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Friday, January 27, 2012

Natural Skin Care: Cocoa Butter

Natural Skin Care: Cocoa Butter

Cocoa Butter is a form of oil from the cacao seeds it has a hint of chocolaty smell.  It is extracted by letting the cacao seeds drip at a certain temperature approaching human body temp. It naturally separates from the cacao seeds. It is used as a base in certain cosmetics like lipsticks and lip balm.  Cocoa Butter contains natural oxidants that prevent cells from undergoing oxidation. Example of oxidation is when a cut apple turns dark when exposed to air in humans oxidation causes cells to age. A coating of cocoa butter on the skin after baths retains the moisture on the skin keeping skin moisturized. Apply cocoa butter on skin every night before sleeping all over the body it prevents skin wrinkles and restores the skin to some extent.  Cocoa Butter also prevents stretch marks by making skin more elastic because of the good moisture content of the skin and less prone to breakage, Ideal for would be moms. The best thing about cocoa butter is that it is edible and has no harmful chemicals.

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