Extra Virgin Coconut Oil


308 reviews

89% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$


Extra-virgin coconut oil.

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!

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.

on 5/5/2015 1:30:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I use it to remove make up and it works great.
i also use it as an eye cream and face cream and it agrees with my Dry skin.
I used argan oil, olive and rose hip, grape seed but came to concludiin that they make my skin even drier. Coconut oil on the contrary hydrates and nourishes my skin without feeling heavy or tacky.
I have not tried it as a hair conditioner yet but going to soon.Will update on that one too.
update: i have split and very dry ends all the time no matter what i do. I tried to smooth coconut oil on my damp ends and it helped my hair ends look moisterized and soft. Ido it on dry ends too, either way it looks and feels better with oil than without.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 5/5/2015 12:44:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Magic in a bottle ... or tub, lol. I don't even know where to start. I have purchased countless hair products in my pursuit of healthy, beautiful, herbal-essences-commercial hair lol (most of which I have reviewed here on makeupalley). Coconut oil has replaced all of my conditioners (deep conditioners, protein treatments, regular conditioners), and almost all of my hair products (all leave-in conditioners, oils, and styling products except heat protectant). My hair has never felt so good. I am so mad about all of the money I've wasted over the years on hair products ! I've tried everything. You name it, I've tried it. I put coconut oil in my hair before washing, when my hair is dry and dirty. I don't microwave it or anything, just let it melt in my hands. I fully saturate my hair, and clip it up. I leave it in for as long as I can (one hour minimum), and then shampoo it out. That's all I do. I then continue to use coconut oil as a leave in, just a little bit in the ends and through the lengths of my hair. My hair has been through a lot, and I can't believe it's taken me this long to discover what coconut oil can do for your hair ! My hair has been growing like a weed since I've started this routine, too. My hair has never been shinier, smoother, bouncier, or healthier. Hair products are a complete waste of money. Use this ladies, and I promise you that your hair will feel better than it ever has ! It will probably grow much faster as well, as long as you keep using it as i mentioned. I also use coconut oil to oil pull (swishing around a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes, then spitting it out and brushing teeth thoroughly). This has great health benefits, and I highly recommend it :) Just google it for yourself and you'll be amazed at what oil pulling can do for your skin, digestive system, and teeth. It also tastes great ! But I love the taste of coconuts anyway, lol. I will never go back to using conditioner and hair products. Make sure the coconut oil you buy is virgin, organic, and cold-pressed. Personally, I use the naked coconuts brand. My mom uses it as an eye cream as well, and loves it. Total HG, and will continue to buy it forever :) You'd be crazy not to try it ladies ! One of the best beauty decisions I've ever made.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 5/4/2015 1:40:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Using this was a BIG BIG BIG mistake. My face broke out worse than ever before. Literally a hundred new tiny whiteheads everywhere. Forehead, chin, cheeks, neck--everywhere I applied coconut oil. NEVER AGAIN. Its comedogenic, ladies. Unless you have perfect, never-had-a-pimple skin, STAY AWAY. Just a warning to all the girls struggling with their skin out there, there are other oils that will not clog your pores, but coconut oil isn't one of them! I'll stick with argan, thanks.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 5/1/2015 3:08:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I use this on my skin to remove makeup. To those of you who are saying that it broke you out, I do not recommend LEAVING this on your skin. It is a very heavy oil and will clog your pores without a doubt. However, it is amazing at removing makeup; it even removed Benefit's They're Real, which if you have ever used, you will not how hard it is to remove. I go over with my cleanser straight away and it has never broken me out.

This is lovely as a hair mask. Coming from an Asian background, it is common to use oils on your hair. I have been using this since a young age and it has helped the condition of my hair a lot. I am always straightening my hair which has caused it to become quite damaged in the past and coconut oil is probably the only reason I have hair left!

I also mix it with sugar and a few drops of vanilla essence to make a lovely homemade lip scrub!

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