Product Review: CapriClear 100% Coconut Oil Spray On MoisturizerLeave a Comment
What we eat is just as important as what we put on our bodies. Skin is the largest organ of our body and much of what we put on our skin is then absorbed into our bloodstream. If you have a digestive disorder and know that 70%+ of your immune system lies in your gut, then it might be good to consider taking a better look at the products you use. Do all of your skin, hair and body care products need artificial products? Have you tried alternatives? You can fund alternatives at a natural products market or if one is not close to you, take a browse online at a natural products retailer. Start comparing the difference between say your regular toothpaste to a natural brand, then move onto shampoo etc.
What ingredients might be best to avoid?
PARABENS, PHTHALATES, PETROCHEMICALS, COSMETIC FRAGRANCES, SODIUM LAURYL/LAURETH SULFATE, DIAZOLIDINYL UREA OR IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE, STEARALKONIUM CHLORIDE, SYNTHETIC COLORS and more.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their report “Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment: Agents of Subtle Change?” reported that the parabens—methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl displayed estrogenic activity in several tests. It is a medical fact that estrogen stimulates breast cancer and anything absorbed through the skin may be as high as 10 times the concentration of an oral dose.
I use natural products for so many reasons and I like the way I feel when I use them – I have more peace of mind knowing what’s going on or in my body. I have IBS and also Hashimoto’s disease which is an auto-immune condition where my body basically attacks my thyroid. My health has improved since switching to more natural products!
I recently tried CapriClear®, a spray-on moisturizer made with 100% fractionated coconut oil and was very surprised with the results and the way it felt on my skin. It’s so light and not oily like you may think.
What is Fractionated coconut oil (FCO)?
It is a fraction (portion) of the whole oil, in which the different medium-chain fatty acids are separated for specific uses. Compared to regular coconut oil, fractionated coconut oil has several more uses because it is highly purified. Impurities are removed which gives it a longer shelf life too! 100% fractionated coconut oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride) is the purest form of coconut oil available.
You might hear fractionated coconut oil referred to as “caprylic/capric triglyceride oil” or “medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil” because it is primarily the medium-chain caprylic (8 carbons) and capric (10 carbons) acids that make up the bulk of the oil. MCT oil is most frequently used for medical applications and special diets. As part of this method, the familiar coconut smell is eliminated.
In order to give CapriClear a fair test, I tried it for a couple months on different parts of my body. Here’s how I’ve used CapriClear:
Hair – When my hairs get dry or damaged, I love using coconut oil. In the past I have bought jugs of solid coconut oil and scooped it out with my hands to then apply to my hair. With CapriClear it’s easier and also lighter. I just spray it on and leave in for about 15-30 minutes. I then wash out and use my favorite all-natural shampoo and conditioner by Davines.
Skin – You’ve probably tried shower oil before and I bet it contained several unnatural ingredients (I won’t mention those brand names!). CapriClear is much better because it’s just one, natural, nourishing ingredient. It does not contain emulsifiers, fragrances, animal products, artificial dyes, preservatives or other additives such as sulfates, parabens or toxins that can lead to skin irritation. I loved how it felt after showering – it’s a nice way to pamper your skin a couple days a week. I also used it as a shaving lotion and loved it!
Scars – I have a couple scars from past surgeries and I have used Bio-Oil but I now also use CapriClear. Several sources say that coconut oil helps with scars and I am all for home remedies!
Cracked lips – My lips became pretty dry and cracked during the weeks following the birth of my son. As soon as I applied CapriClear, my lips started to feel better, and after a few days, they were finally healed.
Stretchmarks – If you have stretchmarks coconut oil is said to help reduce their appearance. Apply 1-2 times a day.
Massage – Fractionated coconut oil isn’t super greasy like regular coconut oil so it’s great for massage and it won’t stain your bed linens.
Skin conditions – CapriClear has received the National Eczema Association (NEA) Seal of Acceptance™. Eczema and other skin conditions like psoriasis, diaper rash, acne and skin inflammation have been known to benefit from the use of fractionated coconut oil.
Where to Buy
There are several companies that sell fractionated coconut oil, but they come in regular bottles which means you have to pour the oil onto your skin or on a washcloth. I like CapriClear because you can spray it on, and comes in two sizes, convenient to have at home or on the go:
5.2 fl oz $19.99
1.9 fl oz $10.99
To learn more about the National Eczema Association and the Association’s Eczema & Sensitive-Skin Education (EASE) program, please visit www.nationaleczema.org or www.easeeczema.org for more information.
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