Coconut has most definitely had a moment this year be it in as part of skincare or cooking methods. Dr Organic recognise it's ability for the treatment of wrinkles, nourishing and hydrating the skin and that it can be used in all manner of beauty products beside skincare.
I was sent a couple of items from the range to share with you today. The first up is the Dr Organic Coconut Lip Balm* which you will have seen pop up in my August favourites. I have all manner of lipbalms, you've seen my collection, that they often tend to blend into one. The coconut scent makes this a stand out as often they're minty or berry flavours so I enjoyed this difference, although as I mentioned previously there is no coconut taste to enjoy. Often my lip balms are applied at night and sporadically throughout the day from those sitting on my desk or coffee table at home which works perfectly fine but a morning application of Dr Organics Coconut Lip Balm has been taking place and making for a much better base for my lipstick. Organic Coconut Oil moisturises dry lips that have appeared overnight and my usual reds or matte lipsticks apply so much better. It's SPF and nourishing properties also mean that my lips aren't exposed as I make the journey to the station. It's passed the testing period but still remains on the dressing table.
I'd like to say that I've given Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Body Souffle* a thorough testing but I would be lying to you due to my brother pinching it from me. He's a big fan of coconut, gave these a sniff and asked if he could have it, how could I say no? He had just painted my front room for me. I did have enough of a test of this before passing it on and it was most tacky than my usual body creams, lotions and butters so it wasn't my favourite product ever but it's combination of fruit extracts such as Papaya and Mango created a wonderful smelling product and for those who like the thicker butters would certainly enjoy this. It certainly ensured skin remained hydrated after tasks such as leg shaving (not that I imagine that's a concern for my brother!) and I imagine this will be perfect for those who suffer from dryer skin as we enter Winter. I did ask my brother how he was enjoying this product and he gave it the thumbs up. As a fireman he is exposed to all elements and wears a uniform that goes through the mill so he has enjoyed giving his skin a treat along with the great scent which combats the usual manly smells that can be found in the locker room.
Finally is Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Deodorant* a liquid cream roll on for sensitive skin. As regular readers will know I'm a big fan and user of Sure Maximum Protection deodorant and whilst I find it most effective for me I do go through it at a rate of knots. I've found a place in my routine for Dr Organic's deodorant offering of an evening, especially if I've shaved my armpits. There is no stining and it's Virgin Coconut Oil blended with Aloe Vera and other such ingredients ensures that any moisturise isn't stripped out leaving things sore and dry. If I'm having a lazy day at home or only running minimal errands I will reach for this but if you're less of a sweater than me it's worth giving it a try.
Are you a coconut fan? What are your favourite products?