Why is coconut oil a real hero ingredient?
Top 5 Reasons why Coconut Oil is a Hero Ingredient
Restores lipid barrier
Prevents Epidermal water loss
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.