However ironic it is, lurking underneath a croc's scaly hide is a nifty remedy set to transform our dry skin forever. That's right, crocodile fat contains a bunch of naturally occurring healing ingredients that can help treat psoriasis, eczema, inflammation and irritation. Looks like our friend the coconut has finally met its match.
Rich in anti-oxidant-rich, vitamin E and A, joint soothing linoleic acid, cell-regenerating oleic acid, skin-softening sapogens and antiseptic terpines, croc oil really is the ointment our beauty bags have been missing for all this time.
And that's not all, this nectar of the gods is also brimming with essential fatty acids including omega 3, 6 and 9 - which makes it one hell of a moisturiser too.
South African brand Repcillin is leading the way for the snap-happy beauty trend, with its soaps, scrubs, shampoos and creams all containing the magic ingredient.
As for the important question of where the oil actually comes from and how humane the process is? The company's press officer, Helen Lebedeva told The Telegraph:
"Crocodile fat is an animal by-product and until very recently has been discarded. The fat from the crocodile is collected when the meat is trimmed and prepared. There is only 600g of fat available from a single crocodile."
She also made it very clear that their products have been approved by the Organic Standard Soil Association, Fairtrade, Not Tested on Animals and Eco Salt. That answers any worries we had about potential croc cruelty then!
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