coconut oil benefits for skin

Ingredient Spotlight: Coconut Oil

We’re constantly experimenting to improve formulations in our blending studio and when we find a natural ingredient that works, we don’t give up on it. One such ingredient we fell in love with and haven’t stopped loving is coconut oil. In fact, we use it as a 100% natural base ingredient in all of our products, not because it just works but because it thrives!

Coconut oil is packed to the brim with antioxidants and saturated fats, both of which are brilliant for making skin and hair glow with radiance. It comes from – you guessed it – coconuts! The flesh of the coconut is harvested and broken down for different uses. The best kinds are virgin and certified organic as it means the coconut has not been treated with any chemicals, pesticides or bleaching along the way.  All Green Foot Mama formulations use certified organic coconut oil.

Why we love coconut oil

It’s a powerful moisturiser

Which is why we include it as an ingredient in all of our organic multi-usebalms. The high concentration of fatty acids found in this oil actually retains moisture in the skin and leaves it feeling soft and smooth to the touch.

It’s a natural healer

Capric, Caprylic and Lauric acids have disinfectant and antimicrobial properties which can help prevent infections growing in open wounds and speed up the skin’s healing process in general.

It’s an anti-aging powerhouse

Coconut oil is rich in proteins that keep the skin healthy and rejuvenated both inside and outside. Proteins also help speed up the healing process of scars and contribute to tissue repair.

But, our favourite part about this oil? It keeps working on the skin long after you first apply it. It protects and nourishes throughout hot summer days and against cold winter winds – the best of both worlds and it’s 100% healthy for you.

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