Smells Like Summer: 10 Amazing Coconut Beauty Products
With summer comes coconut everything. But how can anyone object? As it turns out, coconuts are super hydrating. Making them great for our skin and hair. Which is why we’re updating our beauty routines stat.
“Coconut oil is comprised of primarily fatty acids, such as lauric, capric and caprylic acids, which prevent moisture loss and work to keep skin hydrated,” explains Kopari co-founder Kiana Cabell. “Lauric, capric and caprylic acids are also known for their strong antimicrobial and antifungal properties, which many have found to help reduce their acne. Further, the vitamin E also found in coconut oil is loaded with antioxidants to protect against cracking and wrinkling.”
Need more proof? Check out our guide to the best coconut beauty products. You’ll want to use them all summer long. You can even keep them in your routine once fall rolls around. And through winter…
Vacation Classic Lotion SPF 30, $20 at Vacation
The brand’s new classic lotion is basically summer in a tube. The formula boasts coconut oil to hydrate along with aloe vera, banana extract, vitamin E and niacinamide. With notes of coconut, banana, pool water, pool toy and swimsuit Lycra, you’ll be sniffing yourself all day long.
Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub, $39 at Kopari
Kopari is all about good, clean coconut fun. This coconut scrub is not only made with 100 percent pure coconut oil, but the brown sugar-based scrub is also infused with Tahitian coconut shell that will exfoliate to perfection. Did someone say vacation in a bottle?
Coqui Coqui Coco Coco Eau de Parfum, $125 at SSENSE
We discovered this delightful perfume at Coqui Coqui Tulum Residence & Spa in Mexico and haven't been able to get enough since. The hotel's owner Nicolas Malleville is also a perfumer and spent years developing the perfect fragrances for his properties. Coco Coco was crafted for Tulum and is a light, dewy scent that's perfect for hot summer days. It will also have you thinking of a gorgeous beach with every single spritz.
Windsor Edwards Organic Coconut Cure, $55 at Windsor Edwards
In addition to organic coconut oil, this multiuse product is also crafted with shea butter, zinc, vitamin E and essential oils. It's the perfect cure for post-beach dry skin. We also love it for chapped lips and cuticles. Taking it a step further, the founder notes that it's gentle enough to use as a natural diaper rash cream on babies. Aren't multitasking beauty products the best?
Cricket Ultra Smooth Coconut Detangling Brush, $12.95 at Cricket
A coconut-infused hairbrush? Yes, please! This miracle worker contains a special blend of coconut oil and keratin protein that helps to detangle and smooth, leaving hair super shiny. It's also essential for detangling wet hair in a gentle kind of way or for ensuring you're getting conditioner in all the right places, while giving your scalp a nice massage as you shower.
Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes, $3.50 at Pacifica
In the summer months, we never leave home without these coconut wipes from Pacifica. Because on a hot summer day, there's nothing more refreshing than wiping your face with a coconut water-infused towelette. They're awesome for freshening up throughout the day or for removing toxins and grit before hitting the sheets.
Little Barn Apothecary Coconut + Mint Cooling Mineral Mist, $27 at Little Barn Apothecary
Cool down after the sun with this amazing body mist from Little Barn Apothecary. Trust us, on a hot summer day, this is where it's at. Think fresh virgin coconut, pure aloe water, ocean minerals and mint (to cool you down, obvs!). It's also super hydrating so spray it on whenever your skin feels parched for a quick pick-me-up.
Yes To Coconut Ultra Hydrating Facial Soufflé Moisturizer, $8.39 at Walmart
We'll always say yes to coconut. And you will, too after checking out this whipped facial moisturizer. It gives skin a dose of long-lasting, nongreasy hydration. Virgin coconut oil, creamy shea butter and jojoba oil come together to form this thirst-quenching formula. Plus, how can anyone resist a product that's called soufflé?
Mountain Ocean Skin Trip Moisturizer, $10.29 at Thrive Market
If you haven't heard of this product, your skin is missing out. And the name says it all. Give your skin a major moisture trip with this nongreasy, heavenly-smelling, coconut oil-infused lotion. From post-sun to after your shower, it will keep your skin glowing (and smelling awesome) all summer long.
Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Lip Conditioner, $22 at Herbivore Botanicals
While we have no problem with slathering on straight-up coconut oil on our lips, we are obsessed with this lip-specific formula. Plus, when rose and coconut are combined, the scent is irresistible. Layer it with your favorite lipstick for an extra burst of hydration or as a stand-alone gloss for low-key summer days.