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“Real Talk Friday” Kopari Coconut Melt

Kopari Coconut Melt $38.00 7oz
Recently I have seen Kopari Coconut Melt all over YouTube being touted as an amazing hydrating multitasker.
Kopari Claims this coconut oil is not your ordinary coconut oil…LAUGH!
Listed below in italics is what the company states about its alleged miracle oil.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive
What it is:
A premium, multitasking organic coconut oil that hydrates and casts a dewy glow from head to toe.
Solutions for:
– Dryness
– Redness
– Dullness and uneven texture
If you want to know more…
Simple yet multitasking, Coconut Melt is comprised of 100 percent pure, organic, and unrefined coconut oil that melts on contact to deeply hydrate from head to toe. Ideal for all hair and skin types, including dry skin, eczema-prone skin, and chemically-treated hair, this lavish oil is loaded with fatty acids to seal in moisture and lauric acid to combat inflammation.
This is how you melt:
– Makeup remover
– Lip balm
– Deepest conditioning hair mask
– Bath boost
– Super shave oil
– Massage oil
– Belly beauty balm
– Baby butter
This is not your kitchen coconut oil. Kopari tested dozens of coconut oils from all over the world and discovered the most premium for use on both skin and hair. Like fine wine or olive oil, the quality of the fruit as well as where and how it is harvested makes all the difference. Kopari’s coconut oil is sustainably sourced from small family farms in the Philippines and made from fresh, virgin and 100 percent organic coconuts. The quality, texture, absorption, and aroma is unlike any other oil on the market. Discover what thousands of Kopari fans have—not all coconut is created equal.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates
What else you need to know:
This product is vegan, hypoallergenic, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and organic.
Research results:
In a consumer test study on 105 individuals, over 28 days:
– 97% reported hair looked shinier and felt smoother
– 97% said skin felt dramatically more hydrated
– 96% said skin, hair, and nails looked the best they ever had
– 93% reported a visible reduction in eczema
– 91% reported a noticeable increase in allover softness
– 90% said skin appeared to glow radiantly
What a load of nonsense! Kopari is just another example of a brand using a whole paragraph of marketing to state that they use Virgin 100 percent organic coconut oil.
Coconut oil has blown up in recent years as miracle oil for both external and internal uses. Don’t get me wrong, I love coconut oil, however, for me, it’s best used for its internal benefits and as a cooking oil. I am not going to dive into the benefits of consumption of coconut oil in this post because this post is about it being applied to the skin.
Besides Kopari infuriating me by advertising this as the be-all end-all of the coconut oils, there are a few other things that just flat out piss me off.
First of all the PRICE $$$
This is $38USD for 7 oz/200g !!!
For a comparison example, a bottle of Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut oil is $5.99USD for 16 oz/454g
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Kopari breaks down to $5.42 per oz!
Trader Joe’s breaks down to…wait for it…$.37 an oz…yes! 37 cents per ounce. To put it another way, you get a little more than twice the amount of product with Trader Joe’s for a fraction of  the cost of Kopari. Is that fancy jar worth your hard earned money? I think not! To me, a product like this is a glaring attempt at a money grab from uninformed consumers. I’ve never even bothered researching anything else from Kopari, why? Because I think they’re crooks.
seI went to Sephora to scope this product out for myself and from what I can gather the only difference between this, and a normal jar of coconut oil is that they appear to have altered the texture. The Coconut melts texture appears to slightly whipped; I recognize this because I’ve whipped coconut oil with a hand mixer to achieve the same texture.
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Moving on to the second thing that irritates me is the actual bulls*it information printed on the label.
Here is the ingredients list:
-Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil: Hydrates, nourishes, and beautifies the skin, nails, and hair.
-Vegan (Um duh Kopari)
-Paraben-Free WTF Virgin Coconut Oil is self-preserving do to its high lauric acid content and is naturally anti-fungal, antiviral and antibacterial due to the medium chain triglycerides. It has and indefinite shelf life if not contaminated.Parabens are an entirely separate topic for another day.
-Sulfate Free  (Once again duh Kopari it’s just oil)
-Phthalates  (If it’s just oil, why would you to mention it doesn’t have a plasticizer?)
-Cruelty-Free (Once again duh it’s just oil) Maybe they just wanted to state that no trees are harmed in the making of this product LOL Coconuts just fall off trees.
All of these marketing terms are geared toward preying on people that have heard about the alleged dangers of things like sulfates and parabens. Slight tangent but just to be clear SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) is the sulfate you absolutely NEED to avoid. Sulfates are also a topic for another day.
The third thing that annoys me with this product is the suggested usage:
Kopari claims this is good for:
✔ Normal (No!)
✔ Oily (No!)
✔ Combination (No!)
✔ Dry (No!)
✔ Sensitive (No!)
The final thing that I find suspicious is that coconut oil melts at 76 degrees Fahrenheit. The company states “-Please note, the quality and performance will not be affected by heat or cold.” How can this be true if in fact, this is pure coconut oil?
In conclusion, Coconut oil can be disastrous to your face, in particular, oily and acne prone skin. Coconut oil has a high comedogenic rating and is a pretty much guaranteed way to clog pores and cause acne!
Dr. Sam put it in very simple terms:
From Dr. Sam Buntings IG acct:
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5 thoughts on ““Real Talk Friday” Kopari Coconut Melt”

  1. I never hopped on the coconut oil for my face wash, for my moisturizer, for my eyebrows, for my eye cream, for my butt train. I totally agree this product is marketed to people that don’t know better yet and I bet they’re swimming in the cash they’re making. It’s usually a no go for me if that particular you tuber (and several others I won’t mention) is pushing a product. She’d probably put my cat’s poo in her favorites and push how lovely it smells if I paid her to so.

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