With the upcoming launch of our new Coffee Soap Range we thought we would spend some time talking about why we are focussing so much on this new range of products.
Pretty much all of us love our morning coffee. The awakening aroma and kick of energy that we have all come to rely on is not a well kept secret. However, very few people are aware of the other benefits that this amazing little bean contains for our skin and general wellbeing. This is all thanks to the large amount of antioxidants it contains.
As well as the many benefits of the antioxidants the ground coffee beans also acts as a fantastic exfoliant for the skin!
While your cup of daily coffee can enrich you with antioxidants internally it's when the coffee is applied topically, via soap, that you can experience these purported benefits. Continue reading for the full list!
1. Cellulite Reduction
Coffee may help reduce the appearance of cellulite on the skin. It’s thought that the caffeine content in coffee is the key to cellulite reduction by dilating blood vessels beneath the skin and improving overall blood flow. In turn, this may help decrease the appearance of cellulite.
2. Calming Effects
While coffee is renowned for its stimulating effects inside the body, it may provide the opposite effects when applied topically. This is thanks to the antioxidants in coffee.
3. Anti-aging Benefits
Applying coffee directly to your skin may help decrease the appearance of sun spots, redness, and fine lines. In fact, one study found a direct correlation between drinking coffee and a decrease in photoaging effects.
4. Vitamin B-3 for Skin Cancer
Coffee is a rich source of vitamin B3 (niacin), thanks to a breakdown of a key compound called trigonelline. However, trigonelline breaks down into niacin after coffee beans have been roasted. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, niacin may be helpful in preventing nonmelanoma skin cancers and can possibly prevent other skin growths.
5. Reduced Inflammation
Anti-inflammatory effects may be attributed to chlorogenic acid (CGA) as well as melanoidins in coffee. CGA is also linked to reducing hyperpigmentation that may have a connection with inflammation.
6. Acne Treatment
In the case of a wound or frequent skin infections, the regular use of coffee could help combat problems from harmful bacteria. The CGAs in coffee have both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Combined with the natural exfoliation of coffee grounds, all these benefits can collectively fight acne.
7. Dark Circles
Coffee may also help treat stubborn dark circles under the eyes. This is because the caffeine content in coffee is thought to help dilate blood vessels that contribute to dark circles.