April 19, 2022
I think it’s very important for us to know the ingredients not only in the food we eat, but also in the skin care products we use. So I’ll be posting info about our ingredients. Today, I’ll be focusing on the benefits of coconut oil.
Coconut oil is an important ingredient in handmade cold-process soap. It plays an important role in your skincare routine- that of a moisturizer, thanks to it being rich in medium-chain fatty acids—most notably, lauric acid, which has some serious antibacterial and antimicrobial skills, and linoleic acid, a star hydrator.
Coconut oil's emollient properties can be beneficial to repairing the skin's barrier function (the outermost layer of skin that defends your body against environmental threats), making it an especially helpful addition to your skincare routine if you have dry, sensitive skin or atopic dermatitis.
Besides being super hydrating, coconut oil has the ability to act as a protective layer that sits on top of the skin and locks in moisture, while also preventing transepidermal water loss (where water passes through the skin and evaporates into the air).
This protective layer helps repair cracks in the outer layers of the skin more efficiently, making it harder for harmful bacteria—such as Staphylococcus, a bacteria commonly found on the skin—to invade and cause an infection, says Friedler.
Coconut oil also contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that, when combined with its hydrating and emollient effects, have the potential to accelerate wound healing.
Coconut Oil to be a pretty amazing ingredient for so many reasons. It is an effective skin moisturizer that is easily absorbed into the skin. The addition of coconut oil to soap allows the soap to encapsulate dirt and dead skin cells to be easily washed away.