Chocolate Cosmetics & Health: A Hard Look at the Science Behind Cocoage Cosmetics
The notion that chocolate is good for your skin seems almost too good to be true. Yet when it comes to the new lines of chocolate cosmetics and chocolate skincare products, the research seems to bear that out in scientific study after scientific study.
It’s the major reason why the skincare and beauty researchers at Cocoàge Cosmetics were excited to develop an entire line of chocolate-based skincare products. We spoke with them at length about just what makes chocolate so good for the skin.
Benefits Of Chocolate Cosmetics & Health
#1 The Power of Antioxidants
Chocolate’s scientific power starts at the molecular level, where it contains a rich and varied collection of plant-based compounds known as antioxidants. Historically, the antioxidants that drew scientific interest were major vitamins such as vitamins C, E, A and others, which are all stellar for anti-aging.
But in recent years, research has moved beyond these “big” antioxidants and gravitated toward the thousand of unique plant-based antioxidants in chocolate known as flavonoids. As it turns out, these may be even more powerful protectors of the skin and other body parts than the major vitamins.
When it comes to your skin, chocolate appears to contain two critical ones — theobromine and theophylline — for keeping the skin firm, tight and toned. Look for chocolate cosmetics rich in these antioxidants.
#2 How Does Cocoage Skincare Protects Your Skin from the Sun?
Another powerful aspect of chocolate is its impact at protecting the skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays. A recent study of 30 people found that those who consumed dark chocolate for 12 weeks had significantly more protection from the sun than those who did not consume chocolate.
A separate study showed that the reason chocolate may be so effective in this area is that it actually made the skin thicker and more hydrated. It also improved the microcirculation of blood to the skin cells, enhancing its nourishment even more.
Now, you can use chocolate cosmetics to get the benefits without harming your blood sugar levels or gaining extra weight. Who said you can’t have it all? 😉
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