Coconut oil has become a popular ingredient in many skincare products, and it can be overwhelming to determine if it's safe to use body and face washes that contain this ingredient. In this post, we will debunk some myths and find out how coconut oil functions in soap.
Coconut Oil Benefits
The good news is that it is safe to use soaps that contain coconut oil, like our vegan cleansing bars. Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids that replenish the skin’s natural properties and protect the skin from harmful bacteria. It also contains antioxidants that help defend the skin from the elements and pollution while combating signs of aging. The high-fat content in coconut oil helps fight dry skin and retain moisture, and it is soothing to the skin, making it non-irritating.
It's good to be in the know
However, it's important to note that there are different types of coconut oil, and unrefined “virgin” coconut oil is the highest in antioxidants. Unfortunately, there is no global standard or certification that determines which coconut oils can be classified as “virgin,” so it's crucial to double-check the ingredient labels for any fragrance, flavor, or dye added to the coconut oil.
While it's easy to associate feeling clean with a bubbly lather, scientifically, like dissolves like. This means that skin-safe oils (like coconut) effectively lift the sebum we produce throughout the day. Coconut oil also softens and loosens blackheads and whiteheads, helping to clear pores and remove dead skin. However, if you’re breakout or congestion-prone, it's best to avoid using any post-cleansing skincare that contains coconut oil since it can clog pores without the proper blend of ingredients.
Coconut Oil & Redoux
At Redoux, all Cleansing Bars are made with high-quality, unrefined virgin coconut oil. The coconut oil works in harmony with star botanical ingredients in each bar, such as turmeric and rose clay in the "529" Turmeric Cleansing Bar, spirulina and rice milk in the "Bathhouse" Cleansing Bar, activated charcoal and kaolin clay in the "Don't Think" Activated Charcoal Cleansing Bar, and Brazilian Red Clay in the "Room 621" Cleansing Bar. Thanks to the high-quality coconut oil, every bar creates a dense lather that sweeps grime up and gets washed away so skin is left clean, not clogged.
So, what's the final say?
In conclusion, coconut oil is a safe and natural product that can benefit the skin when used correctly. While it's important to be mindful of potential sensitivities and concerns, using body and face washes that contain coconut oil can help replenish and protect the skin's natural properties while fighting dryness and signs of aging.
Our Luxury Cleansing Bars
Redoux is a line of sophisticated scents and vegan skincare for the modern nostalgic. Each of our vegan cleansing bars features coconut oil as a key ingredient, with luxurious natural fragrance oils also leave your skin smelling great all day.
You don’t have to stop at just one cleansing bar! You can also build a cleansing bar trio to curate your favorite scents in our soap collection. Pair one of our soaps with our Candle 529 for a relaxing bath time ritual.