The Cacao Solution
It’s not just a chocolate fix. It also fixes wrinkles, sagging skin and blue light pollution. Cocoa peptides and cacao extracts work hard in Chantecaille’s Bio Lifting Serum + ($460) and Sisley’s Sisleya Anti-wrinkle Concentrated Serum ($620).
Cocoa peptides in the Chantecaille serum restore the skin’s lipid barrier (the layer that prevents water from evaporating) to keep hydration in. They also break down adipose tissue (loose fats) for a firming effect, and create a protective shield against blue light.
As for Sisleya, cacao extracts jump-start “sleeping” collagen-coding genes (chromosomes that create collagen) that may fall dormant because of ageing, or lifestyle and environmental stress. The cells are “awakened” to produce more collagen to firm saggy skin, the cause of wrinkles.