The Beauty of Cacao – cacao in beauty!

Cacao, or the cocoa bean is the dried and fermented fatty seed of Theobroma cacao. The beans are used in the production of chocolate, skincare etc and is even used to make several types of savoury foods.

Cacao is a substance long touted by the Aztecs first, then the entire world as a food of the gods. The good stuff is initially native to the Americas, processed and consumed for over 3,000 years in the form of spiced drinks by the nobility of the Aztecs and Yucatan empire. Before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors during the 17th century, cacao beans were also used as a form of currency, making it worth its weight in gold.

Cacao is relevant today and is produced by the millions in kilograms to match the massive demand of a growing population, being required to produce the raw materials like powder and butter that are used in making chocolate, soap and skincare.

Speaking of beauty, cacao contains a large number of vitamins and minerals and doubles as a rich source of skin food. In its raw form, pure cacao lives up to its name as ‘food of the gods’.

Read on to find out more about cacao!

Cacao contains a large number of antioxidants, and is able to protect the body against a number of diseases while slowing the premature skin aging. It also moisturizes the skin with a rich layer of healthy fatty acids, and helps lock in nutrients for a youthful glow.

Cacao doubly functions as a natural sunscreen, with absorptive features that protect the skin from sun and UV damage, and is also used to accelerate healing against inflammation, sores and wounds.

In terms of hair health, cacao greatly improves blood circulation in the scalp, increasing growth of rich and healthy hair. It also protects the scalp against weathering damage and dryness, leading to fuller, more luscious hair.

Next time when you have that hot chocolate, rest easy that your indulgences are healthy and helpful in leading a long life.

As usual, everything in moderation! Always have just enough of a good thing(so you can have more in the long run.)

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The Thing About Sheet Masks

In this day and age, South Korea is known all across the modern world for their upkeep of pretty women(and men) that appear in their music videos and media, and it has got people wondering, what is their secret to beauty?

Hmm…what could it be?

South Korea has been hard at work, developing numerous beauty products across the spectrum for one of the most demanding markets in the world in a race for perfect skin. Fun fact: a majority of Korean women are super picky on what beauty products they use,

think of them like quality-control in South Korea. The ladies keep high standards when it comes to putting anything on their faces.

Sheet masks are but one of many products developed, bearing some of the many features that attribute to a major fanbase who love a fast-paced lifestyle, seeing a major growth in popularity ever since it has been introduced to the west.

Today we’ll be featuring our brand, Mediheal, as it’s one of the most popular and accessible masks in South Korea.

A single full-faced sheet mask has enough nutrients and hydration to keep a skin glowing for days, with good masks being able save time by packing an almost complete facial experience.

Read on for an effective method on using a sheet mask!

Today we feature one of our popular products

The typical sheet mask is made of cotton fabric(the best ones being made from hydrogel and biocellulose, more to come!), folded and packed into a handy package, and soaked in a potent, skin-nourishing serum.

Mmm…skin food.

Regular users typically cleanse and prepare their face before unfolding and applying the mask, allowing the pores to have a good soak for about 20 – 25 minutes.

The rest of the serum is not wasted, as every drop from the packaging is applied onto open skin besides the face.

After 20 – 25 minutes, the mask is discarded, and depending on the user’s skin type, they may choose to wash off any excess serum. At this point, a newfound radiance should shine right through.

As an added advice, masks should typically be used once every few days to avoid wearing out your skin, since sheet masks are technically skin food, it would be wise to have just enough of a good thing.

If this sounds like a good way to pass the time and clock in the extra glow, we’re more than happy to help!

Til then, happy masking!

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