Coffee is undoubtedly a great skincare and beauty ingredient, but it gains most of the attention for what it does for exfoliating due to the unique texture of coffee grounds, which are indeed fantastic for that purpose. But what about a coffee face mask?
Coffee has a lot more going for it than just exfoliating power. Its abundant antioxidants give it other unique properties for the face and its caffeine content also plays a pivotal role. It’s the reason that the skincare and beauty researchers at Callyssee Cosmetics have infused their masks, such as their Café con Leche Hydrating Mask and Hot Stuff Thermal Heating Mask, with coffee! And it’s not just ordinary coffee, either. Both products contain Coffea Arabica (Organic Green Coffee) Seed Extract, which boasts far more antioxidant potential than ordinary coffee. Here’s why a coffee face mask is worth a try if you haven't given it a shot yet.
4 Benefits of a Coffee Face Mask
#1 It banishes wrinkles
One of the key roles of antioxidants in skincare products is to reduce, and even repair, the oxidative damage that leads to wrinkles occurring. And by targeting those antioxidants in a face mask, you can enhance their wrinkle-busting impact.
#2 It lightens and brightens
Antioxidants also serve to renew and refresh the skin, which yields a positively glowing effect once the mask is rinsed away. And you won’t find a higher-octane source of antioxidants than coffee.
#3 It detoxes the skin
Coffee also contains both chlorogenic and ferulic acid, which are actually beneficial acids that almost give the coffee mask a mild “chemical peel” effect. It’s sure to make your skin both look and feel great.
#4 It tightens and tones
Finally, the caffeine in coffee has a mild constricting effect on the blood vessels, and also helps pulls moisture away from fat cells. The result is a firmer-looking face that is more tight and toned.