Apr 28, 2022

Coffee gets you out of bed and ready for the day. But apart from that, it also provides remedy to skin problems when applied topically. The cosmetic industry widely uses caffeine as active ingredient in creams, due to its antioxidant, thermogenic, lipolytic, and UV-ray protection effects, as well as its property to increase blood circulation in the skin and also stimulates hair growth. In addition to caffeine, there are other beneficial components. The following effects are associated to applying coffee (by-products) to the skin:

  • Cellulite reduction – The caffeine content dilates blood vessels beneath the skin, thus improving overall blood flow and reducing appearance of cellulite;
  • Calming effects – The antioxidants do their magic here;
  • Anti-aging benefits – Applying coffee onto the skin helps to avoid sun spots, redness, and fine lines;
  • Vitamin B-3 for skin cancer – After roasting a key component of coffee called trionelline breaks down to vitamin B3 (niacin) which may be helpful for skin cancer prevention and potentially other skin growths;
  • Reduced inflammation – chlorogenic acid (CGA) as well as melanoidins in coffee have anti-inflammatory effects alongside properties of reducing hyperpigmentation;
  • Acne treatment – CGA act anti-inflammatory, as well as anti-bacterial. Jointly with the exfoliation properties of coffee grounds, coffee can fight acne;
  • Dark circles – can be mitigated by the blood dilating properties of caffeine applied onto the skin.