Coffee is many people's first port of call in the morning to prep them for the day. But caffeine isn't just to drink – there are a host of beauty products that contain the circulation-boosting ingredient on the market. We run through our favourites. Bean Body have based their entire company on caffeine, with products for face and body all made with the humble coffee bean.
Caffeine is packed with circulation-boosting properties
“Coffee scrubs help to reduce the appearance of cellulite, eczema, stretch marks, age spots, varicose veins and psoriasis – so are the perfect product for a variety of different skin conditions,” a Bean Body spokesperson told Cover Media. “The caffeinated properties in coffee help in reducing cellulite, improving circulation and tightening and smoothing out any puffy areas by constricting blood vessels. It is also high in antioxidants which can act as an anti-inflammatory ingredient.” Choose from Vanilla or Manuka Honey Body Scrub, or the Facial Exfoliant to give your complexion a boost.
Caffeine fix: Gigi Hadid takes a coffee break
The Ordinary are enjoying huge success at the moment with their sell-out foundations, but their Caffeine Solution is also one to grab. It helps to reduce puffiness and dark circles under the eyes, and can also be used on the body if you have some cellulite you want to get rid of. At a purse-friendly price too, this is definitely one to add to your basket.
If dark circles and puffiness are major concerns, then why not give Origins' GinZing eye cream a try. This clinically-proven cream contains caffeine and natural optic brighteners to wake up and refresh tired eyes. It's the perfect product to use after a long night, but can also be used throughout the day if you need a bit of a boost.
STORY: Victoria Beckham shares video of her having her make-up done
If you're a face mask person, then 7th Heaven's Coffee Mocha Mud Mask needs to be next on your list to try. Ground Coffee Beans are whipped together with nourishing Macadamia Oil and Kaolin clay to lightly exfoliate and cleanse the skin, with the mask working to minimise the appearance of pores and give a more radiant complexion.
So in addition to our morning coffee, we're going to make sure there are some caffeine-based beauty products in our cabinet as well...