Chocolate: Good for You Inside and Out!
Who doesn’t love chocolate? We all know chocolate is delicious, and it’s a known aphrodisiac making it a favorite Valentine’s Day gift, but it’s also full of calories, so we limit our indulgence (or at least try). But what if you didn’t have to limit yourself? What if you could enjoy all the chocolate you wanted without the weight gain? You can! If you are looking for all the benefits of chocolate without the calories, try chocolate beauty products! That’s right, chocolate is good inside and out, and it’s almost as satisfying on the skin as it is on the tongue!
The chocolate that we enjoy as a sweet and tasty treat and in beauty products comes from the cocoa bean. The beans are fermented, cleaned, roasted, and graded. The shell of the bean is then removed, and the nib is extracted. The nibs are ground and liquefied, resulting in pure liquid chocolate liquor. The liquor is then further processed into cocoa solids and cocoa butter. Chocolate liquor is high in cocoa butter, a fat which is removed during chocolate refining then added back in varying proportions during the manufacturing process. It’s this rich cocoa butter that is used to make luscious chocolate beauty products.
Cocoa Butter smells just like rich chocolate but has no flavor. Cocoa Butter is high in antioxidants making Cocoa Butter one of the best ingredients in skin care. Cocoa Butter is highly protective and acts as a water repellent. It contains about 5 IU of vitamin E per ounce. Cocoa Butter softens and lubricates acting as a barrier to keep skin moisturized.
Essential Cocoa Butter beauty products are made with high-quality Cocoa Butter. Cocoa Butter Crème is ultra-thick, rich, and moisturizing. Cocoa Butter Lotion is also ultra-rich and moisturizing but not quite as thick as the crème. With either one, you’re sure to get your chocolate cravings satisfied!