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.