It seems that every few months or so, another “hot” ingredient begins making its way into our skincare products. With so many of these ingredients making the news, and so frequently, it can often be difficult to determine which ones really work, and which ones are, well, just hot air. But according to the skincare researchers at Callysee Cosmetics, one of the hottest new ingredients you’ll be seeing in beauty products in the coming days is coffee for skincare.
And unlike some of the other skincare fads that have come and gone, this one seems to produce real, scientific results. Here’s what the research has shown on coffee as a beauty ingredient thus far.
Why Coffee for Skincare is So Hot Right Now
#1 Coffea Seed Oil Fights Aging
Several recent studies have noted that the green, unroasted beans (rather than the roasted ones you drink) are best for your skin. When the unroasted beans are cold-pressed, they retain most of their healthy fats and antioxidants, such as vitamin E, to prevent sun damage and reduce the signs of aging.
#2 Coffee Extract Reduces Wrinkles
The result of these ingredients seems to be a noted impact on the signs of aging in recent skincare studies. Research on coffee revealed at the American Academy of Dermatology’s annual meeting noted that use of a coffee-based skincare system created significant improvements in wrinkles, fine lines and overall skin appearance.
#3 Coffee Promotes Fat Breakdown
One reason that your body begins to show wrinkles and other signs of aging over time is due to excess fat in your body’s cells. But some recent laboratory tests have indicated that coffee can actually break down fats in a process called “lipolysis.” This enhances its anti-aging activity.
#4 Coffee Is Rich in Antioxidants
Of course, all of these benefits are likely due to the fact that coffee is one of the richest sources of antioxidants around. Antioxidants are the active ingredients that help coffee protect your skin from damage and even reverse wrinkles.
#5 Coffee Improves Blood Flow
Finally, several studies have shown that drinking coffee boosts circulation, and specific research on coffee in skincare products is showing the same thing. Improved blood flow in turn improves elasticity and firmness for younger-looking skin.