March 06, 2018 5 min read 0 Comments
It’s the new age.With ourfast paced multitasking lives we try to squeeze the most out of every moment, dollar, and product- especially when your overall beauty routine starts to accumulate an abundance of expensive serums, masks, mascaras, and lotions.So,it should come as no surprise that all inone products have been making a splash in a major waythis year.Popularamongpenny pinchers andsimplistic loving souls alike, all in one products hold high promises to fulfill all your beauty loving needsin one.From shampoo-conditioner-bodywash-hybrids to eye-cheek-lip duos, these products promote versatility and complete function inmultiple ways to save you time, money, and energy.
Insert- the newCocokind Golden Elixir. A plant based oil specifically madefor your hair, body, and face- what thewahhhhh?!My facial serums, oils, and lotions are all handpicked for their specific function and extremely precious to me; I’d never waste a drop of them on my body let alonemy hair! But yet here we are,testingout this brand new all in one productBUT-I loveCocokind so much I have no doubt in my mind thatthe Golden Elixirrivals the top serums on the market.I’ve been testing out severalCocokind productsfor the pastfew months now, to read more on their signature products,their mission, and a full review on their masks, toners, and collective sticks!
“Our Golden Elixir is a multi-purpose regenerative oil for the face, body, and hair. This daily moisturizer is suitable for all skin types -- even oily or acne-prone. The key ingredient, sachainchi oil, is one of the highest plant sources of the skin-loving fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6. Also rich in antioxidants Vitamin A and E, our elixir helps regulate oil production, strengthen the skin’s structural integrity, and provide deep hydration to the skin and hair. Mildly scented with geranium and sweet orange oil, the lightweight elixir absorbs quickly and leaves skin rejuvenated¨
Ingredients: Organic SachaInchi Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Geranium Oil, Organic Sweet Orange Oil”
Cocokind continues to keep it simple with just four organic ingredients, withSanchaInchi being the real key player here.
+OrganicSanchaInchi Oil:Helps to restore moisture balance,great for dry skin as well as balancing oily skin.SanchaInchisoothes, moisturizes, and rejuvenates making it perfect for anti aging and sensitive skin.Therichantioxidants inSanchaInchihelp to protect your skin from environmental stressors
+Organic Sunflower Oil: Sunflower Oil isknown for enhancing hair growthwhen applied to the scalpandnourishing dry skin.It has also been foundto be effective against acne, eczema,inflammation, redness, andgeneral irritation of the skin.Due to its high vitamin E content,sunflower oil helps toimprove the overall appearance and health of your skin by fading scars, preventing new scarring, and smoothing existing wrinkles.
+OrganicGeranium Oil:Originally used by Egyptiansin their daily beauty routine forglowing, flawless skin,geranium Oilalleviates anxiety, balances hormones,reduces acne, and helps inflammation!Geranium Oil is highly therapeutic,known to uplift your mood, lessen fatigue,and support emotional clarity (being an antidepressant).
+Organic Sweet Orange Oil:Sweet orange oil isanti-inflammatory and antiseptic, making it ideal for hair and skin health.It’s alsoan antidepressant known to have sedative effects for alleviating anxiety,anger, and depression.It’s great for acne,as it’s antibacterial propertiesprevent bacterial infection and it actively reduces inflammation,irritation, and pain.
In line with the rest of their products, theSanchaInchi Oil comes in asimplistic see through glass bottle with the Cocokind paper label wrapped around the container.The logo and the oil are close inan amber yellowcolor, making a monochromatic statement as theirproducts often do.
The difference in comparison to the toners and other serums? This bottleis HUGE. It’s a whopping 4 fluid ounces- while their other serums and oils (like chia oil for example) are1 fluid ounce for$15.49, the Golden Elixir rings in at $24.99 USD- that’s a bargain. Even using this bottle on my body, hair, and face I fully expect it to last at least six months.
While it claims to be applicable in three ways, I decided to break down my full review here on each individual use: hair, body, and face.
For Hair:Okay so I tried it two ways, while my hair was damp and then on a separate occasion when it was completely dry. The first time I used the oil on my damp hair and blow dried the results were amazing. My hair was shiny, healthy, and tangle free (which tends to be a huge problem for me since my hair is practically down to my hips). It lookedsoincrediblefull of life,I was loving it.I actually got a few compliments on my hair that day, and the day following; so you know it was lookingfleeky.
However, trying it on dry hair is a whole other story. Just don’t. I tried one pump on the ends after my hair had been styled and straightened and it immediately turned into a greasy clumps of hair sticking together mess.I actually had to rewash my hair, it was nota good look. So in all, this product really does depending on the time you use it. For best results towel dry your hair first, apply it immediately after, then blow dry.
For Body:Being a skincare addict you’d think that I have it all figured out when it comes to body moisturizers, but really my specialty is (face) skincare. I may have a 20 step weekly skincare routine, but I don’t let a single moisturizer touch my body and typically use pure Castile soap when cleansing. You could say I’m pretty clueless. This dry, cold winter has been especially hard on my skin but luckily using this oil has made it easier to quit ignoring the dryness.
While I’m using it in my hair after the shower it’s easy to just use it everywhere else as well, my body,and my face!After just a few uses I noticed a few dry skin bumps on my chest completely disappeared! It’s lightweight and absorbs quickly compared to other lotions without leaving a greasy residue. Even though it’s oil, it really just leaves your skin radiant, hydrated, and soft.
For Face:Yes! Just yes. I’m not used tosharing skincare and body products so it was a little weird to me at first BUTin the end it was completely worth it. Overnight using this oil I saw my complexion become completely calm, withall redness, splotchiness, and dry skin issues disappearing right before my eyes. Even mycysticacne seemed to shrink in size!I’ve continued using this oilall overmy faceas a moisturizeror as a spot treatment almost every day since I’ve bought it. I’ve witnessed consistent results too, with my acne rapidly decreasing in size and severity. It’s definitely under-hyped as it’s one of theonlyproducts that truly helps my skin. I can’t wait until word gets out about this magical all in one product!
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