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The Thing About Coconuts

The Thing About Coconuts

The coconut is no longer the stuff of tropical dreams.

Take the coconut’s water for example. It’s actively encouraged post-workout because, electrolytes, and also promoted as part of a skincare routine because, well, hydration powerhouse. In fact ice-cold coconut water is one of the beauty secrets from Brazil, actively fronted by Victoria’s Secret models Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima.

Speaking of Victoria’s Secret models, Miranda Kerr is practically the President of Coco club. Not only does she apply coconut oil all over her body and hair, but begins every day with oil-pulling: an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that involves swishing a tablespoon of coconut oil in the mouth for around 20 minutes without swallowing. Reportedly, the action draws toxins out from the body, improving oral health and boosting overall wellness.

When three women who are coconut activists look like this together:

MirandaMiranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima photographed by Richer Corkery for NY Daily News.

It makes you wonder.

Multipurpose coconut oil is enriched with antioxidants, fatty acids, vitamins and lauric acid to nourish the scalp, hair and skin. It has a small molecular structure which allows for easy absorption through the skin. This makes it an ideal ointment for the relief of dry, rough skin and and effective after-sun lotion because of the way it literally melts on contact. On hair, it will work pre or post-wash.

I use coconut oil exclusively in my pancake recipes and they turn out healthy and delicious. Just saying.

Shop our edit of coconut infused products.

  1. Sundari Neem and Coconut Hair Treatment Oil, $40.00
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    Sundari Neem and Coconut Hair Treatment Oil, $40.00

    This hair treatment oil packs a tropical punch of neem and coconut. It’s quickly absorbed into hair and scalp, suitable for all hair types. It treats dry, rough or sensitive scalps in particular as it reduces inflammation and constricts action on skin capillaries.

    Wonderfully fragrant essential coconut oil helps to prevent protein loss from both damaged and undamaged hair. Historically, coconut oil has been used as a hair dressing in developing countries in many tropical regions of the globe. Prolonged use of coconut oil has been known to lead to healthy, long hair and preventing damage to hair. It has been proven to be the only oil, compared to both sunflower and mineral oils, to prevent protein loss from the hair in recent studies.

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  2. Rodial Stemcell Super Food Cleanser, $40.00
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    Rodial Stemcell Super Food Cleanser, $40.00

    Coconut oil is antibacterial, anti-fungal and deeply moisturizing. Rodial combines it with rose hip oil, rose wax, cocoa butter and antioxidants to create a super-food complex: the Stemcell Cleanser. This nourishing dual-action cleansing cream contains an advanced stem cell technology, from the PhytoCellTec Alp Rose. It will gently cleanse the skin and feed it essential nutrients for instant relief to dehydrated complexions.

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  3. Farmhouse Fresh Coconut Beach Shea Sugar Body Scrub, $34.00
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    Farmhouse Fresh Coconut Beach Shea Sugar Body Scrub, $34.00

    Take a trip to the islands with every scoop! This creamy, gentle cleanser whips up on skin, exfoliating with sugar and apricot powder, while moisturizing with shea butter and coconut water. Skin is polished to radiance without feeling tight, dry, or stripped of natural oils. The light pineapple-coconut scent will keep you in the tub or shower all day!

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  4. First Aid Beauty Slow Glow Self Tanning Moisturizer, $28.00
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    First Aid Beauty Slow Glow Self Tanning Moisturizer, $28.00

    First Aid Beauty’s Slow Glow Gradual Self-Tanning Moisturizer is liquid gold.

    Develop a gorgeous glow all over from the comfort of your own home. This rich face and body moisturizer gradually imparts a natural bronze color that builds slowly over 3-4 days of use, while delivering nourishing ingredients to your skin. Coconut oil, vitamin E, mango seed butter and aloe vera hydrate and condition without leaving that fake tan scent that nobody likes.

    Flawless! Beautiful! Glowing!

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  5. Wei Five Sacred Grains Rapid Glow Liquid Milk, $48.00
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    Wei Five Sacred Grains Rapid Glow Liquid Milk, $48.00

    Wei’s  liquid milk is the first step in ultimate renewal and balance. This beautiful skin ‘drink’ sinks into the skin, boosting hydration levels instantly and improving the look and feel of texture and tone. It is soaked in coconut water, a natural toner that will minimize pores and regulate skin pH levels.

    Featuring rice, millet, sorghum, Job’s Tears and black soybean, this proprietary “Five Sacred Grains” complex hydrates and softens skin to help achieve a smooth, glowing complexion. Vitamin C defends the skin from free radicals and helps illuminate a dull complexion.

     

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  6. Whish Three Wishes Body Oil - Coconut
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    Whish Three Wishes Body Oil - Coconut

    There’s nothing more indulging than spreading coconut scented smoothing oil onto your skin, watching it transform into a silky, glossy finish. Whish’s amazing body oil does just this, plus restoring the skin’s natural luminance, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As if that wasn’t enough, it provides lasting moisture while soothing inflamed skin. A real treat!

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Veebs Sabharwal

Veebs Sabharwal

Beauty Specialist

I’m a fan of cult beauty products and adore fragrances with oriental or gourmand notes! My favorite make-up look is lashings of mascara and a hint of sparkle on the eyes, the apples, or the lips. Skin care tip: buy multiple hand creams and keep one in your bathroom, one on your desk and one in your handbag!


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