Cocos Nucifera Water

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Also-called-like-this: Coconut Water, Coconut Liquid Endosperm
What-it-does: moisturizer/humectant

Details

Coconut Water is the liquid inside the coconut and/or the juice pressed from the coconut fruit. It is a really nice and refreshing beverage loaded with good for the body and the skin things. It is about 95% of water and the other 5% are things such as skin-moisturizing sugars, skin nourishing amino acids, minerals, vitamins and phytohormones (kinetin)

This adds up to coconut water being a nice moisturizing and nourishing ingredient on the skin and it is also claimed to have some antioxidant and anti-glycation properties

Show me some proof

  • Yong, Jean WH, et al. "The chemical composition and biological properties of coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) water." Molecules 14.12 (2009): 5144-5164.
  • Santos, Joao LA, et al. "Evaluation of chemical constituents and antioxidant activity of coconut water (Cocus nucifera L.) and caffeic acid in cell culture." Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 85.4 (2013): 1235-1247.