Cocoa butter is a fantastic emollient, skin conditioner and skin protectant. It has been used for centuries in Africa for its moisturizing and healing properties, where it has been used to protect and condition skin that has been damaged by the sun and wind.
Cocoa Butter contains natural antioxidants that give it a very long shelf life and potent anti aging effects on the skin. It is naturally rich in Vitamins E and C, as well as a host of other skin-nourishing vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. It helps to soothe, hydrate, and balance the skin as well as promoting the production of more collagen, which assists in the elimination of wrinkles and other signs of aging. Cocoa butter is also a wonderfully effective oil to use to help prevent stretch marks.
Cocoa Butter contains cocoa mass polyphenol (CMP), a substance that inhibits the production of the immuno globulin IgE, which is known to aggravate symptoms of both dermatitis and asthma. It is thus an effective option for those looking for natural ways to help treat their skin irritations. Cocoa butter can be used as a moisturizing and protecting agent, as well as a product thickener. It makes truly wonderful soaps and massage and body balms of all kinds.