Saturday, July 12, 2008
Virgin Coconut Oil
Anyway as you may have read about the virgin coconut oil that Elisa, Kern and I bought recently, if you haven't please do, it contains the facts about VCO as well as some reviews.
I refrained from posting my reviews till about a week later as I wanted to see if I grew any new pimples and how it was like a week later. I've learnt my lesson from the MIOR soap that we bought earlier, as initially it was fantastic but a week later, our skin became too drying as we should cut down on usage and so forth. Unfortunately we were not told /advised to cut down and my skin was to the point of peeling.
Just for your information, Kern's advise to use both MIOR soap + VCO was good advise. My skin felt great without the usual tightness and itchiness from drying.
I digress yet again, my apologies.
After a week of using VCO my thoughts are, GET IT!! Initially, me and Elisa were a little reluctant to get the VCO oil because we weren't too sure about applying 'oil' on our faces. We had the impression of applying something similar to the texture of cooking oil. Boy were we wrong.
It does seem oily but considering that the molecule of the VCO is super tiny, it get absorbed into the skin fast.
I personally find that the VCO works as a better primer than my M.A.C prep and prime SPF 50 (RM130) but this is just my opinion. My make up last all day without much need to even blot it unlike when I use my M.A.C prep and prime which leaves me looking like I fell face first into a tub of oil before the day ends.
I do acknowledge the fact that I work in a fully air condition place but just as well there are time when I head out to meet customers under the hot Penang sun and my make up stays just fine even then.
If you're not into dewy face look and more into totally matte looking make up, then avoid this.
You can't totally mattify your face when you're using VCO.
And since the VCO is pretty cheap, it use it as a body oil too before going to sleep. Ahh~ I can almost smell the sea and see the Pina Coloda in my hands as I get transported to a beach in the middle of nowhere and just enjoying myself under the shade of the coconut tree. Also, I tend to smear the VCO all over my lips too and it could be just me but my lips has been looking a lot healthier lately. No longer the dry feeling after my lip gloss fades / disappears / gets eaten / licked off and the colour has been pinkish and healthy *shrugs*
Just remember to use sunblock after your VCO and on with powder / foundation / BB cream / whatever. Oh and another thing, take a whiff of the smell before you buy it, while some of us LOVE the smell and reminds of of coconut candies, it failed to impress both me and Elisa's boyfriend as it reminded them of something else instead.
Definitely head over to Elisa's blog and read all about the benefits of using organic VCO!
EDIT: I've used the virgin coconut oil in my hair as a leave in hair moisturizer and rise it the very next morning. I found it fantastic for the hair as my hair has become so much softer and lighter compared to just washing it with normal hair conditioner. My hair also has become much more shiner and healthy looking after I used it. I'm really loving it!!
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