A Winter Skincare Routine is Incomplete Without Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter has been a trendy product for the last decade. The hype and buzz created around it by influencers and celebrities has only increased its popularity. But what is Cocoa Butter

Essentially, cocoa butter is a nourishing moisturizer packed with several paramount nutrients necessary for skin health. It is an active ingredient in various skincare products. Cocoa butter comes from the beans of the cacao tree. The trees are native to Central and South America where cocoa has been harvested and utilized for thousands of years. To get cocoa butter, the cacao beans are roasted and pressed to extract the fat. The fat retains its strong cocoa smell and becomes what we call cocoa butter. This beckons the question; “how can it help your skin during the harsh winters?” 

Skin benefits of Cocoa Butter

The benefits of cocoa butter make it seem almost as though it was created to protect your skin from the dangers of harsh winters. Let’s have a look at a few of them -

  • It hydrates & moisturizes the skin: Cocoa butter is one of the best moisturizers out there. The fatty acids present in it are easily absorbed by skin; this creates a lasting protective barrier preventing water loss. This quality makes cocoa butter one of the best defenses against dry skin and chapped lips. There are countless cocoa butters out there, but only a few that are truly organic, ethically crafted, ethically sourced, and 100% natural. Our Cocoa Bliss Body Butter is all of these, and it is further enhanced by the power of Hemp Seed Oil, making it far superior to the vast majority of regular body butters.

  • It contains anti-inflammatory properties: Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, cocoa butter is known to be extremely effective against skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, mild rashes, and acute dry skin.  These conditions tend to flare-up during the winters, incorporating cocoa butter in your skincare routine can help assuage all of them. Satliva’s Hemp with Cocoa Butter Body Soap Bar is the perfect choice to access these benefits.

  • It helps diminish signs of aging, stretch marks, and scars: Cocoa butter has the extraordinary ability to diminish various signs of aging such as wrinkles, dark spots, and other blemishes. It is even known to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks, making it popular amongst pregnant women. These properties can be credited to the presence of powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols in cocoa butter. Additionally, cocoa butter can even help ward off UV damage, which is a common problem during winters, as people tend to wrongly assume that sunscreen is unnecessary during the winters.