Forget expensive moisturizers, body con celebrities like Gisele and Miranda Kerr swear that ordinary coconut oil is what keeps their skin supersoft and smooth.
WHAT THE PROS KNOW | If you’re looking for a gift for a beauty buff who has a cupboard full of top-brand skin creams and potions, you might want to surprise her with a little inexpensive something from the grocery store. Believe us, she’s going to love you for it.
It’s been just over a year now since our girl crush Gwyneth P of GOOP fame first alerted us to the joys of slathering extra virgin coconut oil all over our freshly washed bodies, and we have to say we’ve been shocked by how baby soft and hydrated this common cooking oil, which comes in a solid state that melts instantly when scooped into the warmth of your hand—has made our skin.
Body-conscious supermodels such as Gisele and Miranda swear by unrefined, cold-pressed, extra-virgin coconut oil to keep their skin runway smooth. You can find long-lasting jars of it priced between $10 and $15 at grocery and health food stores everywhere. —eds