cocoa butter

Plant Extracts , Emollients
Oil extracted from cocoa beans, used as an emollient and with properties similar to those of other nonfragrant plant oils. Cocoa butter is a rich source of antioxidant polyphenols; in vitro research has shown it helps improve skin elasticity and promote healthy collagen production (Source: International Journal of Cosmetic Science, October 2008, pages 339–345). Contrary to popular belief, topical application of cocoa butter during pregnancy does not prevent or reduce the number of stretch marks (Sources: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, January 2010, pages 65–68; and BJOG, August 2008, pages 1138–1142). See natural moisturizing factor (NMF)

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