This Raw Cacao Face Mask is your “Golden Ticket” and will help to repair and rejuvenate your skin while using potent plant-derived ingredients.
Why Do We Want To Smear Sukime’s Sacred Raw Cacao (Chocolate) Face Mask on Our Faces?
- Cacao is rich in antioxidants called flavonoids, which are great for stimulating blood circulation in the skin, smoothing fine lines, and giving you a rosy glow.
- All those antioxidants help restore cell functioning and fight free radical damage and repair skin cells.
- Potent antioxidants may also improve collagen and elastin production to revealing firmer, “bouncier” skin.
- Cacao is a potent anti-inflammatory and can help soothe redness and reduce blemishes.
- Raw Cacao’s amazing and intoxicating chocolate scent may actually help reduce sugar cravings. According to researchers, just smelling cacao activates the same neurotransmitters in the brain as when you eat it.
And that’s not it – Sukime’s Sacred Repair Raw Cacao Face Mask combines Raw Cacao and Turmeric can give any skin type a more clear and youthful appearance!
Cacao and Turmeric have been used for hundreds of years by the Mayans and by Ayurvedic Medicine in India.
In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric has been applied to the skin as a means of healing and inflammatory reduction. In terms of Beautification in India, turmeric continues to be used to this day for the removal of unwanted facial hair, softening the skin, and lightening skin tone.
Both of these superfoods possess very powerful benefits for the skin, when applied topically and when consumed internally.
How does Vegan Raw Cacao Face Mask Benefits your Skin?
Our Raw Cacao Face Mask is made from cold-pressing un-roasted Bali-grown cacao beans, this leaves all the enzymes and nutrients in place, unlike cocoa powder, which is a darker, richer color of chocolate and a sweeter in taste. Though made in the same way as cacao, however, the cocoa powder goes a set further (more processing) and is heated or baked at a high temperature, diminishing antioxidant content but bringing forth more chocolate flavor.
Our Raw Cacao powder contains free-radical fighting antioxidants, it is a rich source of flavonoids. Cacao contains the phytochemical epicatechin, this secondary plant compound aids in the prevention of wrinkles. The presence of catechins in cacao provides anti-aging benefits, by turning down age-promoting cell mechanisms and enhancing the strength of the cell membrane.
Our Raw Cacao aids in improving the functionality of blood vessels, increasing the micro-circulation (your face is filled with tons of small blood vessels that sometimes don’t get a lot of new blood pumped into them), and improving skin density and hydration.
Our Raw Cacao Face Mask is also a rich source of minerals including; copper, iron, manganese, sulfur, and zinc. When cacao is applied topically they all provide numerous benefits to the skin primarily much-needed nutrients, as well as promoting cell health and preventing cellular degeneration.
Why infuse turmeric into our Raw Cacao Face Mask? What are the Benefits for Your Skin?
Turmeric has long been used for healing here in Bali. It is the main ingredient in a traditional medicinal drink every Balinese knows how to make called “jamu”. Local Balinese also use turmeric powder as a scrub to be absorbed through the skin.
Many benefits of turmeric and its active compound curcumin attest to its workings when consumed orally. However, it is just as powerful when applied topically. Turmeric aids the reduction of inflammation and swelling, as well as pain associated with such issues, making it a great topical application that can also be used across the whole body.
Apply turmeric to your skin can help reducing acne, rashes, eczema, pimples, psoriasis, and fungal infections. It has been known to discourage the growth of facial hair, which can be beneficial for individuals with hypertrichosis or hirsutism. (A turmeric face mask would need to be applied daily for at least a month to see results).
Daily we are exposed to hundreds of different toxins and environmental pollutants that clog our pores and making it hard for our skin to breathe and cleanse itself. Turmeric aids in healing and cleansing the skin by assisting the skin’s ability to detoxify.
Moreover, curcumin, the active compound in turmeric possesses anti-aging benefits. Premature aging is often a result of environmental factors and the skin’s inability to detox as well as a lack of sufficient nutrients. Topically applying curcumin has been shown to prevent free radical damage and skin water loss, provide skin with a natural SPF of 15, protect skin against wrinkles, aids in a youthful appearance, and promote glowing skin.