Skin Wellness: Enhanced blood flow and delivery of oxygen and nutrients logically support skin function.  So it is not surprising that  studies of cocoa flavanols effect on skin wellness reveal significant increases in skin density and thickness, meaningful improvements in skin hydration, and a reduction in both skin roughness and scaling. Clinical trials also demonstrate significant increases in in UV photo protection. Below are publication summaries of clinical studies assessing the impact of cocoa flavanols on skin wellness.