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Is coconut oil REALLY the best facial moisturiser?

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Mon May 21, 2012 11:46 pm      Reply with quote
David Wolfe seems to think so but I have been using it on my face for about 3 months and I am not sure it is not so much greasy as moisturising. I have broken out like never before on my jaw line and my skin does not look that great.
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Mon May 21, 2012 11:49 pm      Reply with quote
Id stop using it. Just because one person says its all you need doesnt mean that its actually right for you.
Many people sing the praises or Coconut, Jojoba, Rosehip etc etc but every one Ive tried has clogged my pores like crazy.
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Tue May 22, 2012 4:14 am      Reply with quote
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Id stop using it. Just because one person says its all you need doesnt mean that its actually right for you.
Many people sing the praises or Coconut, Jojoba, Rosehip etc etc but every one Ive tried has clogged my pores like crazy.


Totally Teago. I find exactly the same. What are you using now incidentally?
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Tue May 22, 2012 4:25 am      Reply with quote
There is no one moisturiser or oil for every skin type IMO nor suited to every skincare routine or lifestyle. Coconut oil is supposed to be comedogenic due to the fatty acid lauric acid being such a small molecule.

I have skin barrier issues (eczematous, reactive) so my skin responds really well to products containing lanolin - I get a visible plumping! Very Happy But I don't find any lipids absorb well unless combined with a humectant, my skin loves aloe vera.

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Tue May 22, 2012 6:06 am      Reply with quote
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There is no one moisturiser or oil for every skin type IMO nor suited to every skincare routine or lifestyle. Coconut oil is supposed to be comedogenic due to the fatty acid lauric acid being such a small molecule.

ITA with this. There is never 1 best product of any kind for everyone.
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Tue May 22, 2012 7:10 am      Reply with quote
I've never used coconut oil on my skin before, but I've heard that it's very good for the hair. The ladies on a hair forum rave about it.
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Tue May 22, 2012 7:10 am      Reply with quote
Its like most things there are so many different kinds of coconut moisturisers and oils out there, and what I’ve found here in the UK is that the big tubs you can get in stores like Holland & Barrett for example often have other things in them so aren’t just coconut oil. Probably to preserve its shelf life etc, not sure.
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Tue May 22, 2012 7:29 am      Reply with quote
I find mine at my health food stores cold pressed and 100% pure, it has a decent shelf life. Smile

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Tue May 22, 2012 8:03 am      Reply with quote
Cold pressed coconut oil is definitely the best sort to eat. Admittedly mine is organic but not cold pressed. I was thinking it would not make a difference just putting it on my skin but maybe it does.

Neverthless I do take the point that no one moisturiser is good for everyone and am actually really glad I posted this now as I was (maybe nievely) thinking that coconut oil was meant to be the best for everyone Smile

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I have skin barrier issues (eczematous, reactive) so my skin responds really well to products containing lanolin - I get a visible plumping! But I don't find any lipids absorb well unless combined with a humectant, my skin loves aloe vera.


Interesting Firefox I have never heard of lanolin before but maybe we have similar skin types. I am not sure if I have skin barrier issues as this is a new concept to me but my skin is fair and delicate and environmentally sensitive to be sure - prone to spots, dry patches and tightness caused by any irritants (pollution, stress, wrong food, chemicals in cosmetics etc.) Indeed any suggestions as to a good moisturiser for this sort of skin type would be much appreciated?
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Tue May 22, 2012 9:09 am      Reply with quote
I love pure virgin coconut oil for so many reasons. I use it when I do my Tanaka massage, as a natural deoderant, to heal insect bites and even staph infections, to cook my eggs in the morning and to keep mosquitos from biting. I've read that natives in Hawaii use it as a sunscreen and don't burn. I love my coconut oil! ♥

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Tue May 22, 2012 9:58 am      Reply with quote
I have not used coconut oil on my face but I do use moroccan oil. When I use it I only use it every 2 or 3 days. If I used an oil every day as a moisturiser then my skin would be too oily and break out. So, I agree coconut or moroccan oil can be great but maybe try using it every few days. This may help.

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Firefox7275 wrote:
There is no one moisturiser or oil for every skin type IMO nor suited to every skincare routine or lifestyle. Coconut oil is supposed to be comedogenic due to the fatty acid lauric acid being such a small molecule.

I have skin barrier issues (eczematous, reactive) so my skin responds really well to products containing lanolin - I get a visible plumping! Very Happy But I don't find any lipids absorb well unless combined with a humectant, my skin loves aloe vera.


Hi FireFox, I tried doing some research on reactive acne but had no luck. You mentioned that I may suffer from a similar issue as you... What is it and what do you recommend I would try?
There are days when my skin regimen works great, and then other days when I wake up with tiny white heads... there are days when I reapply sunscreen before leaving work, and by the time I get home, half an hour later, I have 3-4 tiny white heads on my face... Sad
Any insight is appreciated!

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Tue May 22, 2012 4:47 pm      Reply with quote
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Id stop using it. Just because one person says its all you need doesnt mean that its actually right for you.
Many people sing the praises or Coconut, Jojoba, Rosehip etc etc but every one Ive tried has clogged my pores like crazy.


Totally Teago. I find exactly the same. What are you using now incidentally?


Right now Im using a Neals Yard moisturiser for dehydrated skin of a morning (first time using today, I follow with SPF15 mineral powder) and then of a night I use Neostrata Ultra Smoothing Cream which I absolutely swear by..keeps my skin 99% clear.
If my skin is feeling a little tight and flaky I use a hydrating gel made for eczema and dermatitis but as Im from Australia I dont think its available overseas.
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Tue May 22, 2012 5:04 pm      Reply with quote
I don't think skin care is ever a "one size fits all" situation, we all have such unique skin and skin needs!
What works well for one is a horror for another, you need to find what your skin reacts positively to. Wink

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Wed May 23, 2012 8:16 am      Reply with quote
I used coconut oil in Winter only.
My son uses it in Summer because of mosiquito.

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Coconut oil is pore clogging, good for everything except the face, great for hair.

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Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:25 pm      Reply with quote
NO
It can be used to draw or leech toxins from the skin or mouth. Heard of mouth gargling?
Other than that purpose, there are far better options to moisturise, nourish, balance, strengthen and brighten the skin than using Coconut oil.

Any aromatherapists will create a skin "serum" with mix of plant oils such as jojoba, sweet almond and borage oil AS A BASE, THEN add skin specific essential oils such as rose, neroli, ylang ylang

If you can't get on to an aromatherapist, Decleor face oils are amongst the best and the best all- round from the range is Rose d Orient.
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Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:40 am      Reply with quote
Moon wrote:
David Wolfe seems to think so but I have been using it on my face for about 3 months and I am not sure it is not so much greasy as moisturising. I have broken out like never before on my jaw line and my skin does not look that great.


hi, i really do not think so, in fact i used it too and had breakouts too..
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Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:15 pm      Reply with quote
No. Not for me.
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