Friday, 4 December 2015

Vita Coco

Coconut water...

It has quite readily become the hipster hydrate of choice. I knew that Vita Coco had a bounty of flavours to suit every taste (peach,lemonade) even with a few coffee options for fellow caffeine comrades. Let's be honest, they have frequently saved my skin when life has left me a little parched. I wasn't aware that they also offered a solid oil within their product range.

Colour me intrigued.

A popular choice for beauty lovers and kitchen dwellers, most people will find that they have many reasons to keep a tub tucked away in their home. Many end up grabbing a tub for both bathroom and kitchen cupboards. From cooking to cleansing, baking to body moisturising there are a wide variety of ways to use this winter wonder product.  Some use it to practice the ancient technique of oil pulling, whilst others fix a bullet proof coffee to kick start that Monday at the office.

I want to reflect a moment on coconut oil for beauty purposes, especially now that the cold snap is upon us. Vita Coco kindly sent me a tub of their cold pressed coconut oil* to play with. Whilst there are countless options available on the market, I truly believe Vita Coco offer one of the best in terms of quality and price and you can easily pick up a tub at your local Boots or pop it in with the weekly supermarket shop at the purse friendly price of £7.99.

Saving Face

When the winter months arrive I like nothing more than slapping a cleansing oil on my face to remove the last traces of make-up after a long day. There is no better feeling than make up removal, as much as I enjoy putting it on. Ideally I want an oil/balm cleanser that is easy to melt and will have your make-up off in seconds. Enter Vita Coco.

This is one of the most affordable options as far as oil cleansers go. There are many high end favourites on the market such as the Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, or the newly hyped Sunday Riley Tranquillity Cleansing Balm for occasions when you can afford to splash the cash. However if you find yourself having a more budget friendly month and need to pinch valuable pennies I would highly recommend stocking up on a tub of Vita Coco for your bathroom or to perch on your night stand.

So here's the scoop.

Warm a small amount quickly between the fingers and apply directly on top of your make-up and begin to work the product in. As it is an all natural product you don't have to fear when rubbing it into those panda eyes. The consistency of the product easily breaks down everything from bases, to eyes to your favourite lipstick and you can swipe everything away with a hot flannel or muslin cloth depending on your preferred choice.

The formula of the coconut oil is super hydrating without leaving any waxy trace or film on the skin. Your face is guaranteed to feel clean, soft and super comfortable.

Let Your Hair Down

I find this season a particular nightmare as a long haired gal.  Dry offices, central heating, rapidly changing weather all take their toll on our tresses. Anything I can do to give my locks a helping hand and save me from looking like a walking candy floss is rather welcome.

Using coconut oil on hair is not a new idea, but it could add that much needed boost of moisture and quench thirsty locks if you add the smallest amount to smooth pesky flyaways. I prefer working a generous amount into the lengths and ends of dry hair and wrapping in a shower cap or old T-shirt.

Some leave the product for a few hours if a lazy Saturday around the house on the cards. I choose to leave the product in as an overnight treatment that can be showered off in the morning. Make sure to rinse well or double wash to ensure all traces of the oil are removed. Not doing this properly could leave you in a sticky situation. Awkward.

However you look at it, this is an amazingly useful product to keep by your side at all times, so don't be coconut shy.

Decant a little into a small tub to carry with you on the move. Rub it into your hands as part of your night-time ritual. Dab a little on your lips as a treat or smooth into cuticles to keep manicured hands in tip-top condition this wintertime. This pot of magic will keep you going from husk til' dawn.

I don't mean to milk it, but this is love. I swear by it...

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes only. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*

How do I connect with Vita Coco?
Facebook: Vita Coco Coconut Oil
Instagram: @vitacoco
Twitter: @VitaCocoUK


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