Cocoa Butter

Cocoa Butter

Cocoa Butter is a rich vegetable fat extracted from the fruit or pods of the cacao tree (the same ingredient contained in the yummy confection, chocolate.) This tree only grows in a specific geographical zone, approximately 20 degrees north and south of the Equator, including countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and the Ivory Coast. Cacao trees produce fruit in the form of large green pods with each containing approximately 30 to 40 beans. At maturity, these pods are harvested from the trunks and branches of the cacao tree with a curved knife on a long pole. Pods are separated by colors that correspond to the quality of the bean; those with poorer aromas and flavors may be used for industrial chocolate, while the higher quality beans are used in Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula. After drying, fermentation and roasting, the beans are crushed and pressed to extrude the rich, creamy vegetable fat…Cocoa Butter.

Cocoa Butter is a skin-conditioning agent that coats the skin with a fine, non-greasy film, thereby diminishing water loss and leaving skin softened and protected against any harsh elements.

Cocoa Butter is unique among vegetable fats because it is a solid at normal room temperature, but melts at body temperature. In its pure form, Cocoa Butter is rock solid and nearly impossible to spread; however Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula is specially formulated to increase the cocoa butter’s natural effectiveness by making it easier to spread and easily absorbed into the skin. This breakthrough was accomplished by blending rich emollients and Vitamin E, a skin conditioner that enhances the soothing and softening effects.

shea Butter

shea Butter

Shea Butter is a natural moisturizer extracted from fruit of the Shea Tree widely used in cosmetics and skin care with increased popularity worldwide, especially in the US in recent years. The Shea Tree has been referred to in many parts of the world as the tree of life since the average life of the Shea Nut Tree is more than 300 years. The Shea fruit consists of a pulp that surrounds a relatively large, oil-rich seed from which the Shea Butter is extracted.

Palmer's Shea Butter Formula uses pure Shea Butter and is ideal for sensitive skin. The naturally occurring high vitamin content, including vitamins A, E and F, provides ongoing nourishment.

Shea butter is known especially for its cosmetic properties as a moisturizer and emollient. Shea butter is effective at treating severely dry skin and increasing skin’s elasticity. Shea butter provides slight natural UV sun protection. The addition of antioxidant Vitamin E provides further anti-aging benefits. Shea butter absorbs rapidly into the skin to soften and impart a natural glow without leaving a greasy feeling.

Coconut oil

coconut oil

In ancient Indian Sanskrit, the coconut tree is called "Kalpavriksha," the wish fulfilling divine tree, because of its ability to abundantly provide for many human needs. Considered by many to be one of nature’s healthiest oils, the benefits of coconut oil and coconut milk expand beyond its digestive properties to its cosmetic uses as a superior emollient and hair conditioner, giving credence to its mythological name.

Coconut oil’s ability to nourish and help repair hair has been traditional knowledge handed down for thousands of years and can be traced back to indigenous peoples all around the world. Most common to the Philippines and areas of the South Pacific, the benefits of daily use of coconut oil can be seen in the long, healthy shiny hair of women in those regions.

Both of Palmer’s conditioners are infused with pure coconut milk, which coats and conditions the hair for extra shine and detangling. Fresh coconut meat is grated and pressed to produce the coconut milk. The coconut oil that is in every product in the line is acquired by separating it from the other particles in the milk. Rich in lauric acid and antioxidants, coconut oil has been touted for its natural ability to protect hair from damaging free radicals. Chemically composed of fatty acids, coconut oil acts as an emollient-enriched barrier for hair, imparting brilliance and shine while helping to protect the follicle and keep hair looking long, lustrous and healthy.

The aroma of coconut is perhaps one of the most universally appealing fragrances. Popular with men and women alike, this unique tropical scent invokes the relaxing atmosphere of its paradisiacal countries of origin.

olive oil

olive oil

Throughout the centuries olive oil has been referred to as liquid gold, the nectar of the gods and nature's gift to human health. A key ingredient in the Palmer's Olive Butter Formula line of products is Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which is packed with antioxidants to protect skin from damaging free radicals that can cause it to look dull, lifeless and older. Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes from the first cold pressing of the olives, which is done to prevent heat from changing the chemistry of the olive oil. This results in the highest grade of raw ingredients, which in their pure state contain large amounts of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals. The unique lipid structure of olive oil is the most compatible with your skin's natural chemistry, giving it superior penetration properties to absorb quickly, leaving skin looking silky soft and nourished with a youthful glow.

Here are some fun facts about Olives:

  • • In Ancient Rome they would use olives as currency to pay taxes
  • • Olives are used in sacred practices in 3 major religions of the world
  • • Hieroglyphics of olives can be found on Egyptian tomb walls
  • • In Ancient Greece, cutting down an olive tree was a crime punishable by death
  • • Athenian brides wear olive crowns and carry olive branches to ensure fertility
  • • After battle in Ancient Rome, the defeated side would carry olive branches as a plea for mercy.