One of the more hyped ingredients in recent times, coconut oil has shifted from obscurity to hallowed superfood status to mild suspicion in just a few years. At the height of its popularity, coconut oil was touted as a miracle cure for ailments ranging from acne and Alzheimer’s to tooth decay. Recently, however, the American Heart Association reminded the public that, despite its trending status, coconut oil is still a saturated fat, and consuming it can be as unhealthy as eating lard.
Now that coconut oil may be falling from grace in health circles, what about the benefits of coconut oil for the skin? Although we may give pause before eating spoonfuls of something that has the same saturated fat value as beef drippings, does caution apply to skin care as well? Eminence Organics looks at the uses of coconut oil for our complexion and uncovers the real benefits of this ingredient, specifically for the skin.
Here are three ways that coconut oil helps the skin, maintaining its standing as a trending ingredient for skin care:
1. COCONUT OIL KILLS BACTERIA
Yes, it’s true that fatty acids in coconut oil could clog arteries. On the plus side, however, these same acids have antimicrobial properties that can kill off harmful bacteria and even fungi. This ability to destroy bacteria and other unwanted organisms can have a beneficial effect for a skin care routine.
2. COCONUT OIL REPLENISHES MOISTURE
A possible liability for the diet, saturated fat in coconut oil is usually a boon for the complexion. Although the high fat content may aggravate breakouts - for most skin types, this oil replenishes moisture, helps protect the skin and strengthens the skin’s barrier to lock in moisture.
3. COCONUT OIL PROVIDES ANTIOXIDANTS
Rich in antioxidants like vitamin E, coconut oil can delay the visible signs of aging. Vitamin E is known to protect skin cells from damage over time and this antioxidant can also soothe eczema, sunburn and psoriasis.
With the many incredible benefits of coconut oil, it’s not a surprise that one of our best-selling and award-winning products, Eminence Organics Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer, uses this oil as one of its key ingredients. Formulated with both coconut oil and coconut water, this moisturizer hydrates, balances the pH of the skin and defends the skin from visible signs of aging.
In addition to coconut elements, other key ingredients include a Natural Retinol Alternative Complex, which appears to tighten and lift the skin, and Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells, which promote the look of elasticity and delay the look of aging. It’s no wonder that Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer won the title of Best Natural Moisturizer, taking first place in the Dermascope Aesthetician's Choice Awards 2017.
Interested in experiencing Eminence Organics Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer yourself? Discover this rejuvenating moisturizer at your nearest authorized Eminence Organics spa. You can also watch this Mixology video below, demonstrating the incredible hydrating properties of Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer combined with vitamin-rich rhubarb in Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum:
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