There is a running joke on the internet that coconut oil is the cure all for any problem. Dry skin? Use coconut oil. Frizzy hair? Coconut oil. Bad credit? Coconut oil. Your house burned down, your husband left you, and your dog ran away? You guessed it… coconut oil. While I find skin care related humor to be amazing, there actually is a bit of truth to this. Coconut oil is incredibly versatile, and can be used for so many things! It can be used in cooking, for shaving your legs, as a hair mask, or even as a makeup remover. It really should be a staple in everyone’s home.
It seems like everywhere you go, you’ll find a new beauty product containing coconut oil. One brand in particular, that I’ve heard so much about, is Kopari. So I was so excited when I was able to get my hands on the Kopari Coconut Sheer Oil. Wondering if this will be the solution to all of life’s problems? Keep reading!
Be Careful About Using This On Your Face….
When reading the description of this product, Kopari recommends using it on your body, hair, and face. Please be cautious if you decide to use this on your face! Coconut oil has a comedogenic rating of 4 (out of 5) so it may clog your pores and cause acne. Now comedogenic ingredients are normally not a problem, but coconut oil contains high doses of lauric acid so it may cause acne for some people. I would recommend using only a little bit on a small area of the face and seeing how your skin reacts. If there’s no reaction, feel free to use it all over.
There are also claims floating around the internet that coconut oil works as a natural SPF. Don’t fall for it. Coconut Oil DOES NOT offer sun protection, so be wary and also put on a physical or chemical SPF.
There are a lot of awesome fruit extracts in this product (apple, banana, cranberry, melon, and apricot) that offer some awesome antioxidant benefits. They have also added shea butter for even more hydrating benefits.
Personal Use and Opinion
Not only does this product smell amazing, but it’s incredibly hydrating. I apply it to my legs right after I get out of the shower and they feel so silky and smooth within a few minutes. The packaging is a dropper as opposed to the traditional jar, so you always get the right amount of product with less chance of spreading bacteria. Overall it’s really a treat to use!
The biggest downside to the product is the price. You are paying about $45 for what is essentially just fancy coconut oil. While it smells amazing, and I love the packaging, in comparison to traditional coconut oil I can’t say that the results are better. My skin still feels great just using basic coconut oil I picked up at the grocery store. So if you have some extra cash burning a hole in your pocket, or you feel like treating yourself, I definitely recommend checking this out. If you’re on a budget, just get your basic coconut oil from the grocery store for less than $10. They are doing the same thing, just one has more bells and whistles.
Coconut oil has been known to cause acne for some people, so be careful if you choose to use this product on your face. Start small, and do a patch test on your face to see if it will cause you to break out.
Do I think this product is a must have? No. If you have the urge to splurge $45 on 1.7 oz. of coconut oil by all means go for it! This is a great product, smells amazing, and I love the packing. But for those on a budget, you can get the same results with traditional coconut oil from your local grocery store.
Cocos Nucifera (ORGANIC Coconut) Oil, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Extract, Butter Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood/Iliahi) Wood Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocapon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla Bean) Fruit Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract