Coconut oil is an increasingly popular skincare ingredient due to its moisturising, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and skin barrier repair.
Rich in fatty acids, coconut oil, particularly medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) which help to nourish the skin, forming a protective barrier on the surface preventing moisture loss to keep the skin supple and soft. The fatty acids can also repair the skins natural barrier function, protecting against environmental pollutants, irritants and allergens.
Coconut oil contains lauric acid which helps to protect the skin against bacteria, viruses and fungi due to its antimicrobial properties. Calming irritated skin, it can help to reduce redness, swelling and itching associated with psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.
Containing antioxidants like vitamin E, coconut oil can help to protect the skin from free radical damage. Free radicals can accelerate signs of ageing such as lines, wrinkles and age spots.
Inci name: Cocos Nucifera, PEG-8 Caprylic/ capric Glycerides (coconut oil derivative)
Coconut Oil can be found in Cult51 Radiance Cleanser