Benefits to Skin
Antioxidants: Cocoa butter is high in antioxidants, which help fight off free radicals. Free radicals are causes of stressed skin and signs of aging.
Stretch Mark Reducer: Cocoa butter is widely noted to help reduce stretch marks. It is also said to help heal scars.
Deep Hydration: Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids and hydrates the skin deeply.
Sensitive Skin Healer: Cocoa butter has been noted to help skin irritations such as eczema and dermatitis.
Cocoa butter is a rich and creamy natural moisturizer. Cocoa butter is a stable fat but will melt when applied to your skin. This means that natural cocoa butter will simply soak into your skin for easy absorption (it’s like your skin drinks it). When cocoa butter “melts” into your skin, it is not only incredibly moisturizing, but also provides that nice barrier needed for protection.
Cocoa butter has an unusually high amount of antioxidants, which means that it helps grab up free radicals that could otherwise inflict damage to your skin. Because of these antioxidants the shelf life of cocoa butter is several years (upward of five), which is often unheard of for natural butters and oils.
The rich, slightly chocolate-y (but not overwhelming) natural aroma of cocoa butter is amazing. The scent is known to relax people and help relieve stress. It’s true! When mixed with appropriate carrier oils and essential oils, even more beautiful scents will evolve: delicate, rich, natural, etc… This is why cocoa butter is an excellent base, as it mixes very well with many other oils.
Low Allergen Risk-
Cocoa butter is not considered a high allergen product. In fact, it is quite rare to have an allergy to cocoa butter.
Using Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter melts at skin temperature, but is rather hard at lower temperatures. Put a piece of butter in your palm and it will soon start melting. This is why it makes a great additive to products like lip balm. It helps keep it thick, but melts and moisturizes deeply upon touch.
GLOWING, SOFTER, SMOOTHER SKIN
You can use cocoa butter straight up or mixed with other ingredients to give yourself glowing soft and smoother skin. You will love the glow, the softening and smoothing effect that using pure cocoa butter gives your skin, as well as the powdery feel it seems to have and the slight protective barrier it gives to help lock the moisture and goodness in.