origin


Our products harness the benefits of three simple but powerful ingredients: Cocoa, Honey and Aloe Vera, all harvested from Mexico's renowned fertile southern region. We believe our main ingredients have to be obtained by ecological and socially responsible means. We go through a rigorous process of identifying producers and distributors who meet our criteria of our highest standards.

The ingredients are harvested in an area rich in natural resources and recognized for producing the best quality Cocoa, Aloe Vera and Honey around the world. The results achieved when mixing these ingredients is a superior line of skin care products. In this section you can learn more about these ingredients and their history.

In this section we provide you with basic information about our main ingredients that are the foundation of our products.


cocoa

cocoa beansThroughout history cocoa has been a symbol of extravagance and luxury. Originating in Ancient Mesoamerica, debatably within Mexico specifically between 1500-400 BC, cocoa has been used as both currency and in celebratory ritual when mixed with sweetening ingredients in the form of a drink, and referred to as the "drink of the gods". Along with indulgent connotation, cocoa has been revered for its health benefits when ingested, and more recently, when used externally.

Chocolate skin treatments have become the latest craze due to cocoa's unique properties that soften the skin. Referred to as the "ultimate moisturizer", cocoa butter has been used to as skin treatment for centuries; it is one the most stable, highly concentrated natural fats known, which melts at body temperature so it is readily absorbed into the skin. It has been proven that when applied to the skin, it acts as a natural barrier against harmful environmental conditions, and retains moisture.

Cocoa's anti-oxidant properties smooth wrinkles and help to keep skin looking healthy and youthful by preventing free radicals from damaging skin's collagen, which effects elasticity. Cocoa is a natural and simplistic approach to rejuvenating skin by both hydration and protection.



aloe vera

For centuries, aloe vera has been revered for its therapeutic advantages and healing properties. The species name vera, meaning "true" or "genuine", is proven when discovering the plant's presence in the writings of ancient eras throughout the world for its medicinal purposes. Dating back to the Aztec Period of Ancient Mesoamerica, Spanish Conquistadors discovered various herbal medicines at Tenochtitlan, revealing aloe vera to be at the heart of many Aztec cures. Aztec herbal medicines were adopted by the Spanish and spread throughout Europe, eventually becoming a significant component for the foundation of modern Western medicine.

Used both internally and externally, the miracle plant's clear gel that is extracted from the inner leaves is best known for its rejuvenating action when applied to the skin. Applied externally, aloe vera gel has been used as a mild, natural remedy to soothe various skin irritations, ranging from Eczema, to sunburns, to frostbite. When absorbed into the skin, aloe gel's properties stimulate the fibroblast cells, responsible for producing collagen, elastin, and play a critical role in wound healing, causing them to regenerate themselves at an accelerated rate. When used as a daily moisturizer, aloe vera is a natural way to keep the skin hydrated and revitalized, consequently maintaining a youthful appearance.

aloe vera and honey

honey

Perhaps best known for sweetening your tea, for centuries honey has been valued by many cultures as having practical health uses. Similar to the aloe plant, many believed honey sped the healing of wounds, scrapes and specifically burns. Advances in research throughout the past decade have shown that honey can be used as both a healing agent, and as a daily remedy to rejuvenate the skin.

Honey is rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that have been proven to nourish and revitalize the skin. Rich in Vitamin C, a variety of B vitamins such as niacin, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid, minerals such as potassium, and amino acids that act as building blocks to life, honey not only nourishes dry skin, but makes skin supple and reduces the sign of aging by smoothing wrinkles. Honey is an excellent way of fighting the look of aged skin because of its anti-oxidant properties that fight off free radicals, similar to cocoa. Harmful external radicals are in our air, our food, and in sunlight. Anti-oxidants slow down aging by neutralizing these harmful free radicals, and perform healing at the deepest cellular level. Honey is also a rich and thick moisturizer, which has the unique ability to bind moisture to the skin to help it stay hydrated.