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I just received samples of The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder Cocobalm and will not be leaving home without them. They’re my new favorite must-have this season as they add the perfect amount of color and hydration to my lips and they smell incredibly delicious. This lip balm literally caused me to stop, take stock and rediscover my love of coconut oil, the superstar multi-tasking ingredient that delivers head to toe beauty benefits, which is why it’s now found in some of the best beauty products on the market.
Coconut oil is antibacterial, anti fungal and will help heal, nourish and protect skin and hair. You can go the natural route and purchase Virgin Coconut Oil which can be used in a variety of ways to suit your beauty needs. Though the possibilities are endless, here are some of my favorite ways to use it:
- Apply a little bit to hands, rub them together and use as an anti-frizz hair serum.
- Moisturize your skin with it, head to toe.
- Pat a tiny amount on your freshly made up face as a natural-looking highlighter.
- Add a quarter size amount to damp hair, comb through and leave in for a few minutes as a deep conditioner before shampooing out.
- Use a thin film on skin before wiping clean to remove makeup.
- Slick onto legs in the shower pre-shave for super smooth, soft and hydrated legs.
Here, 5 BITB-approved coconut oil-infused beauty products you will definitely want to try:
The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder Cocobalm ($22) is a delicious, coconut-scented, lightweight liquid balm with a sheer pop of color. It’s infused with coconut oil so it will nourish, smooth, soothe and soften lips. My favorite shades are Coco Berry (pictured) and Coco Peach but you can’t go wrong. It also comes in Coco White, Coco Blush and Coco Currant.
Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish ($36) combines Virgin Coconut Oil to hydrate and nourish, Bulgarian Rose Absolute for its anti-aging properties and Raw Sugar as a natural gentle exfoliant. Your skin is left soft, healthy-looking and lightly fragranced. To use, just massage some into skin, leave on for up to two minutes and rinse clean.
Earth’s Nectar Hair Gloss ($18.50) is formulated to add sumptuous sheen and protection to all hair types. This strand saver blends monoi and coconut oil and can be applied on damp or dry hair to reduce damage from heat styling and the elements or spritzed on to leave locks looking lustrous and healthy.
Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Soufflé Body Crème ($60) had me at Soufflé. Seriously though, this decadent, whipped body cream keeps skin moisturized all day long and is lightly scented with yummy notes that include coconut, almond and vanilla.
Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Oil ($20) combines jojoba oil, coconut oil and vitamin E to easily hydrate, soften and protect cuticles and nails without any stickiness. Simply squeeze one drop on each nail and massage in.
*NOTE: The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder Cocobalm products were sent for review. Other products were sampled in store. Opinions are my own.