COCONUT OIL

Lipstick & Roses Ingredient

Skin Type:

All Skin Types; ideal dry skins

Comedogenicity Rating:

4 – fairly high pore-clogging

Natural SPF:

SPF 10

Region of Origin, Cultivation & History:

The coconut tree was used for thousands of years by people in the Pacific Rim and Asian countries.

Constituents:

Lauric AcidMyristic AcidCaprylic Acid, Capric AcidCaproic AcidPalmitic AcidOleic AcidPalmitoleic AcidLinoleic AcidLinolenic AcidStearic AcidVitamin E

Health & Beauty Benefits:

Coconut oil is excellent massage oil that acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skin, including dry skin.  It also delays the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of skin, which normally accompany aging.

It helps in preventing degenerative diseases premature aging due to its well-known antioxidant properties. It also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. For that exact reason, coconut oil forms the base ingredient of various body care products like soaps, lotions, and creams that are used for skin care.

Coconut oil helps in healthy growth of hair and gives your hair a shiny quality. It is also highly effective in reducing proteinloss, which can lead to various unattractive or unhealthy qualities in your hair. It is used as hair care oil and is used in manufacturing various conditioners and dandruff relief creams. It is normally applied topically for hair care.

Warnings/Contraindications:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Coconut oil is LIKELY SAFE for pregnant and breast-feeding women when used in the amounts normally found in the diet. But the safety of using coconut oil in larger amounts is not known. It’s best to stick to food amounts if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Children: Coconut oil is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in amounts commonly found in food. Coconut oil is POSSIBLY SAFE when it is applied to the skin. It has been used safely in children and infants in the short-term. There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking coconut oil by mouth as medicine in children.

High cholesterol: There is concern that coconut oil might increase total cholesterol and “bad” LDL cholesterol. But there is contradictory evidence that shows that coconut oil might actually increase levels of “good” cholesterol and have little to no effect on total or “bad” cholesterol levels.

 

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www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1092-coconut%20oil.aspx?activeingredientid=1092

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