6 June 2011

100% Cocoa Butter vs Bio Oil

Hey lovely followers,

You've probably clicked on the above video clip, and thought what on earth does Rocky movie sound track have to do with this blog post? Well it's the battle of cocoa butter vs bio oil.

Now you may or may not have read that I have endured acne/spots since I was a teen, and of course as a result, I am now left with lovely blemishes on my cheeks. Nice! Nobody wants or likes blemishes, as we all crave for that blemish free, smooth flawless skin. So as a result, I have decided to test out 2 products, which claim to improve the appearance of blemishes/scars/stretch marks; 100% pure Cocoa butter, and the infamous Bio oil.

100% Pure Cocoa Butter

Since I was a child, my mum always had a square block of cocoa butter stored away in the fridge! Every day, at least, I was rubbed with this block, that I just thought nothing much of. Growing older and older, and watching blemishes,scars disappear, I realised that it was this cocoa butter block that was banishing away marks left on my skin.

Scars, blemishes, stretch marks are incredibly difficult to fade, especially on dark skin. And with this assumption, many companies have produced products, claiming to get rid of all marks. Some products, which contain chemicals, are heavily advertised to draw in the consumer, thinking that is going to fix a problem, but can make things much worse. However I'm not a keen 'lover' of using products which are over run with chemicals, that in my opinion, are not skin friendly. So I have decided to go back to my childhood, and use cocoa butter to help fade blemishes left by the acne army on my face.

100% Cocoa butter has been used for many years to soothe, dry and irritated skin. It has also been renowned for restoring and softening skin that has been over exposed to sun, but also stretch marks and blemishes. Whilst shopping in Birmingham, UK, I went into a Hair and Beauty shop and I came across the 100% Cocoa butter by Darbee, and I instantly had to purchase it. If my memory serves me right, the stick cost me £1.50, and lasts forever and a day.

Bio Oil

The infamous Bio oil, as we all know, is renowned for helping to reduce stretch marks, blemishes, uneven skintone, ageing and dehydrated skin. This product has been discussed amongst many for years, as to whether it works or simply is a fade.  

The Bio‑Oil formulation is a combination of plant extracts (rosemary, calendula, lavender) and vitamins (A and E) suspended in an oil base. Oil, being oxygen-free, allows the plant extracts and vitamins to retain their potency. Bio‑Oil contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil™, which changes the formulation’s overall consistency, making it light and non-greasy. This ensures that the goodness contained in the vitamins and plant extracts is absorbed into the skin. (Bio Oil, 2011). 

I have been using this product for a number of years, and I personally have seen good results from it. Although some people claim they have seen no difference whatsoever, and believe it is a product that does nothing, but works on a placebo effect.

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The price of bio oil can vary from place to place, but the cheapest I have found this product is Amazon 200ml for £10.99, which is a fantastic bargain. Although the product is oil, and it is recommended to be used on a daily basis, the 200ml can infact last an extremely long time (I've had mine approximately 9months and I still have half a bottle left).

So for the next 8 weeks, I have set myself a challenge; to use both of these products on my cheeks, and see which of the 2 fade the blemishes on my skin the best. The bio oil will be applied to my left cheek and cocoa butter will be applied to my right cheek. When the 8 week challenge is up, I shall post a before and after picture so you can see the difference.

So here we go . . .let the challenge begin  . . .DING DING . . .


  1. Good luck! I have some scarring from chicken pox under my arms and on my chest and I've been debating Bio oil so it will be interesting to read your results!

  2. hey, if you're ever in Birmingham again let me know and we can meet up

  3. Hair and Beautylicious6 June 2011 18:20

    Will do :-) I come every few months, as where I live shops and choice in shoes/clothes, is non existent lol So will let you know next time :)