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Whoever told me about coconut oil for makeup removal....

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lololizzy Sat 09-Jun-12 12:42:34

Can't remember which MNetter, but I asked for a cheaper alternative to my pricy Clinique makeup remover.
I have tons of coconut oil in my kitchen cupboard and had never considered it!
Not only does it work better on all my waterproof eye gunk, it doesn't have the irritation / greasy factor...I do follow up with Liz Earle cleanse and polish but after that there's no residue, just soft skin! And the tub I used, is only £1.69 so I didn't even have to buy organic health food stuff!

lololizzy Sat 09-Jun-12 12:43:07

Compared to about £16 ish? i think? for the Clinique!

MissFoodie Sat 09-Jun-12 13:58:11

was prob me grin
I wrote feature on it

Huffpot Sat 09-Jun-12 16:29:49

Stupid question maybe but where would I buy it?

Dosey Sat 09-Jun-12 17:02:00

I buy mine from superdrug or holland and barrett and I love the stuff

MissFoodie Sat 09-Jun-12 17:46:44

online also, amazon sell a good selection

KalSkirata Sat 09-Jun-12 17:51:25

its a brilliant moisteriser too. You dont need that expensive stuff.

hk78 Sat 09-Jun-12 18:01:06

is this the solid stuff in a tub, that looks like lard? from superdrug etc.

MissFoodie Sat 09-Jun-12 18:05:35

yes, looks like candle wax but melts, here is info

MistyRocks Sat 09-Jun-12 18:14:10

could have been me

i am a coconut oil obsessive grin

whoever it was, glad you like it, its fab isn't it?

MissFoodie Sat 09-Jun-12 18:16:11

yes grin

KalSkirata Sat 09-Jun-12 18:31:09

its fab. Dig some out with a thumb nail and melt it in your palms. Rub on face, hands or anywhere. You can cook with it too.

RobinSparkles Sat 09-Jun-12 18:35:06

I got mine from Tesco - £6.50 in the cooking oils aisle but someone else said that they got theirs for 99p in the world food aisle but I've never seen it there when I've looked.

RobinSparkles Sat 09-Jun-12 18:37:13

How did you use it as a make up remover Lololizzy? Do you just massage it in and then take it off with a warm, wet cloth?

RobinSparkles Sat 09-Jun-12 18:39:21

Duh, sorry, just seen MissFoodie's link! Thanks.

lololizzy Sat 09-Jun-12 20:08:18

I literally scooped some onto a cotton wool pad and gently rubbed. I used a big dollop and now realise a small bit would probably do it. I wear waterproof eyeliner and usually two or three layers of waterproof mascara (combined with Clarins double fix!) so it's usually a job to shift. I massaged it in and rubbed, gently rotating the pad. The rest (and coconut residue) was shifted using Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish on a warm muslin cloth. (this doesn't do the job on its own though it probably would on non waterproof.) then i leave my eyes bare overnight rather than put fresh makeup on (just in case there is any residue left, though didn't seem to be) so new makeup won't slide off

lololizzy Sat 09-Jun-12 20:10:07

i would say....the coconut shifted about 2/3 of the makeup, and the Liz Earle did the rest.
The Clinique I used to used (which i also followed with L E) shifted about 1/3 of the makeup!
Bearing in mind i wear makeup to go the distance , as have very watery eyes/ oily lids. If you wear lightweight, it will be a doddle

lololizzy Sat 09-Jun-12 20:11:48

asian food stores/ indian grocers are best for cheapies. Mine is £1.69 for a good sized tub. I have splashed out on pricier one now from Holland and Barratt, but will use that for eating / hair. If the cheapie one can move my heavy duty gunk, it's pretty damn good!

IslaValargeone Sat 09-Jun-12 20:13:20

I got mine from the food oils aisle in Sainsburys for about £6. Nice organic virgin stuff.

lololizzy Sat 09-Jun-12 20:14:15

KTC pure coconut oil. £1.69 from the asian foodstore on Tolworth Broadway but I've seen in my indian stores

MissFoodie Sat 09-Jun-12 20:14:50

no need for cotton wool, just melt in hands, rub on dry face, inc eyes, then remove with hot water and cloth (flannel or muslin)

you can always do a double cleanse if required

MayaAngelCool Sat 09-Jun-12 20:15:24

I second the Asian food stores advice. And also fwiw you can use any oil for makeup removal, though I find the 80/20 olive/ castor combi works best for me.

lololizzy Sat 09-Jun-12 20:15:52

oops many , not MY indian stores! if were my stores, probably would've tried sooner!

RobinSparkles Sat 09-Jun-12 20:19:58

Do you need to use anything else to wash afterwards, or is the coconut oil a good enough cleanser on it's own? I've been using simple face wash but it's a bit drying.

I might give it a try tonight.

IslaValargeone Sat 09-Jun-12 20:33:41

Perhaps not the right thread, but it makes quite a pleasant willy lube blush

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