Garden of Wisdom • Coconut Cream • Skincare - Face
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Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
As other reviews have stated, this smells WONDERFUL! This is one of those very rare products you can use all over your body. You can safely use it on your face (test a small amount just to make sure there are no allergies), hair, body, etc, and it makes your skin so soft.
In the summer, I like using coconut cream by itself since the temp. can reach over 100F. My skin needs the moisture or else it gets dry due to the AC. In winter time, I like mixing this with heavier creams and lotions.
I also use this in my facial moisturizer to combat blotchiness and the occasional pimple. I have oily skin but it doesn't clog my skin. and soaks right in.
Wonderful product! Only complaint is that it comes in a bottle and the coconut cream gets stuck in the bottom. I would recomment xferring it to another container or using a popsicke stick to get it out. lol
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
The best use for this product actually ended up being my hair! Nothing leaves my rebellious strands as smooth, shiny, and healthy as this. I use it as both a pre-shower treatment (leave it on for half an hour, and rinse it off before shampooing) and a leave in conditioner (start from the ends up on damp hair; be more wary when using on dry hair because too much will give you the oily hair effect.)
Skin-wise, be careful with this. If you're prone to cystic acne like I am, this is most likely not a great idea. Coconut oil/cream tends to dry up everything that it goes over. In other words, it'll trap your cyst in before all the crud that's hidden under the surface has even come out.! It's recommended on the GoW forums to use the manuka honey, and then this. The manuka honey will bring underlying junk to the top, and then applying this will dry it all out. Personally, this combination didn't work on my skin. However, this -does- work pretty well when I pick at my skin and pop a pimple or something, because there's nothing left under the surface for the oil to trap down. The oil just dries out the usual remnant bump.
This is under the Carrier/Exotic Oils section on the GoW webpage. 1 oz retails for $2.45 and comes in a plastic bottle with a screw off cap. The oil is hard to dig out of the bottle when it's solidified under room temperature, so I use a scooper each time. It liquefies within seconds of hitting my hands (because of the heat) and is very easy to work with.
Hope this helps :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
Coconut Oil is the best! Sooo many uses, face, hair, body..you can even cook with it. I love this, and am never without it, I live in Southern California and the weather is mostly warm, my skin loves this and like all other of her oils, less is more. Customer services is the best, everything about this company and the website is fantastic. If you have any questions you can always ask and they are happy to explain.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
Love this stuff. I use it in my own aloe vera gel based moisturizer and it works great as a spot treatment for breakouts and dry patches. The first time I purchased this I got it in a plastic bottle which was great for storage purposes (i keep it in the fridge) but getting it in a plastic bag and transferring it to an open mouth jar is a bit easier if you have a jar handy. I used to have a hard time getting it out of the bottle and would have to let it sit in warm water to liquify. I definitely keep this on hand and will continue to purchase when I run out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Green
Love to use in my hair. Smells very nice.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Coconut cream, for me was an undiscovered little gem. I picked up some with my Garden of Wisdom order as I was intrigued by its antibacterial properties and I have been moving away from using BP for pimples. It definitely helps speed up the healing of pimples without drying out my skin. I had a couple of whiteheads that I popped and after I applied some coconut cream and by the next morning they were almost healed - the bumps became flat and they weren't red. It also seems to be fading some older acne marks. I have also used it on dry patches on my face and body and it really helped. Makes a great hair treatment too - slather it on, leave on for awhile then wash out. I also rub a bit into my ends if the are looking dry and frizzy. The coconut cream can in a little ziploc baggie and I transferred them to 2 new small cosmetic jars. So while the packaging is not great, the price is amazing. It also smells like fresh coconuts. The cream is a solid at room temperature but melts almost instantly when it hits your skin and it sinks in very quickly and doesn't feel greasy. May get a larger size to use as a body moisturizer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have combo dehydrated skin and a lot of blackheads. This has sofftened up the hardened crud and made it very easy to get out. Used in combination with GOW Anti pop up Zit serum it is amazing!! Literally flattens zits overnight or brings it all to head so you get ALL the gunk out the first squeeze!! I love this! Smells good too! It soaks in quickly.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Talk about a multi-tasking product! This one product alone can treat acne (it's anti-bacterial so it makes a great spot treatment), even out the skin tone, remove makeup, and help fade dark under eye circles. And no this isn't so much a cream as it is an oil, when the temperature of the coconut cream goes under 75 degrees is solidifies and when over that temp it turns into an oil. If it does turn solid on you like it is on me in these cooler months then just place some on your fingers or your palm and your body temperature will turn it to an oil immediately. This is one of those products that should be in everybody's medicine cabinet.