INCI: Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
Cocoa Butter is the natural fat from the seeds of the fruit of the Cacao tree (grows in tropical regions), rich in oleic, stearic & palmitic fatty acids, contains also flavors (e.g. vanillic acid), sterols, tannins & pigments. It is a soft, yellow semi-solid fat, pleasant cacao odor and it is soluble in warm alcohol or oils, insoluble in water. Cocoa Butter is an excellent skin softener & conditioner, film forming agent, non-gelling thickener, moisturizer, anti-wrinkles effects, restores skin flexibility, emulsion stabilizer. To use cocoa butter in formulations, warm to melt before use, add to oil phase of formula. It is used in creams, lotions, pomades, balms, protective creams, ointments, makeup products and conditioners, usually at concentrations of creams 3-6%, balms 6-60 %.
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