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What’s not to love about coconuts? Drinking coconut water is still quite a craze here, and coconut oil and ingredients is known to be great for the skin and hair. The icing on top of the cake, in our opinion… coconut smells wonderful. Deliciously mouth-wartering, plus it reminds us of a beach holiday and pina coladas.

Sephora Caps Creamy Body Wash in Coconut, $2 each

This handy capsule holds enough for one wash and is so great for traveling or sampling a new scent as it only costs $2. The body wash is really creamy and feels super hydrating on the skin. The fresh coconut scent is really lip-smacking and leaves my skin subtly perfumed for up to a couple of hours. I wish I had a perfume that smells like this that I can spritz on all the time.


Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer, $69

The liquid-y primer smooths on skin readily and a single pump is enough for the whole face. It makes skin velvety soft with a beautiful natural-looking sheen. I’d use it on its own for casual weekends, but on weekdays, it gives my complexion a glow when applied before foundation.

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Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose – Coconut Oil Body Polish, $56

This has coconut oil and Moroccan rose petals… what could be better or more pampering for skin? Spread a handful of this pink formula on your body and rub gently in a circular motion to buff dead skin. I love that it isn’t too rough or grainy in texture. Leave on for a couple of minutes before rinsing off and skin is so amazingly soft and sweet-smelling, you’ll feel like you’re drifting on a cloud all day.

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Jergens Hydrating Coconut, $8.90 for 400ml

This body lotion is a steal for its power-packed combination of leaving skin deeply hydrated and smelling deliciously like pina colada. You feel like you’re sipping a cocktail on the beach with palm trees swaying in the breeze and people will gravitate towards you because of the vacay vibes you’re emitting.


Palmers Coconut Body Oil, $18.90 for 150ml

Instant skin softening, this oil sinks into any dry, parched areas and transforms it into supple, healthy skin with a radiant glow. The original coconut oil scent is pretty mouth-watering too. Psst… you can also use it on the tips of your hair to smooth split ends.

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Revlon Kiss Balm 010 Tropical Coconut, $15.90

Slick on this soft pink lip balm that’s infused with natural coconut oils for the softest, chapped-free lips. The scent and smooth finish makes it pretty addictive though, don’t say we didn’t warn you. Apply this before you start your makeup, blot off the access so that lips aren’t too slick but just super supple, then apply lipstick for the softest, cushiony pout with just the right amount of shine.


Ogx Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Shampoo and Conditioner, $16.90 for 385ml each

This duo makes your tresses smell like you’re on an endless beach vacation. The shampoo’s lather is so satisfying and the conditioner is lightweight enough for fine hair so it doesn’t weigh strands down. My go-to for bouncy, coconut-scented locks I can’t stop touching.

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