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Commonly known as: Caffeine.
I.N.C.I. list name: Caffeine.
Extraction process: Distillation (solvents: 1,3 Dimethylurea, Cyanoacetic acid).
Source: Synthetic.
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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.
Dosage required in cosmetic products: From 3 to 10% (beyond 10%, caffeine is ineffective because there is a phenomenon of saturation of skin penetration).
Function: Skin care agent, masking agent, fragrance agent.
Properties: Decongestant, antioxidant, calming, anti-inflammatory, draining, keratolytic, toning, lipolytic, vasoconstrictor (activates blood microcirculation).
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.



  • Anti-inflammatoire :

  • Antioxydante :

  • Drainante :

  • Lipolytique :

  • Tonifiante :

  • Vasoconstrictrice :


  • 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).


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.

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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.