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Cocoa Butter - A Healthy Treat

Cocoa butter, also called theobroma oil, pure edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean. It is used to make chocolate, and baked goods, as well as pharmaceuticals, ointments, and toiletries. Cocoa butter has a mild chocolate flavour and an all-embracing aroma.

The skincare benefits of cocoa butter are rich and wide. And this is not a coincidence. There are many reasons why cocoa butter benefits your skin.

Cocoa butter is one of the most stable fats known, a quality that coupled with natural antioxidants that prevent chemical decomposition of fats, grants it a very manageable storage life. Its soothing texture, pleasant fragrance and emollient properties of cocoa butter have made it a popular ingredient in products for the skin.

Cocoa butter can be used as a moisturiser and actually penetrates through the top layer of your skin and keeps the next layers healthy and hydrated as well.

The moisturising abilities of cocoa butter are frequently recommended for prevention of stretch marks in pregnant women as it softens the skin so much that it allows the skin to stretch and grow, which stops your skin being sore and leaving you with undesired stretch marks.

The cocoa butter is full of the Vitamins A, C and E. Vitamins have diverse biochemical functions. Some have hormone-like functions as regulators of cell and tissue growth and differentiation (e.g., vitamin A). Others function as antioxidants (e.g., vitamin E and sometimes vitamin C). 

Pure cocoa butter doesn't contain any harsh chemicals and additives like other skin products, making some cocoa butter skin products organic. For these products, the cocoa beans are dried, fermented and roasted and used in the natural state to create natural skin care products.

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