My skin: Combination with dry spots (especially in winter) and oily T-zone.
How I use this: After cleansing my skin at night. Then let it sink in for ~2 min. After that I apply my Palmer's Night Renewal Cream. Voilą, done.
Results: I found that my pores got less visible, and my skin is as smooth as a baby-butt, no exaggerations. Eventhough my skin isn't overly dry, this face oil worked wonders. It didn't make me oilier or leave a nasty film on my face. I haven't used this long enough to make any comments about treating fine lines and dark spots. But it hydrates my skin and makes it so so soft. Also, it has no real smell to it, which is appreciate in skin care. No break outs either. What a gem!
I got this a week ago at Walmart. I think I paid $8 after a $2 coupon attached to the box was applied. Great price right! Well on to the review......I have used several organic oils recently, amongst them are avocado, almond, extra virgin olive, coconut, rose hip seed, and vitamin e. All of these oils have worked REALLY well on my dry and thirsty skin. The only oil my skin dislikes is Argan, and even though this product contains some Argan oil, it doesn't have enough of it to upset my skin. With regards to how this oil feels, it is very light, thin in consistency, almost scent free and sinks into the skin quickly. I like to use this right before my moisturizer. I have noticed that when I use this oil, my skin does not look shiny around the T-Zone by the end of my workday. It allows foundations like EL Double Wear to look luminous while dry to the touch which is why I love it. I feel this is the kind of oil that my skin will appreciate in the summer months as well because it is so thin and light. As far as evening out my skin tone and all the other skin repairing claims, it is too soon to tell, but I must admit that my bare skin looks a bit more radiant after just one week of use. . So far so good, I will be buying a bottle for my sisters because I think they too will do really well with this.
Really nice light but super hydrating oil for the face. This is sweet almond oil and grapeseed oil based which I've used before, just plain, on my skin. I decided to try this about 6 weeks ago because of the increasingly cold weather and my skin had become parched, red (irritation from a moisturiser) and greasy. This left my skin super soft and I use it under make-up too and even mix a few drops in with my foundation or BB cream for a more "glow-y" look. It's not greasy as long as you follow directions and just use a few drops or less. At night I tend to be more heavy-handed with it because of the dry patches. I love that it has no overpowering scent as my skin reacts like crazy to essential oils and heavily fragranced skincare.
I would recommend this to anyone who's skin gets on well with almond/grapeseed or other oils. I have sensitive, combination, acne-prone skin and this hasn't caused breakouts. In fact, I know oils have helped my acne-prone/beat-up skin by repairing the barrier so the skin can function normally and look better.
Lastly - it's not pricey, about $12-13 for a 30 mL vial, which is a nice dark vial that keeps the oil from going rancid and being exposed to light and air.
UPDATE - Still using this, however for winter anyone with combo leaning dry or dry skin will probably need cream on top, while in warmer weather I can get away with using this alone. My skin has gotten slightly drier on the cheeks and I put a bit of Vaseline or a heavier cream like CeraVe (in the tub) on top and it works great, no breakouts, no flakies, just nice soft skin!
I first received a sample of this product in a Cosmo magazine a month back and was immediately impressed. It came at such a great time too! I was suffering from the worse hormonal breakout in my LIFE (I just recovered from GERD, so my messed up internals might've had something to do with it). My entire jawline and cheeks had large painful cystic acne and I was even too afraid to leave my room without my family judging me :/
I have read all the rave about using oils for your face, but the idea of putting any extra oil to my already oily face was scary! However, I sucked up and just thought, "It couldn't get worse than this!" So I used it religiously morning (before sunscreen and foundation) and at night after I wash my face. And today, almost 3 weeks after purchasing the full size bottle on their website - my face is clear of ACTIVE cystic acne/breakouts. And I no longer have to use blotting paper! Which is a blessing, because I used to have to blot every few hours because my oil was so out of control.
However, I am suffering from the aftermath of my battle with the cystic acne with the acne scars ;___; But I hope with a couple of months of continuous use (in conjunction with my Hada Labo Shirojyun Lotion), my face will be more even toned and clearer! *crosses finger*
I would definitely recommend this to my friends, but I would really rather keep it my own little secret. lol! The price is about $12.99 before taxes, which is not bad at all considering that it comes in a nice brown glass bottle with a dropper, and you only really need 3-5 drops at most for the entire face. (More at night, less in the morning.)
I love the light texture and smell of Palmer's Cocoa Butter Skin Therapy Oil for face. I see an instant brightening and tightening when I apply it, and use it twice daily--under sunscreen and foundation in the morning, and before bed. The first day I used it, a co-worker said "you look great...have you done something different to your makeup?" :)
I mainly got this product for the anti-aging ingredients like retinol, but also for the skin lightening Vitamin C. I have dark spots/melasma and am already seeing a slight difference after only a week using the product. The rosehip smell is light and pleasant, and my husband--who notoriously complains about strong moisturizer-smells--hasn't even noticed the smell of this product.