Skin Benefits of Raw Cacao - Blue Haven Holistics

Skin Benefits of Raw Cacao

What is raw cacao?

 Cacao (pronounced ka-cow) is the raw, unprocessed chocolate superfood that should be on everyone's skin. It's possibly one of the greatest gifts of nature for anti-aging and protection from oxidation due to its high measured antioxidant (ORAC) capacity.  

Raw cacao refers to the cacao beans and tree that provide the pods used to make chocolate. It has undergone minimal processing, but much of the natural fat found in cacao beans, the cocoa butter, is removed, so the powder is relatively low in fat.

Why do you need raw cacao in your beauty ritual?

Contrary to popular belief, cacao (chocolate) does not make you break out! In fact, it offers a myriad of benefits when applied to the skin.

Touted as one of the most potent skin healers, raw cacao provides a good source of vitamin A, magnesium, sulfur and polyphenol antioxidants to help protect the skin from environmental damage and premature aging. 
A potent anti-inflammatory, it soothes redness and blemishes improving skin texture, tone and radiance. Cacao also contains omega 6 fatty acids and raw enzymes, increasing blood flow and promote healing on a cellular level.


Layer on the raw cacao goodness with our

Cacao Mousse Antioxidant Face Mask