Coffee (coffea arabica)
The concentration of caffeine in coffee makes coffee a perfect ingredient for skin care products, from eliminating cellulite and tightening skin to reducing inflammation. Below are 3 reasons why coffee is one of our key ingredients:
1. Reduces cellulite and tightens skin
The caffeine in coffee is able to dehydrate (and eliminate) cellulite fat cells by 17 percent according to a 2008 study conducted by research at the University of Sao Paulo. An earlier study, conducted in 2007 at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, found that the use of caffeine at treating cellulite decreased the waist length of 70 percent of participants.
2. Enhances skin tone by reducing inflammation
The caffeine found in coffee is also able to repair and enhance skin tone by reducing and preventing inflammation or redness. This claim is supported by a 1978 study conducted at the University of Tennessee and a 1981 study performed by Seoul National University. This property allows for soft skin and a consistent skin tone.
3. May help prevent skin cancer
In the latest studies being conducted, researchers are finding hope that coffee, and specifically it’s caffeine is able to help destroy skin cells damaged by UV radiation. In a 1009 study reported in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, studies with mice have shown that the topical application of caffeine is able to help cells damaged by the sun to "self-destruct."