Cocoa Butter is derived from the cacao bean has been used for hundreds of years by cultures around the world to moisturize, heal and protect the skin from the sun. Its unique makeup allows it to penetrate deep within the skin where the body is more adapt at retaining moisture, while at the same time, creates a protective layer on the outside of the skin to keep it soft and smooth. This characteristic is particularly beneficial to those suffering from eczema or psoriasis. Cocoa Butter is extremely rich in antioxidants (richer than green tea, in fact!) and a large percentage of its makeup includes flavanols, which offer even more protection against free radicals and their damage.