Layer Up with Cocoa Butter

The days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing, and the temperatures are cooling... Autumn is simply beautiful – but the crisp, dry #sweaterweather we love so much can quickly make our skin equally crisp and dry.

It’s time to add some layers to your fall outfits – make sure one of them is a quality moisturizer. Luckily, we have a secret ingredient to help keep your skin feeling, looking, and smelling its best this time of year: cocoa butter!


We’re glad you asked! The fat in the cocoa butter actually forms a protective barrier on your skin to keep skin moisturized and lock in hydration, which does wonders for all skin types. Cocoa butter also aids in preventingprematurely aging skin and can help diminish fine lines and wrinkles. And just in case you’re pregnant, know this: cocoa butter is even known to help minimize the appearance of stretch marks and other scars.

According to Stephanie Ivonne, a licensed esthetician who serves on the advisory board for Smart Style Today, cocoa beans contain a high amount of fatty acids, antioxidants, and a compound called “phytochemicals” – which is linked to keeping skin looking and feeling healthy. Basically, cocoa butter is your skin’s BFF.

Then there’s the tantalizing chocolate aroma… Yes, cocoa butter is part of what makes chocolate taste so good – so if you’re a chocolate fan (who isn’t?!), using cocoa butter on your skin will delight your sense of smell! (Note: just because it smells good enough to eat, don’t do it.)


With so much going for it, no wonder the iconic Cococare 100% Cocoa Butter Stick – aka “The Yellow Stick” – has been a must-have for those in-the-know for 50 years! (Seriously, check out the thousands of reviews on iherb!)Just like the name suggests, it’s made from 100% pure cocoa butter, bringing your skin ALL those fabulous benefits. The small, stick-like packaging of this Cococare cult classic makes it super convenient to butter-up anytime, anywhere. Simply pop the cap, push the 100% Cocoa Butter Stick up, and apply to any area of your skin that’s in need of some TLC. It’s like a lip balm for your whole body!


Speaking of lip balm, did you know there’s a “Little Yellow Stick” too!? Cococare’s Cocoa Butter Lip Balm has the same benefits as the Cocoa Butter Stick, but is specially formulated for the lips – which tend to suffer the most in the fall and winter. Our Cocoa Butter Lip Balm’s emollient qualities mean it goes on smoothly to moisturize and help prevent and protect dry, chapped, cracked, and windburned lips.


Cococare has been bringing people the benefits of cocoa butter, nature’s perfect moisturizer, since the day we started back in 1968 – it’s why we’re named Cococare! It’s also part of our commitment to #SkincareForAll: making nutrient-rich skincare (and lipcare and haircare) more accessible.That’s why our highly rated 100% Cocoa Butter Stick and Cocoa Butter Lip Balm have an MSRP of only $1.75 and $1.97 each, respectively! It’s also why so many of our fans stock up on 10, 20 or more at a time…

We hope you’ll give cocoa butter a try – and tell us if you fall in love with your new fall skincare layer!