Read Spavelous “Now Your In The Know” Coffee it does a body good!
Instead of reaching for another cup of coffee, how about reaching for the latest thing in skin care products — offerings containing coffee or caffeine.
Caffeine, coffee’s most well-known ingredient, works on skin in the three primary ways: as a vasoconstrictor, an antioxidant, and a diuretic.
Coffee in beauty products apparently isn’t addictive.
FACE CREAMS / SERUMS
Dermatologists like this cream for its antioxidant and anti-aging effects for sensitive skin, because it contains caffeine, green tea, and hyaluronic acid. REVALE SKIN, about $110, available through Revaleskin.com
Revalé Skin serum has a promising new antioxidant source, coffee-berry. Coffee beans are seeds from the coffee cherry fruit. It protects the skin from UVA damage.
In eye gels, caffeine helps deflate puffy skin because it constricts blood vessels.
Nyakio uses coffee scent and coffee seeds. Sugar-blended with coffee beans, vitamins A & E and essential oils soften skin and remove dead skin cells. The coffee and citrus scent is invigorating.
BARE ESCENTUALS BUZZ LATTE FOR LIPS SPF 15 lip balm, $8, Sephora: contains coffee extract.