Cacao

The beans from the cocoa tree are plucked from the bush and left to ferment for a week before being dried and polished. The beans are then ground to create a paste which is then pressed to form cocoa butter. This butter softens and lubricates the skin and is very easily absorbed due to its low melting point. Palmitic, oleic and linoleic acids nourish and soothe the skin. Theobronime helps to regenerate skin cells and the most well known ingredient, caffeine helps to tighten the skin, reduce the build up of fatty deposits and improve circulation. It is a great ingredient in body products, however, it can be too heavy for the face, particularly acne prone skin as it is known to cause black heads and block pores.


Otherwise known as theobrama cacao