Good evening readers!
The rain is bucketing down but it’s still quite warm outside = humid weather! It does, however make good weather for me to sit on the computer for a lil while! 😉
I was fortunate to pick up a free sample of Palmer’s Gentle Daily Cleanser, Daily Facial Lotion, and Night Renewal Cream recently. I’m a fan of Palmer’s olive oil based body lotion (you can click over to my review of that here) so have been keen to try their new face range. There’s also a clay based mask that they do which I haven’t yet tried and isn’t included in this review.
Price range: you can pick up these products for <$15 AUD each, depending upon where you shop!
Where can I buy it? Most chemists and supermarkets, with supermarkets typically being the more expensive place to find it.
I tried the three products across a single day – the cleanser and facial lotion in the morning and the night cream, well, at night!
The Gentle Daily Cleanser contains interesting ingredients in addition to the cocoa butter Palmer’s is famous for, such as milk proteins and antioxidants. It has a pleasant and noticeable floral scent which was not overdone. The cleanser is meant to be a “light foaming formula”, so I was disappointed when I had difficulties getting it to lather properly and it took a lot of work to wash off! (Perhaps I used too much?) My skin felt quite dry afterwards.
The Daily Facial Lotion contains SPF 15+ and seeing SPF in a skin product for daytime use always makes me happy! 🙂 It is marketed as a “lightweight moisturiser”. The scent was milder than that of the cleanser and the texture was indeed light weight. It left parts of my skin feeling dry; I’m not sure if this was due to my experience with the cleanser before hand or just my skin type (which is combination but getting older so needing extra moisture in the non t-zone areas!).
My experience with the Night Renewal Cream was the best of all 3 products. 🙂 Again the scent was lighter than that of the facial cleanser, and it had a nice consistency, not being too thick and heavy or thin. The hydration was good – my skin didn’t feel dry nor oily. A good budget night cream buy!
Of all 3 products I would buy the night cream, definitely skip the cleanser and probably not pick up the day lotion.
Beautiful rating – Gentle Daily Cleanser: quality 2/5, value 2/5
Beautiful rating – Daily Facial Lotion: quality 4/5, value 4/5 (for the right skin type – <25 year olds or for older skin if your skin is oily)
Beautiful rating – Night Renewal Cream: quality 4/5, value 4/5 (was fine on my >25-year-old combination skin! :))
PS. Priceline have 20% off all hair care products the next 2 days, and are selling Palmer’s Olive Oil body lotion with SPF 15+ for approx. $3 AUD (BARGAIN!!! XD) in their new catalogue which starts tomorrow! (Please note I have no professional affiliation with Priceline – I just shop there a lot so am on their email list :P)