As you know I love skin care products and have had the same skin care routine for a while now but I do love to try new products and I am forever researching new skin care products to try, especially since my skin has become incredibly dry over the last couple of months and even my usual routine is struggling to sort it out.
I first heard about the RMS Raw Coconut Cream from reading the lovely Caroline Hirons blog post on it and I was intrigued.
I ordered my coconut cream from Beauty Bay it was £12.50 for 70g including delivery, I was running low on my Clinique Take The Day Off cleansing balm and thought I'd give the RMS a try and from reading reviews on it, it seemed a similar concept to the Clinique, it doesn't work out any cheaper at £12.50 for 70g and the Clinique being £21.00 for 125g it's roughly a similar price but I thought I'd give it a go.
The product inside.
About The Product ~
This is a 100% natural product it is pure certified organic raw, unrefined Virgin coconut oil, which untouched by any heat or chemical treatment means it is left in it's raw state. Coconut oil is an amazing product, it is anti bacterial, anti fungal and anti microbial. It helps to remove dirt and bacteria from the skin and is great for any skin type including acne prone skin.
As well as a make up remover/cleanser it is also great as a moisturiser, for our eye lashes, makes an amazing hair mask, it's fabulous for the hard skin on our feet, knees and elbows and can also be used as an underarm deodorant.
My partner Simon suffers from dermatitis on his hands and has been using this on his dermatitis and is has cleared up a treat, it was really sore, the skin was broken and bleeding and the dermatitis had spread from the palm of his hand to his fingers, I suggested rubbing some of the coconut cream onto his hands before he got into bed at night and it cleared up after around 3 days of using it. So this really is a great multi purpose product.
To store the coconut cream I would recommend a cool place as the product will melt in higher temperatures so definitely not one to be taking on holidays abroad or storing in a warm place, mine is fine in my bathroom storage but my storage unit is away from the main bathroom area, you can keep it in the fridge if you'd rather but it should be ok if kept in a cool place.
My Thoughts On The Coconut Cream ~
The coconut cream is a hard/set consistency, it smells divine, I love the smell of coconut, if you don't this definitely isn't for you at all. I found the consistency more "set" than my Clinique balm but once I'd started to rub it into my skin it softened quite quickly.
I wanted to give the coconut cream a fair trial so used it in exactly the same way I use my Clinique balm, I took a bit of the coconut cream and rubbed it all around my face including my eyes and then removed it with a flannel (face cloth or wash cloth) that had been run under hand hot water and wrung out.
The cream removed all my make up including waterproof mascara which I was very happy with but it did leave a film like feeling on my skin, nothing a second cleanse can't sort out but something I wasn't too keen on. Since this product is made from coconut oil it does break down into an oil once rubbed into the skin and your hands are left with an oily residue from rubbing the product in.
Overall, I liked the product and it's make up removing qualities but I wouldn't use it as a morning cleanser because of the film it leaves on my skin, I don't like the way my skin feels after using it, I also really didn't like the oily residue it left on my hands and I had to wash my hands twice before actually removing my make up to remove the oil from my hands but I suppose really I didn't think too carefully or I would have realised that because it is made from pure oil, of course it would break down into an oil, definite blonde moment there Zoe!
I won't be re purchasing the coconut cream again purely because of the film it leaves on my skin and the oily residue on my hands but that said it is great for removing make up and like I said earlier in the post it has worked wonders for Simon's dermatitis, and I am going to give it a whirl on my feet too the next time Cole gives me a pedicure.
This is a great all round product and a fantastic make up remover it just isn't for me, but if you like oil based products and don't mind that oily hand feeling, I would definitely give it a go, it certainly is a good product to keep in your bathroom cabinet.
If you would like to try the RMS Coconut Cream, it is available here priced at £12.50 for 70g including delivery.
Thank you for reading, much love as always,