While caffeine is beloved for its ability to help get us going in the morning, warm up on chilly day, or burn the midnight oil, it also has many beauty benefits that make it a valuable ingredient in skin care, hair care, and cosmetics.
Not only does caffeine have healthful antioxidants and an anti-inflammatory effect, which can reduce redness and irritation, it also constricts blood vessels to temporarily tighten and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles (1). Most impressive, is that recent evidence suggests caffeine, even its most recognized form of coffee and tea, protects against UV-induced carcinogens and helps repair sun damage (2).
As a result, caffeine is commonly found in eye creams and anti-aging products but is quickly becoming an active ingredient in body care, hair care, and even makeup. If you check the labels of your beauty products, you may be surprised to find it’s been working its magic on you all along!
Skip the grande, extra hot Caramel Macchiato, whip, drizzle of caramel on top and try one of these caffeine-infused beauty products for their invigorating and anti-aging benefits without the calories and restlessness!
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