We may be nearing the end of summer (at least where I am), but until it gets too chilly to wear shorts, I’ll be reaching for my favorite self-tanners along with a new addition to my beauty routine – Kopari’s Coconut Body Glow – to keep that summer glow going well into September.
What is Kopari’s Coconut Body Glow?
It’s a multi-use shimmery body oil, packed with natural pearlescent minerals that add a golden shimmer to the skin. At the top of the ingredients list you’ll find coconut oil and Shealight (a lightweight Shea Butter ester), which add a natural glowing sheen to the skin by hydrating and nourishing it from the inside out.
The Body Glow oil is lightweight enough to use on both the body and face, and can also be mixed in the products or used by itself for an intense glow.
‘Slather on this beachy beauty glow and you’re instantly coconut chic. You’ll smell like pure coconut gardenia paradise while natural pearlescent minerals will make you shimmer in all the right places.’ – Kopari Beauty
Full Ingredient List: Cocos Nucifera (ORGANIC Coconut) Oil, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Coconut Alkanes, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Silica, Fragrance (Parfum), Tocopherol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide (CI#77491)
The brand’s signature ingredient – 100% unrefined, virgin, coconut oil – is sustainably sourced from the Philippines. For the Body Glow, they naturally strain the oil using activated charcoal to remove some of the heavy metals found naturally in soil, in effort to increase the overall efficacy of the formula and all of its natural ingredients.
The Kopari Coconut Body Glow is cruelty-free and vegan. It’s also free sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicone, and GMOs.
Kopari Coconut Body Glow Review & Demo
Kopari’s Coconut Body Glow comes in a beautiful clear glass bottle that exposes all the shimmery-golden goodness inside. The bottle comes straight out of the box with your standard screw top cap, but you can swap it out with the pump nozzle that’s also included, which dispenses just the right amount of product to get the look you’re going for.
Kopari mastered the ability to formulate oil-based products that quickly melt into skin with zero greasiness and residue, and the Body Glow is no exception. Smooth it over your skin and within seconds it absorbs, leaving skin so supple and soft to the touch. The hydration it delivers to my dry skin is incredible and very long-lasting. The oil also envelopes you in a coconut gardenia scent that smells tropical and intoxicating – I can’t keep taking whiffs whenever I wear it!
The shimmer found in the Kopari Coconut Body Glow is in the form of natural mica pigments, which vary in size from teeny tiny micro-shimmer to larger, slightly chunkier glitter pieces. The overall effect you can see below:
Kopari Coconut Body Glow swatch
Kopari Coconut Body Glow swatch, blended in (natural lighting)
As you can see, it is a quite glittery so I wouldn’t recommend slathering it all over your body, right before heading to the office. However, it does look gorgeous for a day at the beach or summertime party. My personal favorite way to use it is on the legs, mixed in with moisturizer for a more subtle shimmery glow that’s not totally in-your-face.
Speaking of the face, I also tried this as a cheek highlight and found it to be surprisingly wearable, and actually quite gorgeous! It blends well, and adds a natural sheen from the oils topped off with an otherworldly, mermaid-esk touch from the light gold shimmer. Here’s a photo of it applied on bare skin:
Kopari Coconut Body Glow used as a highlighter on cheeks
And my last favorite way to use the Kopari Coconut Body Glow is actually as a hair oil. I’ll take the smallest amount and lightly go over the midsections, down through to the roots. Then I’ll use whatever oil is left on my hands to tame flyaways at the very top. Used this way, the oil helps smooth out my hair, while adding a touch of shine and gloss. I also love the look of gold shimmer in brown hair, plus I get to enjoy the coconut gardenia scent all day long!
Not a fan of shimmer? Check out Kopari’s Coconut Body Oil – it has the same amazing scent, hydrates the skin with a similar lightweight formula, and mists on for an even quicker application – all without the added shimmer.
Have you tried Kopari’s coconut body care products?