Cocoa butter comes from the cacao bean which is found inside the cocoa pod that grows on the cacao tree.
Antioxidants: Cocoa butter is high in antioxidants which help fight off free radical damage to the skin. Free radicals can cause skin aging, dark patches, and dull skin. Protecting your skin from free radical damage is a must if you want healthy and younger-looking skin. This skin care ingredient is also anti-inflammatory which makes cocoa butter an anti-aging skin care ingredient as well.
Stretch Mark Reducer: There are many women who claim that the regular use of cocoa butter was what kept stretch marks away while they were pregnant. People also say that cocoa butter helps to heal scars.
Deep Hydration: Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids and hydrates the skin deeply, making it a wonderful addition to body moisturizers and lip balms. It contains oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid all of which nourish the skin deeply.
Sensitive Skin Healer: Again, no guarantees, but cocoa butter has been noted to help skin irritations such as eczema and dermatitis.