Chocolate has a vast number of powerful properties for the skin — recent scientific research on the topic has made this abundantly clear. And one area where chocolate shines, among many, is as an ingredient in exfoliating products such as body scrubs. If you haven’t tried a chocolate body scrub yet, you’re in for a major treat.
It’s one of the primary reasons that the skincare and beauty researchers at Cocoàge Cosmetics
made chocolate a key ingredient in their Cocoa Powder 24K Gold Body Scrub. We spoke with them at length to understand exactly why chocolate makes a great ingredient in exfoliating products.
4 Reasons to Exfoliate with a Chocolate Body Scrub
#1 It Nourishes the Skin
While exfoliating is important, it inevitably has a bit of a drying effect on the skin. Chocolate-based skincare products have several components that nourish the skin to counter this effect, including vitamin A, potassium and omega-6 fatty acids.
#2 It Lightens and Brightens
The starch in chocolate is a natural skin lightener, as well as making it soft and smooth. Pair this with exfoliators, and the effect on the skin becomes even more pronounced and beneficial.
#3 It Makes the Skin Tight and Smooth
Caffeine naturally makes the skin smoother and more elastic, while components such as procyanidin and vitamin B5 also smooth the skin and make it taut and supple. All in all, it works wonders for skin in a chocolate body scrub.
#4 It Boosts Overall Skin Health
Chocolate skincare is positive teeming with powerful antioxidants
known as polyphenols that enhance cellular regeneration and repair. Over time, this fights off fine lines and wrinkles and keeps the skin looking fresh and smooth. So the next time you’re looking for a good body scrub to add to your skincare arsenal, you could do a lot worse than choosing chocolate as your product of choice.