Why We’re (Coco) Nuts for Coconut Milk Skincare
You won't believe the benefits.
Published Sep 4, 2017 9:00 AM
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In our new skincare series, we explore unusual and buzzy skincare products—and we’re on an alternative milk roll. We started with goat milk skincare (it’s amazing!), and today, we’re digging deep into coconut—specifically coconut milk skincare.
There is coconut oil, coconut water, coconut butter—yeesh, it’s making us all coco for coconuts. Not just for lattes anymore, coconut milk is made from the white flesh of the fruit and packed with high levels of vitamin C, vitamin E, copper, iron, and lauric acid. This makes it highly effective in treating a plethora of skin issues, like dark spots, acne, and wrinkles.
Oh, and it also smells like a tropical vacation in a bottle. We found seven of our very favorite coconut milk skincare products that you need ASAP.
Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak ($18)
Coconut milk powder makes this bath soak deeply hydrating, and infuses it with anti-inflammatory properties. It soothes the inflamed areas of the skin.
Patchology MilkPeel Flashmasque
Launching this week, this gentle peel uses coconut as a gentle exfoliant. It quickly dissolves dead cells to smooth and brighten the complexion without any redness or irritation.
Eminence Coconut Milk Cleanser ($38)
This gentle cream cleanser uses rich coconut milk to moisturize and nourish the skin for a dewy, fresh finish. The added bonus? This cleanser is cruelty-free, and without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, animal byproducts, phthalates, GMOs, or triclosan.
Terra Luna Moon Detox Bath Salt ($30)
Dehydrated coconut milk insanely moisturizes, while rare Cambrian blue clay contains traces of silver to draw out toxins from the body. The dead sea salts relax your muscles and melt away tension.
Beneath Your Mask Illuminate Clarifying Face Mask ($70)
This superhero mask detoxifies with a blend of clays, clarifies skin with plant botanicals, and moisturizes and protects skin with honey. But the real star is the coconut milk, which helps to maintain elasticity and flexibility of the skin, as well as prevents wrinkles and age spots.
Giovanni Haircare Repairing Intense Hair Mask ($9)
Coconut milk soothes and smoothes hair by eliminating frizz and restoring strength. Oh, and Giovanni products are sulfate free, paraben free, vegan-friendly, and leaping bunny certified.
East Coast Glow Purify Face Mask ($30)
Coconut milk powder and pure aloe vera hydrate, while Cambrian blue clay from the Siberian Lakes detoxifies and purifies.