When we think of caffeine, we think of our morning cup of coffee, but have you ever considered the benefits of caffeine in your skincare products? There is plenty of research to suggest there are substantial benefits to using caffeine in our skincare products.
Caffeine fights free radical damage & premature aging
As an antioxidant, caffeine protects the skin from free radicals. Think of the skin as an apple slice. As the apple is exposed to the air, free radicals begin to oxidize the surface of the fruit causing it to discolor and lose its original texture. The same happens to our skin only much more slowly causing premature signs of aging. Antioxidants such as caffeine inhibit free radicals from damaging the skin, preventing discoloration, fine lines & wrinkles.
Caffeine enhances your skin protection
Just as coffee gives you a burst in the morning, caffeine will also give you an SPF boost. Antioxidants work to slow and repair UV damage, while traditional SPF ingredients like zinc oxide and octinoxate absorb or scatter UV rays before they enter your skin. The combination results in improved sun protection. Look for a broad-spectrum SPF with caffeine to prevent sun damage, the # 1 cause of premature aging.
Caffeine wakes up your skin
Drinking caffeine increases energy and blood flow and so does applying it topically. When applied to the skin, caffeine stimulates circulation. Increased blood flow delivers much needed oxygen to skin brightening tired looking skin.
With benefits such as brighter skin and reduced fine lines & wrinkles, skincare products may become the new morning cup of Joe.