, mainly for the scent.

~ 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 this product, alongside bio-oil, but it would be nice to suggest another option as well. I know lots of friends who don't like the bio-oil scent and can see this being a hit with them.

ataraxia Sun 08-Sep-13 19:52:45

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil? stretchmarks and scar on my chest

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

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling? Slightly more liquidy than oily consistency than Bio Oil so I liked the way it rubbed in better

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
OK, understated.

~ 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.
Felt moisturized - will need to use it longer to see if scars/stretchmarks reduced

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
Less oily and more moisturising than competitors.
Don't like that it left my hands feeling greasy. Also the pump dispensed too much for the area I needed. Also it looks too much like a clone - why make it the same colour - should do something different to not seem like a copy

~ 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 is less oily

~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not?
Will finish the bottle then see.

~ 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?
Ye, it's worth a try.

Thank you for letting me be part of the test!

I used the skin therapy oil on my tummy stretch marks, so very old stretch marks on my bum and also I used it once a week on my face.

Fitted easily into my daily routine as I moisturise my whole body every day due to having dry skin and a tendency to break out in eczema.

It sank in nicely but I definitely waited a few minutes before dressing as I wasn't confident that it wouldn't stain.

I liked the smell of the oil, it reminded me a lot of bio oil; a nice clean, not over powering but still feminine smell.

I think the older stretchmarks on my bum look better, the newer ones on my tummy don't seem as noticeable and my skin where I have used the oil is much healthier looking; smoother and a bit of a glow.

I think the best thing about the oil is the lightness, it doesn't feel like you are coating yourself in thick grease. Being part of a family with eczema, we are pretty much experts on all types of moisturisers!

I always use a moisturiser and I really liked the oil, but it's a small bottle and as much as I would love to coat myself head to toe everyday, I really think it's not designed for that! I will use it as a treatment alongside my usual cream.

I will carry on using the oil as I did like it. And I will happily recommend it to others. Now I have tried it and it has not caused any issues, I will be putting some on my daughter who suffers terribly with eczema as I really think it will help her legs and arms.

Thanks so much for the opportunity to try it!

hebrideanprincess Sun 08-Sep-13 21:14:55

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

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Easy, used it at night so it would only go on nightclothes

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
Seemed to absorb easily, wasn't too greasy. Skin felt soft.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
Liked the smell, 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 much difference but helped with skin feeling itchy

~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
Was easy to use, a little went a long way. Wouldn't use it in the daytime in case of staining clothes

~ 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 have tried Bio Oil on my stomach and seems very similar

~ 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 will continue using it for my stomach during pregnancy but won't use it on my body afterwards as I like to moisturize in the morning and would be worried about staining clothes

~ 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?
Would recommend it for them to try, particularly because of the smell

KateOxford Mon 09-Sep-13 06:35:25

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil? My stomach
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine? Very easy, i always use a moisturiser
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling? It absorbed easily and left my skin feeling soft
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil? I loved the fragrance and used it more just for 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. I think the stretch marks have reduced
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is anything that you don't like about it? Made my skin feel beautiful
~ 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 was easier to use and my skin absorbed it better
~ 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, absolutely
~ 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 really liked it

mouseymummy Mon 09-Sep-13 12:03:25

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

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine? It fitted in really easily as it was a 2 second job to apply.

? ~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling? ~ it left the skin on my belly feeling good but the skin on my face, that was left greasy, almost like it didn't absorb on the nose and forehead.

How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil? I quite liked it. Dd1(9yo) wasn't so keen 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. ~ the skin on my belly is quite full of streach marks but now, feels a lot smoother and some if the redness of the marks have reduced.

What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it? ~ it takes seconds to absorb (on areas where it does absorb) and has done me some good, the only thing I didn't like was the fact that it didn't absorb on my face.

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. Hopefully, it will help to continue to reduce the marks.

~ 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 they were looking at getting one of the pricier products then yes, I would advise about palmers. Also, if they wanted a streach mark cream. I would recommend this.

prakattack Mon 09-Sep-13 13:41:33

Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
Stomach, mainly on stretchmarks!

How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
Very easy to apply. I have not daily beauty routine whatsoever so I struggle to remember to do these things but when I remembered, it was very quick

Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
Yes very easily and left my skin very soft. It seemed to leave much less of a residue than Bio OIl which is great. I was always getting marks on clothes from using Bio Oil and it rubbing off onto my outfit!

How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
Quite gentle, much preferred it to Bio Oil (my previous skin 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.
No, but then I am rubbish at remembering daily so it's probably not a fair test

What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
Good absorption - no marks on clothes which is great! And a better 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)?
Better than Bio Oil, for the reasons above

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'd definitely finish the bottle I was sent. If I notice any difference to the stretchmarks, then I'd probably go out and buy another one.

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 I think but if it did then yes I think I would

sharond101 Tue 10-Sep-13 17:37:01

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil? legs arm and hans
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine? I found it very easy and it absorbed very well. I used it after my shower,
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling? Very easily. I felt soft not at all greasy.
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil? Too strong and sweet for me..
~ 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 looked brighter and healthier,
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it? I loved the effects on the skin on my legs. It took away all my dry patches.
~ 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)?Much better in performance.
~ 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 found the smell too strong but would use it in a lighter fragrance.
~ 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 as it's a luxury product with great results.

wigglebumsmum Tue 10-Sep-13 17:53:56

The oil was incredibly easy to apply and the pump action meant that you had the correct amount rather than masses of oil and it going over everything.

I was initially very dubious about the claim that you could dress immediately after application but it was true! It absorbed really well and my skin felt incredibly soft.

I did not really like the fragrance- it was a bit old fashioned in my opinion. I was have preferred a fresh/light scent but that said it wasn't too overpowering.

I have been using on stretch marks across my tummy and on dry patches on my elbows

My skin is noticeably softer but I haven't noticed any change in the appearance of stretchmarks but after only 2 weeks I think that would be a miracle .I will continue to use it though and hopefully I will see a difference.

I love the fact that it is so easily absorbed. The pump action (and the size) also make ir really convenient to pop into a bag if you are off to the gym/swimming pool. I do not like the scent though.

I have been using the nivea in shower oil. I think I will probably conitune to use both but use the Palmers more specifically on stetch marks/dry/sensitive areas

It is conveneniet, absorbs easily and it works but as I dont' like the fragrance I don't think I will be using it as much as I might have done.
I would recommend it but with the warning about the scent!

Bellebelle Tue 10-Sep-13 20:13:23

Sorry for not commenting before now, mine only arrived on Saturday!

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil? All over, focusing on thighs and back of my calves where I have stretch marks.
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine? Very easy, liked the pump and fit in well less time consuming than normal body lotion which takes some rubbing in.
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling? Absorbed very easily, left skin soft but not greasy.
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil? Liked it, possibly would like it a bit stronger.
~ 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 think it's too soon to say that there has been any real change but it did give my legs a nice sheen which I liked when wearing a dress at the weekend.
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it? I liked how light it was.
~ 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)? Prefer it although not sure if it's going to be moisturising enough long term and in winter months in particular (I have quite dry skin on my legs which normally need a heavy duty body lotion)
~ 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 consider, depends on cost.
~ 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 due to nice smell and how light/easily absorbed it is.

mamij Tue 10-Sep-13 20:30:58

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
Face, legs and feet.

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
I found it easy to apply the oil as it came in a pump dispenser, and I just substituted with my usual moisturising lotion.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
It felt quite oily when I first applied it to my skin, but after rubbing it in thoroughly, it left my skin feeling quite smooth.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
I love the fragrance! I don't really like Palmers Coconut products, as they make me feel sick (pregnant + trying to avoid stretch marks + morning sickness!). But the Rosehip oil smells light and fragrant.

~ 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.
Whether it is a coincidence or not, I found the skin on my feet and legs improve after about a week. I had really dry skin after pregnancy, and no other creams/lotions could help (they helped when first applied, but wore off as the day went on). The oil seemed to make my skin feel softer and smoother, and after using it for about 3 weeks now, my skin no longer feels dry!

~ 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 seems to work on dry skin! And it absorbs surprisingly easily too. The bad thing is that the oil seems to come out too "fast" when dispensed, so the oil ends running down my hands!

~ 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 did use Bio-oil during pregnancy, and Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil smells nicer.

~ 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 will probably use it on a semi-regular basis. By that I mean, I love that it works on dry skin, but not that keen on it being an oil. I will probably rotate with using a lotion as well.

~ 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 Palmer's oil as it did the trick for me.

Bexicles Tue 10-Sep-13 20:39:20

-I used the oil all over my body but especially on the stretch marks on my hips.
-I found it very easy apply in the evenings after my shower, I also put a few drops in my bath which worked very well.
-My skin seemed to absorb the oil immediately, no sticky or greasy residue. My skin felt silky soft.
-I liked the smell, very pretty, my OH also commented on it on several occasions.
-I have stretch marks on my hips from caused by changes during puberty. Without doubt the oil has improved the look of these stretch marks. The skin around them feels hydrated and soft.
-The best thing about the oil is how easily it absorbs into the skin and also how well it works. I cannot think of a bad point!
-I have previously been using a body butter from The Body Shop and Palmers cocoa butter. I like both these products but think the oil provided better results on my stretch marks.
-I will continue to use the oil, I have already been in my local Superdrug and purchased the Palmers Cocoa butter skin therapy oil! I will definitely be using in future.
- I would definitely recommend to a friend or relative to use, it works, smells gorgeous and is not too expensive. A big thumbs up here!

Belmo Tue 10-Sep-13 22:27:30

Sorry sorry sorry I'm late!

I used the oil on my face, chest (decolletage?!), strechmarky belly and very dry shins.

Really really easy to apply, and dead easy to fit into routine - takes a minute tops.

Yes it absorbed easily, not too greasy at all and felt nice and silky.

Liked the fragrance. (Preferred it to Bio-oil)

My face is looking really good - glowy and dewy, best its looked for ages. I'm really surprised what a difference its made actually. Can't honestly say I've seen any difference to strechmarks, suspect I'm stuck with them. My shins are much less dry, nice and soft.

Other than how good it's been for my skin, the best thing is definitely how easy it is to use - I have really dry skin so really should full-body moisturise every day but I can't always be bothered [lazy], this only took a second so even I can do it.
Not much I don't like - hard to get the ends out of the bottle which is the same for all pump bottles really.

Best oily thing I've ever put on my face by miles (have still been using my normal (astral!) face cream too). I prefer it to bio-oil which I used when I was pregnant, and prefer it to body lotions for ease-of-use factor although if you used it on your whole body you'd go through it pretty quickly.

Probably yes - really really like it, although I'm not sure I can afford it regularly (because I'm skint, don't think it's overpriced)

Would definitely reccomend it to a friend.

Thanks for letting me try it smile

highlandbird Wed 11-Sep-13 01:42:50

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
On my post pregnancy tummy and on my face where I have slight acne scarring.

~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
It was easy to apply, wasn't too greasy on my body, felt a bit oily on my face until it sinks in but looks fine.

~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
It did, took a bit longer on my face, le my skin feeling really soft.

~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
I found the smell a bit grannyish I'm afraid! Didn't really like it at all and that put me off a bit!

~ 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 was definitely softer and looked more glowing and healthy.

~ 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 absorbs easily and made my skin lovely and soft but I didn't like the smell, and it lingers.

~ 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 normally use palmers cocoa butter on my body and weleda wild rose moisturiser on my face, this oil is more moisturising. I used bio oil in pregnancy and on my post pregnancy tummy the last time and I would say I prefer this as its not so greasy.

~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not?
Probably not as it didn't do much to help the slight scarring and I really don't like the smell.

~ 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?
Definitely for a pregnant tummy, think it would be great for that as it really sinks in and moisturises the skin.

TwinkleToes64 Wed 11-Sep-13 10:58:31

~ Which areas of your body did you use the Skin Therapy Oil?
A scar on my chest and my cheeks.
~ How easy or difficult did you find applying the oil? How did it fit into your daily routine?
I found it easy enough at night as I could just slap it on and go to bed, in the morning i was very conscious of looking shiny.
~ Did the Skin Therapy Oil absorb easily or not? How did it leave your skin feeling?
It did absorb but I found I felt a bit greasy. Made my skin soft.
~ How did you find the smell/fragrance of the oil?
Fragrance was good, nice and subtle
~ 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 came out in lots of little spots (not sure if it was a rash? or blocked pores) on my chest. No difference on my face.
~ What's the best thing about the Skin Therapy Oil? Is there anything that you don't like about it?
It's easy to apply and the pump is good. Not sure about it blocking pores.
~ 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)?
Think I'll keep using it on my chest scar but go back to my normal moisturiser on my face.
~ Do you think you'd be likely to continue using it on a regular basis or not? If so, why? If not why not?
On my chest yes, face no. Didn't notice any improvement and it's more expensive.
~ 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?
Possibly for scars, not just as a normal moisturiser. It's expensive and I didn't have any noticeable benefit.

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