Opal Essence All Natural makes no medical claims about our products.
Coconut oil naturally contains Vitamin E, which is well known for its uses on the skin.
Allergens: People with a coconut allergy should not use products containing Coconut Oil.
Paraphrased from www.organicfacts.net:
"The benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc.: Saturated Fats: Predominantly, these are Medium Chain Fatty Acids or Triglycerides. When applied on skin, they keep the skin smooth to touch and also retain the moisture content of the skin, as they check escaping of the moisture through the pores on skin. Capric Acid/Caprylic Acid/Lauric Acid: These three fatty acids have strong disinfectant and anti microbial properties. When applied on skin, it protects skin from microbial infections."
Quoted from FitNRaw.com:
"Coconut oil will not only bring temporary relief to the skin, but it will aid in healing and repairing. It will have lasting benefits, unlike most lotions. It can help bring back a youthful appearance. The coconut oil will aid in removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, making the skin smoother. The skin will become more evenly textured with a healthy shine. While doing this the coconut oil will penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and strengthen the underlying tissues.