I know it’s Wednesday, but for some reason, I couldn’t write yesterday. I think the word I can use to describe myself was frazzled. So I’m a day behind. Again. At any rate, I’m back at it…
I was slathering this Cocoa Butter Swivel Stick on my legs the other night, and I realized that this was the perfect product to gush about for Budget Beauty Tuesday. This stick by Palmer’s is not 100% pure cocoa butter, BUT I don’t care. It is a miracle product. I wanted to be sure that I wasn’t being credulous about this product. So I checked out other reviews. And the lowest rating I found for it is a 9.8 out of 10. If only I could have such a high rating. (Insert long sigh)
I originally bought to apply to my scars after 3 orthopedic surgeries. (Thigh and two knees) This I realized it was a great lip balm. Then I used it under my eyes during the day because I dread the thought of crows feet. Now I use it for everything. I can’t believe the multitude of evils it obliterates.
Here is the rub with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Swivel Stick:
Q: Is cocoa butter better than other moisturizers?
A: Yes. Cocoa butter, in many ways, is the ultimate moisturizer in that it is highly concentrated. Cocoa butter has been ranked by modern scientists as an outstanding skin protectant because of its superior soothing and healing properties and its ability to help the skin retain moisture. Unlike many other moisturizers, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula is semi-occlusive. That means it creates a micro-thin barrier that seals moisture in while at the same time allowing your skin to breathe easily. Finally, a truly unique characteristic of cocoa butter is that it melts at body temperature. This helps it to penetrate into the skin. In short, it’s the ideal moisturizer.
Q: I have stretch marks. Will Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula make them go away?
A: Although Palmer’s does not claim to eliminate already present stretch marks, many of our customers have had tremendous success in reducing the appearance of existing stretch marks. Used daily, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula will help prevent future stretch marks from occurring. Our Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Cream for Stretch Marks is specifically formulated for this use. The addition of Collagen and Elastin works with the body’s own Collagen and Elastin to increase skin’s elasticity. This product has been clinically proven to increase skin’s moisturization and elasticity.
Q: I have eczema. Will Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula help this problem?
A: Eczema is a name given to a stubborn itchy rash that occurs in certain people with sensitive or irritable skin. It is best to keep the skin lubricated and moisturized. Since Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula jar is the most concentrated formula in our line, we recommend using this. However, as with any skin condition, we recommend consulting a doctor for expert advice.
Q: Are Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula products tested on animals?
A: Absolutely not.
Q: Why do your products smell like chocolate?
A: Cocoa butter is a natural moisturizer derived from the cocoa bean. This is the same cocoa bean that brings us chocolate. With Palmer’s, you can enjoy the benefits of natural cocoa without the guilt!
Q: Why is Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula in the jar solid?
A: Cocoa butter in its original state is rock hard and almost impossible to spread on the skin. Palmer’s added rich emollients and Vitamin E to create this unique concentrated formula in the jar that spreads smoothly and evenly onto the skin. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula in the jar is the most concentrated product in the line.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Swivel Stick gets a whopping 5 Blings! [flash http://blingingbeauty.com/5teeth.swf w=100 h=50]
I also did some research on cocoa butter. WOW, I’m impressed. I will be back to write more about this phenomenal ingredient. In the mean time check out the benefits of cocoa butter.
Cocoa butter, also called cacao butter, is the cream-colored fat extracted from cacao seeds (cocoa beans) and used to add flavor, scent, and smoothness to chocolate, cosmetics, tanning oil, soap, and a multitude of topical lotions and creams. Cocoa butter has been called the ultimate moisturizer, and has been used to keep skin soft and supple for centuries. It is one of the most stable, highly concentrated natural fats known, and melts at body temperature so that it is readily absorbed into the skin. Cocoa butter is often recommended for treatment of skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. When applied topically, it creates a barrier between sensitive skin and the environment and also helps retain moisture. In addition, cocoa butter contains cocoa mass polyphenol (CMP), a substance that inhibits the production of the immuno globulin IgE. IgE is known to aggravate symptoms of both dermatitis and asthma.
Pregnant women have long used to cocoa butter formulations to prevent and treat stretch marks, but this pleasant-smelling substance is added to countless other topical preparations as well. Lotions and oils containing cocoa butter are often used in aromatherapy massages to promote feelings of relaxation and well-being. Recent research indicates that massaging the skin with cocoa butter may help relieve stress, boost the immune system, and even prevent cancer. This is because cocoa butter, like chocolate, contains a lot of CMP. Researchers in Japan reported that CMP inhibits the growth of cancerous cells and tumors by reducing active oxygen levels in the body, and concluded that CMP inhibits the oxidation of LDL (good) cholesterol and the production of inflammatory cells; there is some evidence that the CMP in cocoa butter may also help prevent heart disease and ease arthritic symptoms.
Preliminary research indicates that CMP actually helps suppress excessive T-cell activity in the immune system, which could help treat conditions associated with overactive immune systems, such as psoriasis, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.