The Complete Guide To Caffeine In Skincare
Always wondered what caffeine can do for your skin? We've got you covered!
If you're new to the idea of skin care with caffeine or have been considering adding caffeine skincare options to your daily routine, this complete guide to caffeine in skincare will get you up to speed.
Caffeinated skincare? Yes, you read that correctly. This is a growing trend in the skincare and beauty industry with several caffeine beauty products on the market to choose from. If you've ever wondered how effective caffeine is in improving your skin or whether it works, you're not alone! However, before you can decide, you need to read all of the facts to discover if this caffeine trend will give you those "chic" daytime eyes.
What is caffeine?
Caffeine is an alkaloid compound derived from the leaves, fruits, and seeds of certain plants. It can be consumed in coffee, tea, and chocolate products, but it’s most famous for its stimulant properties. About 80% of the world’s population consumes caffeine in some form daily.
TYPE OF INGREDIENT: Anti-inflammatory.
MAIN BENEFITS: Reduces wrinkles, brightens skin, and gets rid of inflammation. We also wrote an article where you can learn more about reducing wrinkles.
WHO SHOULD USE IT: In general, people with concerns about wrinkles or ageing.
HOW OFTEN IS TYPICAL USE?: Usually, it's used once a day, in the mornings.
WORKS WELL WITH: Vitamin C and ginseng for an ultra-brightening effect.
Benefits of caffeine in skincare
There are several benefits of including caffeine in your skincare routine - and products. It is safe to say that caffeine's main skin benefits are protection from the elements, anti-inflammation, and increased circulation. But let's dive in.
Caffeine is a great topical ingredient to improve circulation in the skin, so consider it a vital ingredient for under-eye puffiness. According to Dr. Bhavjit Kaur, using a caffeinated under-eye cream is an excellent temporary option to reduce the appearance of dark circles and under-eye bags. It’s important to know that the results are not long-lasting, so use the topical products that contain this ingredient daily for the best results.
Our Flawless Energising & Oxygenating Caffeine 2-1 Face & Eye Serum is perfect for achieving that results.
Slimming and cellulite creams often contain caffeine as an ingredient, which can help to increase blood flow. This can stimulate the removal of fatty acids from the fatty layer in your skin.
A must-have is our Re-Shaping Caffeine Anti-Cellulite Contouring Cream-Gel. This specific treatment is formulated to combat all the signs of cellulite.
Caffeine can help you ward off wrinkles by limiting the amount of free radicals in your body. Free radicals are created when your body metabolises oxygen and can cause wrinkles over time. Dr. Kaur, who is a qualified medical practitioner since 1993 with over 12 years of experience in aesthetic medicine, also stated that caffeine has potent antioxidant properties. Moreover, it protects against the damage caused by UV radiation and hence slows down the process of photoaging the skin.
In sum, coffee is not only an energy booster but also beneficial for the skin. It helps one stay awake and combats several problems like hair thinning and skin-related concerns besides having many health benefits.
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