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Your Guide to the Benefits of Coffee for Skin
Most of us rely on coffee for a morning wake up call or mid-afternoon pick-me-up, but did you know that it can actually be just as stimulating for our skin as it is for our minds? From eye creams to body scrubs, coffee makes an amazingly awakening ingredient in natural skin care.
We all know how stimulating a fresh cup of coffee is, with so many of us relying on it to get through the morning and sustain our energy levels throughout a big day. But coffee is actually amazing in natural skin care too, with extracts and ground beans making wonderfully refreshing ingredients in everything from eye creams to body scrubs. In the same way caffeine can wake your body up, it can actually help to wake your skin up too!
Uses of coffee in natural skin care
One of the best things about coffee is that it has anti-inflammatory properties, so it makes it a wonderful ingredient in eye creams as it reduces that puffiness so many of us are left with after a poor night's sleep. Thanks to its awakening caffeine content, it can also stimulate circulation to deliver a tightening and brightening effect to the skin, plus the ground beans can be used in scrubs to help buff away dead and dry skin and reduce the visible signs of cellulite and even stretch marks. While I love using coffee in my skin care, I've been trying to cut it out of my daily diet to replace it with other alternatives. Read more about how you can avoid drinking coffee in my blog post here!
Best natural coffee skin care
100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream
The 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream has been one of my absolute favourite products for years now! The nourishing and anti-inflammatory properties of Organic Green Coffee Beans, Green Tea and Rosehip Oil work to reduce puffiness, dark circles and fine lines around the eyes, making this awakening eye cream the perfect addition to your daily skin care routine if you are prone to restless or sleepless nights. This stuff is so good it is one of our bestsellers, with over 600 reviews! It's just like a cup of coffee for your eyes.
Salt & Glow Awaken Coffee Bean Eye Serum
Another great shot of coffee for the eyes is the Salt & Glow Awaken Coffee Bean Eye Serum. This eye serum works to boost hydration around the eyes and treat fine lines and bags thanks to antioxidant and vitamin rich Green Coffee Beans, Siberian Ginseng, Kakadu Plum, Pomegranate Seeds and Sea Buckthorn Oil, and comes in an easy-to-use roller ball which is perfect for stimulating circulation, cooling the under eye area and helping to smooth out puffiness through light massage.
100% Pure Caffeine Mask
With Organic Green Coffee as well as Green Tea, the 100% Pure Caffeine Mask makes a beautifully rejuvenating facial treatment for those times when you just need a bit of a refresher. With soothing Aloe Vera and Hyaluronic Acid, this deeply hydrating sheet mask also includes brightening Vitamin C and Seaweed Collagen, and can be applied for 15-20 minutes with no need to rinse off after use.
Hurraw! Organic Lip Balm - Coffee Bean
Coffee is actually great for lips, too! I love the Hurraw! Organic Lip Balm - Coffee Bean as it uses cold-pressed Coffee Beans, Coconut Oil and Cocoa Seed Butter to create a scrumptious mocha flavour and deliver a boost of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory moisture to a dry pout, not to mention the scent is delicious! This Vegan lip balm is perfect for coffee lovers.
Best natural coffee body scrub and body wash
Ethique Mochaccino Body Polish
For a gentle polish on dry arms and legs, I love the Ethique Mochaccino Body Polish, a solid body bar which combines ground Coffee Beans with Pumice and chocolatey Cocoa Butter to help unclog pores, buff away dead cells and brighten the skin to leave it soft, smooth and glowing. This stimulating solid scrub is ideal for all skin types and makes a great exfoliating treatment in preparation for fake tanning.
Buddy Scrub Luxe Body Scrub in Mocha Mint
The Buddy Scrub Luxe Body Scrub in Mocha Mint has to be one of the most beautiful smelling scrubs I have ever come across. Combining ground Coffee with raw Cacao, Sugar, Sea Salt and Peppermint Essential Oil, this scrub smells like a heavenly mocha after-dinner mint and works to softly cleanse and exfoliate dry skin and leave it feeling hydrated and smooth thanks to nourishing Coconut Oil and Vitamin E.
Organic Shop Shower Gel - Organic Acai & Coffee
If you have trouble waking up in the morning then you'll love the Organic Shop Shower Gel - Organic Acai & Coffee. This revitalising shower gel contains Organic Coffee Oil to help improve skin elasticity and help stimulate skin cell rejuvenation, while antioxidant rich Acai Berry works to brighten, tone and hydrate the skin. The refreshing coffee-berry scent is enough to get you going in the morning without even needing to drink a cup of coffee!
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