Caffeine & Skin | What you should know
by Rodrigo Diaz
A year ago
What is Caffeine?
Caffeine is a central nervous stimulant and is a crystalline alkaloid found in many seeds, leaves, and fruits of some plants. Image of the structure below.
Benefits Of Caffeine For Skin
Other than boosting your productivity (or killing it), caffeine can significantly improve your skin which is why this compound is seen as one of the leading ingredients for premium products. So why is it so good?
Fights Free Radicals
For our last few conversations, free radicals are responsible for damaging your skin by oxidative stress. This ultimately increases the formation of stress lines, hyperpigmentation and loss of elasticity (collagen degradation) in your skin. In other words - Rapid Aging. Caffeine is a powerhouse antioxidant just like retinol (great pair btw) which attacks free radicals and eliminates them.
As a top anti-inflammatory, caffeine reduces inflammation and redness from many skin issues like eczema, acne and bruising (right after that MMA fight) - Just don’t apply it on open wounds. This results in a balanced and even skin tone.
Under Eye Dark Circles Treatment
Dehydration, lack of sleep, genetics and allergies play an important role in forming dark circles that many men face (excuse the pun). Although it is not a cure for hereditary dark circles, it can definitely reduce the inflammation and puffiness associated with it and reduce the accumulation of blood under your eyes which results in dark shadows.
Caffeine can dehydrate fatty cells by 17% and reduce the water from the surface of the skin.
This minimizes the appearance of cellulite and creates smoother skin.
Caffeine is a diuretic and constricts blood vessels which is why it is so effective in reducing redness. This makes it a powerful ingredient for facial flushing, rosacea, and sun damage when applied topically (aids in circulation).
Repairs UV Damage
Caffeine also repairs skin damage caused by prolonged sun exposure. Stronger than the polyphenols found in green tea, it is considered a strong antioxidant to combat UV damage while also inhibiting the growth of skin cancer cells - But more studies have to be made on this.
Benefits Of Caffeine For Hair
This is a new topic for us as we’ve been recently bringing on some hair specialists to develop Anti-Vice Hair Solutions. While researching the effects of caffeine in hair care, we found that it not only stimulates healthier skin growth but also your healthier roots in your hair.
Treatment Of Male Pattern Baldness
Men frequently experience male pattern baldness because of the impacts from the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which affects susceptible hair follicles. These follicles become small and eventually vanish, causing hair loss. This procedure, known as miniaturization of the hair follicles, influences the development of your hair cycle.
Caffeine, when applied topically, enters into the roots and revives them. Other than averting male pattern baldness, it reanimates the hair and establishes healthier hair development.
For caffeine to penetrate through to the follicle, the caffeine-containing cleanser or shampoo needs to remain on your scalp for two minutes.
Animates Hair Development
Caffeine is viewed as a follicle stimulant. Research made by the International Journal of Dermatology showed that topical treatment with caffeine increased the average growth of hair follicles by around 46%. It also broadened the life cycle by 33%. This is on the grounds that caffeine can obstruct the impact of DHT, which harms the hair follicles and is responsible for male pattern baldness.
Where can I find Caffeine at GOA?