Seriously, is there anyone out there who doesn’t love coconut? The scent, the taste, the benefits. It’s a natural superpower!
Not only are we keen advocates of the benefits of coconut oil in a healthy eating capacity, we also love to slather the stuff all over our bodies. Oh yeahhhhhh. It’s renowned for its rehydrating, emollient and elasticising properties and the white wonder can strengthen hair and even counter the formation of wrinkles.
Now you could grab a jar of Virgin Coconut Oil from your local supermarket or health store (and use it as a moisture mask, hair treatment, body oil or lip balm), but we’ve found some fantastic skincare-focussed products to add to our beauty shopping list this month. Take a look…
1. Balm Balm 100% Organic Coconut Cleanser – £13.25 (BUY HERE)
A lovely product made from blended coconut oils. It’s gentle, light and effective, and can be used as a wipe-off cleanser or a deep cleansing treatment paired with a hot muslin cloth.
2. Blossom Scented Roll-On Lip Gloss in Coconut – £6.00 (BUY HERE)
So so pretty. A coconut scented lip gloss with flowers encased inside – what more could you want?
This product has been on our radar for a while now. It’s formulated using only 100% organic coconut oil and can be applied on hair, skin and nails for a moisture boost – truly multi-purpose (which makes it a great travel companion).
4. Burt’s Bees Lip Balm in Coconut And Pear – £3.69 (BUY HERE)
We love an effective lip balm. Throw a great tropical fragrance and a cocktail of gorgeous natural ingredients into the mix, and we’re sold. This 100% natural stick balm from Burt’s Bees is made from moisturising pear extract, coconut oil and shea butter and melts beautifully into the lips.
A gentle, softening shampoo with a subtle coconut scent. It’s enriched with amino acid and coconut oil and contains wheat proteins and wheat starch to help add body and fullness. For truly soft and shiny locks, pair with the Amino Acid Conditioner.
6. Nature’s Ingredients Coconut Shower Scrub – £3.00 (BUY HERE)
A luxurious, exfoliating body scrub enriched with natural coconut extract. It promises to leave skin soft, smooth and delicately scented.
7. Ciaté London Coconut Top Coat Varnish – £12.00 (BUY HERE)
Make every manicure a tropical one with this Coconut Top Coat! Scented with a light coconut fragrance, the top coat seals your nail varnish to prevent chipping and leaves your nails with a high gloss, long wearing finish.
8. Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Cream – £11.99 (BUY HERE)
Make sure your feet look their best when on display this summer with proper care and a fantastic foot cream. This rich formula from Burt’s Bees combines coconut oil, lanolin and glycerin to revive and rejuvenate even the driest, most neglected feet. For more on foot care, click to read our tips for Perfect Beach Feet
9. C.O. Bigelow Coconut Body Lotion – £16.00 (BUY HERE)
A silky, lightweight moisturising body lotion fragranced with toasted coconut and creamy coconut milk. This product has been formulated to soften and replenish skin with moistening olive and borage oils, and soothing aloe vera for super healthy skin, day after day. Just dreamy.
10. Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Eau de Toilette – £42.50 (BUY HERE)
A bit different to our normal choice of scent, this Laura Mercier number has a tropical feel, with just the right amount of coconutty sweetness. It’s absolutely perfect for beach days and long summer nights.
11. The Body Shop Coconut Beautifying Oil – £10.00 (BUY HERE)
A tropically scented, lightweight blend of nut oils that can be used in many ways. Apply as a hair treatment (think Moroccan oil), body oil, facial oil or to target dry patches of skin. It’s a real multi-tasker which can provide much-needed nourishment to moisture starved skin and hair.
12. Behind The Scenes Calming Coconut Bio-Cellulose 2nd Skin Face Mask – £8.50 (BUY HERE)
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like to have a bit of a Hannibal Lecter look going on every now and again? Face masks people. We’re talking face masks. This STARSKIN mask is ideal for those suffering with blemishes, visible pores and redness, seeking to reduce their appearance. The translucent cooling sheet mask contours closely to the face, delivering a powerful serum complex (containing naturally fermented, vitamin-rich coconut juice) which leaves skin flawless and smoothed in just 20 minutes!