The Beauty Benefits Of Cocoa Butter
When you hear “cocoa butter” what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Let me guess – chocolate! Apart from its lovely aroma, coconut oil has great properties that can benefit your skin in a variety of ways (unlike sweet choco treats that only sabotage your hot-rockin-body). Today we’d love to tell you a bit more about the magic behind the lovely chocolate smell- let’s see what cocoa butter can do for your skin!
Wonderful Natural Moisturizer
Cocoa butter has the ability to penetrate deep in the skin (instead of just sitting on top of it) and deliver moisture where it’s most needed. At the same time it forms a “shield” on the skin’s surface which prevents water loss, keeping your face looking dewy and fresh. Quite often, cocoa butter (or products that contain it) is recommended to people with eczema and dermatitis, not only because it retains moisture, but also because it forms a protective barrier against “external aggressors”. Since it is being absorbed deep into the skin, two applications of pure cocoa butter per day are believed to be enough to keep your skin hydrated, soft and supple for 24 hours. Last but not least, cocoa butter contains cocoa mass polyphenol – a natural anti-inflammatory compound that eases the symptoms of eczema and dermatitis.
Powerful Ally In The Fight Against Aging
Being rich in one of the most potent vitamins/antioxidants out there (yes, I am talking about the kind – Vitamin E!), cocoa butter reduces the negative effects that damage-causing free radicals can have on your skin, ensuring your cells will stay healthy, thus your skin will look at its best longer. What makes the antioxidant properties of cocoa butter even stronger is the presence of powerful phytochemicals, like flavonoids and polyphenols.
Incredibly Delicious Smell
Okay, this is not actually a skincare benefit, but c’mon – who would say no to a nice pampering face treatment that smells divine? Cocoa butter and its slightly sweet, chocolaty aroma will help you relax and enjoy those special “you” moments when you just want to apply your favorite face mask and forget about everything else – your own spa at home!