It wasn’t too long ago when coconut oil broke into the spotlight. People were adding it to every part of their life. There was a bit of a coconut craze from using it to whiten their teeth to adding it to their coffee. And while there is a long list of things that coconut oil can both do and can’t do, one of its “cans” is removing makeup. It can even remove the toughest makeup types, according to Nydia Figueroa, a professional makeup artist and member of VaultBeauty. “Coconut oil is the best in my opinion to remove waterproof makeup,” she told Byrdie.
Cosmetic chemist Joseph Cincotta described the science behind this to Allure: “Coconut oil solubilizes or breaks up water-resistant substances used in eye shadow and mascara, releasing them from the skin and lashes.” In addition to its powerful removal powers, Dr. Luigi L. Polla, founder of Forever Institut, told Harper’s Bazaar that coconut oil “… help[s] lock in moisture and help the skin’s natural barrier function …” Makeup remover on the other hand, “can irritate the skin and dry the skin out … ” dermatologist Robyn Gmyrek, M.D., explained to Shape.
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