Cocoa butter, also called cacao butter, is the cream-color fat extracted from cacao seeds (cocoa beans) and used to add flavor, scent, and smoothness to chocolate, cosmetics, tanning oil, soap, and a multitude of topical lotions and cream. Cocoa butter has been called the ultimate moisturizer, and has been used to keep skin soft and supple for centuries. It is one of the most stable, highly concentrated natural fats known and melts at body temperature so that it is readily absorbed into the skin. Cocoa butter is often recommended for treatment of skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. When applied topically, it creates a barrier between sensitive skin and the environment and also helps retain moisture. In addition, cocoa butter contains cocoa mass polyphenol (CMP), a substance that inhibits the production of the immuno globulin IgE. IgE is known to aggravate symptoms of both dermatitis and asthma.
Pregnant women have long used cocoa butter formulations to prevent and treat stretch marks, but this pleasant-smelling substance is added to countless other topical preparations as well. Lotions and oils containing cocoa butter are often used in aromatherapy massages to promote feelings of relaxation and well-being. Recent research indicates that massaging the skin with cocoa butter may help relieve stress, boost the immune system and even prevent cancer. This is because cocoa butter, like chocolate, contains a lot of CMP. Researchers in Japan reported that CMP inhibits the growth of cancerous cells and tumors by reducing active oxygen levels in the body, and concluded that CMP inhibits the oxidation of LDL (good) cholesterol and the production of inflammatory cells; there is some evidence that the CMP in cocoa butter may also help prevent heart disease and ease arthritic symptoms.
Preliminary research indicates that CMP actually helps suppress excessive T-cell activity in the immune system, which could help treat conditions associated with overactive immune systems, such as psoriasis, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Keeps skin conditions at bay: Cocoa butter has been known to treat eczema and dermatitis. Thank to the cocoa mass polyphenol (CMP) in cocoa butter. CMP inhibits the production of immonu globulin, which tends to worsen the symptoms of dermatitis and asthma.
Helps boost your immune system: CMP may help suppress T-cell activity in your immune system, helping certain conditions such as psoriasis and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Major moisturizing powers: Ever wonder why pregnant women reach for cocoa butter enriched products to rub on their bellies? Cocoa butter is loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, and E. Paired with its ability to moisturize like no other, cocoa butter has been the go-to ingredient to prevent stretch marks. While cocoa butter can’t entirely erase them, it is able to reduce their appearance.
Helps your skin look younger: Cocoa butter is rich in antioxidants, which help in fighting off free radicals. Free radicals destroy healthy skin cells, damaging your skin and making it age faster. An added bonus: cocoa butter may also protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays.
The benefits of cocoa butter on face are quite incredible because cocoa butter penetrates deeply into the skin to give a glowing and healthy skin. This article looks at the properties of cocoa butter that make it among the best beauty products that you can apply on your skin.
Excellent Moisturizer: Cocoa butter is among the best moisturizers as it penetrates through the outer layer of the skin to reach the skin layer below and moisturizes and repairs the skin effectively leaving your face soft, supple and glowing. To achieve better results apply cocoa butter on face at least two times a day.
Presence of antioxidants and vitamins: Cocoa butter has very strong antioxidants that help in fighting free radicals that are major cause of aging and diseases like cancer. The major antioxidants found in cocoa butter are known as flavonols which are very strong antioxidants. The presence of vitamins in cocoa butter with vitamin E being very abundant in cocoa butter makes it very beneficial on skin as it protects skin that is irritated and sunburnt.
Beneficial for dry skin problems: Cocoa butter being an excellent emollient and moisturizer, it is very suitable for people suffering from dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis which are characterized by itchy, scaly and dry skin. Applying cocoa butter on face regularly will help in managing and even treating these conditions.
Reduces stress and bring relief: Applying cocoa butter on the face has been considered a good way of easing tension from the body and also reducing stress. The antioxidants present in cocoa butter also help in easing away stress related tension. The nice smell of cocoa butter on face is also a way invigorating your senses and making you feel good.
There have been rare cases of sensitive individuals having skin reactions to this substance. If you notice any rash or discomfort, simply discontinue use of this product.
Please Note: You may get chunks and solids. It may not be a bar of cocoa butter.
WARNING: Please always consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb medicinally or therapeutic. The following information is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is not intended to cure, diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease. Butterbearproducts will not be responsible for misuse of this or any other products.
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