Hello, my name is Afton Jones and I don’t like using coconut oil on my face.
OOPS. You’re not supposed to say that in the natural skincare world. I think you’re supposed to adore coconut oil or get the heck outta dodge. BUT. My skin doesn’t like pure coconut oil on my face. It’s too heavy. It feels like an oil slick on my face. It even seems to make acne worse.
This is just my experience with coconut oil. Some people use it and find it’s the stuff of their dreams. Everyone’s skin is different. And coconut oil is still one of my favorite oils. I just use it in basically all my cooking and rarely on my face 😉
But what do you do when you love the power of coconut oil, but want something that isn’t just “straight coconut oil” to slather on your face? Or if you just want something gentle and natural that will love your skin as much as you do?
Kopari is a company I’ve only recently become familiar with. Their coconut-based formulas caught my eye first, but I hesitated on trying them because I’m not very interested in buying skincare that is just coconut oil with essential oils in them, marketed to be a magical formula. But I WAS WRONG and that’s not at all what Kopari does.
Kopari makes skincare based on coconut oil. It’s not coconut oil dressed to look like something. It harnesses the power of coconut without just being coconut. As a result, it’s powerful, natural, and works for more skin types than plain coconut oil does. And it works awesomely.
My skin had been angry with me for weeks. No joke. I ate things I shouldn’t have eaten, and my skin threw a fit. It’s been so frustrating trying to get it to heal. But it wasn’t until I started using Kopari that I finally saw significant improvement in my poor skin. Wasn’t expecting to receive assistence from the outside, since usually these are problems my body has to sort out on it’s own, no help from products. But there was a definite correlation between using Kopari and my skin finally beginning to stop looking like a war zone.
I grabbed the Beauty Bag to get an idea of what their basic skincare is like. It comes in a cute, huge, neoprene case with 4 products. Amusingly, my case is not the same as the one in the photo for this set, but it is the same one as the other bag set they offer. Have you ever noticed how the bags “sets” come in are usually worthless? Not so with this one. I’ll actually use this bag, because it’s the perfect size and feels nice and sturdy.
Inside the bag comes these 4 products-
Yes, this is an oil-based cleanser. But no, it’s not the oily, heavy kind you’re thinking about. To my surprise, this cleanser is light and gentle on the skin. It doesn’t leave an oily sheen, nor does it smell overwhelmingly of coconut. It actually kinda smells like bubblegum, but only faintly. It left my skin smooth and ready for the next step, without leaving any grease behind.
Some of the reviewers are even saying it can be used to remove eye makeup. I haven’t tried this yet, because my skin has been sensitive lately (unrelated to skincare or makeup issues), so I’ve been skipping makeup entirely. But considering how gentle this product was on my poor, tender skin, this sounds like what I’ll try the very next time I wear makeup.
I love toners. So refreshing. So clean smelling. Makes my skin feel lovely. This one combines many of my favorite toner ingredients with just a splash of coconut to add extra moisture. It felt amazing on my skin, as well as helping to add back in more of the moisture I stripped by taking way too hot a shower (hey… it’s cold here and I wanted a hot shower). Smelling like roses and coconut, this is basically the essence of a sweet, lovely summer captured in a bottle
Confession time: My skin is so oily and I usually use such gentle cleansers, I almost never use moisturizer. But this extremely light and absorbable moisturizer was exactly what my skin wanted. No grease. no fuss, just a light cream to slather over my face.
It smells faintly like bubblegum again and feels like a dream. It’s a perfect amount of moisture for someone who worries about their skin getting too oily. If you want a heavy moisture, you’ll need something with a little more oomph. But for my purposes, especially with winter here and my penchant for overly-hot showers (lol), it’s exactly what I want.
It’s moisturizing, has no flavor, and feels yummy and sleek on my lips. However, the applicator on this kinda threw me off. It requires a perfect squeeze to make sure you get the right amount of gloss out on your lips, otherwise you’ve got enough gloss for daaaays. But that’s a fairly minor complaint compared to the otherwise totally unique nature of this product. It’s one I’m planning on taking with me as I run about town.
I’m not the only one who’s loving their Kopari products. Just taking a quick peek at their reviews showing glowing testimonial after glowing testimonial. It’s hard not to love something as simply excellent and effortlessly wonderful as Kopari’s products. If you’re looking for natural power that takes care of your skin, this is the brand for you.