Smoothing and Relaxation with Cocoa Extract
NanoCacao is a lipophilic fraction of cocoa beans encapsulated in a nano-emulsion.
Cocoa beans contain several “feel-good“ chemicals including anandamide, a lipophilic substance which is also naturally produced in our brain. This neurotransmitter induces euphoria, regulates appetite and relaxes muscles. Anandamide binds to the cannabinoid receptors which are also present on certain skin cells.
In a co-culture model of nerve cells with muscle fibers, NanoCacao was shown to relax muscle contractions. In-vivo, NanoCacao improved the smoothness of the skin’s micro-relief. Thus NanoCacao can relax and smooth the skin leading to an improvement of the complexion.