What first come to your mind when you heard the term cocoa? Sure the memory you have with you would bring you to its aromatic and indulging smell. But did you know that apart from the happiness it gives to those who have sweet tooth cocoa has a lot of benefits to your skin as well? Turns out, the fat taken from the cocoa bean called, cocoa butter has a lot of skin-loving benefits you sure would love to hear about.
Cocoa butter as mentioned came from the cacao bean which is found in the large, gourd-shaped fruit cocoa pod that contains merely 30-40 seeds. The fat extracted from the dried, roasted, and pressed is called cocoa butter. Experts believed that its fatty acid content and antioxidant properties make it an ideal skincare ingredient. So long as you are not allergic to a cocoa plant itself, sure that cocoa butter may be your go-to skincare ingredient in your day-to-day skin care regimen.
You might somehow worry about gaining weight when you have had your cocoa intake but did you know that aside from topical application eating cocoa also brings benefits to the skin as published in this study in the year 2014 whereas, it was found out that the phytochemicals (a natural chemical compounds produced by plants) content of cocoa potentially increases blood flow in the skin and protect against sun damage. Both of which are beneficial in defying signs of skin aging and maintaining your skin’s health. Good news to all the sweet tooth out there, right? Well then, let us get you all set up for many more skincare benefits that this wonder plant could offer. Sit back and relax as beautiful glowing skin is coming your way!
Cocoa butter helps replenish skin’s moisture
One of the best reasons why cocoa butter has long been considered as a potential skincare ingredient is because of its high proportion of saturated fats and as well as monosaturated oleic acid which is touted for its capabilities to hydrate, nourish, and improve the skin’s elasticity. On the other note, as compared to other oils and creams, cocoa butter could easily absorb by the skin. Thus, you do not need to worry about that greasy feeling.
Cocoa butter holds antioxidant properties
Cocoa butter contains a high amount of polyphenols which are believed to be effective in combating signs of skin aging while soothing the skin. Polyphenols help neutralize free radicals, the most common culprit to your aging skin.
Cocoa butter is packed with skin-loving vitamins Vitamins E, K, choline, magnesium, copper, and iron are just some of the vitamin content of cocoa butter. Iron serves as a great source of the glowy complexion while collagen is said to be a popular skincare ingredient in supporting healthy collagen and elastin thereby giving you supple, bouncy skin.
Cocoa butter for the pre-existing skin condition
Cocoa butter has long been used since ancient times and hailed as the favorite ingredient of Mayans and Aztecs. That sums up the thought about the wonders this skincare ingredient could do. Suffering from eczema, dermatitis, or psoriasis? Cocoa butter is believed to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties that help alleviate the itching and burning associated with many skin irritations and rashes plus, is of big help in inhibiting the production of immunoglobulin that triggers your body’s response.
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