Beauty Benefits Of Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter is the natural fat extracted from cocoa beans. The process involves fine-grinding the cacao nibs (the seeds inside the cacao pods) which causes friction and melts into liquid known as the chocolate liquor. The more grinding, the smoother the chocolate liquor becomes.
Cocoa oil is extracted by pressing and straining the liquor. What remains after pressing and straining is the solid mass of chocolate called the cocoa presscake which is broken down in small pieces and pulverized to powder form. The cocoa oil extracted is left to cool down until it becomes a solid pale-yellow block known as cocoa butter which softens at body temperature.
Pure cocoa butter can be used directly on the body. …show more content…
What it does to the body
Cocoa butter is easily absorbed and penetrates deeply through layers of the skin. It contains theobromine, phenyl ethylamine, essential fatty acids, natural antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, a significant amount of collagen and elastin that moisturizes, soothes, hydrates, nourishes and balance the skin.
A great emollient
Using cocoa butter straight up or mixed with other ingredients can make the skin smooth, soft and glowing. Pure cocoa butter on dry skin is effective in hydrating and moisturizing. It is also effective in treating skin disease such as eczema however, it is recommended to have a skin test in case of sensitivity to it.
Great in removing scars
Cocoa butter has healing properties. It acts as a protective coating to the skin that heals wounds and regenerates skin. Scars are reduced or totally gone. Rub a small amount in your palms and apply to the healing wound.
Great in removing pregnancy stretch marks
Cocoa butter is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, and E. These vitamins together with other minerals make cocoa butter good for retaining the natural elasticity of the …show more content…
Not only is this effective for repairing damaged hair but can also be used to add more volume to the hair. It helps in controlling frizzy hair by rubbing a small amount in your palms and smooth over the hair. It will not weigh your hair down but will moisturize your hair and scalp Smooth shaving
Shaving removes a very thin layer of the skin which causes irritation especially to sensitive skin. Applying cocoa butter will make the shaving process smoother leaving the skin soft and smooth. It will also repair and regenerate skin.
Dry and cold weather can be harsh for the lips. Applying a thin layer of cocoa butter daily ensures you of soft and kissable lips.
Collagen is found in our body. It is made up of proteins that the body utilizes to rebuild the cellular structure of the skin and restore its firmness. Elastin is found in the body’s connective tissues. Through elastin, the skin returns to its original shape when it is stretch or contract. The natural antioxidants, vitamins and minerals plus a significant amount of collagen and elastin makes cocoa butter perfect for restoring the skin’s healthy shape and removing signs of aging.