Happy Hump Day! If you’ve been reading the blogging world for a while, you’ll notice that coconut oil gets a lot of attention for being a natural moisturizer, as well as a great way to remove makeup. So knowing this, I had to put this information to the test. To see what I think, keep reading.
As A Moisturizer: I’ll tackle this one first because it’s what coconut oil is most hyped for. As someone with acne-prone skin, there is nothing more terrifying than the thought of putting oil on it. Acne and oil historically do not mix. However, I was assured that coconut oil has antibacterial properties that make it okay to use on the skin, so I took the plunge. Here are my main findings:
- Is a medium moisturizer. Would not consider this to be a deep moisturizer, although it borders on one
- Once the oil soaks in, it feels lovely on the skin. However, it takes a while to soak in
- Leaves skin far too shiny to go out in public in. Best used as an overnight moisturizer.
- Despite being antibacterial, this did clog my pores if I used it too many days in a row
- VERDICT: Nice, but I’ll stick to my store bought moisturizer for every day use
As a Makeup Remover: Coconut oil can also be great at breaking down cosmetics. Just use a little on your face and swab away with a cotton pad. Observations:
- Easily takes out heavy eye makeup and eye makeup primer without any harsh scrubbing. I would say it’s worth it just for that but…
- …it also works fabulously on lipstick. Not only does it completely wipe the lipstick off, but it leaves your lips so so soft.
- It can, however, be a little bothersome if you get any in your eye. It doesn’t burn, but it is irritating, so be careful
- VERDICT: If you only buy it to remove makeup, it would be worth it! I bought 14 oz at Target for only $6.00, which is a much better price than other makeup removers on the market and it works better too.
So what are your thoughts? Do you have any other beauty uses for coconut oil? Let me know in the comments below.