I recently attended the Natural Products Expo West which showcases the latest in healthy foods, nutrition and beauty products and I walked the show floor scouting health and beauty trends and this year it was all about COCONUTS! Coconut milk, coconut water and coconut oil and they all have a myriad of benefits, nourishing qualities and they taste yummy too! So it was not surprising that I began to notice that many products on the show floor were featuring coconut as a beauty enhancing ingredient and then of course when I got home I noticed more coconut infused products.
Coconut is a fabulous beauty enhancing ingredient because it contains fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that make it an excellent moisturizer, anti-inflammatory and antiviral as well as an acne treatment. Coconut Oil is a wonderful natural skin moisturizer because it absorbs quickly into your skin and makes it soft, supple and radiant. Coconut oil is also a fantastic nourishing hair treatment because it infuses your hair with protein, repairs damage and makes hair healthy and shiny.
Following are 7 COCONUT infused beauty products that I am currently CUCKOO for:
Pacifica recently came out with a fabulous array of new (and affordably priced) skincare and makeup products that feature Coconut as it's star ingredient. I am OBSESSED with these addictive Coconut water infused natural towelettes that gently cleanse your face while removing toxins, oil, and make-up from your skin. In addition to coconut, these wipes also contain papaya, a natural exfoliant to help revive skin and remove dead cells and aloe vera and calendula to soothe and calm your skin. I love the yummy subtle tropical scent, how effective they are at cleaning my skin and removing makeup and the super affordable price.
These are swoon-worthy coconut infused multi-use creamy shimmering colors for highlighting, luminizing and adding radiance to your face and body. This natural mineral makeup formula comes in three summer fab shades: Bronzed – a sun-kissed bronze with a golden shimmer, Island Rose – a shimmering, radiant dewy pink and Moonlit – an iridescent pale champagne color with a moon-kissed shimmer. I love the lovely hint of a coconut scent which I find very unique for a makeup product, the gorgeous sheer skin flattering shimmering shades and the beautiful radiance and glow that it gives to my skin.
PurO3 Ozonated Organic Coconut Oil ($19.95)
I discovered PurO3 Activated Oxygen Skin Care in the emerging brands section of Expo West this year and was instantly smitten with their innovative skin cream and oil formulations that activate oxygen on contact. This Coconut Oil Skin Emollient infuses moisturizing, organic coconut oil with activated oxygen (O3) to form a penetrating, oxygen-rich moisturizer. This beauty enhancing oil can be used to soothe dry skin, calm minor irritations and minimize age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. I love the innovative oxygenated formula and how it instantly transforms your skin.
This is a super yummy smelling silky whipped body creme made with coconut oil, aloe vera, shea butter and jojoba seed oil. This wonderfully light formula contains vitamins, antioxidants and emollient moisturizers to hydrate, protect and soothe your skin. The addictive fragrance is a blend of tonka bean, patchouli, geranium and vanilla essential oils that create a the warm sweet coconut scent. I love perfectly balanced coconut scent, the fluffy whipped texture and the perfect level of moisture.
And this July 2013, Lather is introducing two additional products in this intoxicating scent: Coconut Foaming Body Scrub ($19) with coconut extract, coconut shells, bamboo stem powder, sugar cane and mixed fruit extracts that gently exfoliate and leave your skin soft and supple as well as a Coconut Creme Body Wash ($18) with coconut oil, aloe vera, shea butter, bamboo extract and avocado and apricot oils that gently clean and nourish the skin.
Dial Coconut Water Body Wash ($4.99)
Dial recently introduced this rather fabulous body wash to the mass market which is one of the first to bring the nourishing properties of coconut water into your shower. Coconut water is rich in antioxidants and electrolytes and it helps keep your skin replenished and hydrated. This exciting new body wash provides moisture, hydration, nutrients and a refreshing tropical coconut fragrance. I love that it smells and feels like a more luxurious product at a budget friendly price, that it is highlighting the benefits of coconut water for the mass consumer and that it transports me to a tropical place in the shower.
Disclosure: Samples of the above products were sent for editorial consideration, but all opinions and tropical nutty insights are my very own.