The Ultimate Natural Beauty Regimen
part 2 – Cocoa butter
Beauty trends are increasingly returning to organic and natural products, which applied in their unrefined, raw state are most effective. Our Great Grandmothers, Aunties and Uncles knew about these home remedies all along and now, the word is out! Age old beauty “secrets”, are definitely making a come back with no signs of slowing down or stopping and African beauty products are no exception.
Cocoa beans are roasted, stripped, and pressed to separate out the cocoa butter. That is simply how 100% cocoa butter is made. High in fatty acids, and highphytochemicals contained cocoa butter give it the property to hydrate and nourish the skin and improve elasticity, improve blood flow to the skin and slow skin aging by protecting against damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
The fat in cocoa butter forms a protective barrier over skin to hold in moisture and protects the skin from damage that can lead to premature aging. Because of its high fat content, cocoa butter has a richer, denser feel than many other moisturizers.
Tomilade infuses her whipped cocoa butter, Cassandra’s Chocolate, with essential oils for an even more fragrant and luxurious product, enhancing the natural aroma of chocolate beloved by so many.
Written by Samuna T. Wreh