Trying out the Kopari Coconut Face Cream

I started using the Kopari Coconut Face Cream back in December and I have to say this is one of the hardest reviews I’ve had to write.  I used the product for a month and then sat down to write the review. 

My mind was a blank.

I set it to the side and tried out other sample sized moisturizers while I tried to figure out what to say about it. Then I came back to it, used it a few days and sat down to write up my review, again.

But before I get into that, let’s see what it has to say for itself…

A rich facial moisturizer packed with fatty acids to help nourish, hydrate, and strengthen the skin’s protective barrier for a more youthful appearance

Locks in moisture, soothes inflammation, and protects skin from environmental stressors

Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, promote collagen production, and restores elasticity

Lives up to Kopari standards: Dermatologist-Tested. Non-Irritating. Non-Allergenic. Cruelty-free. Phthalate-free. Sulfate-free. Paraben-free. Safe for Sensitive Skin. Non-Comedogenic.

Water (Aqua), Cocos Nucifera (ORGANIC Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (ORGANIC Sunflower) Seed Oil, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Glycerin, Propanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Jojoba Esters, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Carbomer, Tocopherol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrolyzed Soybean Fiber, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower/Leaf (ORGANIC Chamomile) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (ORGANIC Green Tea) Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel (ORGANIC) Argan Oil, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Leaf/Seed Extract, Butter Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood/Iliahi) Wood Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Melo Cantalupensis (Melon) Fruit Extract, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla Bean) Fruit Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (ORGANIC) Aloe Vera Leaf Juice

Kopari Website

Now if you look at that long list of ingredients there are quite a few good ones listed on there.  Coconut, Camomile, Green Tea and Argan oil are all quite familiar in skin care products and all quite nice to see.  I tend to prefer argan oil in my hair products than in my face products, but I don’t mind it in a moisturizer. I was somewhat excited to see the list when I first started testing out the face cream.

Then I tried it.

The Kopari Coconut Face cream isn’t bad.  If it were bad it wouldn’t be hard to talk about at all.  I’d feel bad for breaking it down, but I would be able to do it. 

the cream on the hand

Likewise if it was a good product I would be able to extol its virtues and obsess about its ingredients.

The problem is that it is neither good nor bad.  It is so very middle of the road that it is kind of hard to talk about.  It is like the skin care equivalent of a Playmobile vegetable.  You look at them and you know what it is because it looks like a three dimensional illustration of a vegetable, but it is neither good nor bad, just representational of what you could expect a vegetable to look like in real life.

That’s what this cream is.  It smells kind of like vanilla infused playdoh to be honest. But while it isn’t a scent that attracts me, it isn’t a scent I find repellant. It is a lightweight texture that is slightly thicker than a gel moisturizer, but not quite a thick cream moisturizer. It absorbs relatively quickly into the skin and it moisturizes without being greasy as long as you apply it in moderation. Too much and it just sits on the skin. I did like that it came in a tube so that I could squeeze out as much product as I needed without contaminating the rest of the product. when traveling I do prefer the moisturizer in tubes as I don’t worry about them shattering so if I were traveling that would be a plus.

massaged into the hand

I can’t tell if it protects from environmental stressors, but when I did have inflammation on my skin, it didn’t really do any soothing. My red spots stayed red.  It didn’t irritate them though.  It didn’t do any noticeable plumping to create a youthful looking texture.  It did work well as a hydrating day cream.  It wasn’t substantial enough for me to use as a night cream, but in the day it was fine.

And in the end that is all you can say about it.  It was fine. It is a moisturizer that moisturized.  It caused no damage to my skin, but it also had no real noticeable benefits beyond moisturizing.

Would I get this moisturizer again? 

No.  While it was fine, I have come to expect more from my moisturizers.  I have tried so many that have been better than this moisturizer. In all fairness I have tried many that have been much worse as well. And while I didn’t find the playdoh like scent of the product too objectionable to use, it isn’t one that I would seek out in my skincare.

Do the final review is that the Kopari Coconut Face Cream was fine, but not for me.