First off, I have to say that the formula of this is amazing! However, I cannot get past the awful smell. It is so strong that it gives me a mini headache every time I use it on my hands. If this came in a different scent like cocoa or scent free, I would probably buy barrels of it and slather it on...but alas it smells horrible.
Olive oil does have many benefits, but the chronically greasy feeling it left me with had me on the search for a better formula. This lotion is very light, it was great for the spring and fall months, however did not provide enough moisture for the wnter months. What I found most offending was the smell, which thankfully was not like olives, but a fake chemical and flowery odor. It was enough to make me discontinue the use of the lotion, and I have yet to find a fragrance free version.
*This review is for the (Concentrated) Olive Butter Formula with Vitamin E* I loveee this product! It smells divine and really softened my uber-hard heels! I was using The Body Shop's Hemp Foot Cream before this, but it didn't really work for me. I switched to this after my Hemp cream ran out, and it took care of my massively cracked heels within two days (and an entire tub of Hemp Foot Cream couldn't do it!). It's cheap (about $4 AUD for 60g) so I'm not complaining. I was tempted to try "Foot Magic" before this, but my mum said it's pretty oily (works well for her really dry skin though) - I'll definitely repurchase this though!
This is great stuff. Its right up there with the expensive body lotions, high-end quality with a low-end price tag. This is the one I love most of out the palmers range. It smells lovely, it doesn't have the same cocoa butter smell that the original one has, but its nice nonetheless. Was actually a bit worried before I opened it that it would smell like olive oil (eww!) so phew! I love applying it, moisturises extremely well, absorbs quicly, leaves my skin soft and smooth without leaving a yucky film. The formula's not as thick as the original which is a bonus. Cheap too, got is for $7.50 AUD on special at Priceline, but RRP is about $11.95
I love this stuff! My sweet grandmother introduced me to it, and now I'm addicted. I use both formulas- the olive butter in the metal tin and the lotion in the pump bottle. I mainly like to use the butter on my feet at night, covered in cotton socks. It's really thick, and I put a ton on them but by morning it has all absorbed and my feet are soft and smooth. I use the lotion everywhere else on my body. It has a nice, fresh smell that blends well with all my perfumes, and it is a lighter consistency than the butter, so I don't feel greasy everywhere. It moisturizes so well, and my skin stays hydrated all day, unlike when I use some other lotions and end up with dry skin later in the day. The best part of all is the price! It's cheap, but it feels expensive. This stuff is the best!
I absolutely love this lotion. Ever since I can remember my upper arms have have been dry and have had like permanent goose bumps. This lotion with only 2 uses has all but made them disappear! The lightweight formula absorbs very well. I cannot stand the heavy forever wet formula's of some other heavy moisturizing lotions; Palmers' Olive Butter gives you major moisturizing and absorbs very quickly. It leaves my skin soft and supple for days. One of my new staples.
This olive formula lotion itself is OK (I do like Palmers products) but the scent in this one is WAY too strong for my liking right now. It's very perfumey/floral, and I'm glad I did not buy anything but the .99 cent trial bottle. Maybe my opinion will change, but for now it's too strong, and I cannot enjoy it.
Lovely light herbal aroma combined with very emollient lotion. I'm always on the look out for drugstore replacements that rival the high end stuff. I've paid loads more for L'Occitaine and others. Major winner for me.
I love love love this lotion. I have bought dozens of different kinds of lotions. I try and stick to the cheap ones but I have invested alot of money on moisturizers. I like the Palmers cocoa butter but can't stand the smell. THis is very fresh smelling and absorbs wonderfully. It isn't heavy or greasy but gives you the same moisturizing power of the heavy lotions. I've found my new staple in moisturizers.
So far the best thing for my dry hands. It does not leave a thick greasy residue. It has a light formula and my skin seems to absorb it well.