Have you made some changes to your shopping habits this year? You’re not alone – 2020 has been a year like no other. Panic buying, quarantine, remote school, and work changes have left us scrambling to figure out what actually needs to be on our shopping lists.
According to McKinsey & Company, since the start of the pandemic, 75% of us have tried a new shopping behavior – where we shop, how we shop, and what we shop for – and 36% have tried a new product or brand (of which 73% plan to continue using and supporting in the future).
Why are we trying so many new things? For some of us, it’s driven by financial reasons: we’re trying to stretch budgets and preserve savings. For some of us, we’re looking for solutions to problems we didn’t have before. And for some of us, it’s about breaking up the negativity by discovering something different. (Heck, it can be for all three reasons!)
Even during the best of times, it’s exciting to find a new-to-you brand that cares about making sure you get the best bang for your buck – and that’s doubly true right now. Cococare is one of those brands that truly cares about providing people with the best value possible. For over 50 years, we’ve been committed to creating #SkincareForAll: high-nutrient skin (and lip and hair) products that are equally good for wallets!
What we use on a daily basis can really impact our skincare – and we don’t want that to suffer! That’s why we’ve put together this list of all-natural beauty smart swaps that provide the same (or better) skincare at a day-to-day savingsthat definitely adds up.
SMART SWAP #1: 100% ARGAN OIL
Move Over Moroccanoil ($52.00) – Make Way for Cococare ($5.75)
Yes, you read that right. Spoiler alert: this is the biggest smart swap savings in our list, so we put it right at the top. Second spoiler alert: argan oil isn’t just a skincare swap. It’s awesome for hair, too.
Argan oil is an ideal moisturizer! Rich in Vitamin E and fatty acids, this lightweight oil absorbs easily. Its therapeutic effects help soften, soothe, and prevent dry skin – as well as add shine and luster to hair by conditioning both hair and scalp, controlling split ends, and taming frizz.
No wonder people refer to argan oil as “Liquid Gold!” While its many incredible uses may make you feel like you hit the jackpot, argan oil shouldn’t require a big win to pay for it – don’t get tricked into thinking otherwise!
Swap out Morocconoil Pure Argan Oil ($52.00 for 1.7 fl. oz) for Cococare 100% Natural Argan Oil ($5.75 for 2 fl. oz.) and save $46.25 – and get even more oil for that price! Remember: a little argan oil goes a long way…but at this price, you won’t feel so bad when it’s time to get a new bottle.
SMART SWAP #2: BEESWAX LIP BALM
Bye-Bye Burt’s Bees ($3.59) – Hello Coco(care) ($2.79)
Why do so many of us love beeswax lip balm? The major hydration powers of beeswax, the cooling sensation of peppermint, and the antioxidant qualities of Vitamin E leave lips moisturized and silky smooth – to help prevent and heal chapped lips. (A great lip balm = must-have for healthy lips, especially with all the mask wearing…)
With so many beeswax lip balms to choose from, what could possibly make one stand out from the rest? Well, a great value is a good place to start!
Swap out Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm ($3.59) for Cococare Beeswax Lip Balm ($2.79)! Saving 80 cents may not seem like a lot, but it adds up – especially if you stock up to keep lip balms in different places (purse, nightstand, bathroom, work area, car…).
SMART SWAP #3: VITAMIN E OIL
Peace Out Palmer’s ($8.00) – Bring On Cococare ($6.50… for more!)
Vitamin E oil is an all-natural, vitamin-rich oil with powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. What does that mean for your skin? A lot! Vitamin E oil has so many benefits: conditioning and softening skin; calming irritated skin and treating acne; even helping skin look and feel younger.
Pure Vitamin E oil is a bit sticky, so if you’re looking for an everyday moisturizer (that doubles as a phenomenal massage oil base!), you’ll want an oil enriched with a smooth gliding, natural ingredient like soybean oil.
Vitamin E oil is basically like vitamin therapy for your skin! Luckily you don’t have to pay typical therapy prices to get the benefits. Swap out Palmer’s Natural Vitamin E Body Oil ($8.00 for 5.1 oz) for Cococare Vitamin E Antioxidant Body Oil ($6.50 for 6.5 fl. oz.) and save 36% per ounce – and use your Vitamin E oil liberally!
SMART SWAP #4: ESSENTIAL OILS
Au Revoir Aura Cacia ($8.99-13.50) – Bonjour Cococare ($4.75-7.50 for twice as much!)
You know how we were just saying Vitamin E Body Oil makes a great massage oil base? That’s extra good to know these days – and adding a few drops of essential oils can literally change your mood, depending on which kind you use!
The term “aromatherapy” was coined in 1937 but the use of aromatic oils dates back centuries. Two of our favorites: peppermint (when a pick-me-up is in order) and lavender (when it’s time to relax and de-stressssss). You know what else lowers stress? Not overpaying…
Whether you swap out Aura Cacia Lavender Oil ($13.50 for 0.5 fl. oz.) for Cococare Lavender Oil ($7.50 for 1 fl. oz.) or swap out Aura Cacia Peppermint Oil ($8.99 for 0.5 fl. oz.) for Cococare Peppermint Oil ($6.25 for 1 fl. oz.), you can get twice as much oil for less $$$! (Why not try both?)
SMART SWAP #5: COCOA BUTTER
Ciao Palmer’s ($7.59, formulated with chemicals) – Wow, Cococare (100% pure, natural cocoa butter for less!)
Ever wonder where we get our name from? Cococare started with cocoa butter – and 50 years later, the iconic “Yellow Stick” of 100% Cocoa Butter is what we are most famous for.
Nature's perfect moisturizer, cocoa butter goes on smooth and smells fabulous (it’s the same ingredient used in chocolate!). Ideal for all skin types, cocoa butter is nature’s nutrient that can do it all: hydrate dry skin, aid in preventing prematurely aging skin, help diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and even helps aid in the prevention of stretch marks and other scars.
Sure, there are lots of brand that have cocoa butter moisturizers. But beware: they’re not necessarily 100% pure, natural cocoa butter! Swap out Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Swivel Stick ($2.47 for 0.5 oz.) for Cococare 100% Cocoa Butter Stick ($1.75 for 1 oz.). You’ll get twice as much for less money and get a completely natural product instead of one formulated with other non-natural ingredients!
MAKE THE SWAP
It’s always the right time to discover a new, awesome beauty secret – and when you see the results of Cococare’s high-nutrient products that cost a fraction of the competitors, that secret almost seems unfair. Almost…
But that’s the beauty of Cococare’s commitment to #SkincareForAll: you don’t have to sacrifice quality when it comes to skincare on a budget!
Ready to make the swap?