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Chocolate is synonymous with Valentine’s Day (or any day for that matter), but indulging doesn’t have to impact your waistline. More than a sweet treat, the cocoa used to make chocolate is a natural source of potent antioxidants when eaten—and applied to the skin. Here, a few products that will satisfy your cravings without the guilt or extra calories.
Farmhouse Fresh Sundae Best Chocolate Softening Mask
This delicious blend of cocoa, coconut milk and honey may sound good enough to eat, but it’s actually formulated to soften, soothe and protect the skin from free-radical damage. It gets its antioxidant boost from the addition of vitamin E and coenzyme Q10, and this 98% natural mask is also paraben-, sulfate- and gluten-free.
Sircuit Skin Mocha Loca Plus
Treat dry, sensitive, discolored skin to a gentle resurfacing peel infused with a decadent chocolate scent. Packed with exfoliating lactic acid along with a dose of antioxidants courtesy of vitamin E, green tea, horse chestnut and grapeseed extracts, it helps smooth the look of lines and wrinkles as it works to restore suppleness and elasticity.
Karin Herzog Chocolate! Face Cream
Who says you can’t start (or end) your day with chocolate? Ideal for all skin types, this indulgent anti-aging moisturizer features aromatic Swiss chocolate plus orange and avocado oils to plump up the skin, enhance radiance and satisfy your sweet tooth.
Shea Terra Shea Nilotik & Malawi Sugar 2-in-1 Body Scrub
If you’ve ever dreamed of slathering your body in brownie mix, this skin-smoothing multitasker is for you. Serving up sugar- and pumice-based exfoliation, antioxidant-rich cacao mass (pure, raw chocolate before it is separated into cocoa and cocoa butter) and super-hydrating shea butter, it does the work of a scrub and body cream in one scrumptious step. It’s also 99.7% natural, fair trade, free of artificial fragrances and totally addictive.
Too Faced The Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
This palette may look like a Hershey bar on the outside, but inside you’ll find 16 tempting chocolate-scented matte and shimmery eyeshadows. Predominantly neutral with a few pops of color to keep your looks interesting, this is the only palette you need to create an infinite number of looks for day and night.
NOTE: All products were purchased or sampled in-store. All opinions are my own.