Cocoa Butter and Anti aging Skin Repair

Cocoa Butter:

Botanical Name- Theobroma cacao

Origin- Africa

Extraction- Expeller Pressed/Refined from Cocoa Beans

Shelf life- Approx. 3 year if stored in a cool dark place

Raw Cocoa is a hard, light yellow butter with a light chocolate-like odour. It has healing and moisturizing qualities which have made it very popular in the making of lotions, soaps, moisturisers and lip balms, often as a thickening agent. It is very emollient and protective for skin while making the soap solid and dense in form.

It contains antioxidants and is naturally rich in Vitamin E which assists in anti-aging, and scar tissue health as well as containing cocoa mass polyphenol (CMP). This is a substance that inhibits the production of immunoglobulin IgE’s which aggravates symptoms of both dermatitis and asthma. So it’s like an antibody to allergies!

Anti-aging

Cocoa butter is rich in antioxidants including oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid. These fatty acids actually are a benefit to your skin, because they will provide a layer of protection from skin stressors and free radicals. This helps to slow to process of aging while acting as a mild sunscreen. Your skin will look healthier from day one. Because this will also slow the development of wrinkles, you will reap the benefits for years to come.

Skin Healer

Weather, hormones, and seasons of life all impact the health of our skin. Cocoa butter is a gentle and non-toxic option to help reverse the numerous signs of life. Almost any pregnant woman will tell you that she has heard of or tried cocoa butter for stretch marks. While, there may be no complete, proven cure, women boldly testify of positive results. The previously mentioned antioxidants also work to lighten age spots, to even skin tone, and to reduce scars. Some people have even recommended cocoa butter as a natural healer for those with sensitive skin or skin irritations such as eczema and dermatitis. Using cocoa butter is an easy way to replace commercial ointments and creams that are generally loaded with harmful chemicals.

It can be used in the treatment of dry lips or skin, wrinkles and sun damage, It has many anti-aging properties but is also beneficial to minor burns and other skin irritations or complains.

So that’s why it’s in most of my soaps and most of my healing balms. 😉

It’s Completely WONDERFUL!

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Magnesium Oil v Bath v Cream. You will be SHOCKED!

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Magnesium Essentials

Whilst researching this life changing mineral, Magnesium Chloride,
(MgCl2) , I discovered in depth, the efficiency of each carrier containing the Magnesium and it’s absorption levels via human skin.

A recent pilot study set out to determine whether magnesium in a cream could be absorbed transdermally in humans to improve magnesium status. Current formulations include magnesium oils and transdermal creams, from which the magnesium may be absorbed across the skin and into the systemic circulation.

Extensive studies of the Israel army with a magnesium-containing skin protectant cream (IB1) showed that magnesium is not absorbed through the skin…

…compared to the lipophilic nature of a water and oil emulsion (lotion/Cream), Such as Aromatic Essentials brand – Magnesium Essentials. To discover why this brand is the best learn more…

The 34 subjects administered 10 mL of magnesium-rich lotion or placebo lotion three times daily over a period of three days.

The study tested the safety of repeated applications, including ruling out the transdermal permeation of magnesium, which may lead to a dangerous blood magnesium level, since the lotion contains magnesium sulphate. Other objectives included the detection of dermatological adverse effects, the assessment of application convenience, and the effect on daily activities.

The topical skin protectant lotion (IB1) containing magnesium was tested in a human study. Preclinical studies in several animal models have proven the protective efficacy of IB1. In a randomized, placebo-controlled phase I clinical study it was examined whether a magnesium-rich lotion, after repeated topical application, leads to changes in serum magnesium concentrations in 34 healthy volunteers.

Importantly, no serious adverse effects were recorded and the lotion did not interfere with daily tasks. There were no significant differences in magnesium levels between the placebo and the study groups in any of the applications. No toxic levels of magnesium were found in either group.

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Magnesium Chloride (MgCl2 ) formulated in cream compared to MgCl2 in solution.

The transdermal permeation efficiency of magnesium from MgCl2 Cream1 and MgCl2 cream2 was studied across skin compared to the positive control MgCl2 water solution and the negative control phosphate buffer solution. The cream or solution equivalent to 2.76 mg of magnesium was applied per 2.52 cm2 of skin.

Samples were collected after 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 24 hours and analyzed. The experiments were performed in triplicates. The results were analyzed using unpaired
t-test. The cumulative magnesium permeation from magnesium Cream1 was 29.79 ± 13.92.

Magnesium cream II, was 24.53 ± 9.98  

Magnesium Oil/Water solution, and phosphate buffer across human skin after 24 h were found to be 6.18 ± 1.36, and 5.62 ± 1.83 respectively.

This study showed that a magnesium cream leads to statistically significant magnesium permeation compared with the two control solutions; Magnesium cream1 showed greater magnesium permeation than all other methods of topical application.

A formulated magnesium cream was able to successfully deliver the magnesium of pharmaceutical grade MgCl2 across human skin.

Transdermal magnesium may play an important role treating symptoms of sub-optimal magnesium status. However, further in vitro and animal studies are warranted to establish the efficacy of varying formulations [21].

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Referenced from
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5579607/