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Have you ever looked at the back of your favorite makeup and wondered, “what is that ingredient and how does it affect my skin?” In our Ingredient Education series, we explore the skin benefits of some of our most interesting ingredients and how to include them in a well-rounded diet. Let’s talk about Cocoglycerides

CocoGlycerides: Healthy Skin Benefits

coconut waffle, skin benefits of cocoglyceridesRecently, you may have heard us talking about Cocoglycerides and wanted to know more about them. Simply put, Cocoglycerides are a mixture of mono, di and triglycerides derived from coconut oil. We’ve all heard about the moisturizing benefits of coconut oil, and similarly, this emollient ingredient helps give your skin a soft, smooth appearance. When added to a beauty product, it also helps the formula glide on your skin; no pulling or tugging required!

The smoothing effects of Cocoglycerides are found in two of #JaneIredale’s  newest products: Smooth Affair for Eyes and Mystikol eyeliner.

Eating Healthy with Coconut Oil

You may not be able to cook with cocoglycerides, but you can with coconut oil. There are a variety of studies that tout the health benefits coconut oil, such as decreasing your risk of heart disease and assisting in weight loss; however, the medical community is still debating those findings. You can read more about these perks on Shape.com.

Let’s talk about something everyone can agree on: the cooking benefits! Coconut oil is able to withstand higher temperatures than other oils, so it’s great for sautéing and frying. It also gives your food a subtly nutty taste and pairs well with more exotic spices and flavors! Here are two of our favorite ways to use coconut oil in traditional recipes to make them a little healthier.

Crispy Coconut Waffles Recipe

PREP TIME COOK TIME SERVINGS
10 minutes 20 minutes 4 servings

skin benefits of cocoglycerides, recipe for crispy coconut waffles with coconut oil

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 large egg
DIRECTIONS
  1. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Then, whisk together the melted coconut oil, coconut milk and egg, in a separate bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring until just combined. Let sit while you prepare your waffle iron.
  2. Grease your waffle iron, if needed. Heat it according to the appliance instructions and cook waffles until they are golden brown and crispy.
  3. Serve with your favorite fruit (may we suggest mangoes), cream and/or syrup.

Image and recipe courtesy of I Am A Food Blog.

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