“Coffee makes it possible to get out of bed. Chocolate makes it worthwhile.”
Coffee and chocolate. Both dark, both bitter, both capable of completely transforming your day. It’s hard to find a coffee lover who doesn’t like chocolate and vice versa. And when the two come together – it’s nothing short of fireworks!
The default image that comes to mind when you think of coffee and chocolate is probably a beautifully rich mocha, in a large, comforting mug that you can sit with for a while. However, these two are a winning combination in another area, and that’s skincare.
Yes, both coffee and cocoa taste amazing and have many health benefits, but they’re also great for your skin. Here’s a look at these ingredients are as good for your skin as they are for your mood.
Benefits of Cocoa for Skin
One reason many to use Cocoa as a hero ingredient in skincare is because of its high-fat content. This makes it an excellent moisturizer for the skin, forming a barrier over the skin and locking in the moisture.
Cocoa is full of antioxidants – even more than green tea! This helps fight damage-causing free radicals and protect skin in the process.
Thanks to its antioxidants like flavonoids and other plant compounds like phytochemicals, cocoa can also fight sun damage by filtering harmful UV rays.
Cocoa is rich in skin-friendly vitamins like Vitamins C, D, and E that help prevent premature aging.
Cocoa also possesses anti-inflammatory properties, due to which it is soothing and helps heal irritation due to dermatitis or eczema.
Benefits of Coffee for Skin
Like cocoa, coffee is also full of antioxidants. According to the American Chemical Society, coffee is among the most popular sources of antioxidants compared to other ingredients.
The main component of coffee is caffeine, which is believed to dilate the blood vessels under the skin, increase blood circulation, and reduce cellulite appearance.
Coffee can also fight photodamage, reducing the appearance of fine lines, redness, and sunspots. Coffee contains chlorogenic acids and melanoidins that fight inflammation and hyperpigmentation. Thanks to its antibacterial properties, coffee can also heal acne and other skin infections.
Now you know how CoCo combination is such a potent one when it comes to skincare. Mamaearth has a complete CoCo Range of products for your face and body, and that too without parabens, toxins, or other nasty stuff.
The Mamaearth CoCo Range: Your Skin’s BFF
CoCo Face Wash
The first step in any skincare routine is cleansing, and what better way to start your day than with coffee on your skin? CoCo face wash is the perfect way to wake up your skin. It leaves your skin nice and clean while also detoxifying it. It also helps undo any sun damage of the previous day.
Cocoa helps soften skin and make it look fresh, and reduce pigmentation. It also smells great and is a lovely way to start or even the day. Cleansing the face with the CoCo Face Wash energizes the skin and makes it receptive to all the nutrients in the products that follow.
To use the CoCo face wash, wet your face, and apply a small amount of the product. Gently massage it all over the face with the fingertips in a circular motion. Rinse off with cold water. Coldwater helps tighten the pores and makes the skin on the face tighter.
CoCo Face Scrub
While cleansing the face every day is essential for keeping skin clean and fresh, the skin also needs a little extra. Dead skin cells and other impurities tend to settle on the skin’s surface, blocking pores and increasing the risk for breakouts. A good exfoliation once in a while will help get rid of these cells, allowing fresh young skin to shine through, increasing the regeneration of collagen.
However, using harsh, abrasive face scrubs can irritate the skin, especially sensitive skin. That’s why you need a gentle exfoliator like the Mamaearth CoCo Face Scrub. It exfoliates gently, getting rid of impurities, dead skin cells, along with hyperpigmentation. It evens out the skin tone and leaves skin feeling and looking fresh.
Along with Cocoa and Coffee, the CoCo Face Scrub also contains Shea Butter, which moisturizes skin and heals any irritation. To use the scrub, just wet the face and neck and use a small amount of the product to massage in a circular motion. Scrub for a couple of minutes and rinse off with cold water.
CoCo Face Mask
You cleanse your face every day and exfoliate a couple of times a week. But if you’re in the mood for some TLC for your face, go with the Mamaearth CoCo Face Mask. Using a mask helps you create a spa-like experience at home, especially during times like this when going outside to an actual spa is restricted. Face masks also help provide some deep moisturization while tackling any skin issues you may have.
When you use the CoCo Face Mask, you get all these benefits and more. The coffee and cocoa make the mask look, feel, and smell lovely and go a long way in creating a spa ambiance wherever you are. Caffeine provides an effective detox for your skin and helps tackle deep seated concerns like sun damage, pigmentation, and blocked pores. The result is fresh, glowing skin, with an even complexion and no oiliness. Skin also looks plump, and signs of premature aging are visibly reduced.
Along with Coffee and Cocoa, this mask also contains glycerin, which is an excellent humectant and keeps the skin well moisturized. To use the mask, first, make sure the face is properly cleansed and dry. Then apply the mask in a layer all over the face and neck. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes, and take the time to relax. Then wash off with lukewarm water.
Sometimes all your skin needs is a quick boost of hydration without feeling too heavy. In our fast-paced lifestyles, we need solutions that deliver in as little time as possible. One good example of this is skin yogurt, which is light, easily absorbed, and perfect for modern life. Mamaearth CoCo Yogurt checks all these boxes, as it is instantly absorbed into the skin and can even be applied right after a shower on damp skin.
Coffee and Cocoa help keep the formulation light and non-greasy but ensuring that skin stays hydrated for long. It penetrates well into the skin layers and is ideal for soothing skin after a long day outdoors or after too much sun exposure. This makes the CoCo yogurt perfect for all seasons, but especially for summer.
The yogurt also contains glycerin, a star moisturizer, and ensures that moisture stays trapped in the skin, keeping it hydrated all day. The yogurt is incredibly easy to use – apply straight on damp skin and massage gently. It is light enough to reapply through the day whenever your skin feels dry.
CoCo Body Butter
Body yogurts work great all year round, but sometimes your skin needs intense hydration, especially during winters when the air gets dry. That’s when body butter enters the picture. Body butters generally contain higher amounts of fats and are thicker and more intense. Mamaearth CoCo Body Butter offers this kind of high moisturization thanks to the fatty acids in cocoa and shea butter.
Body Butter also provides a dose of antioxidants, thanks to the cocoa and coffee. The thick butter has a lovely fragrance and keeps skin smooth, soft, and supple in the coldest winters. Mamaearth CoCo Body Butter also contains high amounts of antioxidants and improves collagen production boosting skin elasticity.
Mamaearth CoCo Body Butter also contains sunflower seed oil, an excellent source of Vitamin E, a skin-friendly Vitamin that heals inflammatory symptoms like redness and irritation. Take some Mamaearth CoCo Body Butter and massage all over the body, making sure it is completely absorbed and that there is no residue.
CoCo Body Lotion
Everyone needs a good body lotion that moisturizes the skin while providing valuable nutrients to help it stay healthy and glowing. Got rough elbows or knees? Need to slather on something on your tummy? Body lotion will help with everything!
Together, these ingredients nourish, moisturize, and keep your skin feeling light and soft to the touch all day long. It also smells incredibly great and is an excellent mood booster. Simply pump out how much ever you need and massage all over till absorbed.
CoCo Hand Cream
Our hands give out our age, more than our face! This is because the hands do so much for us and the skin on the hands is subject to more damage than the skin on the rest of the body. Additionally, the skin on the hands is different; even the skin on the hands’ back is different from the skin on the palms, which means that the hands require some specialized treatment.
A great way to get this TLC is with the Mamaearth CoCo Hand Cream. Made with Coffee, Cocoa, Shea Butter, and Glycerin, this hand cream moisturizes the hands, locking in that moisture and making them feel soft and smooth. It also soothes any rough, dry patches. What’s more, the CoCo hand cream also kills 99% of germs, an essential factor since our hands come into contact with so many objects throughout the day.
Sine we use sanitizers and hand wash a lot more than usual these days, our hands dry out faster. Just apply a small amount of hand cream on the palms and massage all over the hands. You may need to reapply after washing or sanitizing or whenever the hands feel dry.