Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Featured Ingredient: Virgin Coconut Oil

Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) has a myriad of healthcare benefits including hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels and weight loss, help maintain proper digestion and metabolism, increase immunity, relief from kidney problem, heart desease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, dental care and bone strength, and there is even a research going on about using VCO to treat Alzheimers! 

Properties of VCO include antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-viral, anti fungal, antibacterial and anti-aging. These features can treat various skin conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. Virgin Coconut Oil is my favourite skin and haircare ingredient and I think it should be in every skin care products. It is a truly miraculous oil for your skin; it is a wonderful natural skin emollient, that gives deep and real moisture and nourishment. It is easily absorbed into your skin, increases the level of skin surface lipids, which softens and soothes your skin from all the dryness and itchiness making it smooth and soft. It also helps to heal wounds and scars.

Coconut oil also has the ability to cure acne. When applied to acne and pimples, it increases the skin's natural self-healing chemicals which helps it heal quicker and restores its health. It has antimicrobial properties which kill the bacteria that causes acne and removes the the cause of acne.

Coconut oil is also effective as an anti wrinkle product because it is an antioxidant, which removes free-radicals that destroys our elastic and connective tissue in our skin. Coconut oil improves the quality and appearance of skin because it eliminates and sloughs away dead skin cells and impurities. It is great when used topically as a stretch mark prevention during pregnancy and also to eliminate or reduce the appearance of old stretch mark scars.

Virgin coconut oil is a very safe and mild oil that is excellent for use on pregnant women, children and babies. The coconut oil that we use in our products are guaranteed organic, cold-pressed, unrefined, virgin coconut oil so you can be certain you get only the best coconut oil for your body.

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