Firming Body Lotions : Worth the Hype?

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Every time a new body firming product launch arrives on the scene, it has to match up to a certain bench mark. I optimistically try the product with the dream that a week or two later (sometimes I even give it up to a month) I may have Victoria Secret model worthy bum and legs. Well, while that is yet to happen (still hoping) I’m always pleasantly surprised that these creams actually do work mini miracles on my body, and the bench mark that I always compare them to? The first firming cream that I ever tried, and still my favourite to this day; the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Firming Butter.

The Sciencey Bit

So, the sad news is that using a firming body lotion won’t physically slim you, instead, as odd as it sounds, they work to plump up the skin which makes it look smoother and more firm. A little plumping will smooth out the little pockets on the skin where it appears uneven, and the smoother skin looks more firm!

I’ve tried lots of creams that tingle when they touch the skin, with ingredients like caffeine, menthol, or mint, and had believed that the tingling sensation was the product working it’s magic, when actually, the ingredients are simply irritating the skin to give that sensation. One such cream that skips all the gimmicks, and just * works * is the Palmer’s Firming Butter, and here’s why I love it!


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The Chocolatey One

Charlie and I use Palmer’s Firming Butter every evening. Without fail. We take it on holiday with us, we have one in each bathroom, we are obsessed. I actually have Charlie to thank for this obsession and it was his ritual of covering himself in the butter every evening that made me eventually give in and become a convert too.

The scent is chocolatey but without being sickly and sweet, and the Firming Butter has the same signature smell, and like all other Palmer’s products that I’ve tried it feels thick and luxurious when applied to the skin, but sinks in almost instantly so I can get dressed (or put on my PJs!) within just a few moments.

As you might imagine, the main ingredient within the Firming Butter is pure Cocoa Butter, but in addition the formula contains Vitamin E, Collagen, Elastin and Shea Butter which works to tighten skin  and tone by improving elasticity and texture, smoothing out using the above mentioned technique. The great thing about Palmer’s Firming Butter, aside from the price (it’s less than £6!) is that it truly works, since switching from the original to the firming lotion, I can hand on heart say I’ve noticed a great improvement in the tone and texture particularly on my thighs and bum, and just in time for bikini season! Add to this, ingredients of powerful antioxidant Q10 and Ginseng extracts, and you have one seriously effective body lotion for only a little more than the price of your morning coffee!

I apply all over my body every evening and some mornings after showering, giving more attention to my tummy, thighs and bum and always notice immediate softness as well as the long lasting moisture that I’ve become accustomed to from using the original body butter, over the weeks, the tightening effect has become noticeable too.

Another reason to love Palmer’s is the brand itself. Founded in the U.S over 170 years ago, it’s against animal testing and all the products are cruelty free.


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Let’s Be Honest

Skin firming creams aren’t miracle workers, they need to be used in conjunction with reasonably regular gym sessions and healthy eating, but if I can give my body a boost and smooth out those slightly wobbly bits, then I’m absolutely going to give it a go! Combining a firming cream like Palmer’s Firming Butter with a good diet and exercise can absolutely boos skin’s texture, firmness and overall look.

So, if you’re looking for a little boost to get you bikini ready in time for your Summer holiday, then adding a firming cream into your daily routine could be exactly the thing you need, and after trying * a lot * of creams from the budget to the blow-out, I can confidently recommend the Palmer’s Firming Butter as ticking all the boxes. Try it, you won’t regret it, I promise!

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Firming Butter is available in Boots & Superdrug instore and online and Amazon and from £4.99



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