There's nothing that says summer like sipping fresh coconut water straight from the source—but the sweet white meat of the all-natural superfood has skin and health benefits that make it a year-round powerhouse, thanks to a high percentage of fatty acids and antioxidants. For Gucci, it's a favorite ingredient that makes star appearances in everything from a creamy morning latte to her own soothing Vital Skin foundation stick. Here are the five coconut-based staples she can't live without.
“This has really helped our daughter with her canker sores—she hasn't had one since she started using it daily! Oil pulling really helps support overall oral health and is thought to reduce inflammation.”
"When I was developing my foundation stick, I wanted to replace silicones with the best nourishing plant-based ingredients that would treat and soothe skin instead of just sitting on top of it. Our formula contains coconut oil, which is a natural anti-inflammatory and incredibly effective moisturizer that gives Vital Skin its melting second-skin quality. It has been shown to speed cell turnover and improve barrier function, and because it contains anti-microbial properties, it's also helpful for breakouts."
“I'm loving this in my iced almond milk lattes as a replacement for honey. It’s got antioxidants, good fats, and probiotics. Plus it's so delicious and such a treat!"
“This powder from Herbivore is the greatest. A few scoops in the tub softens skin while I soak with a good book and a warm turmeric drink. I can't wait to draw a bath this weekend!"
“Every time I’m in LA, I get a Moon Juice Coffee with almond and coconut Moon milk. It's the ultimate treat. At home in New York, I try to recreate the magic by adding fresh homemade coconut milk or, when I have less time, a high-quality store-bought version. Clean Market in Midtown carries a delicious one, and there are a lot of great, pure options online."