Extra Virgin Coconut Oil


312 reviews

89% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$


Extra-virgin coconut oil.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Have only just started using this the past week I put abit on my hands and rub all over my face and then remove with dry disposable cleansing pads. This has really helped calm my acne down. I still have a big cystic spot on my chin but that was there before I started using this coconut oil as a makeup remover and but it is slowly going down. I then use Skin Doctors T-Zone range afterwards.

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 7/23/2015 7:11:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I researched coconut oil before I started to use it, It's one of the two oils I use on my face currently.I use Nutiva Virgin coconut oil everyday in small amounts. To give coconut oil a real chance, it requires a full 14 days as that's how long it takes our skin to renew with what we are absorbing into it. Here is what I did!

1. Gather supplies: Coconut oil, cotton pads, small ceramic finger bowl, music or other relaxing things not requiring your hands.

2. Place about 1.5 teaspoons and with the two or three fingers, turn it into a liquid.

3. Using cotton pads, dip half of one side and start with one side of your face. Use small clockwise circles and work your way up to your cheek bone. This should take about 30 Ė 45 seconds. Make sure to get your nose and outer ear. We are looking to get the oil on the skin in this step, you are looking for your face to shine and glisten without dripping.

4. Turn the cotton pad around and dip it into the bowl and continue using small clockwise circles around your eyes and ending in your hair line.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 on the opposite side of your face with the opposite side of the cotton pads.

6. With new cotton pads, start the same process on your neck and chest areas that are exposed to the sun and elements daily.

7. With your oil covered fingers, start massaging at the bottom of your face and work your way up into the hair line for about a minute. Now massage your neck and chest from the bottom up.

8. With two new pads, start with the same side you began with and wipe off oil, you will find you face won't shine but take on a nice supple texture. Follow steps as if you where putting it on, but not!

Try not to get it in your inner ear, it has it's own cleaning process.
Always use small clockwise circles.
Treat each area separate, when cleaning or massaging, try not to go from bottom of the chest to top of the head.
Do NOT use water it's bad for your face. Oil and water don't mix and you will hinder the process.
Chest, neck and face are separate and each get the same amount of time and attention evenly.
You should never feel oily, almost like you've never really had oil on your skin to start with.
Less the best!! * More is BAD *

Before, with water and soap my skin was red in the T-zone, very dry and felt very tight, no amount of creams made it feel better. I have adult acne and it's gone, the blackheads on my nose are gone! I love my skin and it make me feel better about myself now that I feel I don't have to hide my face. My wrinkles are going away, they are not just being covered up or masked. My skin is tanner now and I feel better overall.

15 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

on 7/20/2015 6:21:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Neutral

Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Since I have acne-prone skin, of course I DO NOT use coconut oil on my face for any whatsoever. I did once, and my face broke out in cystic pimples. I learned my lesson. This oil is HIGHLY comedogenic, so if you have acne-pronce skin like me, just don't do it. I do use coconut oil for moisturizing my hair and the rest of my body, and it has worked wonders for me! I got a 3 lb bucket off of amazon for $10 a year ago, and I'm only 1/3 through! I love it. I'll be using this for the rest of my life.

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

on 7/19/2015 9:43:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I use coconut oil (organic for cooking) as a regular moisturizer. I use it about 3x a week as a night moisturizer and my skin looks and feels amazing. On days where my skin is feeling dryer than normal, I put this on under my makeup. My skin looks oily for about 20 minutes and then it starts to look and feel incredible!! It's really helped with some expression wrinkles and my adult acne.

I've used it a couple times as a hot oil treatment for my hair (just warm it up in the microwave and then put a bag over your hair to keep it warm.) It works amazing!! I have brittle, curly and dry hair - so it helps keep healthy strong hair.

THis is a HG product for me!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Was a bit sceptical about trying this, but had some in the house, and thought what the heck. I have been using this as a cleanser and moisturiser. I was a bit worried about my cystic acne, and a bit came up on my jawline, but I have continued to use this, and actually the acne came up for 1 day, then by the next was already settling back down again! i did read somewhere that coconut oil is anti-bacterial so can help acne, but reading all reviews I am not sure this will work for absolutely everyone.
I have also been using this around my eyes to help moisturise as I get quite dry, and it is really helping. I am going to continue to use this, as so far I am really liking that my face is not dry!
I use this morning and evening to cleanse, then a bit for moisturising in places. Any makeup I put on sits really well, and there has been several days that I have just had sunscreen on top and no makeup, so I think this is also really good at evening skintone, my skin looks really healthy for once.

So, update, I had to stop using this, as it gave me a few zits. The acne was fine with it, and it helped loads, but I got pimples on my forehead, and I hardly ever get anything other than acne lumps on my jaw, neck and cheek, so I healed the acne, but the teenage spots came back! So, now I just use this to moisturise around the eyes and on acne areas only.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 7/9/2015 11:25:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Great Sunscreen Remover!!!

I have been using extra virgin coconut oil in a variety of ways for the past few months and am loving it. (Including as a hair mask)

If you are looking for a way to remove your sunscreen, this is great! I've read online that in order to remove your sunscreen, you need an oil cleanser, and this works great for my mature, combo skin. The instructions I follow (from an online article) are to apply it to dry skin with dry hands and massage it in (does not hurt my eyes) then with a warm, wet wash cloth, I press it to my face for a little bit & gently wipe. I do this a few times and then pat dry. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and silky, but not the lest bit oily.

I know there have been a lot of reviews on oil cleansing, but I especially wanted to point out the use of this also to remove your sunscreen. It is so important that we use sunscreen, but just as important to make sure we remove it properly.

Hope this review is of some help in that area.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I use the Spiral Brand (Australia) coconut oil from Woolworths. I mainly use this as a night time eye treatment over the top of my other skincare products. I really notice how well this works, mainly after a few days of forgetting to use it. It really beautifully softens the lines around my eyes (I'm 33) and evens out the skin tone. It's nice to use as a lip balm, but honestly I usually end up just licking it all off, it tastes so good!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 5/19/2015 8:28:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Love coconut oil for body moisturizer, lip balm, cooking, putting it on my eyelashes, and using it to make homemade body scrubs. However if you are acne prone I would highly recommend that you never get this stuff anywhere close to your facial skin. I tried for months to get this to work as a makeup remover, a face moisturizer, and even tried to put this is homemade face masks but no matter how I used this on my face it gave me horrible cystic acne. Funny how bodies work. This is a miracle product for everything but the skin on my face. Kinda weird...but if you are like me and you're looking for a great oil for your face I recommend Rosehip oil! I've been using this for about 6 months now and it's truly incredible. My skin is looking beautiful these days, acne and dark spot free!

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I still remember the look of horror on my momís face as she watched what was to become my regular beauty routine for years. I asked her to pick me up some unrefined coconut oil from Trader Joes. She was confused because neither of us cook. ďNo, mom, Iím going to rub it all over my face and itís going to make my skin beautiful.Ē This was before expensive beauty oils had hit the market, at this time skin care products were touted as ďoil freeĒ and everyone was really happy about that. Now, coconut oil is like the Windex in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but some people are searching for ways to use up the whole jar (Hi Laura!) so letís talk about some simple uses Iíve picked up over the years for this cheap and awesome oil.

Moisturizer. You can use this stuff everywhere on your body. I really like that I can use it on my lips (with the chemicals in store bought moisturizers I always feel freaked out getting it on my lips). For me, in the wintertime, itís not hydrating enough on its own. For people with normal to combination skin, though, this product can be used year-round. I love to use it on make up free days because it gives my skin a beautiful glow, but it also wears so nicely under makeup. That glow shines through your foundation, so it can make really dull skin look luminous. Also, itís about $7 per jar, which might make it the most inexpensive moisturizer, ever.

Body Scrub. Go wherever your dry goods are stored, grab some salt or sugar, mixed it in with some of this stuff, and you have yourself what may also be the most inexpensive, and hydrating, body scrub ever. If you like a nice scent with your body scrubs (I definitely do) you can mix in peppermint or lavender oil. Iím embarrassed to admit that I once paid about $15 for a scrub at Whole Foods that was basically exactly what I just described.

Lip Balm. I hate the feeling of a petroleum-based balm just sitting on my lips. It feels like theyíre suffocating. If you understand what I mean, keep a small jar of this in your purse. Itís so thin, it sinks into the lips quickly. Just the way I like my balms; hydrating without being invasive.

Makeup Remover. I have yet to find a more gentle makeup remover, especially for the thin skin around your eye. Rub some of this around your eye area then wipe the makeup off with a q-tip and youíll never need to buy Make Up For Everís Sens-Eyes, or any makeup remover, again. This million-uses-in-one product canít be beat for travel.


5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 5/18/2015 11:50:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I love using coconut oil to remove my makeup extremely easily as well as to deep condition my hair and skin. I rub it all over my skin and through my hair once per month or as needed for deep moisture.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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