The Benefits of Coffee for Your Skin and Hair

The Benefits of Coffee for Your Skin and Hair You’ve probably seen a lot of skin and hair care products with coffee in retail chains and online stores. But have you ever actually thought about why coffee is used as a cosmetic ingredient? What benefits does it have? Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of coffee for your skin and hair.

People began to roast coffee beans and use them to prepare a brewed drink we know as coffee around the 15th century. The drink originated in Yemen and spread to the rest of the Middle East, Persia, Turkey, and northern Africa. By the 17th century, it had been introduced to Italy and then to other European countries, Indonesia, and the New World. Originally quite expensive, coffee became more affordable as its cultivation became common in tropical climates across the world. Today, coffee plants are cultivated in more than 70 countries, and coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world.

Since coffee beans are extremely rich in biologically active substances, they’ve also become a source of cosmetic ingredients. Coffee-based ingredients can be found in both mass market and premium products; in addition, coffee grounds (and sometimes even brewed coffee) are used in in DIY cosmetic products.

Cosmetic ingredients can be extracted from either roasted or unroasted (green) coffee beans. Some of the most widely used coffee-based ingredients include green coffee essential oil, green coffee extract, caffeine, or ground roasted coffee beans. All these ingredients have mostly similar properties, but differ in other aspects. For example, they are used in different types of products and different concentrations.

Green coffee oil is one of the most popular coffee-based ingredients in cosmetics. It retains most of the biologically active substances found in green coffee beans. Green coffee oil produces a powerful stimulating effect, helps to normalise the skin’s hydro-lipid balance, hydrates the skin and helps it to retain moisture, makes the skin smoother and boosts its elasticity, and protects the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals due to the oil’s antioxidant properties.

Green or roasted coffee extract is a rich source of caffeine. It is often used in anticellulite products due to its excellent lymph drainage properties and ability to boost microcirculation. It nourishes skin cells, stimulates their renewal, gently triggers the self-regulation process in skin cells, and boosts lipolysis (the process of fat breakdown).

Anticellulite creams, lotions and other products with coffee extract effectively reduce the visible signs of cellulite, improve lymph drainage, and help to get rid of excess moisture in order to reduce swelling. In addition, coffee extract is believed to have a detoxifying effect, which is a great asset in the fight against “orange-peel skin”.

Caffeine extracted from coffee beans has the strongest effect of all coffee-based ingredients because it is the most concentrated. It is has anticellulite, fat-burning, skin smoothing, antibacterial, regenerative, and anti-age properties. As a result, caffeine is often used in anti-wrinkle skin creams, eye creams for dark circles, and anticellulite products that promise a refreshing, smoothing and lifting effect. Caffeine is also used in hair care products because it strengthens hair follicles, reduces hair loss and stimulates the growth of strong and healthy hair.

As you see, coffee and coffee-based ingredients have a wide range of skin and hair benefits. All you need to do to make the most of these benefits is choose the right cosmetic products. In our online shop Organic Store, you will find natural and organic cosmetics with coffee produced by trustworthy brands from around the world. We offer affordable prices, convenient payment methods, reliable packaging and international delivery to ensure you have the best online shopping experience.

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