☕️8 Best Caffeine Skincare Products You MUST Know About
Recently discovered the benefits of caffeine on your skin? You’re not alone! If you’re ready to invest in some great caffeine skincare products, we’ve got you covered. Here are the 8 best caffeine skincare products you need to know about.
Many of us rely on caffeine to give us that extra boost to get out of bed or through the day when we’re struggling, but caffeine isn’t only beneficial for our consumption; it’s also becoming increasingly popular for use in skincare products. Why?
Caffeine is a strong antioxidant and is known for its anti-aging benefits. Antioxidants are incredibly beneficial throughout the body, but especially on our face, which is most exposed to the elements and most likely to come into contact with free radicals (particles that harm your cells) through pollution and daily wear and tear.
This means that a (relatively) high quantity of caffeine can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and redness. It is also known to accelerate the rate in which anti-inflammatory properties of other products can take effect.
There are lots of options when it comes to providing your skin with an energizing product that will also moisturize, cleanse and even contribute to the reduction of wrinkles. Here are the 8 best caffeine skincare products you must know about.
Origins Ginzing Oil-Free Energy-Boosting Moisturizer
This Ginzing Oil-Free Energy-Boosting Moisturizer offers an impressive 72 hours of oil-free hydration with natural caffeine derived from coffee extract and ginseng. Its essential oil blend of lemon, spearmint and grapefruit revitalizes the skin and wakes you up in the morning. It’s free of oils and parabens, and is cruelty-free too!
frank body Original Coffee Scrub
frank bodyOriginal Coffee Scrub
Some choose to create homemade scrubs with coffee grounds, coconut oil and brown sugar as a cheap and simplified DIY alternative. But for those who want to leave the concoction blending to the professionals, there are plenty of products with naturally occurring caffeine that can help to energize and brighten your skin. This body scrub cleanses, exfoliates and moisturizes in one step.
Farmacy Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream
If you only buy cruelty-free, Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream is a great option. It’s free of parabens, gluten and animal products and contains natural peptides and caffeine. Instant, natural radiance is achieved by hyaluronic acid and three types of vitamin C, including acerola cherry. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t peel under makeup.
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
Clinique has always been well known for its high-quality skincare products, and this product is no exception. Their Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel delivers up to 8 hours of hydration, without being oily. With anti-inflammatory caffeine benzoate and lactobacillus ferment, skin will be hydrated, energized and cleared of impurities.
Lush Cup o’ Coffee
Another delicious addition to any shower, Lush’s Cup o' Coffee, contains roasted cocoa extract which boosts circulation and blood flow and Kaolin clay, which absorbs moisture. Rich ground coffee beans, smoky vetivert and refreshing coriander oil are blended to create a sumptuous fragrance.
Original Skin Matte Moisturizer
Skincare company Original makes a beautiful Skin Matte Moisturizer that is infused with willowherb, which boosts moisture and refines the skin’s texture while visibly minimizing the appearance of pores. Its natural finish leaves skin looking fresh, vibrant, and irresistibly soft. It also contains a good number of anti-inflammatory ingredients, including caffeine, lemon and orange peel oil and chestnut seed oil.
Desert Essence Organic Coconut Joboba and Coffee Oil
DESERT ESSENCEOrganic Coconut, Jojoba & Pure Coffee Oil
This next one is more of an all-rounder, suited to hair, skin and face. This Organic Coconut, Joboba and Coffee Oil from Desert Essence penetrates deep into the skin to moisturize it without simply covering the surface in oil. Jojoba oil helps to balance the natural moisture of the skin. Fragrant coffee oil helps to invigorate and give skin a firm, smooth feel.
100% PURE Caffeine Mask
100% pureCaffeine Mask
And lastly, to soothe any slight discomfort you may feel if you don’t get your morning cup of coffee, the 100% PURE Caffeine Mask uses caffeine to ease any redness and negates dryness in sun-damaged skin while soothing with 95% aloe hydrogel material. It’s a stunning combination of ingredients, and promises to leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized!
HOW TO: AT-HOME BLOWOUT
At-home blowouts are the future of hair styling! Ever since I went to Dry Bar a year ago to get a blowout for $80 (which is just ridiculous in my opinion), I’ve been mastering my at-home blowout. I purchased the Revlon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer at Ulta which completely changed the game for my hair after shower hair routine! REVLON - One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer Bonus Tip: Remember to spray a heat protectant in your hair before drying it. 😊 OUAI - Heat Protection Spray To get max volume and flipped ends, I take 1 inch sections and start at the root of my hair. I go as slowly as possible so that all of my roots are dry. Next, I twist the brush so that my hair is wrapped around it all the way down the section of hair. I repeat this process until I reach the top of my head. Lastly, I take a straightener to flatten any flyaways or unwanted curls if there are any left. That’s it! In total, the entire process takes me about 20 minutes. My hair feels so soft, light, and looks amazing afterwards. The next time you think about going to purchase a blowout, I recommend trying it at home first! 💕
The Ordinary Empties and final thoughts!
I believe it’s been almost 10 months of me using The Ordinary products and wow! I can’t believe so much time has passed! These 3 products are the very first products I ever bought to try and here’s what I think! The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% This serum I would buy again and again. And I do! I’m on my 3rd bottle! Because I usually wear glasses, my nose gets really really oily under the nose pieces which causes them to slide around my face A LOT. After using this serum, I’ve noticed that I really don’t get oily in that spot anymore thank god! My T zone is balanced and because of my oil production going down, I’ve also noticed my pores around my nose have shrunk dramatically. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 This one I’m really on the fence about. I have definitely seen improvement in my face in terms of “wrinkles” which really were just a way of my face telling me I needed more moisture! However, the formula is soooo tacky that when I try to use it during the day it makes my sunscreen pill no matter how long I wait for it to settle in. Even though I hate the tackiness, I still bought a 2nd bottle! The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG There’s nothing wrong with this product. I just feel like it didn’t do much for me! I got it to help with my dark under eyes and puffiness but I don’t think it did much. If it did do anything, it was too gradual of a change for me to notice. Also, does anyone know what all this buildup is around the cap??? I guess we will see how long it takes me to realize it did help and I run to get a new bottle! For now, I think one bottle of this was enough for me.
Why pH of skincare products is important?
The pH is defined as the negative logarithm (base ten) of the concentration of free hydrogen ions in aqueous solution. The pH of skin surface ranges from 4.5 to 6 making it slightly acidic. The acidic nature of the whole skin surface was first claimed by Heuss in 1892; however, the first scientific study was carried out by Schade and Marchionini in 1928, who called it the acid mantle. The “acid mantle” protects the skin by inhibiting the growth of pathogenic organisms, regulating keratinization, desquamation and wound healing. Any disruption in the acid mantle disrupts the activity of enzymes involved in barrier function and anti-microbial protection. The skin pH and the buffering capacity of the skin surface are made up of the components of the stratum corneum as well as the secretions from sebaceous and sweat glands. Sweat is an important contributor towards skin acidity owing to its content of amino acid, lactic acid, and urea, which supplement skin NMF levels. The formation of stratum corneum barrier requires enzymes that are pH dependent. Two lipid-processing enzymes β-glucocerebrosidase and acidic sphingomyelinase require a pH of 5.6 and 4.5, respectively. An increased skin surface pH activates enzyme serine proteases, which causes degradation of corneodesmosomes and affects the skin barrier. pH also has a big impact on the skin microbiome. The bactericidal activity, because of dermicidin and nitrites in sweat, occurs optimally at pH 5.5. The resident bacterial flora changes as pH increases causing increase in population and activity of P. acnes and Staphylococcus aureus which are responsible for acne and eczema. All these result in contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, acne vulgaris and Candida albicans infections. Products with high pH cause swelling of skin follicles affecting the permeability of the skin making it dry, sensitive, and susceptible. Most of the skincare products are formulated within the pH range of normal healthy skin except the exfoliating products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s), Vitamin C products and chemical peel which work at low pH. Facial oils, cleansing oils, balms are not pH dependent.
Dermatologist opinion: caffeine eye cream
THE inkey LIST - Caffeine Eye Cream Why I like the Inkeylist caffeine eye cream: ✔️ Lightweight texture blends very easily ✔️ Hydrating ✔️ Can help reduce puffiness ✔️ Antioxidant ingredients help fight off free radicals from the sun and pollution ✔️ Can help improve the appearance of dark circles ✔️ Fragrance free- no smell to it! ✔️ Affordable ✨ It is one of my favorite go-to eye creams because of the caffeine which really helps with my puffy eyes in the morning and has helped with my dark circles. I also really like that it blends in easily, is fragrance free, and affordable. I like using this once a day in the morning but this can be used twice a day. I like using it in the mornings because it really helps with my puffy eyes (which is worse in the morning for me!). I notice an immediate effect on the puffiness around my eyes. It took a few weeks to notice the improvement on my dark circles. What do you think about this eye cream? Comment below!
Sensitive Skin Game changer ❄️
What is the product? Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spray How does it work? Thermal Water works by soothing the skin and calming any irritation What are the notable ingredients? Mineral Spring Water What is the price? $18.50CAD Where can you purchase? Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall Pharmacy and online How long have I been using it for? I’ve been using thermal water for over two years, I started off using this product on my body and now still use it on my face What is my experience ? My experience with thermal water has been good, I suffer from eczema on both my body and face. It was hard finding products that wouldn’t irritate or cause a flare up. When that happened this product saved my skin and soothed it. At first I was not exactly sure how water would help my skin, but after doing research thermal waters are meant to have healing properties for the body and skin. What are my thoughts? This product is nothing short of amazing, you are able to use it for multiple areas and it lasts so long. The mist is super fine which makes it perfect for spraying on large or small spots, and pressing into the skin similar to how you apply a toner. Would I recommend to a friend? I would absolutely recommend this product to a friend or family or even someone looking to help soothe their skin but who doesn’t want to break the bank!! My overall rating? 5/5 Would I repurchase? I have and will continue to repurchase this product until I find something that exceeds how amazing this is! #CheriePartner
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