Cocoa butter is a yellow vegetable fat that is extracted from the cocoa bean after it has been fermented, roasted, and then separated from the hull. This amazing fat takes a solid form at room temperature, has a very long shelf life, and a velvety texture that makes it great for use in cosmetic products. Raw cocoa butter is rich in natural fatty acids and antioxidants. This makes them loaded with more benefits than your 401k!
Cocoa Butter Benefits For The Skin
Anti-Aging Benefits Without Surgery
Cocoa butter contains high amounts of polyphenols. These types of antioxidants can help minimize signs of aging, like fine lines, dullness, and loss of elasticity. Providing you with a more youthful appearance over time.
Skin Soothing For Minor Conditions
Cocoa butter can help soothe sensitive or inflamed skin that might be suffering from dermatitis, rashes, or irritation.
Sun Damage Defense Team
As a form of antioxidants, the polyphenols in cocoa butter help fight free radicals that contribute to early signs of aging, like dark spots and uneven skin tone. Exposure to UV radiation can cause changes in skin texture, damage skin cells, and even increase risk of skin cancer. The phytochemicals in cocoa butter may protect against skin damage from harmful UV rays and lower your risk of skin disease.
Complexion Booster, Like Magic
Numerous vitamins and minerals can be found in cocoa butter. It contains vitamin E, vitamin K, copper, and iron. Iron is a great nutrient for a glowy complexion. Copper is great for promoting collagen and elastin. It's magical!
Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids and deeply hydrates the skin. The fats in cocoa butter form a protective barrier to lock in moisture. It also contains oleic, palmitic, and stearic acids, all of which nourish the skin. So, use as needed and enjoy the magic of cocoa butter and all it has to offer.
Cocoa Butter Benefits For The Hair
Yay, more benefits! At what age did you realize that you could use cocoa butter food for anything other than hair? I will sadly admit, I was an adult when I found that out, lol.
Healthy Scalp, Healthy Hair
Cocoa butter deeply penetrates and nourishes the hair, while soothing and supporting scalp health. It won’t weigh your hair down and helps maintain long-lasting hydration. – I'm going to use some tonight!
Treatment For Natural Hair
Using a scalp treatment with cocoa butter is especially nourishing for natural hair. It helps to maintain healthy oil production. This will help minimize dandruff and promote healthy hair growth. – Treatment? More like a saving grace.
Leave-In or Deep Hair Conditioning Mask
As a humectant, cocoa butter has healing and softening properties that will make your hair healthy. Strong follicles naturally lead to thicker, stronger hair. – So, ignore the chocolate smell and appreciate the magical wonders!
Raw cocoa butter can strengthen the hair shaft and prevent further hair damage. It will also help reduce hair fallout. – Cocoa butter is obviously great for men and women at risk for balding/thinning hair.