When it comes to people’s beauty concerns as they age, the eyes (and the area around them) often rise to the top of the list. Dark circles, saggy skin and the dreaded “crow’s feet” can impact these areas and be a surefire sign of aging as you grow older. What most people don’t know is that a little something called Cocoa Extract benefits skin to the point of combating the visible signs of aging.
If there’s any positive news when it comes to skin health and the eyes, it’s that an up and coming ingredient may just play a big role in fighting the signs of aging in this area. And that ingredient is chocolate — yes — chocolate. As it turns out, chocolate is a bit of a miracle ingredient when it comes to skin health. And one of the ways it can work its magic is by tightening and firming the skin around the eyes.
The skincare and beauty researchers at Cocoàge Cosmetics took note of these powers, which is why they incorporated chocolate (Cocoa Extract) into products such as Concentrated 24K Gold Caffeine Eye Serum and Delight Caffeine 24K Gold Eye Cream. Here’s what they had to say about the effectiveness of chocolate for the eyes.
4 Cocoa Extract Benefits for Your Under Eye Area
#1 It Tightens and Lifts
Some of the antioxidant compounds in Cocoa Extract, specifically theobromine (the caffeine-like active ingredient in chocolate) and theophylline, have a tightening and lifting effect on the face.
So when it comes to the under eye area, Cocoa Extract benefits the skin by acting as a bit of a mini-facelift for preserving tight, toned skin (makes sense that theophylline is known to help with cellulite – imagine what it can do for your face!).
#2 It Protects You from the Sun
Several studies have shown the ability of Cocoa Extract compounds to protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays. These are one of the skin’s biggest enemies when it comes to producing the signs of aging, and the eyes are one of the biggest areas impacted.
Here at Cocoàge Beauty we still advocate that you wear sunscreen daily no matter what the weather or season, but the beautiful thing is that skincare products containing a good dose of Cocoa Extract can help protect your skin from sun spots and other signs of aging caused by exposing your skin to the sun.
#3 Big-Time Moisture
Moisture also helps eye-related issues such as crow’s feet, and Cocoa Extract skincare products offer big-time nourishment to the skin thanks to components such as potassium and omega-6 fatty acids. This makes chocolate skincare particularly wonderful for people with dry skin.
#4 Overall Antioxidant Power
As a whole, Cocoa Extract-infused cosmetics pack a big-time antioxidant punch for eye health. Antioxidants have been scientifically proven to enhance cellular regeneration and repair, which keeps the skin looking firm and youthful well into your years.