- Vegetable Fat
- INCI: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
- Melting point: approx. 73 – 79 °F (23 – 26 °C)
- Comedogenicity: 3-4
- Composition: Lauric acid (up to about 50%), myristic acid (up to approx. 20%), caprylic and capric acid (up to approx. 9/8%), palmitic acid (up to approx. 10%), oleic acid (up to approx. 8%), stearic acid (up to approx. 3%), linoleic acid (up to approx. 2%), tocopherols.
- Cosmetic use: Dry, chapped skin; hair care.
Coconut oil is a white to yellowish-white vegetable fat obtained from the fruit of the coconut palm. At room temperature the oil is in a solid state, but becomes softer and melts when heated.
Coconut oil has a moisturising and cooling effect. The oil is absorbed quickly by the skin, but only superficially. The oil relaxes the facial skin and gives a fresh complexion. For irritated skin areas or sunburn, coconut oil provides a cooling, soothing relief.
Coconut oil is also a treat for the hair. Coconut oil has a nourishing, regulating effect on hair, hair roots and scalp. It smoothes the hair and gives it moisture and shine.