However - despite seeing so many positive reviews - coconut oil wasn't something I tried for myself until very recently. Whilst shopping in my local Superdrug I noticed they had a pot of own brand coconut oil retailing at only £2.29. Seeing the bargain price tag I couldn't resist picking up a pot for myself & finally jump on the coconut oil bandwagon.
Coconut oil can be used as a moisturiser for skin or as a treatment to soften & nourish hair. Personally I haven't tested this as a hair product yet, but I've been using it daily as a moisturiser for around 3 weeks now.
As this product comes in a solid form, to use I simply scoop out a small amount - trust me when I say a little goes a long way - & rub it between my hands until it melts into an oily consistency. Once melted I either rub a small layer onto my face after cleansing, or I apply it directly onto any problem areas.
If your aim to use this product to combat any stubborn dry areas (e.g. heels or elbows) then I would recommend applying this product twice a day opposed to once before bed. As someone who suffers with very dry skin, I've found applying the oil twice helps speed up the repair process & also helps maintain soft skin in these areas.
As a moisturiser I really can't fault this product. It soaks in quickly leaving little residue & doesn't leave my skin feeling at all greasy/oily. It also has a gorgeous coconut scent that instantly reminds me of holidays & all things summer *dreams wistfully of beaches & cocktails*.
This product has now become a staple in my evening skincare routine & sits proudly on my bedside table. I'll definitely be heading back to Superdrug to re-purchase once this runs out.
Have you tried Superdrug's Coconut Oil?
What are your thoughts?