Stretch mark cream

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil

By Linda Nguyen

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil

Best forParents looking for a lightweight oil to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars while hydrating their skin

Top BenefitsLightweight, non-greasy, immediate hydration

ConsiderationsAdded fragrance

Bottom linePalmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil reduces the appearance of fine lines, dry skin, stretch marks and more with its non-greasy formula that quickly absorbs into skin


walmart.caCAD $9.97
walmart.comUSD $9.88


  • Lightweight
  • Made with argan oil and vitamin E
  • Free from mineral oil, parabens and phthalates


Your body goes through a lot of physical changes when you're having a baby, one of those things might be stretch marks. Once they've made an appearance, odds are they're staying, but there are ways to make them less noticeable. Palmer’s Coco Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil is lightweight and works to reduce the appearance of common skin concerns, like scars, stretch marks, dryness and more. Made with argan oil, this moisturizing body oil is free of mineral oil, parabens and phthalates. The oil was a hit with our parent testers and editors alike, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil instantly soothed and hydrated our skin and its delicious cocoa smell is a definite treat.

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil provided our parent with immediate hydration, while evening out their skin tone. One parent tester reported that this body oil made her stretch marks and scars less noticeable, although other testers were unsure if there was any noticeable change. They definitely agreed that Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil was better than other body oils they've used in the past as it relieved the dryness and tightness in their skin.

I love Palmer's oil for helping my skin feel hydrated especially during the dry winter months. I plan on using this oil all over my body come winter time as it helps relieve my dry skin.”—Renee, mom of one.

Smooth and light in texture, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil has a thin consistency that allows it to quickly absorb into wet or dry skin. The oil leaves skin quite shiny once applied, but fades leaving testers' skin feeling soothed but not greasy to the touch. On top of that, the majority of our parent testers didn’t feel that the oil transferred onto their clothing. The oil has a noticeable cocoa smell that lingered on our skin one hour after application, but all of our testers loved the sweet smell, which eventually fades in its intensity.

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil is secured with a plastic cap that can be removed with one hand, and the pump is easy to press. However, our editors found that the liquid is dispensed quite quickly, so getting a precise amount was a little difficult at first—though our parent testers didn’t report any issues. The body oil comes in a sturdy plastic bottle, and while our mom testers had no trouble keeping the bottle clean, any spillage would leave the bottle pretty greasy. The pump isn’t equipped with a twist-lock, but keeping the cap on should prevent accidental spills.

The oil smells nice and doesn’t make your skin feel oily or make your clothes sticky.”—Sandy, mom of three

Saving money is always top-of-mind when you're a new parent and we're happy to report that Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil is one of the most reasonably priced stretch mark oils we tested. Plus, a little bit of this body oil goes a long way and our parent testers were happy with how long one container lasted them.


Reducing the appearance of stretch marks, scars, dry skin and more, Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil worked wonders on the skin and left our parent testers and editors more than satisfied with it's ease of use, quality and value. One mom commented the body oil reduced the look of her stretch marks and C-section scar, though even the testers  who didn't see this benefit were happy with the oil's other effects on their skin. Reasonably priced and effective (even in small amounts), our parent testers unanimously said Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil is a product they would recommend to other parents, and that it's worthy of the Today's Parent Approved Seal.

Tech Specs

  • Size
    150 mL
  • Ingredients
    Canola oil, isopropyl myristate, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, argania spinosa kernel oil, tocopheryl acetate, dimethicone, rosa canina fruit oil, fragrance (parfum)
This article was originally published on May 10, 2018

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