After replacing several other products with Coconut Melt (including swapping my shaving cream and undereye cream for the oil—both with wonderfully hydrating and positive results), I knew I'd already proved its overall efficacy. Next, I wondered how well coconut oil worked as a makeup ingredient, since so many brands have utilized it as a secret weapon in cosmetics.
Take Marc Jacobs Beauty's Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer ($44; Marc Jacobs Beauty), which features five coconut-based ingredients: coconut fruit, water, milk, polysaccharides, and extracts. My first application of the fluid primer gave my complexion an instant smoothing, blurring effect, prepping it for my foundation, which remained intact well into evening.
How? Not only does the formula infuse skin with vitamins and antioxidants, but the coconut water-derived polysaccharides are designed to mirror the effect of synthetic primer ingredients, while still allowing for skin to breathe. Winner! [For the full story, head over to Refinery29!]
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