Coconut oil is widely marketed as a superfood. Coconut oil is a highly saturated oil that is traditionally made by extracting the oil from raw coconuts or dried coconut kernels. Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain fatty acids, which are a form of saturated fat. In fact, these medium-chain fatty acids make up about 65% of its total composition.
The unique combination of fatty acids that include oleic acid, Lauric acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid come together to create a moisturizing yet effective way to assist in protecting against skin infections, or skin disorders,.