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National Chocolate Day is October 28 and it’s a day all redheads can celebrate! If you’ve read previous posts about the benefits of coconut oil for redhead skin, you will understand why we love chocolate for redhead skin too. Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, the dried and fermented seeds of the cacao tree. Cocoa beans are fiercely hydrating, much like coconut oil and shea butter. And, cacao powder offers high levels of antioxidants to help repair and protect the skin from damage.

Although my favorite form of chocolate is in a warm mug with a dash of cinnamon, my sensitive redhead skin is a huge fan of cocoa. Below are some chocolate and cocoa redhead-approved beauty favorites:

1. Andalou Naturals Kukui Cocoa Nourishing Body Butter, $14

This product mixes the calming properties of Kukui nut butter with the protective properties of the cocoa powder to create a one-two combo of moisture to combat the drying effects of cooler weather.

2. Burt’s Bees Richly Replenishing Cocoa and Cupuacu Butters Body Lotion, $8

This rich, non-greasy lotion for dry skin absorbs quickly and gently moistures the skin. Made with cocoa and cupuacu butters.

3. St. Ives Softening Cocoa Butter Vanilla Bean Body Lotion, $14

St.Ives is more well known for their exfoliants. That doesn’t mean that they don’t make incredible body lotions. This lotion uses the classic combo of chocolate and vanilla for a silky non-greasy body lotion perfect for after a warm shower.

4. Miss Spa Chocolate Self-Heating Clay Mask, $7

This face mask helps you reap the benefits of both clay masks and cocoa. Kaolin, Bentonite, and Zeolite clay work together to absorb oil while the exfoliating lactic acid helps shed dead skin cells.

5. Ulta Coffee and Chocolate Energizing SuperFood Mud Mask, $8

This product brings in the reenergizing benefits of coffee and backs it up with all the effects of cocoa. The consistency is gel-like and leans more towards the chocolate than the coffee when it comes to smell.

 

6. Lush Yuzu and Cocoa Body Spray, $ 34

This body spray uses the cocoa for light hydration with added scents of grapefruit and bergamot. The mix of chocolate sweet and citric bitter is the perfect scent to get you in the mood for Redhead Season.

7. GIOVANNI Hot Chocolate Sugar Body Scrub, $25

This gentle, ‘redhead friendly’ body exfoliator warms up upon contact with skin, making it quick to absorb into the pores. It will leave your skin smooth and nourished.

Rock it like a Redhead! 

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