We love Hollywood — it cranks out TV shows and movies to keep us entertained all year long. But if there's one thing it doesn't give us enough of, it's a humble movie star, a star like Minnie Driver (arguably most well-known for her role as Matt Damon's Harvard-student girlfriend in Good Will Hunting). What we love even more than that is when that humble star shares their affordable go-to beauty products like Minnie's fave skin cream that's dream for treating dry, winter-wrecked skin — Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Skin Therapy which is on sale at Amazon for just $8.
Why is it a good deal?
We're in the dead of winter, the heat is cranked all the way up and our skin has never been more parched! Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Skin Therapy is an intense moisturizer that's ideal for this time of year. While it goes on sale occasionally, we don't expect the price to drop any further until spring.
Why do I need this?
Minnie celebrated 54 trips around the sun yesterday and, with parts that span from an overachieving college student to an aggressive yet hilarious agent her career matured as well as she has. But one thing that's remained constant between then and now is her skin cream from Palmer's. She revealed her nighttime beauty routine to Harper's Bazaar and while she does reveal some effective and popular products like Augustinus Bader's Rich Cream (she says it's 'completely, utterly amazing' and all the hype about it is 'all true'), but it can be pretty pricey. Not so with the $8 Palmer's that she's been using for decades.
"A product that I love that I highly recommend that I've used since I was a kid is Palmer's Cocoa Butter," the Speechless star said. "I use it on my elbows, my heels, my feet, my knees. It's incredible for sunburn. God forbid, you get a sunburn. And it's just deeply, deeply hydrating. It's super inexpensive and remarkably effective."
This lotion is solid and heats up with your body temperature and melts as you rub it into your skin. It becomes a creamy texture that you can use to soften, smooth and soothe dry, cracked skin that's been ravaged by winter weather. And not only is made with cocoa butter for dreamy hydrated skin, but it's also infused with vitamin E which reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
What reviewers say
More than 23,000 Amazon shoppers share Minnie Driver's love for this cream.
"It smells wonderful," shared a happy shopper. "It spreads like...butter. I tested it on the driest area on my body (heels). It works so well that I can feel my feet tingling. The same effect happens when using the oil from the same manufacturer. I find the butter a less messy solution with the same or less value."
"Wonderful!" gushed another rave reviewer. "The best lotion for the dry winter season I’ve found! I was having really dry hands that were getting painful hang nails due to overwashing, and after just putting it on once, the discomfort from the dryness and pain from the sores faded to basically nothing! It is a bit waxy, just as a heads-up, but other than that, I can’t see any other negatives!!!"
"My face is extremely dry and this is the first moisturizer I've ever used that worked!" another five-star fan shared. "I don't have to use it 3/4 times a day 1 time is good that it lasts me till the next morning! Love love love!"
Have dark spots that need lightening? Palmer's fade cream has over 3,000 five-star ratings.
"I wasn't expecting magic but that's what this stuff is," gushed a five-star fan. "After a week, I noticed my sun spots starting to fade quite a bit. It's been several weeks now and I am so amazed. I only wish I took before and after pics. Huge difference!"
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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