Setting off on vacation a few weeks ago I tucked a couple travel-sized 2 oz jars of Skinny Coconut Oil products into my suitcase. Skinny & Company sent me a few travel-sized products to review, and I agreed to social media (if we liked them) in return. Asking Liv if she and her friend would give the products a try and perhaps help compose a photo or two (they are instagram styling queens!) I received a "Maybe." in return. Hence, I was on my own.
However, on my own turned out to be just fine when unpacking some 20 hours later and I realized I hadn't packed my usual makeup remover wipes. Turning to the Skinny products I chose the Coconut Facial Oil which is said to remove makeup. And remove makeup it did!
I think for the first time in ages my face was completely makeup free - including those stubborn mascara smudges under my eyes. Seriously... wow.
Three products all packed in one little jar, the Facial Oil works as a makeup remover, cleanser and moisturizer. I think Skinny's site says it best:
"This amazing jar contains some of the most calming essential oils in the world. This facial oil is best used to remove stubborn makeup with ease, then wipe off with a warm cloth. A little goes a long way with all coconut oil products and it has a long shelf life. It will not irritate eyes or skin because just like all Skinny & Co. products, it is not made with any chemicals or preservatives. A great bonus tip is to add this to the tops of the cheekbones or decollete as a light highlight once makeup is applied."
But the real test came some 10 days later when Liv asked if she could use some of my "coconut stuff" as she had used the last of her makeup wipes. Unfortunately, this was the last I saw of my prized little jar. However the girls too, are sold, and Olivia's friend returned home to order a jar to spread the Coconut Facial Oil love in college at UC Davis.
The girls say their faces are clearer since they've begun using the Facial Oil and that it works "way" better than other removal products. In addition, while it is an actual oil, it doesn't make their faces oily - only soft and clean. Note a little goes a long way!
Researching Skinny & Company, made me even more of a fan. Products with real ingredients made by real people with real stories, Co-Founders Matt and Luke Geddie create raw alkaline coconut oil products that are changing the face of the food and cosmetics industries.
Skinny and Company also sent me a jar of the Oil Pulling Coconut Oil and now our whole family uses it. Hard to get onto the pulling bandwagon, it was Skinny's oil enhanced with real peppermint that changed their minds. (The pulling oil leaves your mouth minty fresh while improving overall oral health). I've been pulling for almost a year and my last dental visit the hygienist mentioned my teeth were cleaner and healthier than ever. She asked if I had been flossing more (Um.... no). But I told her about the oil pulling and she said that's most likely what did the trick. Again... I'm sold.
So thanks for introducing yourself Skinny & Company. I'm loving the raw alkaline coconut oil benefits for my whole family including the dog, and the UPS guy is getting used to making regular Skinny & Company deliveries to my house. Here's to a long and healthy relationship!
Liv Life Note: Skinny and Company sent me a few sample jars of coconut oil products. I've since repurchased the facial oil, pulling oil and ordered a jar of the pure coconut oil for cooking (recipes coming). I was not under obligation to post about the products, however when you find something you love so much you simply want to share!