I don’t know about you but I feel my tastebuds salivating at the mere smell of cocoa butter. And add this yum smell to skincare products– I am ready to give all my money! But apart from making us smell like absolute snacc(s) cocoa butter possesses some really amazing skin benefits that make it one of the top choices to add into moisturisers, lotions, scrubs, lip balms and an array of other skincare and cosmetic products. So let’s dive deep and find out how this celebrated ingredient helps our skin to stay healthy and juicy!
Benefits of Cocoa Butter on skin
Powerhouse of Antioxidants
Cocoa butter contains high amounts of polyphenols which is a form of antioxidant that helps fight free-radical damage that cause skin ageing, dark patches, and dull skin. Cocoa butter helps protect your skin from free-radical damage that is essential to keep it healthy and youthful.
Reduces scars and stretch marks
Many to-be and new mamas claim that regular use of cocoa butter helps lessen stretch marks and scarring. There are many scientific studies that back this up as cocoa butter boosts elasticity and gives skin essential hydration that helps ease stretch marks and also help with pigmentation or scarring.
Packed with essential vitamins
Cocoa butter is jam packed with a plethora of nutrients and vitamins like vitamin E, vitamin K, choline, magnesium, copper, and iron. Iron is commonly found in green leafy foods like spinach and broccoli, and makes for a great source to give you a lit from within glow. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that helps protect your skin from UV damage alongside nourishing and protects it from free radical damage. Lastly, copper is a popular skin care ingredient for supporting healthy collagen and elastin levels for supple skin.
Rich moisturising abilities
Cocoa butter is rich in fatty acids that hydrate the skin deeply. Alongside that, it also contains nourishing ingredients like oleic, palmitic, and stearic acids making it an excellent pick of an ingredient for moisturisers, lotions and lip balms.
How to add cocoa butter to your skincare routine?
Now that we know the benefits of cocoa butter for our skin let’s get to the main question of how to incorporate it into our skincare routines. Cocoa butter as we know is found in an array of skincare products and find below how you can use it daily to keep your skin juicy and hydrated all day long!
Cocoa butter is an excellent choice to be added into moisturising lotions and gels for its nourishing benefits. You can add cocoa butter to your routine by grabbing the Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Glow Body Lotion that is non-greasy and fast absorbing while giving you soft, supple and glowing skin for upto 48 hours!
02. Lip balms
Another excellent way to let cocoa butter take over your skincare routine is to use the Vaseline Lip Tins - Cocoa Butter that helps keep your lips moisturised while giving them a natural glossy shine to achieve that ever so kissable pout!