What? Cacao is known as the food of the Gods! It has been traced back to the Maya people who were thought to be the first to cultivate the cacao plant around 400AD. The use of cocoa butter isn’t restricted to chocolate, or even to food. It’s also a very common ingredient in skin creams and moisturizers. Cacao butter is the pure, cold-pressed oil of the cacao bean. Raw cacao butter production doesn’t exceed 46 degrees celcius, whilst cocoa butter might undergo some heating during the pressing process.
Why? Cocoa butter has been widely used to reduce or prevent stretch marks. There is no substantial clinical evidence that it really works but the butter provides deep hydration and antioxidants to fight free radicals so definitely use it to keep the skin supple and moist, which in turn can prevent or reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It has been noted to help with sensitive skin problems such as irritations, eczema and dermatitis.