Shea Butter with Cocoa Butter
After the cocoa beans have been sun dried and peeled, they are ground into a paste, from which a high quality butter is then squeezed. When the butter solidifies, cocoa butter is formed. There are different modifications depending on its quality. Cocoa butter is valued for its melting point close to that of the human body and stability. Thanks to the antioxidants that prevent rancidity, cocoa butter has a long shelf life.
Cocoa Butter for Skin Care
Cocoa butter is excellent for our skin; therefore it is highly valued by the cosmetic industry. You will find cocoa butter in many expensive creams. It is an excellent supplier of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Cocoa butter provides the desired creamy effect for creams and body lotions. The use of cocoa butter gives the skin its elasticity.
Cocoa butter is ideal for preventing stretch marks during pregnancy and reducing stretch marks after pregnancy. Cocoa butter is found in many anti-aging cosmetics because it smooths wrinkles and is suitable even for the delicate skin around the eyes. Cocoa butter also works great as a lip balm.
Cocoa Butter for Healing Therapy
Cocoa butter has long been used to make various medicinal ointments. It helps care for burns efficiently, removes scars and is an excellent remedy for the most sensitive skin care.
Cocoa Butter in Manual Therapy
Cocoa butter is a popular massage aid. Slightly warmed up, it is ideal for a full body massage. Combined with shea butter, cocoa butter will allow you to fully enjoy the massage.
Cocoa Butter in Cosmetics
Cocoa butter is a popular soap-making agent. It serves as a base oil, while nourishing, softening, moisturising and promoting wound healing. As a result of using this soap, the skin becomes soft and supple. In addition, cocoa butter, due to its pleasant aroma, is used for the preparation of various lotions and balms.
Cocoa butter is not recommended for oily skin.
Cocoa Butter Composition
Cocoa butter consists mainly of oleic and stearic acids, as well as palmitic and linoleic acids. Sterols and methyl sterols are also present. The high saturated fatty acid content of about two-thirds ensures that cocoa butter can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to two years. Cocoa butter contains vitamins such as K, E and A-tocopherol, potassium.
Substances found in cocoa, such as caffeine, theobromine, and phenylethylamine, have a stimulating, mood-enhancing effect. Cocoheal (N-phenylpropenoyl-L-amino acids) promotes skin cell renewal, promotes wound healing and prevents wrinkles.