Max-Care Virgin Coconut Oil Review: An Unbiased View & Benefits!
Oh! Don’t you love coconut oil like I do? Growing up in last 2 decades, Parachute was the only coconut oil I ever knew (worth using) till I bought this on my sister’s advice. And I am glad I did. It’s a fairly new company from Karnataka that majorly sells online. I have yet to find any shops offline. Here goes the review:
Product: Max-Care Cold-pressed Virgin Coconut Oil
- INR 350 for 500ml
- INR 220 for 250ml
- INR 650 for 1ltr
- Cooking, dietary, skin and hair oil.
- Will solidify below18 degree Celsius.
- To liquefy, simply place the container in warm water for few minutes.
- Never microwave.
- Flaking and clouding below this temperature is natural and does not affect the quality.
- Store away from the direct sunlight.
- Virgin Coconut oil is not a medicine. It is a functional food.
Cold pressed Virgin Coconut oil only.
This oil comes in a transparent elongated clear plastic bottle with an ordinary cap (no fancy dispensing mechanisms here). It looks crystal clear at room temperature. Consistency is not viscous or thick but rather watery. But now in winters, it’s getting a bit cloudy. Smell is very light sweet coconut-water sort of a fragrance. It remains forever and doesn’t fade for very long. The bottle is fairly spill-proof if tightly screwed.
Description on the bottle also states that it is pure and unrefined cold pressed oil extracted from fresh coconut milk which ensures that the vital nutrients and natural goodness of the coconut are intact.
I’m really impressed with the way this oil performed in my daily skincare routine. You just need to use a little bit but the results are worth it. Plus the smell is so mild and addictive. My hair and nails definitely feel more lively and soft besides helping immensely in Oil Cleaning and Oil pulling! (Where were thou Max Care till now?)
Here I would like to clarify the difference between virgin coconut oil and refined coconut oil (like we use regularly- parachute!). Traditionally ‘Virgin’ oil is extracted directly from the coconut milk obtained from pressing fresh coconut meat and doesn’t undergo bleaching and deodorizing as in the ‘refined’ version. Thus all essential fatty acids and antioxidants are retained.
TRIVIA: Do you know India is the third largest producer of coconuts after Indonesia and Philippines. Sri-Lanka comes after India (4th largest producer)! Just couldn’t help telling this.
Pros and Cons:
Now coming down to conclusions-
- Non-sticky consistency
- Fresh and mild coconut aroma
- No added chemicals or preservatives
- No added fragrances
- Easily and readily absorbed in the skin
- Extra virgin/ pure and cold pressed
- Value for money- many many great ways to use it!
- Fairly leak-proof in bottle packing if cap is well tightened.
- Pricey- or else I would drink it more often too!
- Presence Online only.
- Can’t really think of any other.
This is one of those Holy Grail beauty products I was looking for all my life. Once I learned all the possible ways to use it in daily life, I was more than pleasantly surprised. I have used 2ltrs (along with my sister) already (including for Oil Cleaning) and going to order again too. I would highly recommend it to everyone.
Star Rating: 4.8/5 Stars
Though the price is INR 8-10 more or less in Amazon itself, its cheapest source remains Amazon till date.
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