Behold the Chocolate That Promises Beautiful, Glowing Skin in 2 Weeks
"A beauty chocolate a day keeps the Botox away."
Remember when your mom used to tell you to eat less chocolate because it was bad for your skin? Well, it looks like those days are over, at least if Sakara Life has anything to do with it.
The organic meal delivery company, whose celeb fans include Lena Dunham, Chrissy Teigen, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson, is introducing edible Beauty Chocolates that give a “daily collagen boost for glowing skin in two weeks.”
The gluten-free decadent treats contain a blend of organic raw fair trade cacao nibs, organic coconut sugar and organic raw cacao butter. But the hero ingredient is 70mg of plant-based, collagen-promoting phyotocermadies — which, according to Sakara Life, contains “daily dose that’s actually proven to deliver visibly plumper skin.” (FYI, ceramides are the natural lipids in the cell barrier that help your skin retain moisture and remain soft and supple.)
According to a clinical study by the company, participants who took a daily dose of Sakara Beauty Chocolates for 15 days experienced improved moisture levels, reduction of wrinkles, improved skin elasticity, less transepidermal water loss, reduced pulling sensation in the skin and overall improvement in the skin’s appearance. Much more sophisticated than your average Hershey’s chocolate bar, no?
And Beauty Chocolates aren’t the only good-for-your-skin food Sakara Life offers — they also sell Chocolate Probiotics, Beauty Water and Beauty Bars, the latter of which is currently being reformulated.
Still, some skin experts are still skeptical of the chocolates’ claims.
“Although there are strong antioxidants in chocolate, the combination with sugar most likely negates the effects for the skin,” Elizabeth Tanzi, founder and director of Capital Laser & Skin Care and associate clinical professor, department of dermatology at the George Washington University Medical Center, told Allure.
Despite the skepticism, we’d be down to try it because let’s be honest: any excuse to eat chocolate is a good one to us.
A one-month supply of Sakara Life Beauty Chocolates sells for $45USD, but unfortunately for we Canadians, is currently only available for sale to American customers on the company’s website. However, WWD says distribution will expand to Amazon.
Here’s hoping we can add it to our top shelves soon!