It's known to many that chocolate has a few benefits when it comes internal consumption, but did you know that there are skin benefits when applied externally, too?!
From its rich antioxidants to nourishing vitamins and minerals, cocoa can help us to achieve beautiful skin. Keep reading to find out more information on the amazing properties of this delicious plant!
Of course, consuming or applying a sugar-packed chocolate bar from the store won't really do much for you, but raw, unadulterated cacao powder provides such value to your complexion. Cocoa is an incredibly strong antioxidant! So, why are antioxidants important for your skin?
Well, antioxidants can help to limit free radicals that can damage the skin, which can aid in restoring the healthy appearance of the skin and reducing signs of aging. Free radicals surround us everyday, from environmental toxins, car exhaust, ultraviolet light, household chemicals, and cigarette smoke, so it can be helpful to have something to combat these!
Bye-bye, Wrinkles and UV Damage
Topical application is known to help reduce the appearance of scars and minimize UV damage from the sun. Since cocoa contains theobromine, this helps to increase the flow of blood to the skin’s surface. This increased blood flow helps to stop the skin from drying out; this reverses the aging effects of UV rays by promoting healing and renewal. The cacao plant also contains vitamin C and magnesium, which help to keep skin healthy and protected!
Cocoa is full of minerals including calcium, copper, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc, and is rich in omega 6 fatty acids which are known to assist skin healing at the cellular level. It also improves blood flow and hydration of the skin, which aids in improving the skin’s radiance.
Our New Cocoa Clay Mask
We are happy to introduce our newest product to our skincare line: our Cocoa Clay Mask! This mask can help to increase blood flow to the skin and deliver antioxidant power and numerous benefits toward skin health. The increased blood flow results in a healthier, more radiant complexion while helping to heal the damage caused by UV exposure.
Using a cocoa powder face mask can help to hydrate the skin and mitigate the cellular breakdown that typically comes with aging. Our face mask also contains red clay, which helps to further cleanse the skin and help with cell regeneration. These two ingredients together = a highly effective face mask that your skin will love!
Another benefit of cocoa is that it contains a high volume of vitamin E, which is known to boost collagen production. Vitamin E helps to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, giving you smoother, younger-looking skin.
We can't wait for you to try this face mask! Be sure to tag us on Instagram @ilikope, so we can share your amazing results!