9 irresistible coconut-scented beauty products to try
We can’t get enough of the delicious scent
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / April 08 2019
We've long been fans of using coconut, especially coconut oil, in products, due to its beauty benefits. On its own, you can use coconut oil for oil pulling, or as a face mask (restoring hydration is just one of the top benefits of coconut oil) or makeup remover. It can even be used as a replacement for shaving cream in a pinch. Our obsession with the tropical ingredient continues, and right now, it's more so to do with its scent. In the same way that the festive notes of pine are associated with Christmas, the smell of coconut is synonymous with summer. The tropical scent takes us to an oasis of palm trees, warm breezes, ocean swims, and we’re all for it, especially now that the weather has taken a turn. Want to temporarily escape to an island far, far away? Well, you've come to the right place. Check out our round-up of the newest and most delicious coconut-scented beauty products.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Coconut Fizz EDT
We were obsessed at first whiff of Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Coconut Fizz EDT, and it's no wonder why. Besides containing the scent of coconut and coconut water, it also features floral touches like freesia, as well as soothing tonka bean and sandalwood to boost longevity.
endota spa Jojoba & Coconut Dry Shimmer Oil
We’re all about a dry shimmer oil here in the Beauty Crew office because it’s quick-absorbing yet it can effectively hydrate dry skin. endota’s version is lightly scented like coconut, can be used on the face and body, and features a base of nourishing and organic coconut oil to boost moisture, jojoba to lock it all in, and is even formulated with teeny specks of gold that reflect in the light to make your skin look more luminous than ever. Psst... did you know that coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids, which gives it its moisturising properties?
Garnier Fructis Coconut No Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner
Packed with coconut oil and vitamins B3 and B6, this powerful shampoo and conditioner duo smells like a muddle of melon and coconut, and they can mend dry hair *and* address your dry scalp every time you use them. Interestingly, coconut oil is packed with antioxidants (all thanks to nutrients called phenolic compounds), which can protect against free radicals and improve the overall health of the skin on your scalp. Those with seriously dry hair may want to finish their haircare routine with a rich hair mask, like Fructis Wonder Mask, which contains even more coconut oil to soften strands.
MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Coconut
Just when you though MAC's iconic Fix+ couldn't get any better. The Coconut variant is just like the original one, except with the addition of a coconut scent that is seriously irresistible. Mist this over makeup to set foundation or eyeshadow, or even just use it on its own to refresh and hydrate all skin types.
SALT By Hendrix Coco-Salt Body Buff
We've seen a lot of exfoliating beauty products come through this year, but this coconut-centric body scrub from SALT By Hendrix has stolen our hearts because of its hardworking formula. The rough grains are made up of coarse sea salt and dried desiccated coconut to slough away dead skin cells on your body, as well as coconut milk powder and lavender to soothe.
Bondi Sands Body Wash
The incredibly popular Australian tanning brand - Bondi Sands - has just launched a body range, and we couldn’t wait to try it. We’re currently lusting over the Body Wash, which smells overpoweringly like coconut, and is perfect for all skin types to use. It also utilises aloe vera in its formula to cool skin down and the scent of coconut to metaphorically take us on a tropical vacay.
We Are Feel Good Inc Coco Milk
Boosted with coconut oil to target dry skin, as well as vitamin E and shea butter to seriously soothe, the We Are Feel Good Inc Coco Milk is a yummy-smelling body cream that will fast become your staple if you’re looking for a lightweight moisturiser that doesn’t feel sticky on skin.
Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream
For those with incredibly dry skin, you might want to try something like Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream, which has a slightly richer texture. Best of all, it contains the ingredient of the hour - coconut oil - along with fermented sugar to further boost hydration. As for the scent, you'll also be pleased to know that it smells of coconut, toasted praline and warm vanilla latte... yum!
Still on the hunt for a new body cream? Here are 12 of our favourite moisturisers, reviewed.
Which products do you plan on adding to your wish list, and why? Tell us in the comments below.
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.