Coffee does more than boost your energy — it also has a ton of skincare benefits. Give your skin a daily pick-me-up with coffee oil!
By now you’ve probably heard all about the beauty benefits of slathering yourself head-to-toe in coconut oil, but there’s a lesser-known, just as good for you botanical oil that packs just as much of a punch in the skincare department.
It’s a wonder we haven’t been slathering ourselves with this magical oil all along.Coffee oil has amazing benefits for every skin type -- it’s super hydrating and can work to alleviate a variety of skin concerns. If you’re not already dousing yourself in coffee oil, we have seven reasons to add the superstar ingredient into your skincare routine today!
Coffee beans come from the coffee plant, known as coffea arabica, which is one of the most sought after plants in the world. Coffee oil is the plant extract of the coffee plant, and it is full of powerful antioxidants with the ability to detox, resurface, rejuvenate, and perk up lackluster skin. Coffee oil is derived through a cold-pressed distillation process of coffee beans. The residual chemical left after pressing the roasted beans is an oil called caffeol, or coffee oil.
Coffee oil smells just like a fresh cup of coffee and is packed with a wide range of antioxidants and other active ingredients that provide the oil with its powerful skincare benefits. The benefits come from its composition of plant sterols, as well as linoleic and oleic acid, among other anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
Cellulite enemy #1 is caffeine, which tightens and provides antioxidants to the skin when applied topically. Used regularly, it has been shown to reduce the appearance of cellulite over time. By massaging a cream with coffee oil onto any problem area, you'll stimulate blood flow resulting in smoother, firmer skin.
Because coffee is a diuretic, creams containing coffee oil can temporarily minimize the visibility of cellulite by drawing fluid away from fat cells, essentially dehydrating the fat cells. This shrinks their size, resulting in a tightening effect from the outside. Note that this is temporary, but it's a great quick fix if you know you're going to be showing off your skin.
Free radicals are molecules that, when damaged (whether through stress, diet, smoking, pollutants, etc.) can result in visible skin imperfections -- like dark spots and lines. Coffee oil is packed with antioxidants, which target those free radicals and help reverse the imperfections, brightening your skin and giving you a refreshed glow.
Coffee is incredibly moisturizing, thanks to the fact that it is packed with essential fatty acids, the ultra-nourishing substances that help the skin produce and protect its natural oil barrier. These fatty acids give your skin that plumped-up, youthful appearance. And, while it can be difficult to find the perfect moisturizer that won’t overcompensate and leave your dry skin too oily, or your oily skin too dry, coffee pretty much eliminates that problem. With the same PH as your skin, coffee oil won’t leave you feeling dry or greasy.
Coffee oil works wonders for mature skin because it’s rich in phytosterols. These are cholesterol-like molecules found in plants. When applied topically, these mighty molecules can help repair damaged skin barriers and prevent the breakdown of collagen. Coffee oil can even decrease the appearance of sun spots and fine lines (both visible signs of aging).
Though it seems counterintuitive given its stimulant nature, coffee can actually soothe and calm angry, inflamed skin. Coffee is what's known as a vasoconstrictor. This means it can narrow the blood vessels and thereforeleads to less skin flushing. Plus, caffeine’s antioxidant clout and anti-irritant properties help to ward off flare-ups.
The same way coffee wakes you up in the morning is the same way it wakes up your skin. When applied topically, the stimulating properties of the coffee oil improve blood flow and make your skin appear radiant, clear, and bright.
While knocking back several cups of coffee can amount to too much of a good thing, the skincare benefits of our beloved coffee are endless. Coffee oil is the skincare ingredient you never knew you needed. Just like your morning cup of java, this skincare oil has the power to wake up your skin.
It’s packed with powerful antioxidants, stimulating circulation and fighting free-radical damage to your skin. Using a cream with coffee oil can even calm inflammation and soothe irritated skin. Coffee oil is a powerful plant oil that works overtime in the beauty department leaving you with amazing skin from head to toe!