I know what you’re thinking: what’s so special about one coconut oil over the other? There can’t be a huge difference, right? WRONG. From moisturizing the skin to preventing heart disease and high blood pressure (yup, seriously!), coconut oil truly does it all. The health and beauty staple fruit is made up of three medium-chain fatty acids: caprylic acid, lauric acid, and capric acid. These fatty acids are easier to digest, are anti-microbial and anti-fungal, and absorb into our skin quicker and easier.
The trending fruit has been used by people all over the world for many years and it’s no surprise it’s popular in America as well — translating into our makeup, skin care, and hair care. Many people who have hopped on the coconut train are purchasing their oil from drugstores or grocery stores, but the oil I’m about to tell you is so above their level.
Yes, I’m talking about Kopari Beauty’s Coconut Melt. Whether you’ve heard of the brand or not, they’re changing the game when it comes to providing high quality, results-driven coconut oil to the market. Why is it better than regular store-bought coconut oil? SIMPLE! It’s 100% real coconut oil in its most purest form. Their outstanding Coconut Melt is totally vegan, organic, phthalate-free, sulfate-free, non-GMO, paraben-free, and cruelty-free. And wow, does it make a difference! As a South Asian woman, coconut oil is something I’m very familiar with so trust me when I say this stuff is the real deal.
Every morning and night I apply it liberally all over my face and guess what? There’s no greasy residue! The Coconut Melt absorbs right into my skin and leaves me hydrated yet shine-free, making it perfect for even those with combination/oily skin. Store bought coconut oils, while not horrible, leave me with a super oily face, restricting me to only applying at night and still waking up to greasy hair and pillowcase. With pure, organic coconut oil like Kopari’s, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial benefits are jam packed making it a match made in heaven for those struggling with acne. The first night I tried the Coconut Melt, I had a horrible pimple on my forehead that I knew, like many other times in the past, was going to form a hideous dark spot. The next morning? Pimple was nearly flat and with continued use for the next few days, the pimple went away for good and I never formed a dark spot.
So naturally, I also started applying it on my hair to see if it could help my dry, damaged ends. Unsurprisingly, it’s a winner in the hair department too. Using the Coconut Melt for a week straight, I noticed my hair was stronger, shinier, and a whole lot more manageable (no more knots!) Remember capric and lauric acid I was talking about earlier? Well thanks to them, coconut oil easily penetrates each and every strand of your hair to really nourish and repair your hair from the inside out. The better the coconut oil, the higher the benefits which is exactly why I appreciate Kopari creating such a high quality coconut oil specifically for beauty use! Best of all? It’s only $38 for a giant 7 oz. tub! Check it out here at Sephora.com or in stores.
Still not convinced? Read more about the brand and their mission to bring the purest, most effective coconut oil products to you, here.