Research over the last few years has shown coffee’s effect on skin health to be bold and robust (get it? Just like a good cup of coffee!). In all seriousness, coffee has been scientifically proven to be an absolute powerhouse when it comes to your skin’s health. Thanks to its caffeine content, coffee can prevent and repair wrinkles, block the harmful effects of the sun, leave the skin tight and toned, and even fight blemishes. But it can’t do it alone.
As they were developing their new line of coffee-infused skincare products, the skincare and beauty researchers at Callyssee Cosmetics noted that adding a good moisturizing ingredient along with coffee seemed to provide a lot of nutritional value to the skin in many of their products. It appears that the rule of thumb in their formulations could be: The more the merrier when it comes to skin superfoods!
Here are some of the moisturizing superstars that have made their way into the lineup and why we love them!
What Moisturizers Boost Coffee’s Effect on Skin Health?
#1 Avocado Oil
Rich and nourishing, avocado oil provides big-time moisturizing properties, while at the same time infusing the skin with healthy doses of antioxidants and monounsaturated fats. Its high content of skin-loving Vitamin E means that avocado oil’s anti-aging powers range from defending against free radicals to superstar-level hydration. It is also nourishing, healing inflammation and itching and fortifying cells in the dermis and epidermis layers of your skin.
You’ll find this moisturizing oil paired with coffee in Callyssee Cosmetics’s Cocoa Buffing Beans Coffee Scrub, made for massaging from your neck to your booty (perfect if you want to tackle any cellulite) and all the way down to your toes.
#2 Organic Grapeseed Oil
Grapeseed oil (yup, from the seeds of grapes!) is well-known for being absorbed into the skin quite easily, infusing it with powerful, nourishing omega-6 fatty acids. This lightweight anti-aging rockstar eradicates cracks and wrinkles, and also moisturizes while remaining both hypoallergenic and anti-comedogenic (it won’t cause breakouts). Full of polyphenols and antioxidants like Vitamin E, it brings healing properties that nourish and help repair the skin.
Callyssee’s Vanilla Bean Buffing Beans Coffee Scrub can provide you with a healthy dose of this skin-friendly oil while providing you with all the body scrub benefits coffee can offer (did you know coffee is amazing to scrub with? Here’s why.).
#3 Shea Butter
Shea butter has been used as a skin healer for centuries in Africa, and there’s a very good reason why: Few natural ingredients pack the powerful moisturizing punch that this butter does.
It’s so powerful, in fact, that Callyssee Cosmetics makes generous use of it throughout their product line. You’ll find it in their Doppio Firming Eye Cream and Extra Smooth Anti-Wrinkle Cream, among other products.
#4 Aloe Vera
Here’s another plant that’s been used medicinally for centuries for very good reasons. And along with its healing properties, aloe vera oil is extremely nourishing and moisturizing.
The Whipped Moisturizing Cream for Normal to Dry Skin, Perk Up Your Face Caffeine Dermis Mask, and Cup O’ Joe Bath Salts (FYI this one has the most delicious smell!) all contain this awesome ingredient, among other Callyssee products.