Q: I’ve heard that coconut is great for skin. What are the benefits? Can you recommend some coconut skincare products?
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
You heard right! Coconut is wonderful for skin. Women around the world (particularly in tropical regions) have used it for centuries as a natural solution for keeping skin soft, smooth and hydrated. Many swear by its anti-aging effects, said to be from both its intense moisturizing properties and its antioxidant content.
MyChelle uses coconut in many of its skincare solutions—you’ll see it on labels as “caprylic/capric triglyceride,” which is a type of liquid made from fatty acids found in coconut oil. In our products, it works to increase skin’s permeability, encouraging penetration of active ingredients, while also enhancing lipid barrier function and improving spreadability.
We also use a form of coconut as an eco-friendly, broad-spectrum preservative with bactericidal actions in addition to hydrating benefits.
You’ll find an abundance of coconut in MyChelle Fabulous Eye Cream, Fruit Enzyme Cleanser, Pumpkin Renew Cream, Coconut Sun Shield SPF 28, Revitalizing Night Cream and Supreme Polypeptide Cream—just to name a few!
Catie Wiggy is Innovative Programs Manager for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skincare industry for over 10 years as a makeup artist and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.