Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cocoa Butter


                Cream in color, Cocoa butter in extracted from cacao seeds. 

It has soothing, moisturizing, and emollient qualities. It is one of the most stables fats known and has natural antioxidants that can prevent rancidity.

Cocoa butter can quickly and easily be absorbed by the skin, able to penetrate  deep into the dermis layer, just beneath the epidermis (the top layer of the skin), where it has the ability to hold onto moisture. Because of this cocoa butter also makes it easier for damaged skin to be repaired. The skin has to be hydrated for the body to grow new skin and Cocoa butter has the ability to do this.

Cocoa butter as been known to be good for:
Stretch marks
Chapped skin & lips
Prevention of dry skin, itchy skin

Cocoa butter has a velvety texture that is absolutely wonderful in soaps and lotions.


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