It's one of the most stable highly concentrated fats on the planet, making it great for moisturizing.
It melts at body temperature so in the raw form you just hold a little bit in your hands and it melts - you don't need chemicals to make it usable.
When applied on the skin it creates a barrier between the skin and the environment keeping out harmful toxins and things that could potentially irritate sensitive skin.
It helps keep the skin elasticized during pregnancy to help reduce/prevent stretch marks - the reason it never works in most mainstream creams is due to the fact that it's such a LOW concentration of the actual cocoa butter and it's boiled down taking out all of the nutrients then added with a bunch of chemicals taking away the natural properties of the actual cocoa butter.
It has high magnesium levels that help when progesterone levels drop during PMS creating a sense of well-being in women.
It protects the skin against harmful UV rays (not an SPF)