Coconut oil was once considered a baddie due to its high percentage of saturated fat. In recent years, evidence has emerged to show not only that saturated fats are not the baddie they once were thought to be, but the unique combination of fatty acids in coconut oil actually have powerful medicinal properties, due to the fact that they are metabolised differently. In short, they go straight to the liver from the digestive tract to provide a quick source of energy that can have therapeutic effects on some brain disorders like epilepsy.
Scientific studies have shown a variety of other health benefits of coconut oil, including improving blood cholesterol, boosting brain function, reducing the risk of seizures, preventing infections, easing digestion, stimulating metabolism, helping burn fat and killing your hunger. All really amazing stuff (and by the way, it tastes great too).
Of course, what we are really interested in, is what it can do for the skin. At Rubifresh Skincare, we use certified organic coconut oil in a number of our products. WHY? Read on…
Coconut oil has long been regarded as a highly effective moisturiser. It keeps the skin’s connective tissues strong, preventing sagging and wrinkling, and increases the protective barrier to reduce moisture loss. It has been shown to have powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, preventing infection both topically and internally. As a massage oil it does not ‘disappear’ too quickly, making it one of the most effective oils for this use. Studies show that it functions as a sunscreen, blocking around 20% of the sun’s UV rays. For all these reasons, and for its luxurious skinfeel, we at Rubifresh Skincare use it in our luscious natural Lip Balm, our rich Body Cream, Anti-aging Moisturiser and anti-pigmentation Hand Cream.
Rubiwomen is written by Tristan Fahey, Rubifresh Skincare Owner & Founder