2 years ago
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E has had this Night Renewal Cream in their facial line up of products for quite a few years now. This is no longer called Night Renewal Cream but 'Moisture Rich Night Cream'. First of all why isn't this in the best of beauty blogs or in ALLURE or INSTYLE magazine! This is without a doubt department store worthy. First of all the formula is filled to the brim with ingredient's research has shown makes a visible difference in the appearance of skin, how much we will never know for sure (unless your a cosmetic chemist) but judging from the ingredient listing I suspect the ingredients are in effective concentrations. By law ingredients must be placed in order of concentration from highest to lowest, usually most drugstore brands(and some department store brands for that matter) are incredibly watered down and contain nothing but colouring agents, wafting fragrance, thickeners and preservatives, if there are fancy ingredients they are most likely placed behind the preservative or PH adjuster which is a guarantee that those fancy ingredients they are claiming will do wonders for your skin, are only really below 1% which is not enough to make differences to skin. Here is the ingredient listing/formula Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycereth-26, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Diethylhexyl Sebacate, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Retinol, Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Juice Powder, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Tetrasodium EDTA, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Fragrance (Parfum), Steareth-20, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, BHT, Propylene Glycol, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin. Cocoa Extract and Butter, Glycerin, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil, Retinol!, Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil, 2 Peptides!, Evening Primrose Extract and Hydrolyzed Milk Protein. All wonderful research proven ingredients and definitely in efficacious amounts. It contains something called N-Hydroxysuccinimide an ingredient I often find in eye creams and products designed for the elimination of dark circles, although research on this particular ingredient for those concerns is lacking and so far at the bottom of the listing it's most likely a dusting. The cream's texture is quite thick and rich but applies surprisingly smooth and almost matte on the skin whilst leaving skin feeling beautifully moisturised without feeling the least bit slick,greasy or heavy. Fragrance is something this product definitely needs work on! The previous formula 'Night Renewal Cream' as with most of the Palmer's Facial line of products a few years back had a pleasant universal scent with Fresh White Lily. That too was slightly overpowering but I definitely prefer that to the artificial chocolate-y heavy scent it is now. It's quite cloying. I have used this new version and the previous formula on and off for a few years now and it is one of the best hands down moisturisers at the pharmacy/drugstore/chemist. Such a great value and a generous size of 75 grams which will usually last me exactly one month. It is extremely rare to find a drugstore cream with Retinol in such a high amount and kudos to Palmer's for producing a great, quality, effective product that actually does what it claims. Palmer's is one of the few family owned companies left in America and they are great brand with a large variety of options for all skin concerns, their Skin Success line is also extremely affordable and effective and I will be writing reviews on that line soon. This cream should win an award! Please do try it!
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