Coffee is not only a drink we love, which gives energy, helps to wake up and relax, but also an extremely valuable ingredient in beauty care cosmetics. Used mainly in body products, it helps in firming and smoothing the skin, supports the fight against cellulite and stretch marks. Perhaps, however, you do not know that coffee also works well in face and hair cosmetics, and you can discover its great properties by reaching for coffee seed oil. And just about all this – about the properties, application, action and the best cosmetics with coffee you can read in today’s entry.
Coffee in cosmetics and natural care has been used for a very long time. A popular scrub of coffee grounds was probably used by everyone at least once in a lifetime, and many women can not imagine body care without it. In cosmetics, coffee is mainly present in the form of caffeine and extract, more and more often we can also find coffee seed oil in them. What are the differences between these substances?
Caffeine, extract and oil from coffee seeds – what is worth knowing about them?
Caffeine, i.e. caffeine is a compound belonging to the group of purine alkaloids, i.e. physiologically active nitrogen bases. Its properties include stimulation of metabolism, the ability of decomposing fats and blocking enzymes that can affect the accumulation of fats in cells. Caffeine used in cosmetics works detoxifyingly, increases skin elasticity, improves microcirculation of blood in skin tissues and slims (unless, of course, the use of cosmetics is combined with proper diet and physical activity).
Arabica coffee bean extract – Coffe Arabica Seed Extract – its activity is based mainly on the properties of caffeine and theobromine, theophylline, caffeic acid and trigonelline. It has active slimming and firming properties, improves microcirculation, activates the lipolysis process and inhibits the lipogenesis process.
Coffee seed oil This in turn is not only caffeine, but also the richness of phytosterols, essential unsaturated fatty acids, polyphenols, chlorogenic acid and vitamin E. Used for skin care, it has regenerative properties, soothes irritations, tightens, tightens and makes the skin more elastic. It is – just like caffeine and coffee seed extract – an ally in the fight for a smooth skin and a slim figure. The oil is obtained in the process of cold pressing of roasted coffee seeds.
Why is it worth to use cosmetics with coffee?
Speaking of cosmetics with coffee, I use a certain simplification, because I mean cosmetics with caffeine, extract or oil from coffee seeds. But considering that their properties and action are similar, let me discuss the general effect of coffee in cosmetics and its extracts, without dividing into how the cream with oil will work, and how to cream with pure caffeine.
The effect of coffee in cosmetics:
- improves blood microcirculation in the tissues of the skin
- firms and smoothes the skin
- has detoxifying properties
- helps fight free radicals
- increases skin elasticity
- it seeks to accumulate fat in skin cells
- helps in removing fat deposits
- improves skin elasticity
- softens the skin
- soothes irritations
- accelerates regeneration processes
- reduces swelling and eliminates dark circles under the eyes – such properties are primarily found in coffee seed oil
- supports the fight against cellulite
- stimulates hair roots
- activates hair growth
- prevents hair loss which is the result of hormonal changes
- softens and smoothes hair
- fights skin imperfections
- evens out the color
- has an anti-wrinkle effect
When is it worth reaching for cosmetics with coffee?
Cosmetics with the addition of coffee are mainly recommended for anti-cellulite prophylaxis. Therefore, if you want to have a smooth, firm, elastic and elastic skin, you should make friends with coffee in cosmetics as soon as possible, but you can also reach for it if you want to have a nicer and slimmer figure, what you work mainly in the gym and other physical activities . Cosmetics with coffee are also a good support during weight loss and reduction of body fat as well as in hair care.
Coffee used in the form of a rinse will stop hair loss, stimulate the work of bulbs, soften and smooth the hair, and this in a dark color will give a beautiful shine.
For cosmetics with coffee it is worth reaching too wanting to slow down the aging process of the skin and delay the appearance of wrinkles. In face care, it works best coffee oilthat will soothe irritation, neutralize free radicals, firm the skin and support its regeneration. Coffee oil will also take care of the eye area, reduce swelling and reduce the visibility of the shadows.
What is worth knowing when using cosmetics with coffee?
Cosmetics with coffee are not recommended for everyone. They should be avoided primarily by people with skin prone to bursting capillaries, i.e. spider veins. The use of coffee cosmetics, especially eg coffee butter, should be carried out very carefully by people with sensitive and acne skin and people who have problems falling asleep. The intense smell of coffee can have a stimulating effect 🙂
If we use coffee on hair, it is worth remembering the systematic use of wasterki or rinse, because caffeine is quickly removed by the body. In turn, by applying coffee compresses to the skin, or even using a peeling, it is worth leaving them on the skin for at least 2-3 minutes to allow caffeine to activate its action.
How to use coffee in natural care?
If you want to introduce cosmetics containing coffee to your daily care, you can choose from ready-made products from the store and cosmetics that we can prepare yourself.
One of the most commonly used homemade coffee cosmetics is a coffee grounds scrub, which perfectly smoothes the skin, removes dead skin, softens and firms it.
Peeling coffee grounds
4 tablespoons of cane sugar
6 tablespoons of coffee grounds
3 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
Mix all ingredients thoroughly. We apply the peeling to the slightly moistened skin, and after the massage we thoroughly rinse.
You can also prepare in a very simple way hair rinse. Brew one tablespoon of coffee in boiling water, after 10 minutes, strain off the tea leaves (use them for peeling!). Then, dilute the coffee adding half a liter of water. Apply the rinse to the last hair rinse, try to rub it into the scalp. Do not rinse.
With coffee you can also prepare a simple face mask that will help smooth the skin, align its color and alleviate imperfections, irritation and inflammation.
Coffee in face cosmetics also has anti-wrinkle effects.
Coffee mask for the face
2 tablespoons of ground coffee
1 tablespoon of cocoa
2 tablespoons of Greek yoghurt or cream
boiling water for brewing coffee
Coffee and cocoa should be poured with a small amount of boiling water and allowed to cool. Then (after pouring off the excess water) mix with yogurt or cream and apply to cleansed face. Rinse after 15 minutes.
Coffee dizziness – cosmetics that you should try out
Home cosmetics are based mainly on the properties of brew and coffee grounds. Natural cosmetics containing coffee extract or caffeine will be more effective than them. I recommend your attention too coffee seed oil and coffee butterthat you can apply directly to the skin, replacing them with ready-made skin care cosmetics.
♥ Coffee butter Ajeden it has the consistency of a light mousse and an amazing coffee aroma. It was created from a combination of oil pressed from Arabian coffee beans and coconut oil. It is rich in antioxidants and caffeine. It can be used for face, eye, body, hand, foot and hair care. It is well absorbed, protects the skin against external factors and UV radiation, stimulates. It has antioxidant activity, delays skin aging processes, softens, smoothes and nourishes. It supports the fight against cellulite, prevents swelling and shadows under the eyes. Moisturizes the skin, has anti-inflammatory properties, firms and improves skin elasticity.
♥ Body scrubs Brazilian Coffee Organic Shop has a very simple, short and natural composition. It contains sugar, shea butter and organic coffee seed oil. It smells insanely, and also cleanses the skin of dead skin, firms, smoothes, softens, moisturizes and improves skin elasticity.
♥ Soap d’Alep Premium with caffeine Alepia contains powder obtained from ground and dried coffee seeds. It cleanses the skin, nourishes it and has anti-inflammatory properties. In contact with water, it produces a delicate foam that lubricates the skin without the uncomfortable pulling effect.
♥ Coffee facial peeling – rejuvenating – Fitocosmetic based on three unique ingredients: coffee, peach oil and aloe gel. Small coffee beans perfectly cleanse the skin and remove dead skin cells from its surface, thanks to which the skin cells are better oxygenated. Coffee refreshes the skin, evens out its color and brightens discolorations. It also makes the skin smoothed and firmer. Peeling is suitable for dry and sensitive skin.
♥ Salt body scrub – Coffee with orange Mokosh is an effective support in the fight against cellulite and skin firming. The salt crystals from the Dead Sea contained in its composition, ground coffee and essential oil of oranges detoxify the skin, stimulate circulation, soften, smooth and firm. They improve skin elasticity and tension, cleanse it of dead skin and stimulate regeneration.
♥ Natural coffee seed oil BIO Etja – 100% natural, unrefined, cold pressed, organic coffee seed oil is perfect for all skin types. The composition contains m.in. significant amounts of essential fatty acids, carotenes, vitamin E and phytosterols, which have anti-inflammatory, regenerative and soothe irritations.
♥ Delicate facial scrub. Morning Coffee Organic Shop with organic coffee extract and organic Chinese quince oil, it perfectly tones, refreshes and revitalizes the complexion. Gives the skin elasticity and softness. It is suitable for the care of all types of skin, especially mature and tired skin.
♥ Clochee’s brightening and energizing eye cream with caffeine and white streptococcus extract. It makes the skin regain its firmness and healthy look. Caffeine stimulates microcirculation and shrinks blood vessels, thanks to which the dark circles and puffiness under the eyes disappear. In addition, it has antioxidant properties, which slows down the aging process of the skin and has a rejuvenating effect. Pleasantly tightens and smoothes the skin and protects it from the harmful effects of UV rays.
♥ Anti-age oil for all Planeta Organica skin types is a unique blend of high quality vegetable oils, including coffee seed oil. Provides the skin with intensive nutrition, neutralizes the action of free radicals, slows down the aging process, softens, firms and smoothes.
I am convinced that if you have not yet discovered the unique properties of coffee in cosmetics, after reading this post you will be motivated and encouraged to do so. Wanting to check if cosmetics with coffee are for you start with simple cosmetics made yourself at home, and when you find that your skin loves coffee, reach for natural cosmetics with coffee or coffee oil, which I recommended in this entry. Your skin will be grateful for it.