Happy International Chocolate Day, everyone!
It’s the best day for sweet tooth everywhere. Aside from satisfying our cravings, there are also beauty products infused with cocoa or which smell like our favorite chocolate bar. In fact, cocoa powder actually has beauty benefits: it helps exfoliate dead skin cells, repairs skin, and improves natural hydration. Using chocolate masks can improve blood flow and collagen production. A dark chocolate mask can even help reduce hyperpigmentation.
If you’re a chocolate and beauty lover, it’s time for you to cop products that combine your two favorites. Here are some suggestions:
Beauty Bakery All-Purpose Chocolate Oil Mist
This face mist is infused with cocoa butter, coconut oil, and seaweed extracts to hydrate and protect your skin from free radicals. You can use this to prep your skin before applying makeup or as a setting spray. Either way, you’ll get a natural glow in just one spritz. The best part? It smells like chocolate! Available on Beauty MNL.
Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask
Dealing with dry skin? Try Perricone MD’s Cocoa Moisture Mask, which hydrates the skin and makes it look luminous after each use. All you need to do is apply the cream mask onto your face, leave it on for five to 10 minutes, then rinse it with warm water. Available on Lazada.
Sophie Paris Reviving Chocolate Mask
Get rid of dead skin cells with this chocolate peel-off mask from Sophie Paris. It’s made with cacao seed extract which helps remove flaky skin and also gives you a healthy glow afterwards. Available on Oolala.
Han Skin Care Cosmetics Bronzer Maui
This organic cocoa powder-infused bronzer will give you sun-kissed skin and will make you smell like chocolate too. This is also talc-free, made with oil-absorbing rice powder, and gives you a non-cakey finish. Available on Zalora PH.
The Soapranos Soap Bar in Orange-Patchouli & Chocolate
The Soapranos is known for its cruelty-free soaps made with all-natural ingredients like essential oils and mineral clay. Orange Patchouli Chocolate combines zesty and sweet scents in one bar. Not only will your skin feel smooth thanks to the shea butter, you’ll also smell good, too. Available at The Naturale Market, BGC.
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Who would forget Too Faced’s iconic chocolate-scented eyeshadow palette? It comes with 16 pigmented shimmer and matte shades, and it’s infused with an indulgent cocoa aroma. Available on Sephora PH.
Scent Swatch Flirty
Flirty has white chocolate notes that will surely add a sweet twist to your usual fragrance. It also comes in a sleek glass bottle you can bring everywhere, so you can spritz this while you’re on the go. Available at Retail Lab, Glorietta 3.
Art by Tricia Guevara
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