moisturizers that has been used throughout the Pacific for centuries - Pure BANABAN Virgin Coconut Oilthat is high in luric acid and truly is a FOOD FOR THE SKIN. When BANABAN Virgin Coconut Oil is applied to the skin - it has many benefits. The oil is very similar to the body's own sebum and the lauric acid converts to monolurin when applied topically to the skin. Lauric acid was first discovered as the main antiviral and antibacterial substance in human breast milk. It is a medium chain, saturated fatty acid that is also found in coconut products. Monolaurin is the glycerol ester of lauric acid and is more biologically active than lauric acid.