If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ll know that coconut oil is all the rage in the beauty world right now! For instance, it can remove makeup while keeping your skin moisturized, taking the stripped feeling out of the equation. However, coconut oil usually comes in a large glass jar and stays solid at room temperature, so it’s not the most user-friendly (read: annoying) product to use at your vanity or sink. Which is why when I discovered NIU BODY‘s coconut oil makeup wipes, I had to give it a try!
These makeup wipes come in 4 different variations for the 4 common skin types – normal, dry, oily, and combination. To differentiate them, the wipes are soaked in coconut oil with a unique blend of two essential oils for that specific skin type. I normally have oily skin, but I decided to try the combination skin one because the winter weather has dried my skin out *insert sad face emoji* Mine comes with a blend of ylang-ylang and rose geranium essential oils – ylang-ylang reduces sebum production in the shiny T-Zone, while rose geranium targets dry spots with extra moisture, giving the skin that flawless glow.
After trying out these makeup wipes for about 2 weeks, I feel like I have a good grasp of how I feel about them. First and foremost, they make makeup removal so easy! With eyelash extensions, I haven’t been wearing any eye make up so I can’t vouch for how well it works on waterproof mascara and eyeliner. But for face makeup, all it takes is one wipe to get most of it off. The cotton is slightly textured (as pictured above) and may start to shed a little if you wipe on the same side too many times, but you shouldn’t have to because you can easily remove all your makeup using both sides. Once that’s done, I go in with a second cleanser to get rid of the extra coconut oil residue and to make sure there isn’t any leftover makeup. All thanks to the coconut oil, my skin feels perfectly moisturized even after double-cleansing! Which brings me to my next point – my favourite time to use it is actually when I’m home for the day and I want to take my makeup off, but it’s not late enough for my night time skincare routine yet. What I do is I use these wipes to take my make up off and double-cleanse, and that’s it. I don’t follow up with my skincare routine until I’m ready for bed because the coconut oil leaves my skin moisturized enough for at least the next couple of hours! Did I also mention that the scent is heavenly?
Each jar contains 25 large cotton pads, and retails at $15. I think it’s a pretty reasonable price considering these wipes are made in Toronto, natural, free of synthetic ingredients, and vegan-friendly! I would recommend them to anyone who wears enough make up (so that it’s worth it!) to be able to use both sides of the pad efficiently. If you’re interested, they have kindly created a coupon code for my readers – enjoy 10% off with “ZOE10”.
Have you heard of NIU BODY and what are your thoughts on these makeup wipes? Are you a coconut oil fan? If you are, stay tuned because I’ll be writing up something on the theme of coconut oil in the coming weeks! Have a lovely week x