Chocolate and Skin Care?
As the final send-off for our ingredients blog series, I figured we might as well end off with a fun ingredient! We all know chocolate is delicious to eat & drink (hot cocoa, anyone?), but cacao has recently been popping up in luxury skin care products because it contains some of the powerful ingredients that are commonly used in skin care.
What does it do?
Cacao contains antioxidants, which fight the free radicals that may cause skin cancer or lead to premature skin aging. Caffeine, another component in cacao, constricts blood vessels which may improve the appearance of dark circles under the eyes as well as general skin redness. As the scent of chocolate is pleasing to most people, the scent alone has been known to boost mood.
It works best for:
*Aging skin – fights the free radicals that may lead to skin cancer or premature skin aging
*Chocolate lovers – self-explanatory