I have read lots of comments on makeupalley about girls saying that they use Coconut Oil for their face as a makeup remover and / or moisturiser, in their hair, to cook with etc. Some say that they are obsessed with it. But I always see them writing about extra virgin coconut oil or organic coconut oil.
About three weeks ago I was standing in line at Gorimas waiting to pay for my goodies and I always check out the stuff on the shelves behind the tellers while I am waiting (haircare, facial stuff etc). On the top shelf was all the different types of oils in different sizes. I asked for the 300ml bottle of Pure Coconut Oil which cost R20. This was the best R20 I spent and the bottle was huge.
That evening I decanted some of the oil into a clean, empty, hair mask container / tub. Coconut oil solidifies when it is cool and gets liquidy when it comes into contact with warmth. I love the fact that it solidifies so I can scoop it out with a spatula (or clean fingers) and there is no oil dripping everywhere which means I don't need cotton-wool to apply it. Once it touches the warmth of my face it melts. I LOVE THIS STUFF.
I love cleansing milk but this is way better. It even removes waterproof eye-makeup better than my DIY eyemakeup remover I wrote about. It just melts the makeup off my face and eyes and it does not leave an oily sticky feeling. I remove it by wiping it off my face, either with facial tissues or a cleansing wipe. I then follow with my normal cleansing routine.
This oil has definitely helped with my dry winter skin. I did not look up the difference between the pure, extra virgin or organic coconut oil, but I will tell you that I have sensitive clog prone skin, especially when it comes to oils on my skin, and my skin loves this stuff, no breakouts at all.
I love finding great affordable products that actually work. Oil cleansers are expensive but you can't beat R20 for 300ml.