Irresistible, Guilt-Free Chocolate Beauty Treats

by Alexandra Samuel

Devon JarvisDevon JarvisGuys, put down the Russell Stover box. Heck, it isn't even February 13 yet. Besides, you know that chocolate is pure crap -- and there's no reason to put said crap into your body unless it's one of our favorite superfoods, dark chocolate. But hey, on Valentine's Day, you want to look your best, and a box of chocolates ain't gonna get you there.


But chocolate does contain antioxidants. And that's where beauty comes in -- many brands are capitalizing on the sweet treat's anti-aging benefits, using chocolate as a product's hallmark ingredient. Yum, right? There are also the beauty products that smell like chocolate, well, just cause. And we're all for some guilt-free chocolate. Indulge and #TreatYoSelf with some of the yummiest chocolate beauty products around -- they're all calorie-free!

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* Eminence Chocolate Mousse Hydration Masque: Best for normal to dry skin, this super-decadent mask feels a little bit like you're spreading dessert on your face. (Maybe it reminds you of eating chocolate ice cream when you were a kid?) But, unlike the real sweet stuff, this luxurious face mask has antioxidant-rich cocoa, toning macadamia nut oil and hydrating almond oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E. Just spread over skin, veg for ten, then rinse. Beautiful.

* Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Anti-Breakage Serum: Literally nothing is sexier than shiny, bouncy hair, right? Well, this dose of cocoa is your hair's new BFF. This for-dry-hair serum is packed with cocoa oil, keratin protein and coconut oil to strengthen strands while cocoa butter smooths the cuticle. Yum.

* Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer: It's hard to find a good matte bronzer out there, but Too Faced has done the trick. This shimmer-free powder is just as good for contouring as it is recreating an allover vacation glow. Plus, this powder's particularly good at neutralizing red undertones.

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* The Body Shop Chocomania Body Scrub: The Body Shop has the chocolate-laced-body-product on practical lockdown with their Chocomania collection, but nothing is more of a treat than the line's exfoliating scrub. It's got sugar to slough, cocoa butter to hydrate and a super-rich chocolate aroma to leave skin softly scented. It's as satisfying as a few bites of my favorite truffles.

* Lush Cosmetics Soft Coeur Massage Bar: Coeur, which means heart in French, is the perfect name for this tasty treat. Made of creamy cocoa butter, softening cocoa powder and almond oil, this bar is perfect for hydrating your own skin post-shower (yes, you use it after you shower!) or on your honey if you think he deserves a sexy massage post-dinner. At first glance, it looks like a honey-scented heart, but crack it open and a cocoa-spiked hydrators comes pouring out of the middle. Kinda like a lava cake, but without the cals. Sexy, no?


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