So with all that in mind, you can understand why I was a willing participant and went along to experience a full chocolate body wrap at a top London spa. Not only does cocoa provide all the benefits above, but dark chocolate also helps to firm the skin and target problem areas around the thigh and stomach area, as well as helping to reduce cellulite. My body wrap started with a thorough cleanse and exfoliation, followed by a chocolate oil being massaged all over my limbs. The next stage was simple: a huge pile of dark chocolate was melted down and liberally applied to every inch of my body, followed by me being wrapped in tin foil and left to bake. After the chocolate had been left to work its magic for around twenty minutes, it was removed with a warm shower and a cocoa butter was applied to my dry skin to lock in the moisture. My skin was left exceptionally smooth and radiant, with all the dryness and uneven tone being replaced by limbs that were practically glowing. Although it's a rather unusual experience and not one that can be replicated easily at home (unless you have a lot of plastic furniture covering,) it did illustrate the benefits of cocoa and how quickly it set to work.
The Vaseline Essential Moisture Cocoa Radiant lotion contains cocoa too, to leave your skin feeling healthy and glowing. Their rich formula combines pure cocoa butter and the unique Stratys 3 technology, which penetrates deeply to infuse moisture to the top, core and deep layers of the skin. Not only does the range smell delicious, but it feels fabulous and is a complete pleasure to use. I'm going to be putting the products to the test over the next few days and will report back as to the results they provide and the difference I notice in my skin. I may also eat a lot of chocolate too, just to get me in the zone... Although I'm not sure Kinder Eggs count.
Vaseline Essential Moisture Cocoa Radiant Rich Feeling Lotion is available from Boots. Prices start at £2.99 for a 200ml bottle.
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