With many of us working from home, we are spending an increased amount of time at our screens, which means that our skin is exposed to blue light. This high energy, visible light causes damage to the elastin and collagen in our skin, leading to pigmentation. Additionally, cold weather combined with central heating can be harsh on our skin and lead to increased sensitivity, irritation and dryness.
Whilst staying indoors has its benefits to our skin, like avoiding skin-damaging pollutants and limiting UV exposure, it may also be doing more harm than good. Being indoors for a prolonged period of time means that we are lacking in Vitamin D and missing the overall health benefits of good old-fashioned fresh air. This can lead to the appearance of tired, dry and dull skin.
What if we told you that there is a natural ingredient on the market that can give your skin the boost that you’ve so desperately been searching for? That there’s an ingredient that not only shows significant improvements in the appearance of wrinkles, firmness and texture but also protects your skin from UV damage. Green Coffee Extract is nature’s best-kept secret. Have we piqued your interest? Read on.
What is Green Coffee Extract?
Green Coffee Extract is derived from raw, unroasted green coffee beans. Considered one of the most potent forms of natural antioxidants in the world, Green Coffee mainly contains caffeine, chlorogenic acid and other polyphenols. Green Coffee (also known as robusta coffee) is native to West Africa and contains significant quantities of caffeine and actives, more so than those found in refined coffee beans. These active ingredients help restore muscle tone and vitality to the skin, protecting it from free radicals responsible for cellular ageing.
How can Green Coffee Extract improve my skin?
Anti Ageing: The high concentration of caffeine and chlorogenic acid found in green coffee tightens and tones the skin temporarily, leading to the look of more youthful skin. Additionally, green coffee contains complex substances such as Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) and Theophylline, which are known for their vast supply of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. These substances improve the appearance of wrinkles and loose skin.
Protects the skin from UV Damage: Our face is the first area to show the visible effects of ultraviolet radiation (UV). The properties found in Green Coffee directly work to combat UV damage to improve the strength, elasticity, and discolouration in the skin.
Moisturises the skin: Green Coffee Extract contains rich fatty acids and esters, including Linoleic and Oleic Acid. These acids nourish and deeply moisturise the skin, improve skin texture and tone, and helps prevent further damage caused by dehydration.
Improves Circulation: Green Coffee Extract helps to stimulate and restore balance to tired skin. Think of it as a wake-up call for a dull complexion - when massaging it in the skin it helps to release excess fluid under the skin, thus improving circulation.
Brightens the skin: Due to its exfoliating nature, Green Coffee Extract is effective in removing the dead skin cells that cause the skin to look dull and lacklustre. As a result, skin appears brighter, and you are left with a more even complexion.
Our Anti-Fatigue range formulations are rich in antioxidants, which slow down the premature ageing of the skin and bind free radicals. This range is powered by this superstar active ingredient, Green Coffee Extract, proven help stimulate blood circulation and rejuvenate tired skin.
Our range also includes Acmella Extract, which is a natural alternative to anti-ageing solutions, referred to by many as ‘plant botox’. This powerful ingredient relaxes the facial muscles and helps to restructure collagen fibres to leave the skin looking visibly smoother.
The Anti-Fatigue range is recommended for tired, dull, and dehydrated skin - think of it as your skin’s early morning coffee-fix.