Cocoa Butter – For Intensive Skin Care

The inexpensive but heavenly smelling cocoa butter provides all round skin protection.

Cocoa butter helps to fade out scar marks and also lubricates the skin from deep within thereby giving the skin a healthy glow.

An all natural skincare product, cocoa butter which also goes by the name cacao butter is derived from the beans of the cocoa plant.

From times immemorial people have been using cocoa butter as a natural beauty product. Cocoa butter is available today in the form of sticks, lotions and creams. A little known fact about cocoa butter is that it is loaded with natural anti-oxidants. These anti-oxidants fight the free radicals and help the skin to retain its youthful appearance for a longer time.

Cocoa butter is rich in Vitamin E. Vitamin E is extremely essential for repairing and renewing the skin. Vitamin E is an extremely powerful antioxidant which helps to fight various oxidizing agents. Cocoa butter is also rich in another anti-oxidant known as flavanoids. They also contain polyphenols which also helps in fighting the various free radicals and toxins that we are exposed to on a daily basis.

People with dry and flaky skin benefit the most from the application of cocoa butter. Cocoa butter penetrates not only the epidermis which is the top layer of the skin but also hydrates the dermis the lower skin layers.  Cocoa butter also acts as a natural sunscreen. Coca butter protects the skin from the harmful effects of the UV rays. Exposure to UV rays can cause skin degradation.

Cocoa butter lubricates the skin and prevents the formation of fine lines and wrinkles which is a part of the natural ageing process. When the skin is nourished from within these early signs of ageing can be kept at bay.

Cocoa butter contains cocoa mass polyphenols. Cocoa mass polyphenols can contain the production of immuno globulins. Immuno Globulins also known as IgE’s are responsible for certain skin conditions like dermatitis and psoriasis. Topical application of cocoa butter is extremely effective to fight the emergence of the skin problems.

Cocoa butter helps in removing scares and stretch marks. People who have undergone surgery can apply cocoa butter to fade out their scars. Pregnant women also use cocoa butter to remove stretch which develops during pregnancy.