An antioxidant that reduces puffiness and dark circles caused by inflammation and poor circulation and helps to firm and tighten the skin.
Caffeine is a white crystalline alkaloid found in the seeds, leaves, and nuts of over 60 native plants throughout the world. The coffee plant is the most abundant natural source of this compound.
Best known for its ability to provide a quick energy boost to combat feelings of drowsiness and fatigue, it possesses many added health benefits as well, that range from reducing the risk of diabetes, to the temporary reduction of unsightly cellulite.
Applied topically, caffeine effectively penetrates the skin barrier to supply potent anti-aging properties. Diuretic and vasoconstrictor properties act to reduce under eye puffiness and dark circles caused by inflammation and poor circulation. This microcirculation increases blood flow reducing the appearance of redness to the skin.
It has the ability to firm and tighten the skin and reduces wrinkles, especially around the eyes, giving a less visible appearance of ”crow’s feet.” It may also reduce water retention that can cause facial puffiness. As an antioxidant, it absorbs UV rays and destroys UV damaged skin cells while keeping healthy skin cells intact while decelerating the photo-aging process.