It is one of the richest oils available and is ideal for dry or mature skin. It has emollient properties which means it makes your skin soft and supple. When blended into skin care products, it creates a rich creamy texture which feels amazing. It also contains fatty acids, which improve skin moisture retention and elasticity and is effective in easing skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis. It can clog pores so it's better to use a little less or avoid using on the face if you have acne prone or sensitive skin. It is edible and because it is pure, natural cocoa, smells like chocolate!