Chocolate has several ingredients that can benefit your skin. Cocoa beans are high in antioxidant phenolic phytochemicals (polyphenols), including flavonoids, procyanidin, and resveratrol.
According to the research study, they are present at such high concentrations that cocoa actually has higher antioxidant potential than other heavy weight antioxidants such as green tea or red wine.
Chocolate also contains fats such as cocoa butter or shea butter. Both of these are used often as topical moisturizers and as anti-inflammatory agents.