Palmer's Skincare Review | New Releases Spring/Summer 2017



I was really surprised and excited when I got an email about reviewing some of the new Palmer's skincare range, I've been a huge fan of Palmer's products for years, I love how they do not test on animals and are also 100% free of parabens. I'm a huge fan of their lip balms and moisturisers but I'd never tried any of the skincare products so I was really looking forward to receiving them and trying them out for the first time. So here's more about the four products I received and what I thought about each of them.

Skin Perfecting Moisturizing Day Cream 75ml - RRP £7.99*
First up is the Skin Perfecting Moisturizing Day Cream, it's described as a lightweight moisturiser suitable for all skin types. it contains SPF 15 which is a huge plus to me because I'm so bad at using sunscreen so it's great to know when using this that I have some protection. I've been using it in the morning after I've cleansed my face and I use it as a base for my makeup some days too and I have really been enjoying using it. I definitely agree that it feels very lightweight on the skin and you also don't need to use a lot of product each time you use it. You get a great amount of product for the price of £7.99 too. It is a little bulky if you was travelling but you can always pop some in travel pot or bottle. I find my makeup has been sitting better than normal whilst using this as a base and obviously it smells lovely. So it's definitely a new favourite moisturiser and I'm very happy that I got a chance to try it.

Ultra Gentle Facial Cleansing Oil 192ml - RRP £7.99*
So I'm not going to lie, I do kind of get a little nervous when using oil-based products due to the fact that I do have quite oily skin and obviously, oil and oil does not mix. But I was happy to see that on the bottle of this facial cleansing oil that it claims it's "suitable for all skin types" and that it won't clog pores (yay!). I've used it both when I do and don't have makeup on as a cleanser and I do actually like it. I apply a small amount on dampened skin and lightly massage it in, it foams up slightly and then I rinse away. My skin feels lovely and soft and kind of plump and lightly moisturised after using it. The first few times I used this, I did get a few small spots on my nose so I tend to avoid that area now when cleansing my face with the facial cleansing oil. I think it's a great cleanser to remove makeup as it just basically melts it all away. For me personally, I now like to use this to remove my makeup and then use another cleanser afterwards which contains no oil to just take away any excess oil away and make me feel like I've really deeply cleaned my face. 



Micro Fine Exfoliating Facial Scrub 150g - RRP £5.49*
I also received this facial scrub which contains the "Skin Perfecting Ingredients" - Cocoa Butter, Evening Primrose and Cocoa Powder & Walnut Shell. I've only used this a few times so far but again, I have really enjoyed using it. It's not too gritty but not one of those exfoliators when you can't tell you're actually using an exfoliator if that makes sense. It's somewhere in-between, it states on the back of the product that it's gentle enough to be used 2-3 times per week or more depending on skin's sensitivity. I definitely can see a difference after I've used this. My skin feels super clean and polished and with a nice healthy glow. I think it's super affordable considering my go-to exfoliator right now is £4.49 for 75ml. I also really like the smell of this product and I can definitely smell the Cocoa Powder and Walnut Shell.

Multi-Effect Perfecting Facial Oil - 30ml - RRP £9.99*
Like I said about the Cleansing Oil, oil based products do kind of scare me but I thought I'd give this a try anyway because Palmer's products usually work well with my skin. The facial oil has a unique blend of 9 anti-ageing oils - Argan Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Maracuja Oil, Apricot Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Sesame Oil and Vitamin E. It comes in a glass bottle with a pipette, which makes the product seem a lot more luxurious for the fraction of the price of other "perfecting oils" on the market right now. I only applied 3 drops and it was enough to use all over my face and it didn't sit on my skin like I was worried about it doing and it sunk it quickly and didn't feel sticky at all. The following morning after using this my skin was glowing (but not in an oily way), I literally tweeted about it lol, I was in shock. Also if you read my post before this one about the COR Silver Soap* I've been using for the past few weeks then you'll know that I have really enjoyed using it and have seen huge improvements but it has left me with some dry patches and this Facial Oil has really helped a lot.

Overall I'm so impressed with these Palmer's products, apart from the Cleansing Oil breaking me out a little on my nose. I highly recommend these as they are so affordable and I'd never had thought that my skin would've got on with the oil-based products well but I've definitely been proven wrong. Trying these out has made me feel a lot more confident in trying oil-based products now, instead of shying away like I usually do. 
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*PR samples, all opinions are my own

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