Ingredient Spotlight: Coconut

Coconut is one of those things that everyone swears by in the beauty world. Dry hair? Coconut oil. Dry skin? Coconut oil. Life falling apart? Coconut oil. So, you’ve finally broken down and purchased yourself a jar of coconut oil. But why are you supposed to be into it again? Coconut has proven itself as the ultimate beauty routine multi-tasker year after year. But it’s not just the oil that we love. Read all about why we go coco for coconuts in every form.

Coconut Oil
Did you know the medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil also possess antimicrobial properties that can help treat acne and protect the skin from harmful bacteria which ultimately detoxes and moisturizes congested skin, especially when living in a polluted environment. For glossy hair you can use a dollop of coconut oil as a serum to boost hydration as well. When hair also needs sun protection, your coconut oil is your salvation apply from root to tip to prevent sun damage, fight frizz and grow hair longer and stronger all in one go. If you’re not a proud owner of coconut oil yet, try these products:

Raw African, Coconut Oil
Hathor, Coconut Oil
Sensera Aromatherapy, Coconut Oil

Coconut Milk
Having high levels of Vitamin C which helps maintain elasticity and flexibility of skin, coconut milk is also rich in copper, and prevents wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots. Going by the beach this spring break? Remember to take a tube of Raw African, Coconut milk not only is it a natural makeup remover, it works as a sunblock too and by applying coconut milk on sunburns, it can effectively heal the skin in no time due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The fats in this milk reduce pain, redness, and swelling on the skin. You can apply a thin layer of coconut milk on the affected area at night before you go to bed and rinse it in the morning for no vacation spoils.

Coconut Lip Balm
Looking to live a chemical free lifestyle? Now that spring is approaching we’re all spending more time outdoors. Exposure to the elements can cause lips to become dry and chapped, especially if you’ve been cocooning indoors all winter long. A natural oil-based product like Soul & More, Coconut Lip Balm is good to introduce your lips back into hotter months, it’s naturally moisturizing leaving your lips feeling soft and soothed.

Coconut Shampoo & Conditioner
You will usually find coconut in hair products like shampoo, if you desire longer hair it can help to stay healthy and moisturize the scalp along your hair growth journey. It’s as natural as one can go to get a good clean wash but not strip out any essential oils, while adding shine, softness and a tropical smell to your hair so your always on a beach when you hit the hair wash. If you want to introduce coconut into your hair wash routine start slow with The Bath Land, Coconut Shampoo & Conditioner because it can prevent hair breakage and split ends and less breakage means less trips to the salon to chop off your locks.

 

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