Cocoa butter: all its benefits for skin and hair

Cocoa butter: all its benefits for skin and hair

08/05/2021

Cocoa butter: a concentrate of benefits for dry skin

Behind the appetizing name "cocoa butter" lies a product of incredible effectiveness. A real ally for dry skin, it is used in the composition of many cosmetics, but can also be used on its own. What are the benefits of cocoa butter on the skin? How to use cocoa butter? Discover all the properties of this melting and delicious vegetable butter.

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Cocoa butter: all its benefits for skin and hair

How is cocoa butter made?

To know the origin of cocoa butter, we must first look at the origin of one of its main components: cocoa. Cocoa trees are small evergreen trees growing in Africa and South America that give ovoid and fluted fruits, called pods. These fruits contain edible beans. They are the ones that will be used to make cocoa butter. Once the pods have been harvested, the beans are extracted and fermented before being roasted and ground into a liquid paste. This paste is then pressed in order to extract the fat, in other words, the cocoa butter. To enjoy all the benefits of cocoa butter, always choose organic cocoa butter to avoid any trace of chemical substances. Make sure that the INCI scientific mention "Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter" appears in the list of ingredients.

What are the benefits of cocoa butter?

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If the benefits of cocoa butter are so numerous in the field of cosmetics, it is for the richness of some of its components, really beneficial for the skin. Indeed, cocoa butter contains : - Omega 9 (monounsaturated fatty acids) which help to reinforce the hydrolipidic film of the skin, thus helping to maintain its elasticity, suppleness and hydration; - Stearic acid and palmitic acid (saturated fatty acids): Stearic acid and palmitic acid (saturated fatty acids): their film-forming, antiseptic and emollient action gives them nourishing and protective properties against external aggressions, for a soft and plumped-up skin; - Polyphenols, molecules with very important antioxidant properties and which make it possible to fight against the formation of free radicals in excess in the organism; - Theobromine, alkaloid (nitrogen-based molecule) with psychostimulant and tonic effects, making cocoa butter a real ally in the fight against orange peel skin; - caffeine, an alkaloid rich in antioxidants and essential nutrients, soothing, protective, helping to fight against sagging skin and cellulite; - vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells from oxidation, a phenomenon responsible for the premature aging of our bodies; - phytosterols, plant lipids that contribute significantly to the protection of the skin's natural barrier. The phytosterols contained in cocoa butter help maintain hydration, soothe itching and protect against inflammation.

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What are the benefits of cocoa butter on the skin?

Cocoa butter and its benefits on the skin are now known worldwide. Antioxidant, nourishing, softening, protective, soothing, slimming ally... cocoa butter is THE care you must have in your bathroom. This little cocooning jar is recommended for dry, very dry and mature skin. After exposure to the sun, let yourself be enveloped by the softness of cocoa butter. Calming and moisturizing, it is a great ally to soothe irritated or damaged skin. Pregnant women particularly appreciate the benefits of cocoa butter on the skin. Ideal for maintaining the skin's elasticity naturally, cocoa butter helps prevent stretch marks and cellulite during pregnancy. Applied once or twice a day after showering, cocoa butter relieves skin tightness and brings comfort to the skin.

What are the benefits of cocoa butter on hair?

Cocoa butter can also be used as a hair care product for dry, curly, frizzy or split ends! Thanks to its intense moisturizing action, cocoa butter comes to the rescue of the most damaged hair. Cocoa butter is part of the natural skin care products you can take on holiday in the sun to nourish and restore shine to hair after a day at the beach. If you're looking for cocoa butter hair care, look for natural and organic formulas that are free of any chemical ingredients.

How do I use cocoa butter?

To take advantage of cocoa butter and its benefits, it must first be melted in a water bath so that it becomes liquid. It is indeed a solid butter, so hard that it can be grated. It begins to melt above 35°. Like all vegetable oils, it is particularly sensitive to light and heat. Heating it occasionally to use it yes, but leaving it near a constant source of heat will only alter its properties. To preserve the benefits of cocoa butter, store it in a cool, dry and dark place.

How to apply cocoa butter to the skin?

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Slimming treatments, scrubs, balms, creams, etc... Many cosmetic products include cocoa butter in their composition for its countless benefits. It is the ally of dry, thirsty, devitalized and damaged skin since it will nourish, repair and soothe the epidermis. Cocoa butter in particular is an excellent base to combine with other ingredients for an organic cold cream.

Cocoa butter can also be used raw. It is then sold commercially in the form of a loaf of bread or in a jar. Take a few shavings from your cocoa butter or grab your block of butter by hand and apply it directly to your body. In a few seconds, on contact with the skin, the texture will transform into oil that you can massage into the areas to be pampered. Use slow, deep, circular movements to penetrate the cocoa butter and nourish the epidermis deeply. We will not talk about the divine, soft, sweet, slightly chocolaty fragrance that you will leave in your wake. You can also apply the cocoa butter as a face or body mask for the driest areas. In this case, apply the cocoa butter in a thicker layer, leave on for 15 minutes and then remove the excess with a cotton pad. Cocoa butter also reveals all its benefits as an anti-stretch mark treatment, as a repairing balm for cracks and as a moisturizing lip treatment. It can completely replace your usual lip balm, while leaving a sweet taste very appreciable ...

How to apply cocoa butter to hair?

Cocoa butter is good for the hair, which it moisturizes intensely. Dry, brittle and damaged hair will find in it the solution to their problems. No more dull, brittle hair and split ends! Cocoa butter nourishes and repairs the hair fibre in depth while providing suppleness and shine. After melting a small amount of your cocoa butter in a double boiler, coat the lengths and ends, cover your head with a towel and leave on for 30 minutes to overnight, depending on your needs. Then proceed with a double shampoo and rinse with clear water. Your hair is as good as new, full of vitality, toned and deliciously perfumed! You can combine cocoa butter with other vegetable oils, such as jojoba or castor oil, which respectively regulate oily hair and strengthen hair by promoting growth.

What are the benefits of cocoa butter on the plate?

The mere mention of cocoa butter makes you salivate... And that's quite normal since it's essential to the manufacture of chocolate! By definition, this vegetable butter is extremely high in calories, since it contains about 900 calories per 100 grams. However, because it is particularly rich in omega 9, vitamins A, B, C and E, and magnesium, cocoa butter contributes to the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system and helps to fight against temporary blues. You can use it as a vegan fat, to replace your cooking butter, or add it to your spreads, your dessert creams, for even more delicacy... but sparingly!

How do I make a homemade cocoa butter skincare recipe?

For a nourishing face mask with cocoa butter: - Take a knob of organic cocoa butter and melt it in a bain-marie; - Add a spoonful of organic argan vegetable oil to the liquid obtained; - Mix and apply the warm mixture all over your face, which you will have previously washed and dried; - Leave on for 15 minutes then remove the excess with a reusable make-up remover disc (or cotton pad). You can make this mask with cocoa butter once or twice a week, in order to take advantage of all the benefits offered by this vegetable butter. Result: you find a beautiful and supple skin, lastingly.

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