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What is Fractionated Coconut Oil?!

Coconut oil has come to be the world’s answer to everything. Dry skin? Coconut oil. Blemishes? Coconut oil. Going through a breakup? Coconut oil. While it does seem to have superpowers, it can be an all-or-nothing with the glorious huile de coco. Your best friend may thrive slathering its richness on their face but when you give it a try, all skin hell breaks loose.

For some, coconut oil works wonders. Unfortunately, for others with more sensitive and blemish-prone skin, coconut oil can lead to clogged pores and breakouts rather than smooth skin like a baby’s bottom. So what’s a girl/guy to do when they want the pro of coconut oil without the cons?

Enter Fractionated Coconut Oil, also known as the miraculous MCT oil. Here the long-chain fatty acids are removed, mostly in the form of Lauric Acid, which creates a lighter, more easily absorbed oil that also does not clog pores and lead to breakouts. While we praise Coconut Oil to the moon and back, the Fractionated version goes through a very precious and refined distillation process to keep just the good stuff, like essential fatty acids which help heal and rejuvenate the skin. Because of this process it also has a longer shelf-life, which is important when it comes to choose the best clean and stable ingredients.

Basically, this luxurious version of Coconut Oil is the holy grail answer to all of our problems. In our Lapis and Orchid Facial Oils, we use Fractionated Coconut Oil instead of regular coconut oil so that everyone can enjoy the magical benefits and experience clearer, softer, and smoother skin.

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