What Is Cocoa Butter ?
Cocoa butter is made with the beans of cocoa plants. When extracted, the beans are roasted, stripped, and pressed to separate the fat. The fat is the cocoa butter and it is high in fatty acids that are extremely beneficial to the skin.
It is known to hydrate, nourish and improve skin’s elasticity, which is why it is often used in stretch mark prevention butters and creams. It also contains antioxidant properties and antibacterial properties.
There are two types of cocoa butters, unrefined and refined. The difference between the two is how they're processed.
Refined Cocoa Butter
Refined cocoa butter is highly processed, deodorized and purified with chemicals. It is moisturizing however, the way its processed usually affects some of its beneficial properties. Plus, the chemicals can increase any chances of allergies or irritations on the skin.
Unrefined Cocoa Butter
Unrefined cocoa butter is raw and it is not exposed to any chemicals. It is moisturizing and it contains all of its healing components.
Cocoa Butter Benefits For The Skin?
- Locks moisture in
- Helps prevent stretch marks
- Helps fade away stretch marks, scars and dark spots
- Protects from sun’s harmful UV rays
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
- Soothes symptoms from skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis
- Helps with acne
- Tones the skin
- Encourages collagen reproduction
How To Use Cocoa Butter During Pregnancy?
Cocoa butter is commonly used in cosmetics because of its skin benefits. Its used in lotions, butters, lip balms and more. It is also a very popular ingredient in stretch mark prevention and stretch mark removal products.
The belly butter below, is 100% natural and organic, no preservative or chemicals are added. It is made with unrefined cocoa butter shea butter, rosehip oil, jojoba oil and sweet almond oil for even more benefits.
These ingredients work together to deeply moisturize, hydrate and nourish the skin to help improve your skin’s elasticity so that it can stretch without scarring. It will also fade away any new or old stretch marks.
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