Cocoa, derived from the Theobroma cacao plant, has a long and fascinating history. Native to the Amazon rainforest, it was prized by ancient Mesoamerican civilizations for its nutritional and medicinal properties. Today, cocoa is celebrated not just for its delicious taste, but also for its potent skincare benefits. A natural emollient, cocoa butter deeply hydrates and softens the skin. It creates a protective barrier, locking in moisture and preventing dryness.

Best Used With

  • Vitamin E: This antioxidant works synergistically with cocoa to enhance its protective effects against free radicals.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: This powerful humectant attracts and retains moisture, further boosting cocoa butter's hydrating properties.
  • Shea Butter: Another rich emollient, shea butter provides additional nourishment and aids in restoring skin's natural barrier.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is cocoa safe for all skin types?

Cocoa is generally gentle and well-tolerated by most skin types. However, if you have any concerns, it's always a good idea to do a patch test before using a new product.

Can cocoa help with wrinkles?

The antioxidant properties of cocoa can help fight free radical damage, which contributes to wrinkles. While it might not completely eliminate them, it can help prevent further development and promote a more youthful appearance.

Does cocoa clog pores?

Cocoa butter is non-comedogenic, meaning it shouldn't clog pores. However, if you have acne-prone skin, it's best to choose products formulated for your specific skin type.

Will cocoa stain my skin?

Pure cocoa powder can have a slight brown tint. However, our skincare products use processed cocoa extracts which are unlikely to stain your skin.

Does cocoa have a scent?

Cocoa butter has a mild, chocolatey scent that some find pleasant. However, the scent may be faint or masked by other ingredients in skincare products.