Coffee Is Good For Your Skin
It seems like every year there is a new magic ingredient that is supposed to work miracles and caffeine makes no exception. The ingredient has joined the ranks of Retinol, Q10, and elastin skin care product wonders.
Beauty product companies have added caffeine to products based on a couple of studies that pointed to some potential health benefits of caffeine. A number of studies point out the caffeine’s anti-inflammatory properties. If caffeine is placed under the eye, then it can help reduce puffiness and dark circle as they are caused by inflammation.
Besides beauty oriented products, sun screen companies have also been launching sunscreens with added caffeine.
The caffeine used is a pure, but synthetic variety of caffeine. “It’s exactly the same molecule as found in nature," explains Eric Gooris, Director of Clarins laboratories, but for cost reasons, synthetic caffeine is used in beauty products. However, Gooris assures, “I have never been in contact with synthetic caffeine allergy cases and it’s a product used in facial products that are extremely well tolerated”.
You can now find coffee grounds as an ingredient in a number of scrubs and body wraps that are offered at spas and sold at cosmetic retailers. There is even a plethora of recipes that will show you how to make your own beauty products using coffee at home.
Women in South America who use this ingredient in skin creams have found that caffeine can also temporarily give a plumping and smoothing effect to skin. Moreover, caffeine has been proven to increase blood flow, which can be extremely beneficial in the topical treatment of cellulite.
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