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About Palmer’s
The experts in cocoa butter, stretch mark care
& coconut beauty.
Who We Are
Founded more than 175 years ago as one of America’s first skin care companies, E.T.Browne Drug Co Inc is a leader in natural-based, treatment-oriented beauty products with its trusted Palmer’s brand. Sold in over 100 countries worldwide, Palmer’s crafts products that are trusted and passed down from generation to generation.
We unlock nature’s most powerful ingredients to help women be their most beautiful selves. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula was introduced into the Australian market in 1997 and it was an instant hit. Since then the range has been joined by equally popular and revered ranges as Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula, Shea Formula, Olive Oil Formula, Skin Success and Natural Fusions. Today there is a Palmer’s product for every need – body, hair, stretch marks, face and bath - and we are proudly the #1 Cocoa Butter and Coconut Beauty Brands in Australia!*

We are committed to continually crafting luxurious, affordable products that really do work. Our formulas use only nature’s richest, most indulgent ingredients including 100% pure cocoa butter, coconut oil, shea butter & olive oil.

*IRI retail scan (based on dollar sales, total Australian grocery + pharmacies) as of MAT to 07/07/2019
Key Ingredients
At Palmer’s, we believe that natural is beautiful. That is why we use natural, raw ingredients in our products and are committed to delivering high quality, high performing products. With Palmer’s products you can feel good about what your put on your hair and skin.
Cocoa Butter
Our Core ingredient for the last 40 years has been Cocoa Butter, in fact we buy over 120,000 kgs of Cocoa Butter annually. We call it nature’s super ingredient because of its superior healing properties and its ability to help skin retain moisture.
Cocoa Butter is a rich vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean which grow in the cocoa pods of the cacao tree. At maturity, these pods are harvested from the trunks and branches and are separated by colours that correspond to the quality of the bean; those with poorer aromas and flavours may be used for industrial chocolate, while the higher quality beans are used in Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula.

Palmer’s is dedicated to looking after your skin. We source our rawest and high quality Cocoa Butter from Ghana, where the finest cocoa beans in the world are found. Our raw Cocoa Butter is ethically and sustainably sourced and we are a proud member of the World Cocoa Foundation which supports sustainable farming.
Coconut Oil
Coconuts are one of the wonder foods on earth that provides for all human needs and have multiple health benefits. Referred to as kalpa vriksha (Sanskrit for “the tree that supplies all that is needed to live”) in ancient India, the coconut palm has been recognized as a top immune booster, antifungal, antibiotic, antiviral and antibacterial remedy for thousands of years all over the world.
Coconut Oil is loaded with naturally occurring healthy skin and hair components such as Lauric Acid, Caprylic Acid, Capric Acid, Proteins, Antioxidants and Vitamin E. Coconut Oil also contains high levels of medium chain fatty acids which create a breathable protective barrier that helps lock in moisture to prevent skin dehydration and promote stronger, healthy-looking hair.
Shea Butter
Sourced from the Karite tree, originating in the African Savannah. African cultures have used Shea Butter for thousands of years as a natural cure and to protect the skin from sun, wind, heat and saltwater. Shea Butter is also known to have many natural skin protection & repair properties, including:
  • A natural sunscreen.
  • Assists cell regeneration.
  • Helps skin repair the signs of ageing.
  • Helps keep skin supple and soft.
  • Enriched with vitamins to promote healthy skin.

Palmer's raw, natural shea butter is ethically and sustainably sourced in Burkina Faso. The supplier in this region has adopted a sustainable partnership with the womens cooperatives that help in the development of these rural areas through the creation of jobs and transparent remuneration.

Palmer's is proud to be a member of the Global Shea Alliance, an organization that works to empower and improve the lives of women who work to harvest Shea Butter in West Africa.
Olive Oil
Rich in essential fatty acids including oleic, palmitic and linoleic which protect skin against moisture loss, promote cell health and leave skin smooth and soft. Antioxidants protect against free radical damage resulting in brighter, more youthful looking skin.
Loaded with antioxidants and minerals to protect hair from damaging free radicals. Olive Oil's unique lipid structure is able to penetrate the hair shaft quickly to repair hair and protect from future damage.
Vitamin E
An antioxidant superhero, Vitamin E is skin’s number one friend, smoothing scars and protecting skin from damaging free radicals. Enhances the protective function of skin and decreases the appearance of lines, wrinkles and scars by keeping cells hydrated.
Aids hair's natural ability to repair damage, an essential step in the process of strengthening the follicle which helps hair grow long and healthy.
Sustainability
World Cocoa Foundation
Founded in 2000, the WCF is an international membership organization representing more than 100 companies across the cocoa value chain. WCF is committed to creating a sustainable cocoa economy by putting farmers first - promoting agricultural & environmental stewardship and strengthening development in cocoa-growing communities.
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Global Shea Alliance
The Global Shea Alliance (GSA) is a non-profit industry association with 450 members from 33 countries including women's groups, brands and retailers, suppliers and NGOs. Through public-private partnerships, the GSA promotes industry sustainability, quality practices and standards, and demand for shea in food and cosmetics.
Learn More About GSA
Rainforest Alliance
The Rainforest Alliance (RA) is a growing nework of farmers, foresters, communities, scientists, governments, environmentalists and businesses dedicated to conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods. RA is an international non-profit organization working to build strong forests, healthy agricultural landscapes and thriving communities through creative, pragmatic collaboration.
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Forest Stewardship Council
The Forest Stewardship Council was created in 1993 to halt deforestation and safeguard forest ecosystems using the power of the marketplace. A nonprofit organization, FSC sets voluntary standards by which forests are independently certified to help customers identify and purchase products from responsibly managed forests. Today more than 400 million acres of forest are FSC certified.
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Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit that unites palm oil producers, processors and traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks/investors and environmental and social non-governmental organizations to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil. The more than 3,000 members worldwide represent all links along the palm oil supply chain and have committed to produce, source and/or use sustainable palm oil certified by the RSPO.
Learn More About RSPO
Ethically & Sustainably Sourced & Fair Trade Ingredients
We are committed to ethically and sustainably sourcing our ingredients and bettering the local farming communities. Palmers Coconut Oil is Fair Trade Certified Organic Extra Virgin and harvested from an organic plantation in the Philippines that recycles the coco peat to use as fertilizer to plant new trees, while our Shea Butter supplier in Burkina Faso has adopted a sustainable partnership with womens cooperatives that not only improves the control of the quality and supply but helps in the development of rural farming communities through the creation of jobs and transparent remuneration.

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