Better put your money where your cocoa bean is!?
Let’s give a big shout out to…drumroll please… COCOA BUTTER SEEDS!! We are super proud to add this ingredient to every single one of our Evelyn Iona Concealers & Lip Glosses, and are proud to wear it too! Here are just a few reasons why:
It’s anti-aging: Cocoa butter has a high concentration of antioxidant compounds, including oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid. It helps to neutralize cancer-causing free radicals throughout the body, particularly in the skin. By reducing the occurrence of oxidative stress, cocoa butter can help reduce the signs of aging, including wrinkles and age marks. Cocoa butter is also known to reduce the appearance of scars.
It’s healthy for your skin: The antioxidant qualities of cocoa butter certainly take care of most signs of aging, but cocoa butter also provides a barrier for the skin that will protect it from outside elements as well. The antioxidants and beneficial organic molecules protect the skin from anything life has in store for you today. You got this!
It reduces inflammation: The rich blend of fatty acids and antioxidants in cocoa butter reduces inflammation of the skin, such as psoriasis, eczema, and rashes. You can find quick, soothing relief combined with …well it smells dang good!
FUN FACT: The cocoa bean has been a hot commodity since as early as 600 AD! It is said that it was so hot during this period that the Mayans restricted the consumption of the cocoa bean to the elite only. By the 14th century, it was still only available for the upper class, and the Aztecs actually used the cocoa beans as currency! How awesome is that?! That’ll be 5 cocoa beans please…cha-ching!