Cocokind Organic Matcha Face Moisturizer Review

THIS. This is my holy grail moisturizer. When I was purchasing this product, I did not know what to expect. I’ve heard great things about Cocokind, but did not know where to start when ordering their stuff. I got something I usually always start with and need; a moisturizer. I figured you can’t go wrong. I ended up buying Cocokind’s Organic Matcha Face Moisturizer.

I was so excited when it came. I opened immediately and discovered it being solid, not creamy. Different, but I liked it. Note: the consistency does change with temperature! It states right on the jar that it’s free of parabens, preservatives, chemicals, gluten, alcohol, GMOs, fragrances, and cruelty. I was sold.

Results: My overall skin tone is much more even and generally healthier looking. The matcha in it helps my under-eye bags and took away any redness. There is zero irritation with this product, or complaints either. It’s an all-around great moisturizer and I definitely recommend. I use this every night, and I have been ever since buying three months ago. It says use for dry skin or PM use- I use at night and after showers. My skin is moisturized more than ever and I love the dewy look it gives me. Not to mention, the scent is pleasant. I don’t don’t feel greasy or weighed down, it really is just what I was looking for. Since you do not need to use more than a few swipes of it, the 2oz jar has lasted me since March (with about a month and a half still left!) and is so worth the price. I definitely recommend to try it for yourself!

Not the most appealing looking, but gets the job done! As you can see, it’s more of a liquid due to being in 80 degree weather.

Two-Ingredient Homemade Lotion

Since it is summer now and I want soft, glossy skin, I need something that really works and something I could always have easily at my disposal. I didn’t want to keep using the same products because I know how they all work. That being said, I of course, took it upon myself to make my own lotion. I’m a dedicated user of coconut oil for my skin and sometimes hair, so I wanted to incorporate that for sure. I didn’t want anything that had too many ingredients because I wanted to keep it easy and simple. After looking up the kinds of vitamins that are beneficial to skin, I decided to use vitamin E as well. Vitamin E blocks free radicals from the body, which slows down aging and wrinkles, as well as help moisturize dry skin. When making the lotion, it’s important to use a small ratio of the vitamin E to coconut oil. As good as it is, vitamin E is very heavy and can cause breakouts quite easily. It’s better to find liquid vitamin E if you can, but for the sake of convenience, I grabbed the first bottle of capsules I saw.

I take about 3-4 tablespoons of coconut oil and put it in a jar along with 3 capsules (I punctured them with a pin and squeezed the liquid out). If you’re using straight liquid, I would put in 1 1/2 teaspoons of it in. Remember, this is all about preference and it depends on how sensitive your skin is and how it reacts to it. For easy mixing, I made sure the coconut oil was semi-soft and room temperature. With a spoon, I mashed it together and mixed it, leaving the consistency thick yet loose enough for easy rubbing.

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***If you want to add a scent to your lotion, any essential oil would do the trick! I’d recommend a lavender or peppermint (1/2 teaspoon).

The Beginning of the Blog

Let it begin…

I had the idea to start to work on a blog in January 2018. Now, here in June, I thought this was the perfect time to get myself going. Follow me as I discuss many different topics. I plan to log many writings on my life/life in general, well being, food, skincare, adventure/travel, my thoughts and words, and just anything that I have going on! Here it goes…