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CAS Number 8001-31-8
Chem/IUPAC Name: Obbtained by expression of the kernels of the seeds of the Coconut, Cocos nucifera L., Palmaceae
EINECS/ELINCS No: 232-282-8
COSING REF No: 75444
Cocos Nucifera Oil is a natural ingredient that has many medicinal and moisturizing properties. It is insoluble in water and has a very good shelf life - which makes the products last longer. Additionally, Cocos Nucifera Oil is another name of coconut oil which has taken over the cosmetic industry by storm. Cocos Nucifera Oil has lauric acid that has the ability to improve the texture of skin and hair by providing intense hydration and making them healthy. Therefore, it is good for dry skin and hair types. The chemical formula of Cocos Nucifera Oil is C33H62O6.

What is COCOS NUCIFERA OIL used for?

Cocos Nucifera Oil is truly a magical ingredient that enhances the properties of any product that it is added to. It can be found in a wide range of cosmetic and personal care products like shampoos, moisturizers, face masks and lip balms.
  • Skin care: It works to improve the texture of the skin by making it smooth and soft. This ingredient is capable of deeply hydrating the surface and leaving it healthy. Thus, Cocos Nucifera Oil can also reduce the visible signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hair care: It is quite beneficial for dry and damaged hair as it seeps deep into the scalp to provide nourishment from within. It leaves the shafts moisturized, healthy and shiny
  • Cosmetic products: It is added to create a healthier product. It makes the formulation more hydrating and prevents it from drying out. Cocos Nucifera Oil also increases the shelf life of the products that it is added to


Cocos Nucifera Oil comes from coconuts that are widely cultivated in lowland tropical and subtropical areas. It is a yellowish or clear oil that is viscous and has a pleasing fragrance. Traditionally, Cocos Nucifera Oil was derived by crushing the dried kernel of the coconut which has about 60-65% of oil. In the present day, mechanical screw presses are used for this purpose.

What does COCOS NUCIFERA OIL do in a formulation?

  • Hair conditioning
  • Masking
  • Moisturising
  • Skin conditioning

Safety Profile of COCOS NUCIFERA OIL

Cocos Nucifera Oil is good for skin and hair. It is a safe ingredient and works well for most skin and hair types, except oily. Cocos Nucifera Oil is comedogenic and can clog pores to cause blemishes and acne - therefore, it should be avoided by oily skin types. A patch test is recommended prior to full usage. Cocos Nucifera Oil is also vegan and halal.


COCOS NUCIFERA OIL Technical profile

Property Values
Melting Point 20-28°C
pH 7.0-8.0
Solubility Insoluble in water

Commercial Selection : Grades containing solely COCOS NUCIFERA OIL

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