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Caffeine.

Chemical characteristics: Alkaloid of the Methylxanthine family; Hydrophilic (soluble in water and insoluble in oil); Density: 1.23 g/cm3; Molar mass: 194.2 g/mol; Recommended pH for best solubility: 4.5 - 5.5.
Characteristics: Emulsion, colloidal solution, true aqueous solution.
Benefits: All skin types and particularly skin with dark circles, dry or sensitive skin, often prone to redness, skin lacking radiance and skin prone to sagging. It can also help in certain cases of acne; Indicated to reduce the appearance of cellulite, to slow down hair loss and to relieve heavy legs.
Provenance, origin: /
Commonly known as: Caffeine.
Dosage required in cosmetic products: From 3 to 10% (beyond 10%, caffeine is ineffective because there is a phenomenon of saturation of skin penetration).
Part of the plant extracted: /
Properties: Decongestant, antioxidant, calming, anti-inflammatory, draining, keratolytic, toning, lipolytic, vasoconstrictor (activates blood microcirculation).
Source: Synthetic.
Family: /
Botanical name: /
Function: Skin care agent, masking agent, fragrance agent.
Extraction process: Distillation (solvents: 1,3 Dimethylurea, Cyanoacetic acid).
I.N.C.I. list name: Caffeine.

Details

Use

  • Face care (eye serums, eye creams, exfoliating gels, lotions, masks);

  • Body care (anti-cellulite creams/gels, "sheathing" care for the stomach, toning body creams, body scrubs, cleansing loaves);

  • Hair care (shampoos, fortifying hair care).

Preservation

Store at room temperature (between 15 and 25°C), away from light, moisture and heat.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

Caffeine is a safe ingredient that very rarely causes skin reactions. However, stop using the caffeine-based care if you feel discomfort.

Find out more

Caffeine is a molecule discovered in tea and coffee about two centuries ago. In plants that contain it, caffeine acts as a natural insecticide, paralyzing insects that try to feed on it.