To start, what is the difference between coconut milk and coconut oil? Coconut oil is made by pressing the meat of the coconut which results in a higher fat content. Coconut milk is extracted from the meat of the coconut, through sqeezing, often by using water. The extraction process allows the milk to retain some of the nutrients that are pressed out of the oil.
Coconut milk in soap is very cleansing. It cleanses the skin from inside which helps to avoid excessive dryness. Coconut milk is generally safe for all skin types. Unless you have a sensitivity to coconuts this is a gentle and safe ingredient. Because of this coconut milk soap is great for those who generally have sensitive skin.
Coconut milk has anti-aging properties. Enriched with antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin E, regular use of coconut milk can slow the aging process in your skin. The antioxidants in coconut milk lower the number of harmful free radicals in your skin. Coconut milk soap also contains micronutrients such as selenium, iron, copper and zinc, which help to nourish your skin.
Coconut milk contains lauric acid, caprylic acid, capric acid, which are efficient anti-microbial agents that inhibits breakouts. Lauric acid is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which may help with skin infections as well.
Coconut milk is very moisturizing and leaves your skin feeling silky and smooth.
Coconut milk has benefits for all skin types. But if you have skin that is sensitive to cleansing agents, coconut milk soap is a superior choice and one that you should definitely give a try.