It’s hard to resist the amazing scent of coconut. In addition to the great fragrance and taste of this delicious tree nut (actually called a drupe), Coconut Oil is a wonderful source of skin-loving nutrients, including vitamin C and E, healthy saturated fats, proteins, and antimicrobial acids, which prevent skin damage and infection.
Coconut Oil comes from the fleshy white “meat” of the coconut, not the juice inside. After the coconut shells are dried, they are pressed of the oils, which are then heated, removed of moisture, and filtered. Then out comes a beautiful heavy oil with all of its valuable nutrients intact. Natives of the Pacific tropical islands have enjoyed the many benefits of Coconut Oil for centuries.
ANTIBACTERIAL properties of Coconut Oil fight acne, blackheads, blemishes, and atopic dermatitis. It contains three effective acids (Caprylic, Lauric, and Capric Acid), which have strong antimicrobial and disinfectant properties to combat the microbes that lead to skin damage and infection.
VITAMINS C & E, ZINC, CALCIUM, AND MORE! Coconut Oil is like a mega multivitamin for the skin. Vitamins C and E help protect skin from toxins and free radicals to combat the signs of aging. They also boost collagen levels to plump skin and fill in fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamins also hydrate, heal, and reduce inflammation, while repairing skin damage and refining skin texture. Copper helps rebuild collagen and reduces scarring. Calcium protects the outer layer of the skin from early aging, while Manganese fights free radicals and toxins. Finally, Zinc and Pyridoxine help prevent acne, while supporting healthier, firmer skin. These nutritive vitamins and minerals are combined with the amazing Japanese Gotu Kola Herb in our Coconut Milk + Manuka Honey Moisture Cream.
PROTEINS – In addition to vitamins, Coconut Oil is packed with proteins that help maintain healthy skin by boosting cellular rejuvenation and tissue repair to help revitalize and rejuvenate your skin.
HEALTHY SATURATED FATS – Coconut Oil is high in what’s called medium-chain fatty acids, which may not sound healthy for us waist watchers, but are actually super productive in clearing away acne, blemishes, and the appearance of stretch marks, leading to smoother, softer, and firmer skin—like just getting back from an island vacation.