Cacao Lips

Navitas Naturals Organic Cacao Lip Balm

We’re suckers for anything sweet, so when superfoods company, Navitas Naturals, best known for their line of premium organic cacao culinary treats, introduced it’s new Cacao Lip Balm we were licking our lips and ready to take a bite. Skin loves dark chocolate just as much as taste buds.

Here’s the skinny. Navitas Naturals Cacao Lip Balm is a buttery antioxidant-rich lip moisturizer made from the pure, cold-pressed oil of the cacao bean.  All of the ingredients are organic, and include: sunflower oil, beeswax, raw cacao butter, jojoba oil, rosemary extract, calendula and vitamin E.  The rich dark chocolate aroma and mild flavor… those are just a delicious plus.

Cacao butter has long been used as a traditional healing medicine for the skin by indigenous cultures in South America and Africa for centuries.  In fact, according to a feature health report on dark chocolate by news leader CNN, research has shown that cacao is good for the skin.  The report states that “German researchers gave 24 women a half-cup of special extra-flavonoid-enriched cocoa every day. After three months, the women’s skin was moister, smoother, and less scaly and red when exposed to ultraviolet light.”  The researchers think the flavonoids reduce skin’s sensitivity to UV radiation, increase blood flow to skin, and improve skin texture by increasing its density, thickness, and hydration.

Since 2003, Navitas Naturals’ mission has been to provide premium organic superfoods that increase energy and enhance health.  Through direct purchasing agreements, Navitas Naturals provides and expands fair trade economic opportunities in developing regions around the world. The cacao beans used in the Organic Cacao Lip Balm are sustainably sourced from small family farms in Peru. “Our products come from the wisdom of ancient cultures and their traditional use of plants for both culinary and medicinal purposes,” says Zach Adelman, President and founder. In addition to cacao, Navitas Naturals also offers a wide variety of organic superfoods including stevia, raw cacao, virgin coconut oil, mesquite, nori seaweed, wakame seaweed, lucuma, acai, yacon, mulberries, maca, camu, goldenberries, pomegranate, chia, flax, goji berries, hemp seeds and raw cashews.

Retails for a mere $3.99.  Navitas Naturals cacao products are widely available at stores such as Whole Foods and on the web at http://www.amazon.com, http://www.navitasnaturals.com – the ‘online superfoods superstore.’

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