I can remember even as a child, Queen Helene 100% Cocoa Butter Stick was a staple in our home. Especially in the winter months. My father said it was an all purpose solution. As an adult, I still use it. It only costs about 0.99 cents and seems to last forever. I use it to protect my face and lips in the winter. I also use it to treat wind burns in the winter months. I love the fact that it comes in a circular tube - it is easy to tuck into a handbag or purse. It's hard stick form makes it easier to use in a manner similar to chap stick - which is another thing I love about it. It can seem a little too oily in the summer months but really works great for winter. I use it every year and I also use it on my children. It honestly is a great product that is especially good for dry skin as well as the winter months. I rarely if ever use it in the summer time because it causes an increase in sweating and the oily texture that works for winter causes acne in the summer time.
Great for dry skin
During winter months I get pretty dry skin on my hands. I use a variety of products, including this cocoa butter stick. It's effective at moisturizing skin, but it does have a very strong chocolatey scent that could be off putting to some.
Also, if you carry it around in your purse, it often risks opening and getting on your stuff; so packaging isn't ideal to carry around. Works great, but not my favorite because of packaging & scent.
Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Stick moisturizes well.
Queen Helene 100% Cocoa Butter Stick is amazingly awesome. It goes on smoothly once it warms up, and it will moisturize and repair the absolute driest skin out there, including dry and cracked feet.
I use this stick nightly on my heels, and it keeps them soft and supple. I can tell when I've missed a few days, because my feet become cracked open and disgusting looking quickly. I also use this on my hands in the winter when they get dried out and chapped from repeated washing and cold air.
Queen Helene 100% Cocoa Butter Stick smells wonderful, like chocolate, which isn't surprising given that it's 100% cocoa butter, the ingredient in chocolate that makes chocolate chocolate. Don't let the smell fool you, though. It tastes bitter, like baking chocolate. No, I didn't try to eat it. My lips were chapped last winter and I thought it would do a good job. Actually, it did a great job, but I couldn't stand the taste.
Great alternative to organic cocoa butter
I love this stuff. Every beauty supply store I've ever been in sold these little sticks right by the checkout counter because they are cheap and affordable and usually a welcomed purchase. They uses range from a reliever of chapped lips, to a scar minimizer. Sometimes the smell can be a little off, but most products that boost the use of cocoa butter use fragrance oils to enhance their product, so when you get the real deal your wonder why it does not smell like everything else "cocoa".
I love this product to use on my hair and my skin. I generally buy about 2 or 3 of these little gems and take them home to use in some concoction I've put together. My last recipe consisted of Vitamin E oil, Shea Butter, various oils such as Castor, Live, and Avocado, and three melted cocoa butter sticks. I warm all the ingredients in a saucepan on very low heat, add whatever fragrance oil I'm digging at the time and pour it into a prepared jar. When it solidifies into a creamy thick emollient base, I use it for elbows, knees, stretch marks, and a deep treatment on my hair. It's works great.
Saint Marys, GA
A simple, inexpensive solution to very dry, sensitive skin!
***Quick View****:*** This little solid stick of cocoa butter is great for dry hands, rough skin, dry lips, and even the whole face. It's very simple yet very effective. Great to carry in a purse or pocket!
***My Take on Queen Helene 100% Cocoa Butter Stick***
I am undergoing an extreme topical allergic reaction at the moment and nothing AT ALL has been able to be applied to my body or face without very severe burning and even more welts. I don't know why, but when I saw the **Queen Helene 100% Cocoa Butter Stick** at the drugstore, I set down the higher end ointments I was going to try and bought the stick for a couple of bucks. It works! No stinging, no pain, and my skin isn't dry. I use it on my face, lips, hands, and any rough areas on my body.
This stick is small - just an ounce. It comes in a plastic tube and pushes up from the bottom. It is a pale yellow solid stick with absolutely nothing but 100% cocoa butter in it. It has a subtle cocoa scent and no color on the skin. It is greasy, as cocoa butter is a very concentrated hydrator, so only a bit is needed.
When I bought this stick, I tried it first on my lips and it worked great. I then tried it on my face and it was a bit heavy but just what my skin needed. The test was whether my welting upper body could handle it without more irritation. I applied the stick to a few areas and it was soothing and didn't sting at all. I then went ahead and rubbed the stick on my chest and arms which are in need of hydration but can't handle anything - not even creams made for injured or very sensitive skin. This works!
The cocoa butter is greasy but, as I said, a little goes a long way. It absorbs fast on my hands and arms. It absorbs a little less quickly on my face and chest but I don't care. I just need the hydration I can't get from my usual moisturizers. This little stick is great in a purse or pocket to apply to dry hands or lips or anywhere that needs a jolt of moisture.
Because **Queen Helene 100% Cocoa Butter Stick** is 100% natural with nothing added, it is safe for anyone, even very young kids. The slight cocoa/coffee scent is pleasant and the stick will last for ages. It was only a couple of bucks too. There is a large tub of the same product which I will probably buy next if my allergic reaction doesn't start to calm down very soon. Cocoa butter is soothing, healing, hydrating, and pure.
This little stick is helping me get through a rough time with my skin. It works well on my lips and hands too. i will keep a stick in my purse even when this reaction is over. Just know that, if it gets very hot, the stick could melt***. 4 stars.***