Coconut Oil: Our New Holy Grail Beauty Product

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While coconut oil has long been considered a miracle worker for gorgeous hair, recent focus surrounding its phenomenal skincare benefits is fast making it a strong contender for Holy Grail skin care status, and deservedly so. As one of the most remarkably versatile beauty products and a dream to use, there’s really no wonder it’s causing such a stir in the beauty world. You can use it as a hair mask to revitalize damaged or brittle hair, apply it to lashes to accelerate their natural growth rate or use it as a makeup remover to wipe away even the most bullet-proof mascara. While it’s proven to deeply nourish even the driest skin, its natural sheen finish will leave you with that glorious lit-from-within glow (think radiant, glowing skin). Aside from all of these glorious benefits, you can even you use it as part of your morning routine to encourage healthier, more resilient gums and whiter teeth. Life-changing? We certainly think so.

It is said that coconut oil can block up to 20% of UV rays, so mix in a little sunscreen and this will guarantee full-proof sun protection (not to mention healthy, supple skin). Essential for anyone’s beauty regiment, there is no doubt coconut oil is the product of choice for beauty professionals, but don’t just take our word for it. Try The Body Shop’s Coconut Body Butter containing virgin organic coconut oil and see for yourself what all the fuss is about. Its creamy texture melts into the skin leaving you with a radiant, silky smooth finish. For people with more acne prone skin, try this Raw Coconut Cream. RMS Beauty claim that the high concentration of coconut oil, combined with its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties, make it suitable for even the most blemish prone skin.

So while coconut oil may not be the solution to all of our beauty needs (although certainly very close!) this ‘does-pretty-much-everything’ oil is vital for anyone lusting after flawless skin and deeply nourished hair. With so many beauty products on the market claiming to do so many things, looking out for coconut oil is a sure fire way to trust what you're buying. Let us know what you think by tweeting us @MyBeautyMatches.