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March 07, 2014

The Review: Palmers Even Tone Body Milk & Skin Therapy Oil

For anyone who has been following me for a while you will know that one of my biggest beauty challenges is scarring left from previous breakouts both on my face and back, so when I was given the Palmers Even Tone Body Milk and the Skin Therapy Oil, I was keen to try them out to see if they could help both with the scarring and just my overall skin tone 

I have been using the Body Milk and the Skin Therapy Oil together for a couple of months as I wanted to give them enough time to see some results, so thought this would be a good time to do a review 

Even Tone Body Milk

What they Say

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone Dark Spot Corrector delivers a dose of advanced ingredients for targeting discoloration such as age spots, dark spots, post-acne scars, and sun damage to even skin tone and unveil a brighter, more luminous complexion. A blend of Palmer's Eventone Tone Enhancing Complex containing Cocoa Butter, Niacinamide, Synovea, Vitamin C, Licorice Extract and Soy combine with powerful Japanese Songyi Mushroom Extract, and work synergystically to balance skin's tone and texture. Recommended for all skin types and tones.

Skin Therapy Oil

What they Say

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil, Rosehip, is an advanced multi-purpose skin perfection product that can be used all over the body and face.  This preservative-free, phthalate free, lightweight formula contains an exclusive blend of key ingredients formulated to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, dry, damaged skin, uneven skin tone, aging skin and fine lines and wrinkles.  Skin looks and feels instantly soft and smooth with this unique, non-greasy, non-staining formula.

What I thought 

When I first started using this, the first thing I noticed was the scent as having used the original Palmers Cocoa Butter when I was much younger I was expecting the usual chocolate/cocoa butter scent and whilst this does have a similar smell, it's not quite as intense and smells a lot more of just cocoa butter without the chocolate.

I decided to use both products together, largely because it was winter so my skin always likes the extra moisturising boost of an oil in conjunction with a moisturiser and also because the oil contains Cetesomate -E Complex which is meant to act as a delivery system for other ingredients and to improve skin absorption, so I thought it would only be beneficial.

The only thing I disliked about the Even Tone Body Milk, was that it included the ingredient Mineral Oil, which I personally try to avoid using largely because I don't believe it has any beneficial properties. It's meant to be a moisturising agent but it isn't really absorbed by the skin so usually just sits on the surface.

The Even Tone Body Milk did however make up for it by having a wide host of other ingredients which are meant to work in terms of dealing with the issue of scarring and discoloration. The key ingredients are:

  1. Cocoa Butter - This nourishes your skin and helps to smooth marks and scars
  2. Synovea  (Scientific name is Hexylresorcinol) - I had never even heard of this ingredient but it's meant to be 4 times more effective than the banned and unsafe ingredient Hydroquinone, at fading away dark marks. It is also classified as a safe ingredient for that purpose in the UK
  3. Soy - Can help fade pigmentation and restore skin luminosity
  4. Liquorice Extract - Balances your skin tone and also helps to brighten the skin
  5. Vitamin C - Brightens, tones, builds collagen and naturally brightens the skin
  6. Ninacinamide - Inhibits pigmentation so can help to fade away dark marks and scars 

The Skin Therapy Oil  has the following key ingredients which again are beneficial to use when you want to improve the look of any discolorations
  1. Cocoa Butter - This nourishes your skin and helps to smooth marks and scars
  2. Vitamin E -  Moisturising and can help to repair and improve damaged skin
  3. Rosehip Oil - It's full of antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids which can help fade dark marks

I think its important when dealing with scars, to accept that scars can take quite a while to fade away and depending on the severity of the scars, this can make the process even longer, so no product is going to work overnight and you need at least 28 days  for your skin to renew itself to start to see any results. 


After a couple of months of using both products together consistently, I have noticed that my skin tone does seem to be evening out and the scars are slightly lighter. Based on this I definitely think that  the products will help with pigmentation issues but you will need to use them consistencly and give them sufficicient time to really work.

Have any of you tried the Palmers Even Tone Body Milk or Skin Therapy Oil? What were your thoughts? Or have you used any other products that helped you with pigmentation? Let me know in the comments below

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