Novato, California (September 2, 2010) – Navitas Naturals is out to prove that skin loves dark chocolate just as much as taste buds. The superfoods company that is best known for its line of premium cacao culinary treats has just announced a luscious new organic Cacao Lip Balm.

Navitas Naturals Cacao Lip Balm is a buttery and antioxidant-rich lip moisturizer that is made from the pure, cold-pressed oil of the cacao bean. All of the ingredients are organic and include: sunflower oil, beeswax, raw cacao butter, jojoba oil, rosemary extract, calendula and vitamin E. The rich dark chocolate aroma and mild flavor are a delicious plus. The new, organic Cacao Lip Balm is offered in a typical lip tube and costs $3.99. Navitas Naturals cacao products are widely available at stores such as Whole Foods, and on the web at www.amazon.com and at www.navitasnaturals.com.   

Researchers report cacao is good for skin

Cacao butter has been used as a traditional healing medicine for the skin by indigenous cultures in South America and Africa for centuries. Modern science is now proving their beliefs about the healing nature of this nutrient-rich superfood. According to a feature health report on dark chocolate by news leader CNN, research has shown that cacao is good for the skin. The report states “German researchers gave 24 women a half-cup of special extra-flavonoid-enriched cocoa every day. After three months, the women’s skin was moister, smoother and less scaly and red when exposed to ultraviolet light.” The researchers think the flavonoids reduce skin’s sensitivity to UV radiation, increase blood flow to skin and improve skin texture by increasing its density, thickness and hydration.

The new organic Cacao Lip Balm joins an impressive roster of raw organic cacao offerings from Navitas Naturals. Navitas Naturals’ other popular organic cacao products include their best-selling Cacao Powder, Cacao Beans, Cacao Nibs, Cacao Paste, Cacao Butter, Sweet Cacao Nibs and innovative Organic Superfood Chocolate Kits. See how Navitas Naturals cacao products are made in a socially responsible manner at www.youtube.com/user/NavitasNaturalsTV.

Since 2003, Navitas Naturals’ mission has been to provide premium organic superfoods that increase energy and enhance health. Through direct purchasing agreements, Navitas Naturals provides and expands fair trade economic opportunities in developing regions around the world. The cacao beans used in the Organic Cacao Lip Balm are sustainably sourced from small family farms in Peru. “Our products come from the wisdom of ancient cultures and their traditional use of plants for both culinary and medicinal purposes,” says Zach Adelman, president and founder. In addition to cacao, Navitas Naturals offers a wide variety of organic superfoods including stevia, raw cacao, virgin coconut oil, mesquite, nori seaweed, wakame seaweed, lucuma, acai, yacon, mulberries, maca, camu, goldenberries, pomegranate, chia, flax, goji berries, hemp seeds and raw cashews. For more information, visit www.navitasnaturals.com.

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