Coffee and health : how well do these get along? Every couple of years, a new wave of ingredients will take the skincare and beauty world by storm. Some stand the test of time and become mainstays in our products, while others fizzle and fade when placed under scrutiny and long-term use.
To help us determine which of the latest “new crop” are likely to stand the test of time, we spoke with the skincare and beauty researchers at Callysee Cosmetics. Here’s what they had to say:
Research on coffee as a skincare product has been ongoing for several years now, and the results have been beyond promising: Wrinkle protection, sun protection, blemish fighting and skin-tone-evening, among other properties. Coffea Arabica, an organic green coffee seed extract found in the Callyssee Cosmetics line, seems to have the greatest potential.
#2 Algae Extract
Sure, it may come from seaweed, but don’t let that diminish your opinion of this skincare superstar. Its underwater origins makes algae extremely rich in chlorophyll, which is a powerful antioxidant for skin repair and protection.
#3 Citric Acid
This vitamin C derivative seems to have natural blemish-fighting properties on par with laboratory chemicals such as salicylic acid. It actively fights off blemishes and helps to even the skin tone of its users.
#4 Pro Vitamin B5
Another powerful new skincare ingredient, this antioxidant is sometimes known as pantothenic acid. It promotes healthy, youthful skin by nourishing and hydrating a tired and dry face. The end result is more elasticity, more firmness and an overall younger-looking you.
#5 Vitamin B3
Also known as niacin, this emerging vitamin is an anti-aging superstar that has the added benefit of fighting rosacea and other unpleasant skin blemishes. It seems to target its impact primarily on the outer layer of the skin for the most benefit.
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