When added to skincare formulations, Caffeine is a natural skin energizer with instant results.
The energy-boosting power of caffeine is something any coffee or tea drinker knows well. Whether it comes from a leaf or a bean, a mug of a caffeinated beverage in the morning is a great wake-up call. But, that’s not just for your brain — applying topical caffeine on skin can help revive a tired, dull complexion. Caffeine eye cream is one of the most effective de-puffing ingredients, and using caffeine for skin has an almost immediate effect on the skin. Learn more about how Kiehl’s uses caffeine in our products.
What Is Caffeine?
Caffeine is an alkaloid known for its stimulating properties. It can be found most commonly in coffee, tea, and cocoa plants. It’s also been shown to have potent antioxidant properties and to help promote a healthy circulatory system.
What Does Caffeine Do For The Skin?
Everyone’s favorite morning (and, occasionally, afternoon) beverage has some serious benefits for your skin, especially when it comes to your eyes. Caffeine is a natural vasoconstrictor, meaning it narrows the blood vessels under the eye, helping to reduce a.m. puffiness. It also boosts sluggish circulation, stimulating those pooled blood vessels that cause dark circles to release, minimizing the shadows as they go.
Caffeine’s ability to boost circulation makes it a great addition to skincare products as it will revive tired complexions that may look dull. And, its antioxidant powers means it can help protect you from free radical damage caused by the sun and pollution.
Where Can I Find Caffeine In Kiehl’s Products?
At Kiehl’s we incorporate Caffeine into many of our eye products and it is also a key ingredient in our men’s Facial Fuel collection.
Eye Fuel: Part of our Men’s collection, this Caffeine-packed eye cream diminishes puffiness and dark circles with continued use. Vitamin B3 (also called Niacinamide) can help that delicate skin increase the production of fatty acids that prevent moisture loss and boost elasticity. The lightweight gel texture sinks in rapidly and won’t feel greasy or irritate sensitive eyes.
Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment For Men: A vitamin-enriched non-oily moisturizer powered by a formula featuring Caffeine, Soy, and Chestnut Extract, this bestseller awakens and uplifts dull, fatigued complexions. It also helps skin to resist the effects of environmental stress for a healthy, invigorated appearance.
Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer: While it might belong to our Men’s collection, this innovative stick is a unisex undereye rejuvenator. It provides an instant cooling sensation that helps visibly minimize puffiness, while firming skin. Caffeine revives the skin around the eye and the lightweight formula and stick applicator makes it a quick and easy addition to any skincare routine.
Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream: The Caffeine in this product helps minimize puffy undereye bags, while the Copper PCA — a mineral-derived peptide — improves elasticity to keep skin looking and feeling firm. It also includes Calcium PCA, a humectant that helps strengthen the moisture barrier and plump skin to minimize fine lines.