Coco Butter

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  1. BabyJ

    BabyJ New Member

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    What an amazing product.

    I have usually stuck to items containing coco butter and I never really liked them. Yesterday while I was out shopping I picked up pure coco butter. I love it.

    The smell is great, my skin is so smooth. The only downside is I feel a bit greasy!
     
  2. Alejandro

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    Cocoa butter, the real one, that comes in chunks, that actually "melts" on your hands, it's amazing for skin scars, acne, and spots...I've been using it for a while, and it's amazingly not greasy at all, and it moisturizes elbows, legs, heels (not high heels :lol: ) and your face.. But it's really different than the cocoa butter that you buy at drug stores...health stores carries them all around.
     
  3. BabyJ

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    Alejandro,

    I too bought the pure one. It comes in a nice jar and its a bit rough, the minute it gets into the palm of your hands it begins to melt. I love the feel of it. And when I read about its Vit E I smiled. I had surgery and have a huge scar down the middle of my chest so I'm assuming it will help minimize that!
     
  4. Alejandro

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    Definitely. I used to underestimate the power of real Cocoa Butter, until I started using it :heart:
     
  5. As You Like It

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    I love the smell of it.

    I use it for moisturizer in the wintertime. In the summer my skin takes care of itself pretty well; I use a light aloe-and-glycerine gel, but in the winter, I have to break out the big guns.

    A tiny dab of it does seem to help fade acne scars, too.
     
  6. LolitaLuxe

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    hmm i think i will get some :P ive never tried the solid real coco butter

    what does it smell like though?

    i dont like the smell of the lotion/creme kind :yuk:
     
  7. Theory

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    Make sure you don't buy Palmer's Cocoa Butter. It isn't real.

    I prefer African shea butter myself.
     
  8. As You Like It

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    Cocoa Butter smells like chocolate.

    I use the Queen Helene brand. It comes in a big tube kind of like a chapstick, only bigger. One tube costs like $2 and lasts for ages and ages and ages.
     
  9. Bonchic

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    okay so I can find this cocoa butter at a health food store? Also does it makes your skin greasy? Cause I've used some moisterizers before and they make my face break out cause of the oil.. I use Mango butter on my legs, etc.. and I love the way it smells!
     
  10. BabyJ

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    I found the Coco Butter in my local pharmacy but it was in the "African Health Section". Makes me wonder why. I looked for it under the body creams section and found nothing, but when I went to the area that sells the jerri curl and reverse perm for african hair, it was there.

    I find the scent of it just wonderful. Its a nice smell, like the Carribiean.
     
  11. oceanharlot

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    I looove coco butter. awesome stuff.

    anyone ever tried mango butter? its just coco butter with mango scent and oil I think, but its awesome too.
     
  12. TheSoCalledPrep

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    I love cocoa butter, I used Queen Helene as well, but after a while of just SITTING it gets runny. :smile:
     
  13. Bonchic

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    Yes I have and use the mango butter when I get out of the shower cause you're suppose to put it on when your skin is moist/damp
     
  14. Alejandro

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    Real Cocoa Butter smells like Chocolate, as Michelle said :D
     
  15. LolitaLuxe

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    i just bought some this morning :lol: it does smell like chocalat !

    it makes my arms and legs shiny w/out being too oily....i like it!

    thanks guys !
     
  16. Alejandro

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    I know, it looks awesome to go out, on shouders, chest...u know, the points :lol:
     
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    I use a big chapstick like tube of cocoa butter on my lips....it makes them so soft but my friends tease me saying that it's a gluestick (due to it's big size).

    I might stop by my health food store to get some real cocoa butter after reading these reviews!
     
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    :lol: :lol:
    who knows, some people may find it "amazing" for high heels :innocent:
     
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    hey there!
    I have some spots on my chin and on my cheek, Alejandro you said that it helps. but where can I buy the REAL one??
    bodyshop, maybe?

    Anna
     
  20. BabyJ

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    Anna,

    You can buy the real coco butter in most pharmacies. Make sure that the one you choose isn't a CREAM but rather actual butter. Mine comes in a tub as opposed to a tube, its not exactly portable!
     

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