If you overindulged at Christmas (quite right too) and are now on a New Year detox, chocolate beauty products are a great way to get that sweet cocoa fix without eating it. Cacao powder (the raw ingredient of chocolate) is actually very beneficial for your skin. Here are six chocolate beauty products you need to try…
The Library of Fragrance Dark Chocolate Cologne Spray, £15
This rich and exotic scent will transport you back 3000 years to South America, when they drank dark chocolate as a bitter drink. The Library of Fragrance scents are incredibly realistic and are all about evoking memories and emotion from our sense of smell. They are unisex too, so don’t let anything hold you back from covering yourself in this.
Ciate Dark Choc Pot Fragranced Nail Polish Remover, £6
Painting our nails is all well and good, but it’s a real pain to take the polish off again. You can make things easy for yourself, and treat your nose to a nail polish remover that doesn’t smell horrific, with this chocolate-scented pot from Ciate. All you do is dip one finger it at a time, wiggle it around and then pull it out clean. Ciate is 5 FREE too, so its products don’t contain formaldehyde, toluene and DBP, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde resin, or camphor.
Lush Dirty Massage Bar, £5.95
This massage bar was born out of their spearmint Gorilla perfume ‘Dirty’ and is mint chocolate-scented and made with cocoa powder and vegan dark chocolate. There is also a scent of lavender and neroli for real relaxing bliss. Just warm it up with body temperature to get that chocolate and cocoa flowing.
Frank Body Cacao Coffee Body Scrub, £12.95
Keep your skin soft and your mind alert with this natural coffee and cacao rough body scrub. Cacao extract is packed full of antioxidants, and the toughness of the ground coffee beans will buff away any dead skin. Add in Omega-3, Omega-6, Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Vitamin D-rich, cold-pressed Sweet Almond Oil and cold-pressed Macadamia Oil and your skin will be perfectly hydrated and nourished too.
Burt’s Bees Revitalising Blueberry & Chocolate Lip Balm, £3.99
Burt’s Bees products are formulated with conditioning beeswax. This one also contains antioxidant-rich Blueberry Seed Oil and Cocoa Powder (to help protect your lips against environmental pollution) and Cocoa Seed Butter to soften and condition. You can feel safe in the knowledge that it’s a 100% natural product too, but do try to resist eating it – it is for your lips after all.
Faith in Nature Chocolate Handmade Soap, £1.89
This natural, vegan and organic soap smells delicious and is paraben and SLS free. Keep it by the sink to use on your hands, or take it in the shower with you and you’ll smell good enough to eat with its sweet chocolate and vanilla scent.
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