When it comes to adding a moisturizing element to their skincare and beauty routine, many people prefer body butter due to its rich, luxurious texture and powerful ability to seal in moisture. And if you want to give your body butter an added edge over the others, then choosing a chocolate body butter just might be the ticket.
Though it sounds surprising at first, chocolate is turning out to be a bit of a miraculous ingredient when it comes to skincare. It’s powers have proven so strong, in fact, that the skincare and beauty researchers at Cocoàge Cosmetics developed an entire line of chocolate-based skincare products.
One of the products in the Cocoàge Cosmetics line is 24K Gold Sweet Whipped Body Butter, and we spoke with the experts at the brand to see just what makes chocolate so effective as a body butter ingredient to leave your skin silky soft.
5 Advantages of Chocolate Body Butter
#1 Major Nourishment
Chocolate naturally has a number of hydrating and moisturizing properties, which makes it a great addition to any moisturizing skincare product. Chocolate is rich in omega-6 fatty acids, which are naturally nourishing as a skincare component. And the potassium naturally present in chocolate actually helps the deeper layers of skin retain water more effectively.
#2 Youth Promotion
When paired with other ingredients in a chocolate-based cosmetics product, chocolate offers the added advantage of specifically targeting the cells in a matter that fights the signs of aging through cellular regeneration and repair. It can do this thanks to its abundant supply of flavonoids, powerful antioxidants that protect skin cells from damage.
#3 Firming & Lifting
Two of the flavonoids present in chocolate, theobromine and theophylline, both firm and lift the skin as they make their way into the skin via your chocolate body butter.
#4 Sun Protector
Another molecular component of chocolate has been shown to provide specific protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays. Sun damage is arguably the biggest contributor to fine lines and wrinkles, plus dark spots all over the body.
#5 Ultimate Softness
Starch is also present in chocolate, and this basic food component has been shown to lighten the skin and enhance softness in chocolate skincare products.