Cocoa butter is a natural ingredient derived from the seeds of the cacao tree. Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids and deeply hydrates the skin. It makes an excellent skin moisturizer. Saturated fats are especially beneficial for healing dry, cracked skin because they are easily absorbed and remain on the skin for hours, which helps in restoring moisture. This is very important for lip balms. Cocoa Butter contains compounds called cocoa mass polyphenols. Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants that help diminish signs of aging and soothe skin rashes. They help improve skin elasticity and skin tone.