Spotlight On: Coconut Oil

Benefits Of Coconut Oil For Skin & Hair Sukin Naturals

Coconut Oil has been surrounded by significant health and beauty industry buzz in recent years. Once reserved for use on the beach (which we do NOT endorse- we all know better now!), this natural product is now regarded as something of a miracle salve for the body, skin and hair. It smells beautiful, tastes beautiful and feels beautiful on the skin – but do you know what Coconut Oil can actually add to your beauty routine? Discover the skin and hair benefits of Coconut Oil below… 

What is Coconut Oil? 

Let’s start with the basics: what is Coconut Oil? Coconuts don’t just produce jars of oil without a little help. While both coconut flesh and coconut water can be found and consumed the second you crack a coconut open, Coconut Oil has to be extracted from the kernel of the coconut (this is the fleshy, white, “meaty” part of the coconut that you can eat). Once extracted, Coconut Oil is heat stable which means it can be heated or added to beauty products without losing any of its benefits. 

skin benefits of Coconut Oil 

1. It’s naturally detoxing 

Coconut Oil for skin is naturally rich in antibacterial properties, so when included within facial cleansers and body scrubs, it can work to give the skin a natural detox by thoroughly washing away any bad bacteria.  

Try: Sukin’s Balancing Gel Cleanser. Combining Coconut Oil with Moringa, Rooibos and Willowherb Extracts, this natural face cleanser assists in keeping skin clean, clear and feeling refreshed!

2. It’s deeply nourishing

Coconut Oil also contains Vitamin E, a rich antioxidant known for its ability to nourish and protect dry skin. 

Try: Sukin’s Hydrating Lime & Coconut Body Lotion. This Lime and Coconut-infused body lotion refreshes and stimulates the senses with a zesty citrus, coconut burst, while a nourishing combination of Rosehip, Avocado and Jojoba Oils, and Shea and Cocoa Butters hydrate and smooth the skin. 

3. It has anti-ageing properties

Another skin benefit of Coconut Oil? It’s a potent source of several fatty acids, making it a natural antidote to the visible signs of ageing. Fatty acids can support the natural skin barrier by softening, moisturising, plumping, and hydrating the skin, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Try: Sukin’s Body Contouring Crème. Blending Coconut Oil with Coenzyme Q10 Macadamia and Shea Butter, its rich, buttery formula keeps skin looking smooth and toned, while replenishing moisture for a radiant-looking appearance. 

4. It helps prevent breakouts

Coconut Oil for skin has a high Lauric Acid content which helps to kill the bacteria that causes acne, making it a winning natural defence against breakouts.  

Try: Sukin’s Clarifying Facial Tonic. It revitalises the appearance of oily skin, tightens pores by refining the skin texture, and helps to limit shine- win! 

5. It’s an anti-inflammatory

Coconut Oil benefits skin because it’s an incredible natural anti-inflammatory, making it an effective ingredient to look for if inflammation or associated skin conditions are of concern to you. 

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hair benefits of Coconut Oil 

1. It moisturises and adds shine

When applied to the hair and included within natural haircare products, the aforementioned fatty acids allow Coconut Oil to moisturise and add serious shine to dry hair, as well as strengthening the hair follicles, preventing breakage and split ends.  

Try: Sukin’s Hydrating Replenishing Masque Treatment. A nourishing blend of Coconut Oil, Vitamin E, and Shea and Cocoa Butters condition dry, frizzy hair, leaving it quenched, soft and manageable. 

2. It helps to soothe dry and itchy scalps

Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties are also beneficial for the hair, working to fight back against irritating scalp conditions. While Coconut Oil for hair won’t combat the root cause of dandruff, it has the ability to relieve the dryness and itching dandruff brings with it, making it a great natural hair shampoo.

Try: Sukin’s Sensitive Micellar Shampoo. Our lightly scented Sensitive Micellar Shampoo contains micelles that gently cleanse the scalp, while Coconut, Avocado and Argan Oils leave hair feeling nourished and moisturised. 

3. It supports healthy hair growth 

One of the most remarkable benefits of Coconut Oil is its ability to assist in hair growth. Coconut Oil for hair can work to stimulate growth, unclogging blocked hair follicles to allow the hair to grow faster, thicker and stronger. 

Try: Sukin’s Hydrating Conditioner. Rich in moisturising Shea Butter, Coconut and Sesame Oils, this natural conditioner helps to nourish, strengthen and repair dry, damaged hair, naturally! 

You can discover the natural benefits of Coconut Oil for yourself by exploring our range of Coconut Oil-based skincare and haircare.  

If you are trying a product or ingredient for the first time, we always recommend a patch test first.

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