I basically called my mom for help. Except when I say mom, I mean an esthetician.
If you want me to buy your product, all you have to do is tell me there's coconut oil in it. That, or you can tell me it's a "multipurpose balm," and I'll give you all of my money.
I will slather straight-up cooking coconut oil on my skin, hair, cuticles, and whatever else. Most of the time when I'm cooking I'll take whatever's left on the spoon and rub it on my elbows. Gotta keep those things smooth.
What's not to love about coconut-oil-based beauty products? They're usually edible. Not that you're actually eating them, but it certainly makes you feel better about any lip gloss you might incidentally ingest. It smells good. It tastes good. I think we can all agree that the best flavor of the Glossier Balm Dot Calm family is the coconut, can we not?
There's one (and only one) caveat to coconut products: you'll never catch me buying one that smells like fake coconut. You know the smell I'm talking about? Like an overly sugared candy from childhood. Products that don't contain real coconut oil but smell like coconuts are very mysterious to me, and shady.
Anyhoo, the point is that if there's any real coconut in it, sign me up. And these three products are the latest with coconut oil that I've deemed worth my money.
It took me about 12 solid minutes to figure out how to open these things. My brain could not compute that I couldn't stick my finger in there and scoop out all the goodness.
After conquering my ineptitude at the basic task of opening a lip gloss, I was pretty pleased with the stuff. It's infused with coconut oil and smells faintly of coconut, but not anything overpowering. It's pretty darn sticky, but I might feel like that because I haven't been wearing much lip gloss lately. (I'm more of a lipstick girl as of late.)
That being said, I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of pigment in the Berry shade.
Can you tell what this product does by the name? Well, if you couldn't figure it out already, the answer is: just about anything you can think of. You can use it as an oil cleanser/makeup remover, or just slather it on as a moisturizer. I use it on bug bites, burns, scrapes, rashes, eyebrows, lips, elbows, and just about anything else you can think of.
It contains coconut oil, because, duh — it's the very first ingredient — but it also has mango, jojoba, and chia. I'm not entirely sure what the chia does topically (I know it makes my skin look amazing when I'm eating chia puddings in the mornings) but I know this is now my favorite multipurpose balm on the market. Which is good because it's quite expensive. This is a splurge for me, but I'm certainly getting my money's worth.
What is this magical thing?! It looks like deodorant, but it's actually a cleansing stick made with coconut oil and pearl extract.
This cleansing stick foams when you put it on your wet face (so I imagine under some sweaty pits you might end up having a problem). I like it because most of my oil-based cleansers don't foam, but this does, and it makes my skin feel squeaky-clean. It's definitely a gym-bag/suitcase favorite for me because it doesn't spill.
This product doesn't actually smell like coconut. It doesn't smell like much of anything at all, really. I guess that's not a bad thing, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Anybody else obsessed with #allcoconuteverything? What are your favorite coco products?