Cocoa Butter for Perfect Skin
Although you have lots of choices of skin care products, Certified Organic and Certified Fair Trade Cocoa Butter might just be the best one for your needs. You have a lot of choices when it comes to ingredients for your skin and body care, although it is better by far to use natural rather than synthetic ingredients.
The Benefits of Natural Skin Care Ingredients Over Synthetics:
- Synthetic ingredients are frequently chosen for their chemical properties rather than the benefits that they offer to your health or that of your skin.
- Synthetically produced vitamins, minerals and other supplements are not always as biochemically active as those found naturally. The reasons for this are:
- due to synergy, where natural nutrients often appear together with others in such a form that together they are much more efficacious than each separately, or
- because natural forms are more bioavailable than synthetic forms, meaning that they are in a form that your body can more easily use. This is particularly true of vitamins and minerals.
So where does Certified Organic and Certified Fair Trade Cocoa Butter figure in this?
The natural ingredients of Certified Organic and Certified Fair Trade Cocoa Butter (also referred to as cacao butter) includes the natural antioxidant Vitamin E, but most of all it contains 10% flavanols. These are very strong antioxidants, also known as cocoa mass polyphenols (CMP) and Certified Organic and Certified Fair Trade Cocoa Butter contains more antioxidants than even the superfoods acai and blueberries.
What do antioxidants do? They destroy the free radicals that cause wrinkles and other aging effects on your skin. They prevent cholesterol being deposited in your arterial walls by the oxidation of LDL lipids, and they help to boost the immune system and can even prevent some forms of cancer. However, the latter benefit is still subject to a lot of research, and you should not assume that eating chocolate can be used to protect you.
It is mainly for its effect upon your skin that cocoa butter is used in its capacity as a skin care product (obviously), and in order for it to be effective it should be rubbed in well, since free radicals can damage your skin cells throughout the entire dermal layer. Its presence destroys free radicals as soon as they are generated.
Rubbing Certified Organic and Certified Fair Trade Cocoa Butter into your skin has been scientifically proven to help prevent the degradation of your skin by free-radical-inducing agents such as the UV in sunlight, pesticides, cigarette smoke, industrial pollution and traffic fumes. In this way it can help prevent wrinkles and the effect of aging on your skin.
But that's not all! It also contains a number of minerals in an easily bioavailable form, including magnesium, calcium, potassium (more than bananas), copper, manganese, zinc and iron. It also contains tryptophan, which is a precursor for the neurotransmitter serotonin, the 'feel good' substance, dopamine, and phenylethylamine. Not only is it healthy for your heart but also for your brain!
However, it is for its benefits as a skin care product that we are discussing cocoa butter here, and it is so full of antioxidants that it is peerless in this capacity, and certainly lightyears ahead of any synthetic product in offering you more natural and younger looking firm skin on any part of your body.