As we get ready to wave goodbye to summer, I’m still holding onto the sunshine with a few of my Coconut Beauty Picks. There’s something so magical about the smell of coconut… It instantly reminds me of holidays and perks up my mood. Plus, it’s super delicious and can be used cosmetically for hydrating the skin = win, win. I’ve got some skincare, body care and makeup picks!
Yes To Coconut 2-in-1 Scrub & Cleanser Stick
Skincare that looks like deodorant? Count me in. This new 2-in-1 scrub & cleanser stick smells amazing and is seriously impressive when used a quick morning cleanse. Portable, mess-free and so easy to use. A few swipes across the face gives enough product to clean the skin, before rinsing it off with water. It’s not particularly scrubby or harsh, but thanks to the caffeine it perks skin up nicely in the morning. The entire Yes To coconut range is infused with coconut and designed for dry skin as it’s so hydrating. The whole range is well worth a look.
Herbivore – rose hibiscus coconut water face mist & coconut lip balm
One of the coolest brands of the moment, Herbivore, uses a lot of coconut ingredients in their products. Yay! I adore this brand. Packaging is great and the products are great, too. My top pick would be the divine rose hibiscus coconut water face mist, as it’s just gorgeous to use. I use it as a morning toner post-cleanse to add a light layer of hydration and prep skin for serum. It’s neither too fine or too heavy a mist, and it cushions skin. Lovely. Their lip balm is also achingly chic, and oh-so worthy of an Instagram snap. Great for prepping under lipstick as it’s not too greasy or rich.
Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
I looooove a good liquid highlighter. I love using them under my base and mixed in foundation to give a super-strong glow. This one from Marc Jacobs is especially lovely as it gives such a golden glow that you can fake such a glow. Like being caught in the golden hour. It’s a good mix of being hydrating enough to add a luminosity to the skin but without being too greasy. The formula contains five coconut extracts (coconut alkanes, coconut milk, coconut water, coconut polysaccharides and then coconut fragrance.
Glossier coconut balm dotcom
Although I’ve really tried to move away from any balms containing petrolatum, I still adore the scent of the coconut balm dotcom. It smells like coconut biscuits, and it’s a lovely, lovely scent. Glossier just gets how to make lust-worthy products, so I sort of had to include this. I do love Glossier, I do! Scent, yes. Packaging, yes. Branding, yes. If you do want a natural lip balm with coconut, I’d suggest the aforementioned Herbivore, Yes To or Lanolips.
The OG – classic coconut oil
Of course there’s always the old faithful, a jar of coconut oil. It’s so cheap and has so many uses. It’s magic. I know it’s been massively hyped over the last years, but you can’t beat it! I sometimes use it for cooking, but I prefer its beauty benefits personally. I use it as a hair mask, body moisturiser, makeup remover and shaving gel. You can also do loads of things like oil-pulling – there are so many uses that definitely warrant keeping a jar around.