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Ingredient Truths: Indulge Your Skin In Chocolate

by kelly / November, 20 2019 01:30

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There are few things in life that will always put me in a good mood - one of them is chocolate. Is there anything better than indulging in it? Not only does it taste so good, it’s actually good for your skin too. That’s one of the best things I learned since I started Block Island Organics!

Chocolate In Your Skin Care

Chocolate comes from the cocoa bean. Specifically it comes from cocoa butter also called theobroma oil – it’s pale-yellow, edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean.

When cocoa butter is used in skin care it’s officially called theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter. So if you want a product with chocolate in it, look for cacao seed butter in the ingredient list.

Why Chocolate is So Good For Your Skin

While eating chocolate sometimes gets a bad wrap in regards to our skin, if you’re applying cocoa directly to your skin – you’re going to get a ton of benefits.

That’s because cocoa, according to dermatologist Shirley Chi, MD, is packed with antioxidants including flavonoids, polyphenols, procyanidin, and vitamin C. These antioxidants are the building blocks of any good anti-aging regimen.

Cocoa is also full of catechins which are strong free radical scavengers with anti-aging properties and they help revive dull skin.

Finally, because cocoa butter is derived from the fat part of the cocoa bean; it is also a fantastic moisturizer.

Chocolate and Block Island Organics

Obviously I love chocolate and because it offers so many anti-aging and moisturizing benefits we had to put it into our Organic Revitalizing Night Cream. It’s a fantastic ingredient to soothe and rejuvenate your skin while you’re resting overnight!

Our Ingredients

Your skin matters to us that’s why we research and chose ingredients that we love personally. For more information on all of ingredients and why we chose them check out our Ingredient Truths blog series or Our Ingredients page.

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