Cocoa butter and shea butter have gained a lot of popularity of late. They undoubtedly deserve all the attention being showered on them because of the wide array of benefits they provide to your dry and parched winter skin. These skin loving ingredients are a part of most winter skin care products owing to their ability to deliver serious moisture to dry skin, flaky lips, and parched strands. The rich, creamy texture of these versatile skin heroes gives skin intense nourishment and leaves it feeling soft and supple. Let’s find out the various reasons why your skin is going to love these ingredients.
- Skin dryness? What’s that?
- Delays skin ageing
- An anti-inflammatory powerhouse
- Heals skin, naturally
- Safe on sensitive skin
Skin dryness? What’s that?
Cocoa and shea butter are both enriched with extremely hydrating and nourishing properties that zap away dryness of the skin in the cold winter months. Saturated fats in these butters are especially beneficial for healing dry, cracked skin because they’re easily absorbed and remain on the skin for hours to keep your skin conditioned and moisturised.
Delays skin ageing
Worried about your skin ageing and losing its youthful lustre? Not anymore. Rich in oleic, linoleic, and stearic acids, cocoa and shea butter work overtime to ensure that your skin has a healthy turnover of new cells. They also promote the structure and tightness of your skin. This ensures that your skin looks healthy, nourished and youthful for longer.
An anti-inflammatory powerhouse
Winters are quite hard on the skin and usually cause a lot of redness and skin inflammations due to a general lack of moisture. Cocoa butter and shea butter are proven to have efficient anti-inflammatory properties and help calm the skin of any redness or blotchiness. These properties minimise damage to the skin and keeps it healthy and young looking throughout the winter season.
Heals skin, naturally
Owing to the large number of antioxidant properties found in shea and cocoa butters, it is no wonder they fight off free radicals present in the environment to prevent skin damage, dark patches and dullness. These butters are also great natural treatments for skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis.
Safe on sensitive skin
It’s common knowledge that sensitive skin requires extra care and attention during winters, as this season tends to make sensitive skin breakout and prone to inflammation. The skin soothing and healing properties of cocoa and shea butter are completely safe for sensitive skin. These butters treat and prevent various sensitive skin related issues such as acne, inflammation and parched skin.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Jan 02, 2019
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!