Going Coco-Nuts: Is Coconut Oil is the Skincare MVP?

Scrub a lil Deepa's Cocnut Oil Body Scrub is one our most trusted moisturizing scrub because of raw coconut oil's moisturizing makeup.
Going Coco-Nuts: Is Coconut Oil is the Skincare MVP?

I wanted to kickoff our blog with one of Scrub a lil Deepa's first ever ingredients. Everyone knows it, and we really love it!  We are going to start by reviewing an article asking the same question you have with Healthline's – Is Coconut Oil Good for the Skin? 

Coconut Oil

Review- Coconut oil has become a popular skincare ingredient in recent years, with many people claiming it has numerous benefits for the skin. The article on Healthline explores the science behind coconut oil and its potential effects on the skin.

The article highlights that coconut oil is rich in fatty acids that can help to hydrate and nourish the skin. It can also provide a barrier to protect the skin from environmental stressors such as pollution and UV rays. Coconut oil also has antimicrobial properties that may help to combat skin infections.

The article acknowledges that while coconut oil has many potential benefits, it may not be suitable for everyone. For people with acne-prone skin, coconut oil may exacerbate breakouts by clogging pores. Additionally, people with sensitive skin may experience irritation or allergic reactions to coconut oil.

The article also notes that the quality of coconut oil can vary depending on how it is processed and manufactured. Organic, cold-pressed coconut oil is considered the highest quality and is less likely to contain any impurities or harmful additives.

Overall, the article presents a fair and balanced view of coconut oil as a skincare ingredient. It acknowledges its potential benefits but also warns of its potential drawbacks, particularly for those with acne-prone or sensitive skin. The article emphasizes the importance of using high-quality, organic coconut oil to minimize any potential risks

Diving Deepa’

First off, coconut oil is an amazing natural moisturizer.  Scrub a lil Deepa's Cocnut Oil Body Scrub is one our most trusted moisturizing scrub because of raw coconut oil's moisturizing makeup.  Being rich in fatty acids that penetrate deep into the skin, coconut oil provides long-lasting hydration that helps to keep the skin soft, supple, and healthy. Unlike many commercial moisturizers that are packed with synthetic ingredients, coconut oil is all-natural and free from harsh chemicals that can irritate or damage the skin. It is a lot easier for our clients to try a swab test or consult their history with coconut when making a decision on trying our product.  That makes for a better experience for all of us!

What is the science behind the moisturization. Being derived from the meat of the coconut, Scrub a lil Deepa’s raw organic, cold pressed coconut oil is composed mainly of saturated fats, which can have different effects on the body depending on the length of the fatty acid chains. The most abundant fatty acids in coconut oil are lauric acid, myristic acid, caprylic acid, and capric acid. These fatty acids are believed to have antimicrobial properties. Coconut oil also contains vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. However, it is a low SPF, so please rely on sunscreen or other alternative means which purport a higher SPF.

Coconut oil in conjunction with other skincare products to get the best results. For example, you might use coconut oil as a nighttime moisturizer, but use a lighter, oil-free moisturizer during the day. You might also use a gentle facial cleanser to remove any excess oil and impurities from the skin before applying coconut oil.

As with any skincare ingredient, it's always best to consult a reputable information backed by science combined with a qualified understanding of your skin type.  Another potential issue with using coconut oil for skincare is that it can be irritating to some people. While coconut oil is generally considered to be a safe and gentle ingredient, some people may be sensitive to it and experience redness, itching, or other forms of irritation when using it on their skin.

In conclusion, I would highly recommend coconut oil as a natural, effective, and affordable skincare ingredient. It's packed with hydrating, nourishing, and antimicrobial properties that make it a great choice for anyone looking to improve the health and appearance of their skin. It's important to keep in mind that while coconut oil can have benefits for the skin, it may not be suitable for everyone. People with acne-prone skin may experience breakouts from using coconut oil, and those with sensitive skin may experience irritation or allergic reactions. Please remember to use coconut oil for what it’s great for, hydration and protection.  Counting on coconut oil for SPF or to help treat acne is misguided.

When used properly and in moderation, a high-quality coconut oil (like the cold-pressed, organic coconut oil found in Scrub a lil Deepa’s Coconut Oil Scrubs), will lead to fantastic results. As always, remember that everyone's skin is different, so be sure to listen to your skin and adjust your routine as needed to get the best results for you!