The Beauty Secrets of Coffee - Moisturizing properties

Over the years, our skin undergoes structural deterioration that progressively changes its appearance. The skin loses its ability to retain water, the production of elastin and collagen decreases significantly resulting in a loss of elasticity and firmness.

Many anti-ageing products have excellent moisturizing properties, but this is not enough to achieve the desired effect for a simple reason: a true anti-age must intervene at the structural level.

The anti-ageing cream components that really can influence the structure of the skin are divided into two groups, the antioxidants and the cell regulators. The antioxidants, such as vitamins, polyphenols and flavonoids, reduce collagen degradation by reducing the concentration of free radicals in the tissues.

The cell regulators, such as retinols, peptides and growth factors, have direct effects on collagen metabolism and influence collagen production.

Numerous scientific studies have described the benefits of green coffee oil. Its exceptional composition rich in essential fatty acids, as well as the presence of sterols, vitamin E and coffee diterpenes, makes it particularly effective in skin care. Green coffee oil has a recognized action to stimulate the production of collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycans, thus allowing the formation of a new connective tissue. It helps fight free radicals, maintains proper hydration of the skin and improves its elasticity. 

Brazilian scientists found a significant increase in elastin and collagen production testing Coffea arabica seed oil on human skin. In addition, the investigations confirmed also that it significantly increases the production of AQP-3 protein, responsible for transporting water to the upper skin layers, reducing excessive dryness and small wrinkles.

Coffee oil is rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and phytosterols. It is a multi-application oil:

  • Facial care : oils, balms and anti-ageing creams. 
  • Moisturizing and repairing body care: dry and damaged skin. 
  • Slimming, anti wrinkle. anti-cellulite creams and oils. 
  • Lip balm.
  • Care of dry, fragile and damaged hair.
  • Massage oils.
  • Sunscreen products.

Coffee contains a considerable amount of oil, (average quantity around 15 % even up to 23.9 % ). Due to its composition, rich in antioxidants, phytostérols and fatty acids [among others: Omega 6 (46%) and Omega 3 (1.4%)], this exceptional product potential can benefit the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries.


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