As far as natural skincare ingredients go, Coconut Oil is one of the most talked about. People praise coconut oil not just for its uses in DIY beauty treatments or other beauty products, but in terms of healthier eating, too. Rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, it’s also said to have antibacterial properties, making it essential to keep in your beauty supplies arsenal. There’s also anecdotal evidence that it may have positive effects on acne and breakouts. That said, there are some important things you need to know before adding Coconut Oil to your daily beauty routine.
First and foremost: Don’t use Coconut Oil straight from the jar. When not expertly formulated, it’s been known to be too heavy and can be comedogenic, meaning it is more likely to clog pores and cause breakouts. However, when carefully formulated with the right mix of skin-loving ingredients, it can work wonders for hydration, soothing, and softening.
That being said, Coconut Oil for the face isn’t a universal ingredient and some people’s skin simply can’t tolerate it. Though there is one part of your beauty routine where this ingredient can provide benefits with less concerns about its safety: your haircare.
The best shampoos and conditioners will keep your locks looking shiny and healthy. And haircare formulated with Coconut Oil contains beneficial amino acids that can help keep your strands moisturized. If that wasn’t enough, it also makes a great styling product for taming frizz and softening damaged, dry, rough hair. Oh, and did we mention how absolutely delicious it smells? It’s like a tropical vacation in a bottle, no plane tickets, passport, or jet lag required.
All of this is why you’ll find Coconut Oil as the star ingredient in our bestselling, customer-favorites Amino Acid Shampoo and Amino Acid Conditioner. This Silicone-free duo provides high-impact shine with lightweight (yet powerful!) softening for hair that looks and feels silky smooth and full of body and movement. The Amino Acid Shampoo creates a decadent, creamy lather that cleanses hair without making it feel stripped or dry. It’s suitable for all hair and scalp types and is formulated with Wheat Protein and Wheat Starch to help add body and fullness to hair. The Amino Acid Conditioner is a fabulous daily conditioner that can impart a healthy-looking shine to hair without weighing it down. The combination of Coconut Oil and Jojoba Oils helps maintain your hair’s natural moisture balance and can strengthen hair and improve manageability.
You can also find this ancient oil (it’s been used for over 4,000 years in Ayurvedic medicine) in our Damage Repairing & Rehydrating haircare line. It’s a key ingredient in the Leave-In Treatment, which was designed to effectively condition extremely dry, damaged hair. It’s formulated with Coconut Oil, Moringa Tree Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, and Ceramides. Together, they target the weakest areas of a strand to reinforce and smooth the fiber. Applied daily to damp hair, it’s great for weak and brittle hair that’s been damaged by heat styling, environmental stress, coloring, and other chemical treatments.
The hype around Coconut Oil is real, especially when it comes to haircare. Give your mane a gentle, helping hand with this exotic fruit so it can look and feel soft, shiny, and strong.