Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, which are the dried, fermented seeds of the Cacao Tree (Theobroma cacao).
Packed with Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B9 and E, essential minerals including magnesium, calcium, sulphur, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, plus beta-carotene, omega 6 fatty acids and polyphenols called flavonoids (with tremendous antioxidant properties), chocolate is not only a superfood for the body but a powerhouse for the skin too.
Particularly well suited for dry skin, use chocolate with its skin-loving ingredients to help feed the skin back to complete health.
The aroma is a stimulant to the nervous system, reducing stress hormones and bringing a sense of wellbeing.
Moisturise and revive dull skin
Loaded with fatty acids to nourish the skin from deep within, blood flow is increased, skin renewal stimulated, and its emollient properties will preserve the moisture balance and reinforce the skin barrier, leaving the skin feeling soft, pampered and glowing.
Reduce the appearance of cellulite
Increased blood flow to the skin firms the skin and helps to breakdown the adipose tissue, thus reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Soothes skin irritation
A natural anti-inflammatory, chocolate is suitable for the most sensitive of skins, and can help to soothe any irritation. Natural vitamin E will balance and hydrate, helping to heal skin ravaged by eczema or dermatitis. Magnesium will help to calm and redness and zinc is notorious for its skin calming properties, so acne or breakouts are also well catered for.
A powerful antioxidant
One of the richest sources of antioxidants, chocolate will protect the skin from the damage caused by free-radicals, preventing damage to the skin’s cells, elastin, boosting blood flow and regeneration of new skin cells and restoring a healthy appearance. Cacao, from which chocolate is made, is also better than other antioxidants to protect the skin from blue light (the light emitted by our phones, computers, tablets, TVs, etc).
Protects against sun damage
Flavonols offer natural protection against harmful UV rays, limiting damage including pigmentation spots, cancers, burning and ageing.
Help to prevent premature ageing and tackle damage already inflicted. Chocolate promotes cell growth, collagen and elastin production, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and also acts as a vasodilator which helps to increase the flow of blood to the skin’s surface promoting healing and renewal, giving a more radiant and youthful appearance. A study by scientists in Seoul National University in Korea to test the ability of cacao to help to prevent wrinkles found very positive results which were published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, confirming that it may help to regulate skin health and significantly reduce wrinkles. Furthermore they confirmed that it increased blood flow and improved skin density and hydration.
Reduce pigmentation, scarring and stretch marks
The boosting of cell turnover helps to regenerate the skin’s surface, effectively reducing pigmentation, scarring and stretch marks.