In celebration of coconut month, Dr Organic sent me over a coconut gift pack to try out for you. I've been a fan of their products for years, especially their manuka honey line so I was very excited to try out their virgin coconut oil line.
The Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil range is really vast. They have all manner of lotions and potions from conditioner and body lotion to night cream and body oil.
I received the Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Deodorant, the Body Soufflé and the lip balm.
My favourite product has to be the Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Body Soufflé that comes in a great tub with a flip up lid. I love the design of the packaging as when my hands are a bit slippy from applying moisturiser to my body, I often struggle to screw the lid back onto tubs of moisturiser like this. The flip up lid just makes everything that little bit quicker and tidier.
This body moisturiser is so rich and creamy yet surprisingly light and almost whipped in texture. It sinks into the skin relatively quickly so when I pop this on at night, I don't have to wait too long before getting dressed again. I have been applying this on my skin after returning home from Turkey with super sun kissed skin and it has done a lovely job at nourishing my skin, leaving it feeling smooth and hydrated. I haven't peeled once and my tan is still looking great so I am definitely counting this product as one of the reasons as to why I'm still looking as bronzed as I am.
This Organic Virgin Coconut Oil based moisturiser is enriched with Coconut Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice which is great for soothing the skin, Papaya Fruit Extract, Mango Fruit Extract, Cocoa Seed Extract, Mangosteen Fruit Extract, Fig Fruit Extract, Orange Fruit Extract, Bergamot Fruit Oil, Lemon Peel Oil and Vitamin C which is great for brightening the skin.
One product that I wasn't surprised by was the Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Lip Balm. I've been using other lip balms from this brand for years and years so when I tried out this one, I wasn't surprised to find that, like the others, it is lovely. So hydrating and moisturising on the lips without leaving a thick, greasy layer or film on them. This lip balm is great whether you're applying it in the morning, as part of your skincare routine as lip liner and lip stick sits nicely on top of it, or at night before bed as you wake up with soft and supple lips. It contains Organic Coconut Oil which is so hydrating as well as Shea butter and beeswax, included for their moisturising and nourishing abilities.
If you're using this lip balm during the day then you'll be pleased to know that it has SPF 15 too to protect your lips from UVA and UVB rays. I've never burnt my lips before but I have a friend who has so I'll be recommending this to her. The twist up tube is robust and great for travelling so it would be ideal for holidays!
The last product that I've been trying out is the Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Deodorant. My thoughts on this one are a bit of a mixed bag, mainly because I actually prefer spray or cream deodorants to roll on ones. This deodorant is a liquid cream roll on that aims to provide skincare benefits to sensitive skin with the coconut oil, aloe vera, sunflower oil, Icelandic Moss and Vitamin E that it contains. While it was easy to use and I like the packaging, I didn't find the deodorant itself particularly great. It seemed to take ages to dry and when it did, it didn't give me the refreshing spritz that I get from my usual deodorant and I found that the mild coconut scent didn't leave me feeling fresh which is what I like from my deodorant.
I think I'll pass on the deodorant next time but I'll definitely be happy to repurchase the lip balm and the body soufflé when they run out, especially if I'm off on holiday anywhere hot!
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Have you tried any Dr Organic products? What are your faves?