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Winter Woes no more: Himalaya Rich Cocoa Butter Body Cream

So it is that time of the year, when the days are short and nights are long.  Woollens are out and there is a clear nip in the air especially in the dark early mornings.  Cozy blankets, piping hot food and warm snugly evenings are small pleasures I look forward to this season.  But one thing I clearly do not look forward to is all the itchiness and dryness that affects the skin in winter.  It is such an uncomfortable feeling to find your skin all cracked and flaring up!

Normally, there is a thin layer of oil that traps the moisture in the skin.  But as the mercury levels drop so does the level of moisture as this layer of oil dries up during the cold season.  This leads to severe dryness resulting in rash, allergies and redness of the skin.  Hence, the importance of keeping the skin hydrated and moisturized in winter cannot be over emphasized.

The productRICH COCOA BUTTER BODY CREAM 200ml-INDIA-F39-7577

Just what the doctor ordered! This new product from the reputable house of Himalaya is an intensely rich moisturizing body cream that comes with all the goodness of Natural Cocoa Butter.  Also called theobroma oil, cocoa butter is truly an elixir for the skin.  It not only hydrates and moisturizes the skin but also naturally heals dry and sensitive skin.  A rich source of antioxidants, it is a  high-quality emollient and a skin softening agent that makes it the perfect ingredient for a body cream.

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The Vitamin-E in Cocoa Butter protects skin from damage due to the harmful effects of pollution, leaving the skin glowing and healthy. Moreover, since the product is from the house of Himalaya it contains 100% herbal actives, dermatologically certified and hypoallergenic.

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The first thing that I noticed and loved about the product was its texture and fragrance.  The cream has a subtle natural fragrance that is very pleasant. In spite of the texture being thick and creamy, the cream is non-greasy and feels really smooth on the skin.

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The inherent goodness of the cocoa butter really enhances the product, in that it really leaves the skin soft and smooth.  The best part is that this effect remains for most part of the day.  The saturated fat in the butter also has a radiant effect on the skin.  Considering that it is an all natural product, it works wonders even on sensitive skin effectively.

The packaging looks great and it is available in an ideal size of 200 ml.  The cream needs to be applied evenly on the skin using a circular motion and is most effective if used after bathing.  Priced at INR 270/-, the cream is available at retail outlets and also online at Himalaya store.

To read about other Himalaya products, read my reviews here and here.

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