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Caffeine in Skincare- Does it Really Work?

Caffeine in Skincare- Does it Really Work?

Do you ever feel like you need a full cup of caffeine, but like, for your skin? Same here. Which is why our latest obsession is adding caffeine to our beauty routine. But you’re probably wondering why or what this ingredient can do for your skin. So let’s break down why this caffeine deserves a spot in your shower routine ASAP.

The big question is, does caffeine really make a difference in body care products? It won’t give you the same feeling as physically drinking a cup of coffee, and it definitely won’t cause dreaded late-night insomnia. But ingredients like robust caffeine and coffee seed extract will stimulate and energize skin in a different way to produce a healthy glow. 

The Benefits of Using Caffeine In Your Body Care Routine: 

Brighten Skin

  • You know how your morning coffee gives you that pep in your step to survive early mornings? Well caffeine even as a topical can give your skin that same pep. This is because it is full of helpful antioxidants that can work to not only brighten skin, but remove dead skin as well. This will allow skin to have a brighter appearance, improve clarity, and potentially reduce appearance of aging.

UV Protection  

  • Caffeine has the ability to block the protein ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related (aka ATR) which can help improve or stop the worsening of UV or environmentally damaged skin cells. This benefit goes hand in hand with the antioxidants that can help prevent skin from showing signs of aging. 

Reduce Swelling and Puffiness

  • Research shows that caffeine can constrict blood vessels, thereby reducing swelling and inflammation and tightening pores. For best results it is important to use caffeine regularly, as the ingredient itself will not lead to long term results without routine use.

Reduce Appearance of Cellulite 

  • Caffeine’s ability to penetrate the skin also allows it to potentially reduce fat  accumulation in cells. As a diuretic, chemicals in caffeine can dehydrate water in the body’s fat cells, making them smooth out and become less visible. 

Superfood Ingredients For Supple Skin: (Our favorite coffee inspired products)

So if you’re convinced and ready to jump on the caffeine train, we’ve got a new product for you to try. We created our new Coconut Latte Body Wash that not only has this energizing ingredient, but also has good for you ingredients that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and cleaner than clean. Because we believe skin care goes beyond the face and neck. And if caffeine isn’t enough to convince you, let’s look at the rest of the formula. Macadamia seed oil is our next powerhouse ingredient, which is incredibly rich in moisturizing fatty acids, known to help soothe dry skin and help minimize the appearance of wrinkles.

Organic coconut water and aloe vera juice, two of our holy grail ingredients, are key parts of our fan-fave Hydrating Body Wash formula. Now they’ve made a return in our new energizing Coconut Latte Body Wash. Coconut water is packed with electrolytes, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals- the key to locking in hydration. Aloe vera juice gives a final touch of nourishment, as it is loaded with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids to help smooth, soften, and calm skin. 

“After about a week of using the scrub, my rough, bumpy skin on the back of my arms was completely smooth — my skin felt like new. It’s safe to say this is now my go-to exfoliator for clearing up my skin for warmer weather and wearing sleeveless shirts. Not only did it help clear my skin in the matter of a few days, but using the silky formula makes showering a more luxurious experience.”
-Madison Alcedo, In The Know

And the best way to use it? We recommend lathering up in the shower and using a loofah to really clean and exfoliate your skin. You can also follow with our Coconut Crush Scrub which contains brown sugar, coconut oil, and Tahitian coconut shells to buff away dead and dull skin. Follow up with our Coconut Body Milk post-shower to lock in hydration and feel the glow. 

So in a (coco) nutshell, this new gel-to-cream formula will leave your skin feeling soft and supple. It also smells like a dreamy morning coconut macadamia latte, so your skin won’t just feel great, you’ll smell amazing too.    

And as always, we at Kopari are clean-beauty committed. Coconut Latte Body Wash is sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, silicone-free, vegan, and never tested on animals. Plus, in our efforts to become more sustainable, Coconut Latte Body Wash packaging is 100% recyclable! So what are you waiting for? It’s time to wake up your skin!

And PS, if you’re looking to use caffeine on those dark undereye circles, try out our Starry Eye Balm!
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