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You've heard the buzz that coconut oil has lots of health benefits. But did you know that it's a beauty powerhouse, too? "Coconut oil has hydrating properties, it's very well tolerated by the skin, and it's rich in antioxidants," say New York City dermatologist Doris Day. Apply extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil straight out of the jar for a major dose of hydration, mix it into a moisturizer or conditioner you already own, or try one of these products, which come already packed with the star ingredient.
Yes to Coconut Cleansing Wipes: Quick and convenient, these coconut-oil-infused towelettes whisk way dirt and makeup and leave your skin moisturized. ($6, available at yestocarrots.com)
Burt's Bees Cleansing Oil: Get your face super clean with this fragrant blend of coconut and argan oils. It dissolves makeup on contact, leaving skin silky, not stripped. ($16, available at ulta.com)
Kat Burki Raw Sugar Body Scrub: Say goodbye to dry patches and dead skin! This scrub is loaded with raw sugar, to exfoliate, plus organic coconut and kukui oils to hydrate and soften. ($48, available at nordstrom.com)
RMS Beauty Lip Shine: Want to add a touch of color — and nourishment — to your lips? Thanks to coconut oil in the formula, this guy conveniently does both. Our lips feel softer every time we swipe it on. ($25, available at rmsbeauty.com)
Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer with Refreshing Coconut Oil: This innovative lotion works in conjunction with water — slather it on your still-wet skin, immediately after you've switched off the shower — to leave you hydrated and smelling like the beach. (Yum!) ($8, available at drugstore.com)
Londontown Restorative Nail Créme: Banish dry cuticles with this super healing treatment chock full of vitamins, minerals, and of course, coconut oil. ($35, available at londontownusa.com)