Despite all the newfangled serums, potions, and elixirs competing for our attention this winter (it’s our job to try 'em out!), sometimes, the best skin-quenching formulas are the ones we’ve turned to for decades. Case in point: cocoa butter.
The velvety emollient has been a tried-and-true must-have to prevent stretch marks and dry skin for as long as we can remember. But, thanks to its naturally stable behavior, the cocoa bean-derived vegetable fat also helps fight those pesky free radicals that cause wrinkles and cold-weather dullness, among other signs of aging. The subtly sweet aroma doesn’t hurt, either.
Can’t figure out which one to invest in? Not to worry, because we rounded up nine of the richest cocoa butter formulas that just might coax you to come out of those layers before June. Yep, they’re that good.
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John Masters Organics Cacao And Cupuacu Hand And Body Butter, $32, available at John Masters Organics.
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Mandara Spa Honeymilk Dreams Body Butter, $15.99, available at Time to Spa.
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100 Percent Pure Organic Honey Almond Nourishing Body Cream, $15, available at 100 Percent Pure.
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Pangea Organics Brazilian Brown Sugar With Cocoa Butter Body Polish, $20, available at Pangea Organics.
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Mario Badescu Caviar Night Cream, $20, available at Mario Basescu.