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Minnie Driver has used this 'remarkably effective' cream since she was a kid, and it's on sale for $8

The actress says it's 'deeply, deeply hydrating' — and more than 23,000 Amazon reviewers agree.

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 is when that humble star shares her affordable go-to beauty products, like Minnie's fave cream that's a dream for treating dry, winter-wrecked skin: Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Skin Therapy. It's on sale at Amazon for just $8.

With cocoa butter and vitamin E, this cream moisturizes and nourishes the driest of skin.

$8 at Amazon

Why is it a good deal?

We're currently getting over the cold winter weather, which means we just spent months indoors with the heat cranked all the way up — a sure way to end up with dry, über-parched skin come spring. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Skin Therapy is an intense moisturizer ideal for this time of year. While it goes on sale occasionally, we don't expect the price to drop any further for awhile, so if you'd like to thoroughly hydrate your 'dermis before shorts season, now's the time to buy.

Why do I need this?

Minnie recently celebrated 54 trips around the sun and, with parts that have included an overachieving college student and an aggressive yet hilarious agent, her career has matured as well as she has. But one thing that's remained constant is her skin cream from Palmer's. She revealed her nighttime beauty routine to Harper's Bazaar, and while she does also use products including Augustinus Bader's Rich Cream (she says it's "completely, utterly amazing"), 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 but heats up with your body temperature and melts as you rub it into your skin. It takes on a creamy texture to soften, smooth and soothe dry, cracked skin that's been ravaged by winter weather. And not only is it made with cocoa butter for dreamy, hydrated skin, it's also infused with vitamin E that reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

Minnie Driver and Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula lotion
Driver says this cream is "deeply, deeply hydrating." (Getty/Amazon)

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."

"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 three or four times a day, one time is good that it lasts me till the next morning."

"Wonderful!" gushed a third rave reviewer. "The best lotion for the dry winter season I’ve found! I was having really dry hands that were getting painful hangnails due to overwashing, and after just putting it on once, the discomfort from the dryness and pain from the sores faded to basically nothing!" They did add one criticism: "It is a bit waxy, just as a heads-up, but other than that, I can’t see any other negatives."

This solid lotion promises to soften and smooth your skin, and it's good for all skin types.

$8 at Amazon

Have dark spots that need lightening? Palmer's fade cream has over 3,000 five-star ratings.

Made for all skin types, this fade cream promises to help even out skin tone and minimize the appearance of dark spots.

$7 at Amazon

"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!"

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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