Get buttered up

Whether you are seeking a body butter, body lotion or balm, you can reap all of the skin benefits of cocoa butter by dipping into Ziaja’s velvety textured, fragranced and moisturising cocoa butter range.

The power of cocoa butter lies in its ability to penetrate past the top layer of skin deep into the dermis where hydration is retained, say the makers. It is a traditional post-sun soother as its high vitamin E content calms irritated, sunburnt skin while it’s hydrating benefits also help to prolong a tan. The high levels of skin protecting vitamins and anti-aging antioxidants are also a long standing remedy for easing the appearance of stretch marks and scars.

Check out its Body Butter (€7.99 ) which primes the skin for holiday sun, enhances the elasticity and softness of the skin while also treating and preventing stretch marks. Other products include Ziaja Cocoa Butter Body Balm (€4.50 ) - which helps the skin to stay silky soft due to its super-hydrating abilities - and Ziaja Cocoa Butter Cream Light Formula (€5.99 ). The latter is a great all rounder. K0eep it in your bag and use it when your face, lips and hands need a bit of tender loving care.

* Ziaja products are available from independent pharmacies nationwide or online from


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