Get your skin glowing (and smelling great) with our pick of coconut skincare products
OUR FAVOURITE SUPERFOOD is now a damn fine beauty ingredient. Full of antioxidants and fatty acids that help with healthy cell production, this natural beauty is popping up in products everywhere, so you can get hair that’s softer, skin that’s glowy-er and a body that smells like a Hawaiian holiday. Who doesn’t want in? 1 Natio Spa Coconut and Shea Body Butter, $18.95, Myer. With organic coconut, shea butter and marshmallow, this trifecta of hydrating ingredients is the ultimate remedy for scaly legs. 2 Salt by Hendrix Crème De Coco Jasmine and Sweet Orange, $29.95. Slather on this scented super-moisturising cream straight from the shower. It’ll help trap in the water for ultimate softness and hydration. 3 Tonik Coconut Oil Capsules, $29.99. Get your fix from the source with these daily capsules made from 100 per cent pure coconut oil. With antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties to help reduce inflammation – a real all-rounder. 4 Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist, $62, Sephora. Infused with coconut alkalines, it sets make-up so you can stay looking fresh and glowing for hours. 5 Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer, $63, Sephora. The hydrating properties of concentrated coconut extracts create the perfect natural, breathable barrier between skin and make-up.
WELL OILED A legend in the haircare world, coconut is one of the few oils that penetrates deep into the follicle (rather than just coating the cuticle), helping to strengthen from the inside out.
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