Cocoa butter is the secret to a beautiful and healthy skin, and it also helps us to maintain our figure.
Cocoa butter is extracted from cocoa beans of the evergreen cacao tree growing in Central and South America, Asia and Africa.
An interesting fact about this tree is that it bears fruit only after the fourth year, but after that it continues to produce fruit for up to 80 years. Cocoa butter was produced first by the Olmecs, and later the Maya and Aztecs. Indian tribes have preserved for centuries the tradition of cultivating cocoa plantations and preparing chocolate drink.
The composition of cocoa butter includes 5% water, 20% protein, 7% starch, 4% cellulose, 2% theobromine, 6% minerals and 50% fat. The greatest value of cocoa is its content of phenols and fatty acids such as palmitic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid, stearic acid and other fatty acids. It also contains vitamin E and flavonoids.
Cocoa butter is known for its excellent moisturizing effect on the skin, and it has been used for centuries to soften skin and remove stretch marks. It melts at body temperature and is quickly absorbed into the skin.
According to research, applying cocoa butter on the skin reduces stress, prevents cancer and enhances immunity.