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Here’s How Cocoa Butter Can Help Up Your Beauty Game!

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I have literally lost count of the number of times somebody has recommended cocoa butter to me. Have a rash? Here, use some cocoa butter. Is your skin turning dry? Tsk, tsk — use some cocoa butter! I thought it was some magical ingredient, designed to cure anything and everything. Well, that’s what it felt like, what with people asking me to try it, left, right and centre! Finally, I couldn’t resist any longer so I went ahead and bought the product. I wanted to know what the fuss was all about. My experience? Top notch.

Turns out, everyone was right. Cocoa butter, which is extracted from the cocoa bean, is used to make chocolates, ointments and lotions. It is packed with antioxidants, which are wonderful for the skin and the hair. Its delightful fragrance and sheer creaminess has made it my current favourite beauty product! If you haven’t tried it out yet, I’m going to give you reasons to add this product to your daily beauty regime. So, read on to know all about the 6 beauty benefits of cocoa butter.

1. Moisturises The Skin

Battling hard to fight off dry skin? Pause and take a breather. Cocoa butter is a natural moisturiser. It contains fatty acids that easily penetrate the skin, going deeper than other oils, to rejuvenate and replenish. It hydrates your skin from deep within, to give it that creamy, super-smooth finish.

2. Anti-Ageing

Cocoa butter contains tons of antioxidants. They protect every layer of your skin, which helps keep out harmful radicals. Your skin will look and feel healthier. It also acts as a sunscreen, protecting the skin from the sun’s harmful radiation. This means you have supple, nourished skin, for a long, long time.

3. Heals Scars And Marks

Complaining of a scar or those annoying stretch marks? Don’t worry, there’s a solution. Cocoa butter has been known to heal scars and marks, thanks again, to the antioxidants present. It can help lighten your scars and marks, and even gives you an even skin tone. Stop worrying about those pesky marks and grab this product STAT.

4. Hair Conditioner

No, cocoa butter is not just great for the skin. It can also give you that shiny, voluminous hair you’ve always dreamed of! Due to its moisturising properties, cocoa butter can help repair damaged hair. It has also been known to add volume to the hair by replenishing it with lost essential oils and repairing the hair from the shaft. So, rub in a bit of cocoa butter to your scalp and hair after your regular shampoo and prepare for a mane that is smoother and shinier, and that smells just delicious!

5. Nourishes The Lips

Tired of applying and re-applying that stick of balm to your chapped lips? There’s an alternative! Cocoa butter helps moisturise the lips, keeping them healthier and glossier. Several people also recommend using cocoa butter if you want to achieve fuller lips. (Read: the bee-stung lips of Priyanka Chopra.) A cocoa butter stick can help you nail the perfect pout.

6. Heals Sensitive Skin

Being born with sensitive skin can be a major pain (I should know!). If you’re one of those who is prone to breaking out in a rash or skin allergy for no good reason, cocoa butter can help. Its soothing and nourishing properties can help heal your agitated skin.

What are you waiting for? Hit shop already!

SHOP NOW: Forest Essentials Velvet Silk Body Cream Cocoa Butter (Rs 1,525)

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