If you think caffeine is only good for your Frappucinos, you’re seriously wrong. Caffeine is a powerful stimulant found in the leaves, fruits and even seeds of certain plants. When used in beverages such as coffee, tea, soft drinks and energy drinks, it produces an energizing effect and makes us feel alert. Raise your hands if coffee is the only thing that gets you through your afternoon slump!
When applied topically, caffeine has the ability to constrict blood vessels, increase circulation, reduce water retention, firm, soothe and detoxify. That all sounds amazing but you probably only want to know how caffeine will make you look hotter and younger, right? We totally get that, so here is a breakdown of some of caffeine’s most valuable beauty properties
1. It tones those thighs:
Caffeine is a diuretic, which means it flushes out excess water from cells and gets rid of any water retention or swelling. Combine that with its firming, tightening and smoothing effects, and caffeine will drastically improve the appearance of cellulite. Studies have also shown that caffeine can actually help your body burn off fat, making it even more helpful when you need to fit into those skinny jeans.
Try: LPG Inch Loss Body Gel – A gel that will burn fat and inches sounds like a total win to us! This gel contains a special slimming complex made of marine coral extracts to bust fat cells, while Brazilian guarana fruit adds a hefty dose of caffeine for some serious slimming power.
2. It can help hide your late night:
Remember how we said that caffeine can get rid of water retention? The ability to do that also allows caffeine to drastically reduce puffiness, one of the effects of too many late nights and early mornings. It also reduces inflammation and constricts blood vessels, lessening the appearance of dark circles. Your late night movie-marathons are your secret!
Try: Bioderma Sensibio Eye Contour Gel – This gel will hydrate, soothe and decongest your eye contour area in one step. A patented Toléridine® complex will quickly reduce any inflammation, while the caffeine will ensure puffiness and dark circles disappear.
3. It can reduce redness:
Besides minimizing dark circles, caffeine can also tighten blood vessels in the face. When your blood vessels dilate, they give your skin a red, flushed appearance. Since we don’t want you walking around like a blushing teenager, a cream with caffeine will constrict the blood vessels, giving your skin a calmer appearance.
Try: Cellucur Activating Gel Mask – This cooling gel mask contains caffeine for a double dose of calm. It also contains astringents to improve circulation and strengthen blood vessels, making redness a thing of the past.
– Rebecca Harisson