12 Chocolate-Based Beauty Products you Need to Try

Let’s take a look at some luscious beauty products containing chocolate, otherwise known as cocoa, in their purest form.

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The cream also contains real Swiss chocolate.

We can all agree that chocolate has a feel-good factor to it.

You are immediately transported to a world of bliss where you can forget your worldly problems as you self-indulge.

The guilty pleasure relationship that women have with chocolate is no hidden secret.

It is with much relish that women give in to the temptation of enticing aroma and melting happiness in the mouth.

Interestingly, chocolate contains several interesting psychoactive chemicals.

These include anandamide, a neurotransmitter whose name comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Ananda’ meaning joy, bliss and delight.

But if you thought chocolate was only to treat your taste buds, you are in for a surprise.

Chocolate, especially the dark variety, has immense health benefits, and it can give you healthy, glowing and flawless skin.

Dark chocolate contains catechins, polyphenols, and flavanols. These organic compounds make it a powerful antioxidant.

Dark chocolate is made from cacao seed extracts that are considered super fruits in terms of their antioxidant capacity.

It is widely acknowledged that dark cocoa chocolates contain more flavanols, polyphenols, and other antioxidants than any other fruits.

There is a smorgasbord of beauty products available with chocolate as the main ingredient, all to help you enjoy the decadence without the calories.

Karin Herzog Choco2 Cream

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Karin Herzog is a well-known Swiss skincare brand that reportedly Duchess Catherine has been a fan of for many years and uses for her gorgeous glowing complexion.

Choco2 is an anti-ageing cream with 1.2% oxygen and vitamins E, C, D, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sesame and avocado oils.

The cream also contains real Swiss chocolate.

Karin Herzog Choco 2 is a revolutionary treatment cream that can offer exceptional results for those who suffer from hormonal fluctuations which directly affect the condition of their skin.

The intense and accelerated cellular activity enables the skin to function at its optimum best for up to eight hours and is the key to its dramatic effects.

Evolve Raw Cacao & Coconut Radiant Glow Mask

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The Evolve Raw Cacao & Coconut Radiant Glow Mask is a vegan, gluten-free mask without any artificial fragrances and is suitable for all skin types.

It contains organic raw cacao powder and vanilla oil which can help to smoothen and awaken your skin.

This radiant mask also contains upcycled coconut particles to exfoliate the skin without irritation.

Leave on for 10 minutes on cleansed skin and then wash off gently. It will buff your skin to silky perfection leaving you smelling heavenly.

Iossi Chocolate & Orange Revitalizing & Relaxing Mask

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Containing Theobroma cacao, sweet orange oil and red clay, this nourishing anti-wrinkle mask will leave your skin looking smooth and refreshed.

Mix the mask with water or hydrolate to form a paste. You can even further add a couple of drops of your favourite body oil for a silky texture.

You then apply this paste all over your face, leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

LUSH Glen Cocoa Face Mask

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With ingredients so fresh that you need to store this exquisite mask in the fridge, this product is sure to beautify and pamper your skin.

It contains almond butter, raw cocoa powder and some wonderful essential oils to work the charm.

Take the mask out of the fridge for a few minutes before using then apply evenly across damp skin.

Leave for 10 minutes and rinse off with warm water and a flannel.

LUSH also has a body wash called Posh Chocolate which contains vegan natural ingredients.

Slather this concoction of cocoa powder, hazelnut milk and aloe vera over your body for irresistible silky skin.

Leafology Cacao & Cardamom Softening Lip Scrub

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Technically this scrub, which is made with organic cacao, cinnamon, spice and coconut sugar, is edible but has been created to transform your dry chapped lips into soothed submission.

It is indeed a unique concoction you won’t find easily.

Grab a fingertip of the scrub, apply it all over the lips and rub gently in circles. Wash away to reveal exfoliated shimmering lips.

Benton Cacao Moist and Mild Cream

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With cacao, hyaluronic acid and botanicals, this cream promises to hydrate the skin leaving it plump, soft and supple.

Just gently massage it into the skin after your cleansing routine and leave it to do the rest.

For those who would prefer a serum version, there is one available with the same name and properties. This Korean product is winning hearts for sure.

Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Firming Face Oil

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If you have not been using face oils, you are missing out. Good face oil can work wonders and transform your skin within days.

Jurlique’s Age Defying Face Oil with cocoa seed butter, blackcurrant and avocado and other oils is sure to make your skin glow.

It also contains rock samphire, regarded as the retinol of the sea and bears anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.

Savon De Marseille Chocolate French Soap

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These artisan soaps made in Marseille, France have a cult following for good reasons.

The freshest Mediterranean ingredients, traditional processes and strong eco ethos have got them to repeat customers.

This super affordable piece of chocolate heaven smells divine and you will be stepping out of the shower with a smile on your face every time.

UpCircle Chocolate & Charcoal Soap Bar

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This chocolate charcoal soap bar is made with residual chai spices used to create Henny & Joe’s chai syrup and is suitable for the face and body.

Cacao boosts circulation and brightens, charcoal draws out the impurities and the chai spices gently exfoliate.

No wonder everyone is loving this multi-award-winning soap bar.

Too Faced Cocoa Contour and Highlighting Palette

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This contouring and highlighting palette looks good enough to eat and smells irresistible too, you will have to stop yourself from having a nibble.

Infused with cocoa powder and featuring six gorgeous shades from light to dark, you can chisel your face to perfection.

You can use these on the eyes too as neutral eyeshadows and brighten up your peepers.

The pans are pressed in the brand’s iconic chocolate-bar shape, housed in a chic brown and gold compact.

Clinique My Happy Cocoa & Cashmere Eau de Parfum

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Get ready to be enveloped in a dreamy, sweet fragrance that will uplift your mood no matter how dull the weather might be.

This light-hearted fragrance is introduced with notes of sugary cocoa, golden amber and vanilla.

Jasmine, pink pepper and musk entice as middle notes and the symphony ends with honeysuckle and solar salicylates.

If you have a sweet tooth this one will be right up your alley and will be leaving dulcet memories with everyone you meet.

Ravenscourt Apothecary Co Lavender & Chocolate Body Butter

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This whipped body butter will dive into your skin’s deepest layers to caress and smoothen it, allowing your whole body to unwind.

Food-grade cocoa butter makes it smell like chocolate and the essential oils will provide holistic help to revive dry dull skin.

You cannot but give in to such nourishing goodness.

If you are looking for a chocolate-based gift for someone special or want to pamper yourself, you can now head to the beauty store instead of the sweets aisle.

It is an ideal way to enjoy the experience without the guilty calories.

Jasmine Vithalani is an avid lifestyle enthusiast with multi-dimensional interests. Her motto is “Light the fire within you to light the world with your fire.”