2 posts tagged "Coconut oil"
COCONUT OIL/(Koh-Koh-Nut Oil)/n./ 1. Oil extracted from the kernel or meat of a matured coconut harvested from the coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, which is native to tropical regions across the globe; /n./ 2. A good source of nourishing fatty acids with a small molecular structure that allows for easy absorption into dry skin and hair; /n./ 3. Possessing antifungal, antiseptic, and antioxidant properties to prevent bacterial infections as well as free-radical formation, e.g., “A low-calorie cooking option, coconut oil also keeps hair and skin soft and supple.”
Try it: Coconut Body Butter, $20, www.thebodyshop-usa.com.
For anyone who is currently waging war against both environmental and emotional stressors (New Yorkers, say “aye”), you are likely all too familiar with the redness and irritation that can ravage your skin as a result. But Dr. Haushcka’s new Soothing Mask, due out this week, is designed to calm and even out your complexion, so blotchiness doesn’t have to be part of your spring look. Using the purest biodynamically and organically cultivated ingredients—like quince seed to restore and maintain moisture levels, lady’s mantle to calm and strengthen skin, and the soothing combination of macadamia nut and coconut oils to hydrate and stimulate cell renewal—this twice-weekly treatment needs just 20 minutes to work its magic. And the normalizing results are visible almost instantly, so not even a 14-hour work day (or a blizzard in March) can get the best of you.