Chocolate is well-known as a decadent ingredient in many desserts. That’s no surprise. But what might come as a surprise is it can also be an effective ingredient in many luxurious, soothing body lotions, as well. If you haven’t tried a chocolate body lotion yet, you’re in for a decadent surprise.
A growing volume of research over the years has begun to point at chocolate’s effectiveness as a skincare ingredient. But it was the folks at Cocoàge Cosmetics who took advantage of these properties in the form of chocolate body lotion.
It’s available in products such as Blanc Chocolate 24K Gold Whipped Body Lotion and even for your face (to target wrinkles and fine lines especially) as the Sweet Treat 24K Gold Hydrating Cream for Dry Skin and Choco-Lite 24K Gold Hydrating Cream for Oily Skin.
Here’s what the skincare and beauty researchers at Cocoàge Cosmetics had to say about the power of chocolate in body lotions and moisturizers to hydrate and leave you more beautiful than when you started.
Why You Should Moisturize with a Chocolate Body Lotion
#1 Big-Time Hydration
The main feather in the cap of chocolate body lotions is the hydrating power of chocolate. Chocolate is rich in omega-6 fatty acids, which are naturally nourishing as a skincare component. And the potassium naturally present in chocolate actually helps the deeper layers of skin retain water more effectively.
So while of course it’s beneficial for oily skin (because ALL skin types need hydration to stay supple and healthy) dry skin in particular will love a chocolate body lotion or facial moisturizer.
#2 Firming & Lifting
Two of the flavonoids present in chocolate, theobromine and theophylline, have a unique impact on the skin that’s almost like a mini-facelift, both firming and lifting the skin as they make their way into the skin via your chocolate body lotion.
This allows the lotion to go beyond mere moisturizing and also help you retain a more youthful appearance and fight off the signs of aging over time. (And imagine what a deeper mask treatment containing these ingredients would do for you!)
#3 Cellular Repair and Regeneration
As a whole, chocolate-infused cosmetics pack a big-time antioxidant punch for skin health. Antioxidants have been scientifically proven to enhance cellular regeneration and repair, which keeps the skin looking firm and youthful well into your years.
A chocolate body lotion allows you to leverage the solid powers of chocolate for the skin on your whole body, not just your face. Perfect for when you want to pamper yourself.