Face First: Try This Three-Step Cocoa Butter Mini-Facial

Face First: Try This Three-Step Cocoa Butter Mini-Facial
Stephanie Darling

Beauty Writer

Nov 27, 2018

My initial introduction to the cocoa-butter-based face range from Palmer’s is a facial. Got to love that. Anything that involves lying down and having someone else cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise my face is on a winning streak.

Palmer’s is a household name, famous for its ethically sourced cocoa butter formula which is the basis for its renowned body products that are also chock full of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E, flavonoids and polyphenol, which helps fight ageing free radicals and also has a mega moisturising hit.

Step one in my mini facial is a double cleanse with the Creamy Cleanser & Makeup Remover, $9.99.

make-up-remover-and-cleanserThe double cleanse follows much the same principle as shampooing your hair twice, once to get rid of the build up of the day’s grime and makeup and the second sweep to thoroughly cleanse and prep the skin.

Step 2 is the Micro Fine Exfoliating Facial Scrub, $9.99, with finely crushed walnut shells that combine with cocoa butter to gently exfoliate.

facial-scrubThis should be used twice a week so as not to over exfoliate.

Step 3 in my mini facial is the Moisturising Day Cream, $14.99, with SPF15.


We love a two-in-one product that moisturises and protects. The therapist massages the cream in, in an upward motion for best results.

The finishing touch: the essential Illuminating Eye Serum that hydrates the delicate skin around my eyes.

brightening-serumHome tip: apply with a gentle tapping motion with your ring finger over the orbital bone. So now I’m primed and ready to face the day!



By Stephanie Darling

Beauty Writer

Born in a haze of Chanel No 22 Stephanie is obsessed with beauty, lifestyle, words and visuals. Stephanie believes you should never grow old gracefully; there are too many fillers for that. Stephanie has had a long and impressive career in beauty journalism with some of the most prestigious magazines in the country. She has been Beauty Director of VOGUE Australia, Harper's BAZAAR and, most recently Sunday Life magazine. Stephanie is the author of Secrets Of A Beauty Queen.


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