Hopeful Hippie - All natural, hand crafted soap and body products. We also offer Vegan products

Know before you buy - what will absorb quickly and what will leave a film.

Oils absorb into the skin differently from one another with some soaking quickly into the skin and others leaving a glossy finish. When purchasing certain skincare products, it is important to know how it will absorb into the skin, so you will have an idea in advance if it will soak into your quick quickly or not.

If you don't like heavy oils or products that don't absorb quickly,  perhaps products with Coconut Oil aren't right for you.  This chart will give you an idea of how quickly oils absorb.  If you search for a product and find several of the ingredients are slow to absorb, than that product may not be good for you.

Knowledge is Power and when you spend money on skincare products you can have a head start by knowing which oils may be best for you.


Fast to Absorb Average to Absorb Slow to Absorb
Safflower Jojoba Avocado
Camellia Seed Kuikuinut Castor
Hazelnut Argan Flax seed
Grapeseed Sweet Almond Evening Primrose
Rosehip (also drying) Olive Oat
Apricot kernel Sea Buckthorn Shea butter
Canola Sunflower Black currant seed
Mango Butter Babassu Borage
Macadamia nut Cocoa butter

Coconut Oil

Hempseed Meadow Foam

Palm Oil