Nine coconut products stars are going loco for
The beauty world is mad about the tropical fruit, says Katie Wright
Supermodels and celebrities swear by coconut oil for a wealth of purposes, from removing eye make-up to moisturising dry shins.
The tropical fruit with the sweet-smelling flesh and refreshing juice has numerous beauty benefits, which is why it's been harnessed in a host of new products, giving a nourishing boost to everything from fake tan to waxing strips. Love coconut oil? Then you'll love this bunch of innovative buys.
Here are nine of the best new coconut-infused launches and what they can do for you...
1. Marc Jacobs Under(cover) blurring coconut face primer, £31, Harvey Nichols
Part of the Coconut Collection and inspired by Marc Jacobs' obsession with coconut water, this primer contains no fewer than five different forms of the fruit, which combine to moisturise and soften your skin, leaving it primed and ready for make-up.
2. Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind banana + coconut nourishing superfood shampoo, £24, Cult Beauty
Rinsing your hair in coconut water every time you wash it would be a pretty pricey endeavour, but this smoothie-inspired shampoo is the next best thing. It features coconut blended with banana and offers you a double dose of antioxidant-rich fruity goodness to gently cleanse hair and scalp.
3. Coco & Eve sunny honey Bali bronzing foam medium, £29.90
Following the success of its hero hair masque, Coco & Eve has developed a tanning foam which not only delivers a bronzed glow (you can choose from three different shades) but also gets to work on cellulite and pigmentation.
4. Koconoi Coconut Cleansing Oil, £16, Skinspace
If you tend to have dry skin, you'll be amazed what a difference it makes when you swap from a foaming cleanser to a balm like this lightweight formula, which contains coconut, roucou and moringa oils. Massage onto dry skin, add water to emulsify then rinse thoroughly.
5. Holy Lama Kewra Coconut Oil Soap, £4.50
Looking to avoid synthetic products in your beauty routine? This all-natural soap is hand-made in Kerala, India, using cold-pressed extra virgin coconut oil. It's just garnered another accolade, picking up silver in the Free From Skincare Awards. The soap was praised for its rich lather and for cleansing without drying the skin.
6. Herbal Essences Bio:renew coconut milk hydrating mask, £5.99, Boots
Part of a collaboration with Kew Gardens, this coconut milk mask comes with the Royal Botanic seal of approval and is made with 90% natural ingredients. Use once a week to hydrate your hair and keep your colour looking vibrant.
7. Nair coconut body wax strips, £6.99, Superdrug
Hair removal products are notorious for leaving skin looking red and irritated, but these wax strips are infused with coconut milk, making them suitable even for sensitive skin types. Plus there's no heating required, meaning they are super quick and easy to use.
8. Biolage all-in-one coconut infusion leave-in spray, £14.75, Feel Unique
Spritz on this vegan-friendly coconut-infused conditioning spray before blow-drying or straightening to protect your tresses against heat and leave them looking smooth and shiny.
9. Banyan Tree coconut & seaweed mineral sunscreen SPF 30 PA+++, £32.90
Part of the Banyan Tree hotel group's marine conservation efforts, this sunscreen is the brand's first reef-friendly formula. Free from oxybenzone and octinoxate (substances known to have an adverse effect on coral reefs), the SPF30 cream also contains organic coconut oil ethically sourced from Koh Samui, Thailand.