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Talking about Cocoa and Astaxanthin on skin, as we are getting older, especially than 30 years old onwards , those connective tissues in our bodies are losing  elastic proteins  gradually. This therefore is happening  in our skins too for they consist mainly of connective tissues. With this happening,  our skins get loosen days by days.  Our looks are hence importantly dependent on the quantity and quality of our elastic proteins.  Losses of these elastic proteins will subsequently render elasticity loss and will be visible as signs of aging. Astaxanthin and cocoa extract, however give hope in improving skin elasticity. A collection of reports of researches supports this.

SKIN-ELASTICITY  Astaxanthin & Cocoa Extract

SKIN-ELASTICITY  Astaxanthin Cocoa Extract


Astaxanthin, commonly touted  as a nutritional supplement, antioxidant and anticancer agent, prevents diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and neurodegenerative disorders, and also stimulates immunization.

The natural sources of astaxanthin are algae, yeast, salmon, trout, krill, shrimp and crayfish.

Two studies have found improvements from supplementation of astaxanthin (both studies) as well as one on an astaxanthin-containing group. See blelow:


Cocoa Extract

Cocoa, or cacao, is the dried and fully fermented fatty seed of the fruit of the cocoa tree, It contains more phenolic antioxidants than most foods. Flavonoids, including catechin, epicatechin, and procyanidins predominate in antioxidant activity.

Oral flavanol supplementation in women,  renders notably a slight increase in skin elasticity in the temples but not arms.  ( ” oral flavanol ” here refers to cocoa extract).

Below are  the studies on  SKIN-ELASTICITY with  Astaxanthin & Cocoa Extract:

as well as a few more studies that have explored the indirect effects of cocoa on skin elasticity:

  1. Heinrich U, Neukam K, Tronnier H, Sies H, Stahl W. Long-term ingestion of high flavanol cocoa provides photoprotection against UV-induced erythema and improves skin condition in women. J Nutr. 2006 Jun;136(6):1565-9. doi: 10.1093/jn/136.6.1565. PMID: 16702322. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16702322/)

  2. Mogollon JA, Boakye-Yiadom KO, Azabji-Kenfack M, et al. Cocoa consumption enhances skin photoprotection and improves skin condition in young women. J Nutr. 2021;151(1):136-144. doi:10.1093/jn/nxaa274. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32865663/)

  3. Williams S, Tamburic S, Lally C. Eating chocolate can significantly protect the skin from UV light. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2009 Sep;8(3):169-73. doi: 10.1111/j.1473-2165.2009.00448.x. PMID: 19735513. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19735513/)

These studies suggest that cocoa consumption can improve skin condition and protect against UV-induced skin damage, which may be indirectly linked to improved skin elasticity. 


As a disclaimer, it’s important to note that the information presented here

“Elastic Skin with These simple Ingredients: Cocoa and Astaxanthin”

is intended solely for informational purposes. It should not be construed as medical or health advice for any particular condition. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that readers consult licensed health professionals before taking any action based on the information provided here.

This is because, as the saying goes, “no one knows what they don’t know,” and seeking professional advice can help ensure that important information is not overlooked. Trained and registered professionals, such as pharmacists, nutritionists, dietitians, and others, are available to provide guidance and support.

Additionally, it’s important to keep in mind that the information presented here is subject to change as new data becomes available. Therefore, it’s essential to stay up-to-date on the latest developments and recommendations related to this topic and related issues.

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