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A Few Reasons Why You Need to Try Our Cacao Face Mask

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Cacao in Skincare

Cacao derives from the Theobroma cacao tree, and is a super star skin care ingredient but most people are not aware of this groundbreaking discovery. If more people knew about how incredibly amazing chocolate is for achieving a radiant and healthy complexion, I am sure we would hear more about it in mainstream beauty. But this is another way that “clean beauty” is making great waves with researched backed ingredients and leading results. Let’s look at some of cacao’s exceptional skin loving qualities.

First of all, we must mention that cacao is potent with vitamin C, which is one of the best known antioxidants to aid in dark spot fading, boosting collagen and neutralizing damaging free radicals. Cacao also boasts ingredients like  magnesium, flavonoids, zinc and omega-6 fatty acids to help calm redness, inflammation and hydrate for plump dewy skin. The cacao powder we use for our Urban Detox  is 100% vegan, raw and non roasted, to preserve all of its amazing qualities and for the benefit of your complexion.

In this post I highlighted the amazing cacao powder as a superb ingredient, but along with cacao powder our Urban Detox features powdered Vitamin C, rose petal powder and willow bark. Rose petal powder has great hydrating properties, while willow bark has be proven to be effective at reducing acne and excess oil, and refine pores.

What makes it special

 As you can probably tell, ingredients matter quite a lot to us and I can go on forever about their amazing factors. But let’s talk about how great this mask smells! It, dangerously, smells like chocolate but in no way do we recommend you to eat it! Just enjoy the scent and allow yourself to relax and unwind. The Theobroma chocolate scent is said to be an antidepressant and an aphrodisiac. We also love a multipurpose product and with our two recent product launches you can see that. This masque is not only a masque but it is also a facial polish. After leaving it on your skin for 15 to 20 minutes you can rehydrate and gently massage the grains onto your skin. Another way to use it is by hydrating the grains with your favorite cleanser and exfoliate for a quick self care routine. 

Two things I love about this mask is one, it creates a nice foamy consistency for a smooth application and second, it washes off super easy.

Skin Type

This masque can be used on all skin types.

Tip: For those with drier skin we’d recommend to make a thinner consistency to benefit from the antioxidants and moisturizing properties without stripping the skin. For oiler skin types a thicker consistency can be used to get deeper detoxing action.

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A Few Reasons Why You Need to Try this Body Serum

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A Facial Serum, but for your body

If you consider yourself a skincare fan you probably already know what serums are and probably have a whole collection of them. These types of products are known to carry an abundance of high performance or active ingredients for efficacy and results. Body serums are these same products but formulated for your body! Isn’t it odd how we focus the majority of our time and coins just on our face alone? It’s about time we take self care a little bit further and treat our bodies with dignity.

What makes it special

This product is not your typical body oil, it goes beyond the average body oil when it comes to efficacy, scent and purpose. The base of the formulation is grounded in grapeseed, kukui nut oil and macerated olive oil. Macerated oil means that it has been infused with dried botanicals or herbs in order to extract the therapeutic properties of the plants.  In this case, 100% pure cold pressed olive oil was infused in organic rooibos tea and dried rose petals to extract their amazing like antiaging and anti-inflammatory properties.

This serum is also packed with vitamin E, a superb antioxidant which neutralizes free radicals that may have been brought by  environmental damage like air pollution and over sun exposure. Antioxidants and environmental protection is our bread and butter so this is something that is always intentional in all of our products. Vitamin E is said to help with skin elasticity, fading scars and healing the skin which are amazing qualities to have and to treat the body with.

Aside from our Total Body serum being infused with luxurious botanicals, and being packed with antioxidants, one of its more distinguishing qualities is that it is scented with chocolate and rose absolute. This transforms what might have been seen as a regular body oil into a fragrance or perfume oil! The scent is wonderfully warm, full and seductive and it lasts for hours on your already glowing and moisturized skin.

How to use it

And when you thought it couldn’t get any better…it does! Our Total Body Serum is not a one trick product but it was created with a multipurpose destiny. Not only is it an amazing moisturizer after a nice shower leaving you skin glowy and seductively scented but it can be used as a bath oil as well. Another way you can incorporate this serum into your self care routine is by using it to give your hair ends some extra shine and needed protection. 

Skin Types

Our Total Body Serum can be used by all skin types.