A Lovely Bunch of Coconut

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Nothing says warmer weather like coconut; the subtle tropical scent, the balmy feel it has on your skin, not to mention refreshing piña coladas.

If you read the ingredients in your favorite Posh products, chances are quite a few contain some form of coconut. Why? Every part of the coconut is amazing. Aside from being edible and drinkable, just one seed (yep, coconut is a seed) contains 6 pampering ingredients to moisturize skin and hair, hydrate, refresh, exfoliate, and nourish. Plus, coconut shells are used to create charcoal/carbon—an amazing detoxifier.

Coconut 6 Ways

 

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a rich, fast absorbing moisturizer excellent for all skin types, from the ultra-dry to oil-prone. It's also packed full of antioxidant vitamin E, which is why it’s so great to use on skin after a day in the sun. It contains unique proteins that help smooth skin for a more even surface with less visible lines and wrinkles. Coconut oil is also amazing for smoothing frizzy hair without weighing it down, leaving it light and breezy.

Try it tropical: Brazilian Bombshell™ So Soapy Bath Bar

 

Coconut Shell Powder

Coconut shell powder is a light exfoliant for all skin types. Made by grinding the outer shell of the coconut seed to a fine powder, its slightly gritty texture helps slough off dull, dry skin and leaves a healthy glow.

Try it coastal: Beach Blanket™ So Soapy Bath Bar

 

Coconut Extract

Coconut extract, derived from coconut oil, can easily be added to just about any product and absorbs super fast! For acne-prone skin, coconut extract is a great way to still enjoy the benefits of coconut without the weight of oil. It delivers deep hydration, moisturizing vitamin E, rejuvenating vitamin C, and contains an array of B vitamins. Plus, it helps restore the surface of skin’s moisture barrier for a balanced, healthy look, head to toe.

Try it with a side of “Ciao, bella!”: Lady Limoncello™ Body Scrub

Coconut Water

Electrolyte-rich coconut water is excellent for hydrating and lighter than coconut oil, so it's particularly beneficial for people with oily complexions. It's easily absorbed and non-greasy, so skin feels refreshed, not slick. Use it to give skin a thirst-quenching drink. Packed with vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and glucose, coconut water also contains a type of natural plant growth hormone called cytokine that smooths skin’s appearance for a younger looking, radiant complexion.

Try It two ways: Show and Gel™ Hydrating Body Gel for her, or Give Him Gel™ Gel-to-Water Body Moisturizer for him

Coconut Milk

Also rich in vitamin C, coconut milk helps maintain skin elasticity and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and signs of aging skin. It comes from the meat of the coconut (the white part) and contains copper, protein, and unique fatty acids that help cleanse and nourish skin while fighting off free radicals. Great for all skin types, coconut milk doesn’t clog pores and naturally soothes imperfections and sensitive spots while replenishing skin’s hydration.

Try it freshly squeezed: Sassyooma™ So Soapy Bath Bar

Coconut Acid

A blend of fatty acids derived from coconut oil, coconut acid is a cleanser most commonly found in soap. It’s used for its creamy texture and luxurious, sulfate-free lather. It contains lauric acid, which creates a fluffy foam when combined with water. Coconut acid is ideal for cleansing sensitive, dry skin and reduces the appearance of redness and irritation.

Try it with attitude: Lil Snarky™ So Soapy Bath Bar