You may have seen recent claims in the press that skin-loving coconut oil is in fact ‘pure poison’. German professor Karin Michels delivered a lecture in July at the University of Freiburg, announcing that it is full of saturated fat and there are absolutely no health benefits to one of our favourite superfruit ingredients.
This bold claim, of course, took the internet by storm due to popular perceptions of the sweet-smelling oil as a health food. After swotting up on the facts, filtering through the ‘fake news’ and reading what other professionals think about cooking with our favourite plant-based oil, we have made our conclusion *drumroll please*. As with any fat-based ingredient, we should always maintain a healthy balance and use in moderation. So nothing universe-altering there. What the Good Bubble team were really interested in however, was if this new research had any impact on coconut oil as a skincare product. And the good news is, it doesn’t.