I adore coffee so much, and it’s not just for the caffeine kick. I genuinely enjoy the feeling of holding a good cup of Joe and whiffing the scent, before taking the first sip. All the coffee addicts, you know what I’m saying.
When I first discovered the existence of caffeine-infused cosmetic products, I was absolutely fascinated. Besides providing a perk-me-up, the benefits are more than you could think of.
The Benefits of Caffeine:
Caffeine contains antioxidants (cheers to looking forever young!), and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily shrinking and tightening our blood vessels.
It also has an anti-inflammatory effect that helps to diminish the redness and irritation, making it suitable for sensitive or acne-prone skin.
A recent discovery suggests that caffeine encompass benefits of sun protection and helps to repair UV damage, which keeps you covered against skin cancer!
If you’re a coffee-lover, here are some caffeine-infused beauty products to fuel your addiction a little more.
LUSH Cup O’ Coffee Face & Body Mask
Revitalise your skin and mind with the rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the sweet scent of roasted cocoa extract. The exfoliating mask contains kaolin, which helps to pull out excess oil from the skin and cleanse impurities from deep within the pores. As the name suggest, LUSH Cup O’ Coffee Face & Body Mask ($41.00) is packed with ground coffee, which serves as a gentle scrub to remove dead skin.
The best way to apply is when the skin is slightly damp. Leave it on for 10 minutes before gently messaging it off with lukewarm water. Since this pampering product acts as an exfoliator, do not use it more than twice to thrice a week.
Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream
Wake up your sleepy under-eye with a stimulating caffeine-infused eye cream. Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream ($65.00) reveals smoother and firmer skin with its tightening effect and ability to shrink puffy eyes.
Pick up a tiny amount of product with your ring finger, and gently tap it under, along the inner-corners, and sides of the eye to uncover a brighter and younger looking eyes!
BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 4.0
On the topic of eyes, let’s add some colours to open up the windows of our soul. This quad of ultra-pigmented eye shadows does not only look beautiful, but carries multiple benefits as well. Caffeine, along with cucumber, delivers optimum results for anti-aging purposes and reducing puffiness.
The smooth and silky texture of BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 ($30.00) makes it effortless to achieve an intense eye look, while providing beneficial ingredients.
Clinique Redness Solutions Mineral Pressed Powder
Who says makeup could only provide temporary enhancement? Look stunning while “treating your skin” with Clinique Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Pressed Powder ($54.90). As I’ve said, caffeine contains anti-inflammatory properties, thus, making this mineral pressed powder a highly valuable product for those with acne-prone, sensitive, or rosacea-ridden skin.
Made to solve skin discolouration, the formula harness a yellow tint to counteract the redness of pimply, aggravated skin, while providing an even and flawless coverage.
Plantur 39 Phyto-Caffeine Shampoo
Of course we can’t forget our gorgeous mane! Give your locks a caffeine rush with Plantur 39 Phyto-Caffeine Shampoo ($18.90), coming in for fine, brittle hair and for colour-treated and stressed hair.
Caffeine is known to be the not-so-secret ingredient to prevent and aids hair loss. Whether your balding head is due to age or you’re constantly ill-treating your hair with frequent hair dyeing, there is bound to be one suited for you with the Plantur series.
The full range of hair care product is available in selected Watsons, Guardian, Unity, and supermarkets.
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