Know Your Oils: Fractionated Coconut Oil

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Coconut Oil is one of the most versatile carrier oils on the market. You can use it to cook, oil pull, oil cleanse, remove makeup, moisturize your skin, hair and nails and can be ingested for one million different health reasons.

The Problem With Pure Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a great moisturizer, but it’s not kind to everyone’s skin. There have been widespread complaints about using virgin coconut oil as a moisturizer and experiencing breakouts. My daughter, Willow is 12 and a long time sufferer of eczema, a chronic condition which causes dry, irritated skin. Virgin coconut oil was giving her skin all the moisture she needed, but she was breaking out something terrible.

So how do you get all the natural anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties without the irritation? Fractionated coconut oil.

What is Fractionated Coconut Oil

Fractionated coconut oil is exactly what it sounds like, a fraction of coconut oil. Certain ingredients of the oil are removed for a particular use, in this case for beauty and medical uses. Fractionated coconut oil contains one single natural ingredient- caprylic/capric triglyceride, offering all the skincare benefits of coconut oil without the fragrance. It’s colorless, odorless, hypoallergenic and in liquid form.

While I don’t use coconut oil, my daughter does. CapriClear has been her go to moisturizer for over 2 years, eliminating her need for steroid creams to combat her eczema. It’s a fine mist formula that applies fractionated coconut oil evenly and quickly absorbs for relief.

Availability

CapriClear is available in 5.2 fl. oz bottle for $19.99 and the TSA friendly 1.9 fl. oz. bottle for $10.99. CapriClear is available at Ulta, Harmons, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon.com, drugstore.com, AskDerm.com, GreenCupboards.com or at http://www/capriclear.com. The 1.9 oz size is available on the first aid aisles of CVS and Walgreens.

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More about Aprill

Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

7 thoughts on “Know Your Oils: Fractionated Coconut Oil

  1. Liesl

    Right on! I have eczema, too, and I’ve been really curious about coconut oil but have never purchased any because of some undefinable skepticism, lol. Thanks for the great review and introduction and YAY for finding your daughter something that works for her 🙂

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  2. Lindsey ~ Wondrouslypolished

    Wow, I may actually need to go give this a try! I have SUPER sensitive skin and break out in both rashes and pimples if a product is too harsh for my skin. Thanks for the introduction to this product! I think I’ll be giving it a try soon 🙂

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  3. Emily Lacquerologist

    This sounds so lovely…I think my face would love it. The spray-on mist sounds like a great way to apply it as well 🙂

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  4. loveforlacquer

    This sounds fantastic!! Great review!

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  5. Deborah - Love Varnish

    I never heard of a product like this but it’s great it is helping your daughter so much!

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  6. Meghan

    Great post! I make my own cuticle oil and also body spray oil, so I love working with oils to make simple products for moisturizing. So I’m definitely going to have to check out the rest of this series. Coconut oil was also recommended for my hair (long hair, easily tangles and gets split ends) – just leave it on for an hour or overnight as a sort of hair mask. Obviously you could use regular coconut oil for that. I’ve never tried it on my face though.

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  7. Victoria - manicurator

    VERY awesome post. My boys eczema is flaring up in this cold weather! I am ordering this TODAY. xo

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