Nothing says summer like coconut, whether it’s in your cocktail or scenting-up your self-tan – and it’s a ‘super food’ for your skin, too
With its unique combination of natural fats, coconut oil is a supercharged ingredient for treating skin: it can help to improve the skin’s barrier function, it has anti-inflammatory properties, and it helps to fight the signs of skin ageing.
Coconut can also help to tame frizzy or flyaway hair and adds shine to lacklustre locks. With naturally antibacterial, antifungal and moisturising properties, it’s great as a night-time face cream, too.
Now summer is here, it’s time to get tropical – so treat yourself to an extra helping of coconut delight…
With coconut to act as a barrier, helping to reduce trans-epidermal water loss and prohibit potentially irritating environmental pollutants from entering the skin, Dermalogica’s Super Rich Repair combats chronically dry, dehydrated and prematurely-ageing skin conditions. Repairing and protecting, the richest Dermalogica moisturiser soothes, hydrates and replenishes even the thirstiest skin. This product also acts as a protective salve to fight extreme and dry environmental conditions.
Ideal for holidays, with a decadent mango and coconut scent, Alterna Bamboo Beach Ocean Waves is a sizzling summer product. A texturising spray, it creates wavy texture, volume and weightless moisture, with UVA/UVB protection to help combat the damaging effects of the sun, pool and saltwater.
If you’re crazy for the fragrance of coconuts, Skinny Tan Mousse, made with 95% naturally derived ingredients, is a ‘whipped coconut’ scented tanning mousse that can be applied very quickly for an even, natural looking tan.
There is a professional concentration of glycerol and coconut oil in L’Oreal’s Professionnel Nutrifier Shampoo. Giving dry and undernourished hair the right dose of nutrition, coconut oil brings nourishment and shine without weighing your hair down. A silicone-free shampoo, it helps to prevent split ends and breakage, so the hair is softer, more supple and shinier, right down to the ends.
Glowing skin comes easy with Elemental Herbology’s Coconut Shell Cream Body Scrub. Refining, smoothing and nourishing skin, this rich cream scrub contains natural coconut shell to gently buff and polish along with natural hydrators for glowing, velvet-soft skin.
The coconut-derived fatty acids in Moroccan Oil’s Smoothing Mask deeply nourish your hair to leave strands soft, smooth and more manageable. The highly concentrated mask is suitable for all hair types and has a long-lasting, intense conditioning effect, improving elasticity and leaving hair soft, smooth and more manageable.
Fake Bake’s Oil Free Moisturiser offers hydration and the improved absorption of self-tanning products. Ideal for use on your face and body, pre and post tanning, it is fragranced with the delicious scent of coconut. Make sure you apply this product to dry spots, including feet, knees, hands and elbows, so your self-tan tan doesn’t cling to these areas.
Perfect for colour-treated hair, Pureology Hydrate Superfood Treatment is a rich and moisturising hair mask. Its nourishing recipe, which harnesses the power of coconut oil, works to create a smooth, shiny and frizz-free look and feel.
Tigi Bedhead Colour Goddess Shampoo also contains coconut oil: it refreshes and cleanses hair, removing build-up to optimise colour vibrancy, smoothes and adds shine, and leaves hair more resistant to breakage during brushing, which can make your colour look dull and flat.
Coconut-derived cleansing agents help Baxter of California’s Daily Face Wash break through dirt and oil without drying the skin. A fragrance and paraben-free skin cleanser for men, great for all skin types, it can even be used in a beard grooming routine to soften and cleanse facial hair.