Which would you choose? Rich silky cocoa butter or nourishing velvety coconut oil? That was our dilemma when choosing the ingredients for our moisturizers. So we use both: a decadent cocoa butter-based body crème and a light coconut oil-focused lotion.
Cocoa Butter is the fat extracted from the cocoa bean, also called cacao bean-one of the primary ingredients in chocolate. It is the ingredient that gives chocolate a rich, silky feel. Cocoa butter is one of the most stable highly saturated fats and it has a melting point of 98.6 degrees so it absorbs into the skin immediately. An excellent moisturizer, cocoa butter is full of natural antioxidants and the high fat content keeps your skin feeling nourished for hours.
Coconut oil is a powerful moisturizer that is beneficial for restoring dry or flaky skin. It naturally contains the antioxidant Vitamin E as well as three fatty acids that keep skin healthy: capric acid, lauric acid, and caprilic acid. It also melts at skin temperature for quick absorption and has a very light and soft velvety after feel.
Which to Choose?
While there are so many beautiful exotic ingredients out there to choose from, we wanted to avoid using unnecessary ingredients. Our goal for our moisturizers was to have the main ingredient shine. We found that the cocoa butter added so much richness to the body crème that we wanted everyone to experience that melting silky sensation in spreadable form. It felt like dessert
On the other hand, the coconut oil felt like more of an everyday nutritious treat you could have over and over without ever feeling like you’ve overindulged, so that is in our body lotion. We loved the feel of the coconut oil so much that we also use it as the main ingredient in our sugar body polish. It was the natural choice for suspending the sugar and provides just the right amount of moisturizing during the exfoliation process. Plus it rinses off perfectly leaving your skin glowing!
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