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The product which I received has a packaging of Palmers cocoa butter, but inside the lotion smells neither like cocoa nor like butter. It doesn't even smell like lotion. Its a duplicate product. I threw the packaging, thinking Amazon always delivers genuine product and I wouldnt have to return it. As i have bought this product from Amazon in the past But this time I was duped. Not expected this from Amazon.
Not only was I sent the wrong item, the lotion inside the bottle is clearly not Palmer's Cocoa Butter. It smells and feels like a cheap, generic lotion. I'm very familiar with the real product and the brand, so I know a fake when I see it. Hopefully I get a refund.
I used this cream here and there during my first pregnancy. I didn't get any stretch marks until late into my third trimester, so I started using the cream more frequently at that point. The stretch marks I got, did lighten up and get smoother. I have very fair, sensitive skin, so I easily scar. I didn't expect for the cream to make my stretch marks magically disappear, so I was just happy that they lightened up. Now that I'm pregnant again, I started using this cream again once my belly really started grow. The cream is thick and makes my skin so soft. I haven't gotten any new stretch marks yet, and perhaps I won't this time around! I'll update this review as I get further into my pregnancy.
Soo i was a little hesitant to buy this particular line of lotion due to the reviews. I have always used palmer's with my previous pregnancy and relatively had no stretch marks. I know this can all be affected from a variety of things but I think Palmers definitely helps. Many of the reviews had stated this lotion doesn't have the "smell" that lotion normally has. I would agree and say that the scent is not as strong, but I think it is because its a concentrated lotion. It doesn't have a bad smell at all, just not as strong as other Palmer's lotions. Still provides excellent moisture. Would buy again.
This lotion is working really well to prevent stretch marks! I'm 8 months pregnant now with no new marks. I use it every night and after I shower! A small amount goes a long way and it spreads really easily. My only complaint is the smell, I hate it and think it smells horrible! But I know it's because of the ingredients and I'm not sure if adding a different scent on top of its current smell would really help any. But the smell it worth it sense I'm not getting stretch marks!