Cocoa butter is a natural fat that is extracted from cocoa beans, the same beans that are used to make chocolate. It’s not just a tasty treat, it is *amazing* for your skin!
The History of Cocoa Butter as Skincare
The use of cocoa butter for skincare dates back to ancient times. The Mayans and Aztecs, who were among the first to cultivate cocoa beans, believed that cocoa had medicinal properties and used it to treat skin conditions.
In the 1500s, cocoa butter was introduced to Europe and became popular, not just as a food, but a medicinal elixir.
In the 1960s and 70s, cocoa butter became a popular ingredient in many American cosmetic products. Its popularity has continued to grow as consumers become more interested in natural skincare products.
Why is Cocoa Butter so Amazing?
Cocoa butter is a rich source of essential fatty acids. These fatty acids act as a protective barrier, helping to prevent moisture loss and keep the skin hydrated. The high concentration of antioxidants in cocoa butter also helps to protect the skin from environmental stressors, such as pollution and UV rays, which can cause premature aging and damage.
Cocoa butter is also packed with vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy skin, including vitamin E, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to soothe irritated skin. It also contains vitamin K, which helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.
Cocoa butter is also known for its ability to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is because cocoa butter contains compounds called cocoa mass polyphenols, which have been shown to improve skin elasticity and prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin.
Cocoa butter is an excellent choice for people with sensitive skin, as it is gentle and non-irritating.
What Customers say about our Whipped Cocoa Butter
“This is pure moisturizing bliss with no moisture-reducing ingredients like water and other fillers. This is pure deep moisture without greasiness because they are whipped! Genius! You will be ah-mazed at how silky your skin feels not to mention that sumptuous sheen left on your melanated skin! You have reached the “mecca* of deep healing body/hair butters. Yes, your natural hair benefits too” — Denise J.
“Smells like chocolate ice cream! These butters are very moisturizing and not sticky either. Nice and light with the perfect amount of fragrance.” — N. I.
“I love this whipped cocoa butter so much. A little goes a long way and it is so moisturizing. The smell of it is so nostalgic to me, reminds me of being little and my mom putting cocoa butter on me after a bath. I love that this is simple enough for me to use on my baby too.” — Arrow
Try our cocoa butter today!
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