Since last year, the trend of caffeine skin care products has been emerging. There are increasingly more studies proving it’s benefits and celebrities like Jamie Chung and Gabrielle Union jumping on board with the trend which increases it’s “coolness.” There are also reputable sites like Paula’s Choice talking about this trend. If you’re not familiar with Paula Begoun here’s her about me.
Caffeine Benefits For Skin
While there are so many benefits for caffeine on skin, there are a few that are the key factors and that everyone agrees are what it is best for. These are the five benefits that got me to try skincare with caffeine for the first time.
Skincare Benefit #1: Anti-Aging Benefits
Although drinking caffeine isn’t great for your skin, it is a great antioxidant when applied topically. Caffeine can draw out excess fluids out of your cells which helps create a tightening and toning effect. This is also good because it helps protect the skin against damage from UV radiation and slows down the process of aging caused by sun exposure. I found this sun exposure information on Dermstore which is a great go to place for skincare information. I also recently learned that because caffeinated skincare helps reverse UV radiation damage, that it can help fade dark spots which is something I’ve been trying to do for a while now.
Skincare Benefit #2: Under Eye Circles
The brand 100% pure is known for having an amazing coffee bean caffeine eye cream for an issue like this. According to the feedback they have received, 83% of people saw immediate reduction in puffiness under their eyes and 73% saw an immediate reduction in dark circles. The coffee beans help act as an anti-inflammatory and increases circulation in the area which helps reduce puffiness and brightens under eyes.
Skincare Benefit #3: Reduces Cellulite
Yes, you heard me correctly! Every woman’s dream, and probably men’s too but they don’t openly talk about it. Frank Body is probably one of the most famous for a solution to this problem. They are famous for their caffeine body lotion and scrub (not to mention they have super cute packaging). People believe that the caffeine content in coffee is the key to cellulite reduction by dilating blood vessels beneath the skin and improving overall blood flow.
Skincare Benefit #4: Gets Rid Of Free Radicals
What are free radicals? Free radicals can damage the skin by trying to grab an extra electron from atoms in the skin. When atoms are taken away from molecules in the skin, it causes damage to our skin’s DNA that can speed along aging skin. Free radicals are one of your skin’s biggest enemies when it comes to fighting the signs of aging. Caffeine’s antioxidant properties helps fight against these free radicals, which helps keep skin looking smoother and younger.
Skincare Benefit #5: Reduces Inflammation + Helps Acne
Ironically because drinking caffeine can actually be so bad for the above problems, applying caffeine topically can really help. Caffeine has natural anti-inflammatory properties which help to calm swelling and redness. It also good for acne and other inflammatory skin issues like rosacea.
Caffeine Skin Care Products
Sold on the benefits yet? Honestly, even if it doesn’t actually work I’m sold lol. But what I love most about all of this, is there is actually science that has proven that it is true. So, let’s get to the best products for each of these concerns and how we can start applying them today to get brighter, less inflamed, younger looking skin!
Caffeine Body Scrub
The best body scrub I’ve seen on the market, in terms of having the most reviews, is by Frank Body which I talked about above. I think it was one of the first products that really took off in the caffeine skincare market.
Caffeine Face Moisturizer
By far my favorite caffeine face moisturizer is by Origins. I have gone through two tubs of it already and actually need another one. I can’t fully explain it but my skin always feels so awake after and bouncy. It also smells AMAZING. It’s the perfect way to wake your face up in the morning. I also love that it is rated by Sephora as a fully clean skincare product
Caffeine Eye Cream
I swear this isn’t sponsored but Origins GinZing Eye Cream is also my favorite! I love it for the same reasons as above. I just feel like their products actually work.
What do you think of the caffeine skincare trend? Are you into it or aren’t sold on it yet? If so, what are your favorite products you’ve tried? Let me know in the comments below!