Cocoa Butter is an edible fat extracted from the cocoa bean. It is extra moisturizing and rich in essential vitamins (vitamin K, vitamin E) and choline to enhance skin health.
Some Benefits of Cocoa Butter in skin care regimen:
Phytochemicals in cocoa butter help protect the skin from sun damage caused by UV rays and lowers the risk of skin disease.
The protective oil-based nature of cocoa butter helps to relieve itching due to eczema or dermatitis. It also helps the skin heal faster after a flare-up.
Cocoa butter is rich in antioxidants. Due to the presence of oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid, it can scavenge and neutralize free radicals. Used in skin care, it can help to diminish fine lines and age marks as our skin matures.
Cocoa Butter is a great addition in making cold-process soap as it forms a protective barrier on the skin helping to hold in moisture. As an added bonus, cocoa butter smells amazing!
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