Why is cocoa butter great for your skin?

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We use a great range of beautiful natural ingredients in our products to provide you with a whole host of benefits. At Heyland and Whittle, we know that natural products offer better results than synthetics, which is why we love using cocoa butter.

There are a number of reasons that we use cocoa butter, but the most important are the effects that it has on your skin. This gorgeous ingredient can leave your skin looking and feeling fabulous, and here's why:

Full of antioxidants

Cocoa butter helps to fight the signs of ageing and combats things in the environment - such as air pollution - that can damage the skin. This is because it is chock full of antioxidants, which combat free radicals that can affect the look and feel of your complexion. Using it on your skin regularly can make a huge difference.

Looks after sensitive skin

If you have sensitive skin, you can't beat cocoa butter for looking after and soothing it. Cocoa butter helps to encourage skin healing, which makes it great if you have eczema or psoriasis, while also helping to protect it from further damage. 

Something like our Queen of the Nile traditional soap is ideal for sensitive skin, as it uses cocoa butter as a base oil and also contains goat's milk, which is another soothing ingredient. You can use this all-natural soap on your face, hands and body so it's a great all-rounder.

Reduces marks

Not only does cocoa butter help to improve the texture of your skin, it can reduce the appearance of marks, scars and stretch marks. Using products that contain cocoa butter regularly helps to speed up your skin's regeneration, meaning scarring is reduced much quicker. 

Cocoa butter offers a range of benefits for your skin

Cocoa butter can lighten marks and even make them disappear, all while leaving your skin feeling soft and supple.

Better shaves

You can make the process of shaving a lot more comfortable, reduce the risk of cuts and leave your skin feeling amazing by using products that include cocoa butter. The butter helps your shave be smoother and reduces the chances of irritation or razor burn, while also allowing for a closer shave.

Try using our Hemp and Walnut soap when shaving your face or legs, to make the most of the healing and moisturising properties of both cocoa butter and hemp oil. This soap is ideal for dry skin, so you know it will be super soothing after shaving.

Brightens your skin

Is your skin feeling a bit dull and lifeless? Cocoa butter can help to restore its natural glow and bring your skin back to life. Almost anything can affect your skin and stop it looking as bright as it normally is, from the environment to stress and what you're eating. These things can make skin look tired, which will only get worse.

However, using products that contain cocoa butter can help keep your skin healthy and ensure it looks good. Cleansers, soaps and lotions that contain cocoa butter will leave your skin looking its best. 

To keep your skin looking and feeling its best, shop our range of traditional soaps here