Caffeine. It’s essential for waking up our mind, body and…skin? That’s right. Caffeine not only helps get you through the 3 p.m. slump, but it’s also an important antioxidant and ingredient in anti-aging. Topical use of caffeine can reduce the signs of aging, brighten the skin and minimize inflammation (um, hello, morning under eye puffiness).
Caffeine’s skincare power lies in its anti-inflammatory properties. When applied topically, it helps restrict blood vessels and boost circulation, which minimizes puffiness and brightens the skin. Ahem, we’re saying no more dark circles, redness or puffy eyes. That’s why you’ll find it in all of Soon Skincare’s eye patches so your under eye area always gets a proper wake up call.
You’ll often spot caffeine on a full ingredients list, but keep a close look out because you may also see it in other forms such as green tea extract which can be found in our hand and foot masks. We formulate with green tea extract to minimize the signs of aging on these highly exposed and often undertreated areas.
But while all that instant gratification is nice, Korean skincare is about long-term skin health benefits, right? Caffeine won’t let you down there. As a powerful antioxidant, caffeine helps fend off environmental damage that leads to premature signs of aging, fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. Caffeine’s antioxidant properties are also why this ingredient pairs so well with products that protect against UV damage and use in the morning.
So the next time you reach for your morning cup of coffee, give your skin its own dose of caffeine. It’s only fair.