I absolutely adore coconuts and I think it’s largely due to me being Haitian. One of my favorite things about going to Haiti is the seemingly endless supply of coconuts my cousins can bring in the house. I first heard about Kopari via Desi Perkins and when she mentioned how much she loved the brand’s coconut melt and body glow, I knew it was time to dig a bit deeper.
Kopari Coconut Face The Day & Night Kit
The Kopari Coconut Face The Day & Night Kit ($40) features four travel friendly versions of Kopari’s four-step coconut skincare system. There’s the Coconut Cleansing Oil, Coconut Rose Toner, Coconut Face Cream, and Coconut Lip Love.
For some reason, I initially thought this was straight up coconut oil in a bottle. I was worried that it would solidify if it was too cool and/or my bottle would get greasy. To my surprise this is a very lightweight cleansing oil that can remove makeup and cleanse skin. Unlike a lot of cleansing oils I’ve used in the past, I didn’t feel the need to double cleanse after using this! My skin didn’t feel greasy or have filmy residue. If I am wearing a FULL face of makeup, I do in with a second cleanser (I prefer this one). On no makeup days, one to two pumps is more than enough to clean my face. Kopari’s Coconut Cleansing Oil is formulated with coconut oil, green tea oil, and rice oil so it hydrates and doesn’t strip your skin. I’m contemplating buying the full sized version here (I do have quite a few cleansing balms to get through first!).
The Coconut Rose Toner promises to reduce the appearance of pores, keep redness away, and revitalize skin. It is formulated with witch hazel (known to calm skin) and doesn’t dry out your skin. I had some initial problems with the spray but once I was able to get the product out, it misted very evenly and fine. I definitely had to keep my arm several inches away from my face, otherwise, there’s just too much product if it’s too close. Of the entire set, I feel like this is my least favorite. It’s not a horrible product by any means, however, I was neither over-or underwhelmed by this one. Good, not great.
I was most nervous about applying this on my face. While I’ll happily slather coconut oil all over my body, the one place I won’t do so is my face. As someone who is breakout prone, the thought of putting coconut oil on my face literally sends shivers down my spine. Luckily this is a very lightweight lotion made with coconut oil, sunflower oil, shea tris (made from shea butter esters), and organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice. While reading the ingredients, I was still slightly nervous (I don’t get on well with shea butter) but, alas, this was so light that it didn’t feel heavy on my skin. At all. If you aren’t prone to breakouts, I’d say definitely give this a go. While I haven’t had any issues with this, I prefer to err on the side of caution and stick to my moisturizers with salicylic acid and SPF. I have, however, taken to using this on my body.
Hands down my favorite lip product of the moment! This coconut lip balm (more like a glossy finish) is made with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to calm, nourish, and hydrate lips. I love applying this morning and night, after I exfoliate my lips. Coconut Lip Love glides on lips and locks in moisture like no other. In the morning I apply before using any and every matte lip product (be sure to blot off the excess). In the evening, I apply before going to bed to make sure I don’t wake up with dry, cracked lips. Blergh! LOVE this! Worth every penny.
Overall, this is a good travel kit. I especially loved the cleansing oil and the lip love but the other two products are two items that I can (and will) throw into my bag when I’m heading out of town and don’t ned to pack my entire bathroom cabinet with me. Kopari is available at Sephora stores, Sephora.com, Kopari.com, and select retailers.