Bodycare Review: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion SPF 15

by PJ on Monday, July 5, 2010

in -Palmer's, bodycare

In April, I reviewed Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion, which has become one of my preferred body lotions (especially for cooler months). Today I am featuring the version with sun protection.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion SPF 15 has a dense lotion consistency. It features ingredients that protect against UVA and UVB rays. (It uses avobenzone to protect against the skin-damaging UVA rays.)

(For body sunscreen products, I don’t have a preference regarding physical/chemical sunscreen ingredients. (I am not sensitive to chemical sunscreen ingredients.) As for facial sunscreen products, I very slightly prefer chemical sunscreen ingredients because physical ones can sometimes feel heavy on the skin.)

Some of the moisturizing ingredients that this product contains are glyceryl stearate, petrolatum, paraffinum liquidum, propylene glycol, cetyl alcohol, glycerin, and cocoa seed butter extract.

I am glad to find most of the things I like about the Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion in the SPF version. The SPF version is also very easy to spread and is easily absorbed. It is emollient and moisturizing but it does not leave an oily or sticky film. It has the same smoky cocoa scent that I find very pleasant.

This is a very adequate sun protection product that will also help nourish the skin. It will particularly suit those with drier skin types and those who have to deal with dry heat.

(The product featured in this article is provided by Palmer’s.)

Related posts:

Sunscreen Basics

Olay Complete Care Daily Sensitive UV Fluid SPF 15
(my current daytime moisturizer)

Palmer’s Body Butters

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

bunee Tuesday, July 6, 2010

i love palmer's cocoa butter formula ! have you tried their smoothing & perfecting leg gloss ? i dont know if youd like it if your legs were on the paler side, but if you have medium/dark tone, its amazing !! it says its a tinted moisturizer and its light and covers most of my scars on my knees . it adds a little bit of shimmer that shows very subtly in the sun . its perfect for summer !


skinnipeach Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My skin absolutely loves Palmers moisturizers- they're all i use! Havent tried this one yet though- might give it a shot! x


PJ Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hi Bunee,

Thank you for letting me know about the leg gloss. I haven't tried it but I will certainly look into it.

Thank you very much for your comment! :)


PJ Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hi Skinnipeach,

I hope you will like it if you have a chance to try it! :)

Thank you very much for stopping by! :)


Makeup World Thursday, July 8, 2010

I am going to have to try this one out. I have been searching for a good sunscreen lotion. I think this one might work for me b/c I have dry skin. Thanks for the review. I always enjoy reading them.


PJ Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hi Makeup World,

I certainly hope it will suit you. Do let me know what you think if you decide to try it.

Thank you for your comment again! :)


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