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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Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer, $26.50 2 of 21
Juara Invigorating Coffee Scrub, $30 3 of 21
Buff skin clean while treating cellulite with a rich burst of fresh Indonesian coffee beans. Skin is left feeling tighter and smoother and it awakens the senses while doing so! Get it here.
Bliss FatGirl Soap, $19 4 of 21
Made with stimulating massaging nubs and caffeine, â€˜skin'-vigorating peppermint, grapefruit extracts, and exfoliating jojoba beads slough away dead skin cells and enhance the penetration of follow-up beauty products. Get it here.
Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream, $42 5 of 21
A good investment for new moms, this skin strengthening under-eye cream contains caffeine to combat eye puffiness and reveal a firmer, smoother, younger looking eye area. All you need to do is tap a small amount all around the eye area day or night! Get it here.
LORAC TANtalizer Award Show Glow, $15 6 of 21
Perfect for summer, LORAC Cosmetics' TANtalizer Firming Body Bronzer contains caffeine and anti-cellulite ingredients to help smooth the skin as it firms and tones while providing a beautiful long-wearing golden glow. It's normally $32 but you can get it for $15 during LORAC's VIP sale here!
Vichy Destock Stomach Firming and Refining Abdominal Care, $38 7 of 21
Vichy Destock Stomach contains 5% pure caffeine to firm and refine skin around the waist and promises results in less than 28 days. SOLD! Get it here.
Almay Wake Up Blush, $9 8 of 21
Almay Wake Up Your Makeup Blush has energizing caffeine to give you a refreshed look. Get it here.
Peter Thomas Roth De-Spot Skin Brightening Corrector, $75 9 of 21
Dramatically reverse the appearance of dark spots and discolorations with this skin brightening complex that has the maximum clinically tested levels of ingredients including caffeine to address spots and uneven skin tone due to aging, sun damage, pregnancy, and post-acne discoloration. Get it here.
Organix Awakening Mocha Espresso Shampoo & Conditioner, $7 each 10 of 21
Formulated with a blend of espresso bean extract, cocoa bean oils, and sheer silk proteins, this delicious smelling combo adds body and luminescent shine. Get it them here.
Psssst Volumizing Boost Powder, $7 11 of 21
Shake a little oomph into your roots with this zero-gravity powder that helps give hair instant texture and volume - without clumping, tangling, or weighing hair down. Caffeine and vitamin E combine to boost body and strengthen hair. The talc-free formula absorbs oils that can make styles fall flat. Feather-light powder is invisible, odorless, and leaves no trace, meaning you can apply anytime, anywhere to kick up your hair. Get it here.
La Roche-Posay Rosaliac UV Fortifying Anti-Redness Moisturizer SPF 15, $32 12 of 21
Rosaliac UV Anti-Redness Moisturizer SPF 15 by La Roche-Posay is a skin-perfecting daily use moisturizer with SPF formulated to use caffeine to neutralize redness, soothe skin and help protect skin from the vicious cycle caused by external aggravators. Great for sensitive skin. Get it here.
ExfoliKate Body Intensive Exfoliating Treatment, $65 13 of 21
This natural complex of ingredients delivers a bevy of benefits: Caffeine stimulates skin, helping to tighten and firm, as bergamot and lavender oils combine for a soothing scent; papaya and pumpkin enzymes digest dead skin cells and gentle beads buff them away; and glycolic and lactic acids polish and refine, while rich emollients leave skin supple. Get it here.
Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer, $29 14 of 21
Keep concealer from caking with this under-eye primer infused with anti-aging ingredients, caffeine, peptides and optical diffusers so you'll always look well-rested! Get it here.
Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque, $23 15 of 21
A cooling, refining and deep-cleaning clay masque that purifies, absorbs excess surface oil and helps prevent future breakouts. Caffeine combined with other ingredients inhibit overactive sebaceous gland activity while soothing irritation and stimulating the skin for clearer, healthier skin. Get it here.
Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller, $10 16 of 21
Gently roll Skin Renew anti-puff eye roller under the eye from the inner corner to the outer corner so its caffeine and Pro-Vitamin B5 can stimulate micro-circulation around skin's delicate eye area to decongest excess fluid for diminished dark circles and puffiness. Get it here.
bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 4.0, $30 17 of 21
Long-wearing color in an ultra smooth, silky texture for seamless blendability. Includes powerful antioxidants, cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine and cucumber, all known to deliver anti-aging benefits including depuffing and antioxidant protection for a softer, smoother, revitalized eye area. Get it here.
Bath Buzz Lavender Body Cream, $15 18 of 21
Bath Buzz lavender body cream is made with lavender essential oils and infused with caffeine. The lavender oil in the Bath Buzz cream is a calming fragrance that will calm your nerves and reduce your anxiety while the caffeine tones your skin. The cream also includes vitamins A,C, and E to nourish your skin, plus chamomile, lavender, and aloe vera extract to leave your skin feeling silky soft. Get it here.
WASH WITH JOE, $28 19 of 21
An effective body wash using real coffee and the sensuous stimulation of pure mint essential oil. Get it here.
Shea Terra Argan & Green Coffee Around Eye Serum, $38 20 of 21
Fight back against wrinkles, sagging and discoloration and win back brighter, more youthful looking eyes with this 100% natural eye serum and the anti-aging powers of argan and green coffee bean oils. Get it here.
Pacifica’s Kona Coffee & Sugar Body Scrub, $28 21 of 21
A wake-up call for dull, tired skin, this natural body scrub deeply nourishes, tones and brightens as it removes dead skin cells, preparing skin for maximum moisture absorption and even color distribution. Sugar and sea salt exfoliate both manually and chemically, while its coconut oil replenishes and hydrates for skin that is supremely soft and supple. Get it here.
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