Why is coconut oil a real hero ingredient?

Top 5 Reasons why Coconut Oil is a Hero Ingredient

  1. Naturally Antimicrobial

  2. Naturally Anti-inflammatory

  3. Restores lipid barrier

  4. Prevents Epidermal water loss

  5. Infant Safety Confirmed by Clinical Trials


Let's Look at some well done studies

1.    The effect of topical virgin coconut oil on SCORAD index, transepidermal water loss, and skin capacitance in mild to moderate pediatric atopic dermatitis: a randomized, double-blind, clinical trial 

International Journal of Dermatology, 2019

Conclusion:  Thus, among pediatric patients with mild to moderate AD, topical application of VCO for eight weeks was superior to that of mineral oil based on clinical (SCORAD) and instrumental (TEWL, skin capacitance) assessments. 


2.   Topical Coconut Oil Application Reduces Transepidermal Water Loss In Preterm Very Low Birth Weight Neonates: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 2008

Conclusion:  Coconut oil application reduced TEWL (trans-epidermal water loss) without increasing skin colonization in VLBW neonates.


3.  Topical application of coconut oil to the skin of preterm infants: a systematic review.

European Journal of Pediatrics, 2019

Conclusion:  This systematic review found that topical application of coconut oil may reduce the risk of infection and improve weight gain and skin condition in preterm infants.


4.   In vitro anti-inflammatory and skin protective properties of Virgin coconut oil

Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 2019

Conclusion:  Coconut oil increase Invoulcrin and Filaggrin, Aquaporin-3.  In vitro skin irritation studies in Reconstructed human epidermis (RHE) and NIH3T3 cells showed that VCO is a non skin irritant (IC50 > 1000 μg/mL) and non phototoxic (PIF < 2). Our study demonstrated the anti inflammatory activity of VCO by suppressing inflammatory markers and protecting the skin by enhancing skin barrier function. This is the first report on anti-inflammatory and skin protective benefits of VCO in vitro. Overall, the results warrant the use of VCO in skin care formulations.


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