Get your skin glow­ing (and smelling great) with our pick of co­conut skin­care prod­ucts

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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.

Gone troppo Cole & Son “Palm Leaves” wall­pa­per in 112/2006, $245 per 10m roll, Rad­ford Fur­nish­ings.

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