Starting to feel like your beauty routine could use a triple nonfat grande latte?
Well, there actually happens to be something even more potent (no we’re not talking about a quad venti) when it comes to giving your skin a much needed jolt of rejuvenation -- coffeeberry.
As of late, botanical extracts, such as coffeeberry, are becoming a rather popular ingredient in skincare products because, get this, they do what they claim to do: support the health, texture, and integrity of the skin -- and they do it naturally.
Coffeeberry, harvested from the fruit of the coffee plant Coffea arabica, is considered to be one of the richest sources of antioxidants and three times more potent than green tea. It contains potent polyphenols including chlorogenic acid, ferrulic acid, quinic acid, and condensed proanthocyanidins.
Now as for what these antioxidants can do for your skin, they visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as dramatically even out irregular skin tones. The American Academy of Dermatology acknowledged the dermatologic application and benefits of coffeeberry extract in 2007. The first product to enter the market with the extract as the basic ingredient was RevaléSkin, and since a few more have followed.
We’ve got 3 coffee-infused products that will give your skin that rejuvenating jolt you’re craving!
1. Priori’s Coffeeberry Revitalizing Cleanser ($59.50 at FragranceNet.com)
This light-lathering Coffeeberry Revitalizing Cleanser is designed for day and night use on both face and body. It gently and thoroughly exfoliates and cleanses to reveal a softer, revitalized complexion. As you know, a little goes a long way, so don’t be thrown by the 0.1% coffeeberry extract. Plus, when paired with grape seed, honey, aloe vera, apple, and vanilla extracts this cleanser has a way of gently removing makeup and daily residue, leaving all skin types beyond moisturized.
2. RevaléSkin’s Skin Firming Serum ($64.50 at FragranceNet.com)
When it comes to Coffeeberry, we know now that Revale was the game changer with their line of Coffeeberry products, which included this lightweight, contouring serum containing 0.5% coffeeberry extract. Designed specifically to firm the skin,RevaléSkin's Skin Firming Serum, when applied once a day leaves your skin more hydrated than ever before. Not to mention, additional ingredients help reduce the seriously unsightly effects of both internal and external stress. Algae extract acts as a skin tightener, aloe vera extract moisturizes the skin, chamomile extract soothes, coneflower extract conditions, and salix alba bark extract provides a natural source for exfoliation.
3. Fresh’s Face Essence with Green Coffee ($62.50 at FragranceNet.com)
Everyone needs a refresher, after all, that’s what the 3 p.m. coffee break is for. However, instead of sipping down calories you could be spritzing on the revitalizing and hydrating effects of this face mist. Formulated with antioxidant-rich green coffee and brightening microspheres, Fresh's Face Essence hydrates, smoothes, and tones the skin, while protecting it from harsh environmental elements.