The caffeine that is in coffee has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and stimulating properties. It works by encouraging circulation and blood flow, which helps remove toxins, fat and excess fluids.
"Caffeine is now found in some face creams and serums. The acid in it functions as an antioxidant. Because several studies have found that it may protect against sun-induced skin cancer, it's a great extra boost to your usual sunscreen and antioxidants. Because caffeine also constricts blood vessels, it has been shown to help reduce skin redness.
In eye gels, caffeine helps deflate puffy skin because it constricts blood vessels. It helps drain excess blood and lymph fluid to help temporarily deflate puffy eyes and reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Nothing cures cellulite or eliminates it entirely. The best we can do is make it look better for a few hours. Caffeine is the main ingredient in anti-cellulite lotions. It works by temporarily dehydrating fluid from fat cells, making them look smaller, according to dermatologists.
A number of scrubs contain ground coffee beans or seeds as an exfoliate. There are also fragrances and lip balms with coffee or mocha, an invigorating scent. Smelling coffee can be a stimulant and make you alert, because you associate the smell with the invigorating effects of drinking coffee. It's a learned response."
I've been really enjoying the effects of using my Coffee & Spice Sugar Scrub recently in the shower. I'm not a coffee drinker, though I do enjoy the occasional mocha. I'm happy to have found a fabulous way to enjoy the aroma of coffee and some of it's "perky" benefits.