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The Benefits of Shea & Cocoa Butter in Skincare

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As an esthetician for over 10 years, I always flip over a product and read the ingredient list before I put anything on my face or body.  I created Zoey koko with the belief that moms, aunties and grandmothers were doing the same when buying body care products for their loved one.  That’s why I made sure that we didn’t skimp on the good stuff when formulating our products.

Many bath and body products are laden with alcohol and other drying ingredients that are irritating to sensitive skin.  So I decided to make something better, because well, why not? I made sure all of our body butters, bubble bars and whipped soaps are chock full of the most nourishing nut butters to keep skin hydrated and healthy.  Not just any nut butter though – I made sure to use the best.

Please welcome, my favorite plant based butters Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter.

What are the benefits of Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter?

Dry skin is no match for the creamy and moisturizing properties that both Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter deliver. Here are some other benefits of these magical ingredients:

  1. Hydrating: Both butters provide an excellent source of hydration to the skin’s barrier by containing healthy fats that make skin jump for joy.
  2. Anti-inflammatory properties: Shea Butter contains cinnamic acid and other natural compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties, helping to soothe irritated skin and reduce redness.
  3. Gentle on sensitive skin: These butters are ideal for most skin types, including sensitive skin, and can help soothe conditions like eczema and dermatitis.
  4. Skin nourishment: Shea and Cocoa Butter are rich in vitamins A, E, and F, which contribute to the nourishment and revitalization of the skin.

And here’s a fun fact for ya- did you know Cocoa Butter is derived from the cocoa bean, the same origin as chocolate? No wonder I’ve been obsessed with it since I discovered it!

Don’t take my word for how amazing these ingredients are, just see for yourself.  Our Unicorn Body Butter, Watermelon Whipped Soap and Black Raspberry Bubble are some of our customer’s favorite products that contain the all mighty Shea and Cocoa Butter.

If you remember the Almond Joy and Mounds candy commercial from 1989 you’ll know that the catchy “sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t” slogan was on repeat in the brains of millions.  Well, to that I say, if you must feel like a nut, choose a nut butter like Cocoa or Shea!

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