Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract
Coconut oil is extracted from the shredded pulp of the coconut, which contains about 70% dried fat. Virgin coconut oil is delicately scented, melting in contact with the skin. It quickly penetrates the skin and produces a soft feeling, without being greasy. A slightly cooling effect is characteristic for coconut oil, as much heat is absorbed when it melts. Its low pH of below 8 also gives coconut oil a slightly deodorizing effect. Odor forming bacteria are killed without irritating the skin. In cosmetic products, coconut oil is excellent as an ingredient for emulsions and lip balms, because it melts in contact with skin. In hair care products it smoothes and moisturises the hair.
- rapidly absorbed, non-greasy
- softly melting and fragrant
- deodorizing and cooling
- also suitable for hair care
see Heike Käser 2010 "Natural Cosmetic Raw Materials", Linz, Freya Verlag, 3rd Edition 2012