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Why Coconut Oil Should Not Be Used on The Face

Why Coconut Oil Should Not Be Used on The Face

Over the last couple of decades Coconut Oil has become hugely popular for skin, as it is such a nutritious oil. It is calming, hydrating, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial and it now appears in masses of skin and hair care products. At Nakin though we do not recommend using face products that contain pure coconut oil, or ever using neat coconut oil on the face area. This is because it is an extraordinarily rich fatty oil that can clog pores and is why we never use it in our natural anti-ageing skincare.

Coconut oil has a high amount of saturated fats which is why it is so oily for skin. Plant oils can be fantastic for skin, and we love to use many of them, however, we feel that coconut oil is too rich for the face. Plant oils have a rating system to show how comedogenic that they are, and coconut oil is up there as one of the most comedogenic with a rating of 4 out of 5. The comedogenic rating scores plant oils based on how pore clogging that they are. So, as it is coming out as a four this shows that it can be clogging, and is the main reason that we advise not to use coconut oil in face care products.

If you have dry skin then you may feel that as coconut oil is so rich and fatty it will be beneficial, however, even those with dry skin often have some oilier patches on the t-zone, or have occasional breakouts. Even for those with very dry skin, or dry patches such as on the cheeks, we still do not recommend coconut oil, as it is not the best oil for seeping into skin and offering the deep-down invisible hydration that many plant oils offer.

At Nakin instead of using coconut oil in our products we use less comedogenic oils that still offer skin a huge amount of nutrition with vitamins, minerals and omega oils, as well as lots of anti-inflammatory and calming compounds. This includes beautiful oils like jojoba, argan, baobab and marigold. Plant oils are just one type of ingredient that we use in our skincare and our products are filled with lots of other plant actives such as hyaluronic acid, seaweed and pomegranate extract. At Nakin we have a full range of stunning face care that takes all skin types into account and is filled with high quality natural ingredients. Our range includes award-winning cleansers, face creams and treatments for everything needed in a skincare routine. Every ingredient has been specially researched and picked for its ability to improve and enhance skin without any negative effects. To find out more about Nakin visit the links below.

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