Hi people! Today I'm finally getting around to reviewing a product I've been using daily for roughly the past 4 months, the rms beauty Raw Coconut Creme. Should you shell out $18.00 for organic coconut oil? YES. You should do it immediately!
First and foremost, the rms beauty Raw Coconut Creme is nothing like any of the coconut oils I've bought over the years in grocery stores. It's ingredient list is simply "coconut oil" that is certified organic. rms beauty also credits a "new and modern processing technique" for it's superiority over other cold-pressed coconut oils. Every time I open the lid, I'm treated with the delicious aroma of coconut cake! I can't ever remember a previous coconut oil smelling this incredible. In fact, I don't recall past coconut oil smelling like anything at all.my last empties post here) on my honeymoon to Puerto Rico. I knew it wasn't practical, but I didn't want to start using something else and have to deal with breakouts. I sealed it in a Ziploc bag and that was an excellent decision. By the time we got to our hotel and unpacked, my typically solid tub of coco-liciousness was a clear pot of liquid due to the heat. It stayed in oil form the entire trip, and some of it leaked a bit during the flight back, but it was relegated to it's sealed baggie so no harm, no foul. Just something to note if you live in a climate whee it's consistently 80˚F/26.7˚C or more. In my air conditioned apartment, the creme is slightly melty during the summer. The melting does not reduce it's efficacy in any way.
What I love about the Raw Coconut Creme is the ease of removing every stitch of makeup, including difficult, bratty mascaras that usually hang on for dear life. Long-wearing eyeliner and lipstick come off in a snap, too. For a time I was using this as my sole cleanser, but my problematic skin demanded I follow it up with a foaming cleanser to remove every last trace of oil. If you have dry skin, or just less sensitive/combative skin than I do, you can probably get away with using this as your one-step cleansing routine.
I also love that it can be used as a body moisturizer, lip balm, hair savoir, and DEODORANT! What?! Yes, it works really well, actually! One evening after my shower, my armpits were red and chapped from multiple run-ins with the synthetic fabric of the top I'd worn that day. I honestly could not fathom applying an anti-perspirant to them. I scooped out a dime sized amount of Coconut Creme and that was enough for both armpits. My skin was singing hallelujah! It soothed the redness and pain and, even though it's just a deodorant and therefore it's unable to stop perspiration, I was still rocking happy, dry pits the next day. I tend to get chapped badly in the winter months and I know I'll be reaching for this little tub often.
I originally took my demo photos back on June 10th. Hey, that was the day I graduated high school...16 years prior! Oh mon dieu. Anywho, these photos were taken during my brief bout with blonde hair, so let's ignore that. I also later realized I wasn't wearing that much makeup, so I repeated the process last week on a day where I wore full coverage foundation, full coverage concealer, and 42 purple eyeshadows. I really wanted you guys to see how well it breaks up makeup! On to the photorial!
What I was wearing pre-Coconut Creme on 6/10:
1. Hello! Here is my face prior to cleansing.
2. & 3. Take a nickel sized scoop of rms beauty Raw Coconut Creme and rub it in circular motions on your face. As you rub, the semi-solid (or solid depending on how much A/C you've got going on in your hacienda) creme melts into oil.
4. Take a dime sized scoop of creme and gently rub it in circular motions around your eye.
5. Keep rubbing until you feel your mascara break up and you look like you've been socked in the eye.
6. Use a washcloth or muslin to wipe the oil and makeup debris away. You can use them wet or dry. I used a wet washcloth in the 6/10 demo above, and a dry Eve Lom muslin cloth in the 8/19 demo below. I like both methods equally.
7. Split screen action - right side is clean, left side still has makeup to be removed.
8. Completely cleansed face.
Makeup worn pre-Coconut Creme on 8/19.
|Convenience Store Robbery Face / Post-Coconut Creme Cleansed Face|
|Top: Purple Shadow Extravaganza / Bottom: Coco Clean!|
Where to Buy: Anthropologie, Beauty.com, DermStore, rmsbeauty.com