8 Coconut Oil Products We Love

You may think of coconut oil as nothing more than a by-product of the fruit. But this naturally derived oil has been used for thousands of years to hydrate the skin and hair and fight inflammation. “Most recently, coconut oil has gained superstar status due to its ability to protect against free radicals and for its reparative and anti-inflammatory benefits,” says Boldijarre Koronczay, president of Eminence Organic Skin Care. As if that weren’t enough, the fatty acid–rich oil is big in beauty, making its way into everything from skin-care and hair-care products to makeup and beyond. 

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The Gentle Wash

Earth Tu Face Face Wash is the brainchild of two herbalists who wanted to create a purely plant-based product line. This cleanser is made with food-grade coconut and olive oils that gently, yet effectively, lift away the remains of the day while providing hydration. $48, earthtuface.com


The Strand Smoother

Kiehl’s Amino Acid Shampoo mixes proteins, pure coconut oil and amino acids together for a thick, lathering hair cleanser that softens, protects and provides shine. Safe to use on all hair types, strands are left with just the right amount of volume and bounce for a pretty and full look. $18, kiehls.com


The Eye Rejuvenator

Counting pure virgin coconut oil as a key ingredient, Pure Fiji Anti-Wrinkle Eye Crème helps smooth out lines and wrinkles around the eyes and strengthens the delicate skin for younger-looking eyes that are firmer and tighter. $50, purefiji.com


The Dry Lip Cure

With its coconut oil base and fresh scent, Kat Burki Glossy Lip Treatment is a reparative rollerball (you can control how much product is dispensed) lip gloss and treatment in one that works to stimulate circulation in the lips and leave them with a high-shine finish. $28, katburki.com


The Shine Inducer

In line with the brand’s organic and holistic philosophy, Yarok Hair Feed Your Shine Hair Serum uses coconut oil, vitamins and antioxidants to give megawatt shine to your hair without weighing it down or making your strands feel greasy throughout the day. $26.50, yarokhair.com


The Body Soother

Providing all-day moisture without being greasy, Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Soufflé Body Crème uses coconut oil and almond coconut milk to give skin optimum hydration with a warm cinnamon-vanilla scent. The whipped soufflé also provides skin with a healthy dose of vitamins A, C and E. $60, lauramercier.com



The Style Elixir

This USDA certified organic hair gloss eliminates frizz, restores moisture and detangles. Just how does Tela Hair Gloss accomplish all that? Coconut oil of course! Combined with acai and argan oils, the coconut oil-based mane-fixer provides heat-styling protection and can also help soothe a dry scalp. $32, telanyc.com


The Repairer

Lock-in moisture and strengthen locks to prevent breakage with a the blend of Monoi, plum seed, rose hip and coconut oils in Carol's Daughter Manoi Oil Sacred Strengthening Serum. Silicone, paraben and petroleum-free, this serum strengthened heat-styled and color-treated hair by up to 92 percent in clinical tests. $30, carolsdaughter.com