With Easter just around the corner, you’re probably looking forward to the chocolatey treats that Easter celebrations bring.
But did you know that Cocoa Seed Butter, extracted from the Cocoa Seed and related to the chocolate we know and love, is a key ingredient in a number of our skincare products?
Cocoa Seed Butter is packed with antioxidants making it a powerful, skincare ingredient for fighting the damage and premature ageing caused by free radicals.
Cocoa Seed Butter is the natural, edible fat extracted from the roasted seeds of theobroma cacao during the process of chocolate and cocoa powder.
It comprises 34-36% stearic acid, 30-40% oleic acid and 24-29% palmitic acid.
Cocoa Seed Butter is a powerful anti-inflammatory and is loaded with fatty acids to provide intense hydration for dry, rough and cracked skin. It also reduces the skin’s moisture loss by creating a barrier on the skin’s surface.
As a saturated fat, it is particularly beneficial for healing dry and cracked skin as it’s easily absorbed and stays on the skin. It’s also ideal for people with sensitive skin or skin conditions as it doesn’t cause the irritation of commercial products that use additives, fragrances, colours and petrochemicals among their ingredients.
Cocoa Seed Butter has been found to be especially helpful to people suffering from dermatitis, rashes, and even eczema, both because it is gentle enough to be used as a rash remedy while also containing antioxidants known as polyphenols which in some studies have been found to soothe angry, red and inflamed skin.
Bee Loved uses Cocoa Seed Butter in its Body Lotion as an all-over body treatment to help soothe, nourish, heal and protect the skin. Click here to learn more about Bee Loved’s Body Lotion in our online shop, or to learn more about Bee Loved’s active ingredients.