There are two reasons why I’ve taken procrastination to new levels when attempting to pen this post. One, the product in question is almost too epic, which leads us to – Two, I fear it’s going to be a long post which rivals my dissertation in length. Sit comfortable and grab a refreshment. Sorted? So, coconut cream, coconut oil – whatever you want to call it; after months of various people pointing me in the direction of it I finally threw a tub of the RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Cream into my Cult Beauty basket. High in levels of the anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial Lauric Acid and a known natural anti-oxidant it’s a little bit of unrefined heaven in a pot. Now really any unrefined, 100% organic, extra virgin, cold-pressed (so it’s still got all the goodies in it!) coconut oil will do, which when picked up from any health food shop turns out to be a much better deal – heads up for next time. But let the ode begin…

My prime use for it is as a mask – it may sound a little strange to load up what is essentially an oil as leave-on, wash-off thang – but it really does the ticket. After cleansing, I layer a thick slick of this on which is a very entertaining experience that mimics the feeling of what I can only imagine your face being melted off is like. I then busy myself for 10 minutes trying not to drip anywhere, rinse off with the help of a flannel, and pat dry. Nourished, happy skin is revealed – dry patches seen to and oily areas balanced. It reminds me of a quick fix  (and stripped back, obviously) version of Origins Drink Up Intensive. I go ahead with my usual routine and finish off with another, thinner, layer of the stuff as a moisturiser.

You ready for the list of other beauty tasks this gets roped in to cover? A waterproof eye makeup remover (not as tough as the Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover, but much cheaper), as a conditioning mask on the ends of my hair, or applied post-wash über sparingly as an oil, it makes a great little lubricant for shaving, mixed with a spoonful of sugar can be whipped into a scrub in minutes *inhales* gives a shimmer-free glow to the face when dapped along the high points in a Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream-kinda way, it’s a nice mixer to use with the RMS ‘Un’ Cover-Up to sheer out its application, melted into a bath it works as an oil and makes the water smell of coconut oh and you can use it in the kitchen.

I’m sold – can you tell? Now for an evening of pampering courtesy of one little tub of the good stuff…

  • Grace Mae

    I just might have to invest! <3

  • Chloe

    Oh this sounds good, I’ll have to look into buying this!

    http://the-little-dodo.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://cardigansandnails.blogspot.co.uk/ jenny (cardigans and nails)

    Sounds good

  • Niamh Ellen

    I would never have thought of using coconut oil as a face mask. Great post!
    Niamh x

    niamhellen93.blogspot.com

  • http://www.gemmameansjewel.com/ Gemma Antonia

    I absolutely adore coconut oil, I use the Fushi one from Feel Unique but am tempted to get the RMS one just for the pretty pot!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

  • Joy Jewell

    Coconut oil was a staple for me when I was living in Dubai – it’s really soothing on post-sunned skin. One word of warning though for anyone using it as a hair mask; it does strip dye out (I learnt that the hard and erm, expensive, way!). It’s really nice under a heavy lip balm overnight too, helloooo smooth pout!

    http://Twelve52.co.uk

  • Pamela

    I’ve just started to discover the wonders of coconut oil! It’s also great nutrition for the inside. I keep a jar in the bath and a jar in the kitchen.

  • Kristin

    Coconut Oil is my favorite for shaving!

  • Allison

    I love using coconut oil for a hair mask and for shaving, it makes my face break out like crazy though!

    mercuteify.blogspot.com

  • Emily Allen

    I definitely going to try this! Thanks Viv xx

    If you could spare a minute to check out my blog I would be very gratefull xx Emmi

    http://emmihearts.blogspot.co.uk/

  • AnnaR

    Also works as a temperature gauge. Mine is currently liquid.

  • Maddy Cane

    Looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    ♥

  • http://genuineglow.com/ Lilly

    So glad you are enjoying RMS :) Next thing you should try from her is the Un-Powder love! xx

  • Elizabeth

    Despite having full knowledge that a vat of this stuff can be purchased for wayyyyyy cheaper, I too just purchased this stuff of ebeauty.ca. I love the pretty frosted tub it comes in. So sue me for being into packaging! Lol.

    I’d love to see you do a video or post about how you use the un-cover… I’ve been wanting to try it out but I’m just really unsure on how to use it!

    You should also try out the cream shadows… Yes they crease a bit and no the colour isn’t stay-all-day long lasting, but they’re absolutely beautiful… It’s the first time I achieved a totally wearable “rock and roll don’t care” glossy eye!! It makes the eyes glow. I have magnetic and solar. Can’t recommend enough!

  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    Sold!!! Sounds amazing, I hope the coconut smell is just as yummy as I think it will be!

    Please come and visit my blog: http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

  • molly

    this sounds great, i have always heard great things about cocount oil xxx

    mollyox.blogspot.com

  • http://poppywithlove.blogspot.com/ Poppy

    I had never thought about using coconut oil for shaving! Wondering whether my little bargain pot from Superdrug will do or whether to prepare myself to do a bit of long overdue debit card damage on Cult Beauty…

    poppywithlove.blogspot.com

  • Pippa Jones

    This sounds amazing! Defintely something for me to try out!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://polkadani.blogspot.com/ polkadani

    Ahh I love coconut oil, I’ve used it as a hair treatment for the last few years and people always comment on how shiny my hair looks! Also great for getting rid of waterproof mascara, or as a conditioning treatment on eyelashes/brows… one of my all-round beauty faves! xx

  • http://squares2790.blogspot.co.uk/ Sarah Jeffcoate

    I love coconut oil! I use it in my hair a lot, but I’ve never really thought to use it on my face! I’ll be giving it a go, for sure! xx

    Squares – Bookworm and Beauty Enthusiast

  • http://www.anarrangementofnotes.wordpress.com/ sopheekay

    This sounds amazing! I’ve heard so much about coconut oil and I do think that if it really does have all these amazing uses I can definitely justify a tub ;) Thanks for the health shop tip-off as well!

    Sophie | An Arrangement of Notes

  • Emma Diggins

    sounds laaavly and indulgent. Seems like a great multipurpose product

    Emma x
    emandthem.blogspot.com

  • Anya Cross

    This sounds like a miracle cream! I love coconut scents so I’m definitely going to try this.

    http://www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://zeeblikesit.blogspot.com/ Nicky Zeeb

    been meaning to pic up a tub of coconut oil for a while now! YOu’ve just inspired me to make sure I do!

    Nicky
    zeeblikesit.blogspot.com
    xx

  • http://Gracious-silhouettes.blogspot.co.uk/ Jade Waterfield

    I’m always hearing how good coconut oil is for sooo many things! And i’m always using the pure stuff in my hair and it does wonders so now you’ve really made me interested in getting my hands on this! Great post Sweetness.

    -Jade
    gracious-silhouettes.blogspot.co.uk

  • Georgina Walsh

    absolutely love everything to do with coconuts – this product sounds perfect for me! great review

    http://fairygobmother.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

  • Parisian To Be

    Ohhhh – it looks like I’ll be picking up some coconut cream as of late. Lovely post, by the way.
    xo Lillian @ Parisian To Be

  • http://MyLuciteDreams.com/ MyLuciteDreams

    Yes! I adore the RMS Coconut Cream.. It’s the best waterproof eye makeup remover. Also, I tried to switch to several lower priced oils, with same proclaimed extra virgin, organic, refine.. etc.. though broke out with vehemence. Something is special about the RMS and its quality. I might add, on the line of lubrication, it ‘performs’ exceptionally *wink wink*
    xx

  • Daniella

    love coconut! this seems like a great product!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

  • Zoe Gruss

    Great article Vivianna! Coconut oil has fast become a firm favourite to many beauty lovers. The list of uses is endless and the fact that it is natural is a bonus! I really like theidea of using coconut cream as a mask. For more health and beauty benefits of coconut oil (plus a sneaky scrumptious recipe), visit http://bit.ly/16iSf8l.

  • Roshni K

    I buy my coconut oil from amazon, a huge lovely smelling tub for £5 or less. I never thought of using it as a mask! Im going to do that tonight :)

    roshjourney.blogspot.co.uk

  • Olivia S

    If it does the job well and smells at all of coconut then I’m in! Xx

    Olivia – cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  • Celina

    I love coconut! It’s so great for the body inside and out. :)
    xx

    Celina | The Celution

  • http://www.skinobsession.blogspot.com/ Kady Sandora K

    I love coconut, and with that price tag I wouldn’t hesitate to try it out! Thanks for the tip.

    xx

    http://www.skinobsession.blogspot.com

  • Emily

    I adore coconut oil. I use it a billion different ways from a face wash, lip balm and a moisturizer to in my cooking. I will have to give it a try as a face mask too.