Coconut oil

The recommended protective oil for localized and ultra-dry areas.

Ideal for : dryness, cracks and extreme dryness, dry and frizzy hair.

Objectives : soften, protect, intensive nutrition and prevent hair frizz.

CONSULT PRODUCTS WITH COCONUT OIL

CONSULT PROPERTIES DICTIONARY

1. What is coconut oil?

The coconut is a fruit that grows on palm trees that reach 20 meters in height and is cultivated in tropical climates, especially in Asia and the Pacific.

Coconut oil is very rich in saturated fatty acids, especially lauric, myristic and palmitic. It is used as a 100% pure oil and you can also find it in different types of cosmetics as an active ingredient or to improve the viscosity of the cosmetic formula.

In recent times, the use of coconut has increased so much that projects are already being carried out to ensure sustainable cultivation, so it would not be surprising if after a while, there is a certification that guarantees that coconut oil is “sustainable” as it already exists for sustainable palm oil (RSPO: RSPO Certification (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) .

2. What kind of ingredients is it?

Excipient and active ingredient at the same time, as active ingredient or as an emulsion corrector (viscosizer).

3. How do I identify it in the list of ingredients ( INCI )?

  • Cocos nucifera oil
  • coconut oil
  • 4. What properties does coconut oil have?

    • Occlusive moisturizer
    • Emollient moisturizer
    • Antibacterial

    5. For what type of skin do we recommend this ingredient?

    Disclaimer:

    Occluding is often confused with clogging , and in the case of coconut oil, in addition to providing occlusivity on the surface of the skin, it can also clog the pores. That is, coconut oil can clog pores and produce comedones or worsen pimples you already have. And this happens if 100% pure oil is used. It would not be like this if coconut oil is just another ingredient in the cosmetic. We added that it would not be a problem if at the end of the day you carried out a double cleansing (a two-step cleaning system in which you first use a product similar to grease such as an oil or balm and then a second cleanser similar to oil). water as a gel or foam).

    5. For what type of skin do we recommend this ingredient?

    • Very dry areas.
    • Peeling areas.
    • Chapped or dry lips.
    • Dry and frizzy hair.

    6. Contraindications:

    • Allergies.

    7. Recommendations:

    We recommend that the coconut oil be first cold pressed so that it keeps all the properties intact.

    We do not recommend its regular use on oily, very oily or acne-prone skin.

    If you have very dry or even chapped lips, try applying coconut oil directly to them or do it after applying your lip balm to reinforce protection.

    8. Frequently asked questions about coconut oil:

    Is coconut oil comedogenic?

    Yes, coconut oil can clog pores, making it difficult for sebum to drain naturally.

    Is it recommended for use on very dry and peeling skin?

    Yes, in fact for ultra-dry localized areas it is ideal. For example, for very dry lips that need extra protection.

    Can I use coconut oil to cleanse skin?

    You can, but we recommend using a water-based cleaner afterwards to remove any residue. That is to say: you can use coconut oil as the first step of the double cleansing or a balm cleanser that already contains coconut oil and other ingredients - with the coconut oil being at a lower concentration - and then a second cleanser such as a light milk, foam, gel or syndet soap.

    Can I use it to remove eye makeup?

    Yes, but we recommend that you then apply a biphasic makeup remover to finish removing the remains of the oil and prevent them from depositing at the base of the eyelashes.

    And to remove lip makeup?

    Yes, without problem.

    Does coconut oil help protect my skin from the sun?

    Using coconut oil to enhance the skin's natural protection can, but coconut oil (or any other oil or butter with the same properties) CANNOT be used as a substitute for photoprotector because the protection it provides is insufficient.

    Can I use it as a hair mask?

    You can apply coconut oil from the mid-lengths to the ends—this is important to do it this way because if you apply it directly to the scalp it is likely to become caked—then wrap it in a towel and wait at least half an hour. After the exposure time, you wash it with your usual shampoo and that's it. You will see how your hair becomes soft and silky.

    If your hair is dyed or damaged, it is preferable that you use a conditioner and/or mask depending on the hair needs you have at the moment.

    Bibliography and references

    - https://www.mentactiva.com/aceite-de-coco-composition-y-uso-en-cosmetica-natural/

    - https://cienciaycosmetica.com/2018/08/16/aceite-coco-protector-solar-aceites-vegetales/

    - Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, F. Carrasco.

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