The older I get the more I seem to love chocolate. This was a theme in a conversation I had recently, as a few other women felt the same. But its not a craving for cheap, sugar-laden bars, its more refined, like 80%+ dark chocolate and savouring the subtle smell and taste of it in a nice organic lip balm, or soothing face mask. Its all about the feel good chemical in chocolate!
I have discovered a few new products containing the black gold, as it has been a few months since my last feature on chocolate in skincare products.Cioccolatinahas added a newChocolat Lip Balmto the range, a blend of cocoa butter, shavings of organic virgin coconut and organic chocolate with a touch of vanilla and spearmint essential oils (£2.75 for 4g).
Raw Gaiahas added aRaw Chocolate Face Packwhich is said to promote a smooth and well toned complexion and is made with four natural ingredients carefully chosen for their nourishing and beautifying properties: raw chocolate powder, the highest known source of antioxidants in the world-, red clay, organic turmeric and organic amla fruit powder. I love the purity of Raw Gaia's ingredients and this is the only chocolate face mask I have found since Ecco Bella's and it compares most favourably in price (£8.20 for 50g jar where Ecco Bella was £25 for 125ml). I was also disappointed to discover that Ecco Bella's Dark Chocolate Mask contained parabens.