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 stimulating for our skin not just our minds? From eye creams to body scrubs, coffee makes an amazingly beneficial awakening skin care ingredient.
Your Guide to the Benefits of Coffee for Skin
We all know how stimulating a fresh cup of coffee is, with so many of us relying on a caffeine boost 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 perk your body up, it can help to perk up your skin up too!
Benefits 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 can target 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 brightening effect to the skin, plus the ground beans can be used in scrubs to help buff away dead and dry skin which can help to reduce the visible signs of cellulite. While I love using caffeine skin care, I've actually been trying to cut coffee 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 target puffiness, dark circles and fine lines around the eyes. This antioxidant rich awakening caffeine eye cream is 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 to brighten eyes is caffeine rich Salt & Glow Awaken Coffee Bean Eye Serum. This caffeine eye serum works to boost hydration around the eyes and may help treat fine lines and bags thanks to antioxidant and vitamin rich Green Coffee Beans, Siberian Ginseng, Kakadu Plum, Pomegranate Seeds and Sea Buckthorn Oil. While caffeine will bost circulation on its own, this serum comes in an easy-to-use roller ball, which is perfect for further stimulation and to cool the under eye area and help 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. When your skin feels like it needs the benefit of an afternoon caffeine hit, this deeply hydrating sheet mask uses coffee and soothing Aloe Vera and Hyaluronic Acid. With the added brightening bonus of Vitamin C and Seaweed Collagen, this caffeine serum infused mask can be applied for 15-20 minutes with no need to rinse off after use.
Hurraw! Organic Lip Balm - Coffee Bean
A great way to get a coffee fix without the caffeine or calories! I love the Hurraw! Organic Lip Balm in Coffee Bean flavour as it uses cold-pressed Coffee Beans, Coconut Oil and Cocoa Seed Butter to create a scrumptious mocha flavour and deliver a boost of silky, non sticky 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
Mineral Fusion Body Scrub - Kona Coffee
The Mineral Fusion Body Scrub - Kona Coffee is filled with Kona Coffee, an antioxidant rich coffee bean which is famously grown in the mineral rich volcanic soils of Hawaii. With a beautiful mocha coffee fragrance, this delicious body scrub also contains Pumice to thoroughly buff and shine dry, dead and rough skin, as well as nourishing Mango Butter, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E and Avocado Oil to greatly replenish skin with restorative moisture and leave it feeling smooth, soft and supple. It is Ideal for all skin types, particularly those with dryness or conditions such as keratosis pilaris.
Thankyou Coffee Body Scrub - Geranium & Rosewood
The Thankyou Coffee Body Scrub - Geranium & Rosewood has a lovely Geranium & Rosewood fragrance. It contains antioxidant-rich, Fairtrade Coffee Grounds together with cold-pressed Macadamia Oil, and has been crafted to gently exfoliate as it provides deeply penetrating hydration to dry skin. It also offers the benefits of Sucrose, which acts as a natural exfoliant and assists to attract and retain moisture.
Organic Shop Shower Gel in 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 t target skin elasticity and hydrate the body while you wash. It also contains antioxidant rich, delicious Acai Berry! This refreshing coffee-berry scent might even be enough to get you going in the morning without even needing to drink a cup of coffee!