We all know that coconut oil is not only a "super food", but also one of nature's hero beauty ingredients. The coconut has long been prized for its moisturising, antibacterial and antifungal properties. It's been used in all kinds of beauty concoctions from sun protection to traditional Asian medicine (read our previous article for more ways to use coconut oil, 5 everyday beauty tricks with coconut oil to try at home (or the gym!)).
Here are just a few reasons why we love putting coconut oil on our skin:
We have too many products starring this wonder oil to list, however here are our five current favourites, and why:
100% Pure Coconut Body Cream (HK$ 300): This perennial favourite body cream is supercharged with potent anti-aging antioxidants and vitamins to soften the skin. It is also chock-full of natural ingredients like fruit oils, cocoa and avocado butter to moisturize and highly nourish skin, that also leave a delicious (and absolutely natural) smell. Use daily to keep your skin hydrated and fed with skin nutrients for a healthy, glowing complexion from head to toe.
skinnyskinny Coconut Ginger Lime Organic Body Scrub (HK$ 220): For the ultimate home spa experience, the certified organic ingredients in this scrumptious scrub will leave skin so deeply hydrated, and infused with rich organic oils for a radiant glow. The shredded coconut and sugar gently polishes away dry skin, while the rich organic oil blend (virgin coconut, jojoba and sesame) deeply penetrates for smooth and soft skin. Use at least once a week to keep skin in tip top shape.
Hurraw Coconut Lip Balm (HK$ 35): Missing summer? Maybe keeping a little coconut in your pocket will bring back those memories of that last tropical holiday. As a bonus, the rich and raw coconut oil (along with a bunch of other natural moisturisers) keeps your lips from the harsh weather. Ahh…to feel the warm kiss of the sun and sand between our toes!
The Beauty Chef Beauty Fix Balm (HK$ 180):
Speaking of holidays...this beauty multi-tasker is the perfect travel companion! This little pot is a nourishing fix-all, made from a unique combination of fermented young coconut and other healing ingredients like rosehip and camellia oils. It does everything from hydrate skin to gently healing and soothing damaged and inflamed skin.
Cocovit Coconut Charcoal Face Mask (HK$ 340): Part of Cocovit's latest product lineup, this powder mask (just add water!) clarifies skin while maintaining skin balance. The activated coconut charcoal helps clear pores and balance skin tone, while the coconut oil keep skin soft and lubricated. Other natural beauty hero ingredients include tumeric and neem powder, indian ginseng, geranium and patchouli oil.
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