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Green Coffee Oil Infusion

Commonly known as: Coffea Arabica Seed Extract (I.N.C.I.), Extract of Arabica coffee bean.
Botanical name: Arabica Coffee.
Extraction process: Long-term maceration and agitation of the plant in a vegetable oil.
Family: Rubiaceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Dried seeds.
Location: East Africa (Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya, Yemen, Arabia), Central America (Costa Rica, Honduras) and South America (Brazil).
Flowering: Summer, fall.
Provenance, origin: Madagascar, India, Honduras/Uganda.
Phytochemical composition: Carbohydrates, proteins, lipids (sterols, hydrocarbons, tocopherols, diterpenic alcohols), phenolic acids (quinic acid, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid).
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Liquid; Color: Yellow - Green; Odor: Characteristic.
Physical characteristics: Density = 0.91 - 0.93; Soluble in oil; Miscible in alcohol and ether.
Benefits: Draining, toning, slimming.
Concerns: All skin types, particularly those that are sagging or lacking in firmness.

Details

Usage

Facial Care (creams, serums, eye contour gels, face masks); Body Care (lotions, creams, exfoliating treatments); Hair Care (shampoos); Makeup (lipsticks).

Method of Preservation

Store in a sealed container, in a cool, dry, and ventilated place, away from a heat source and protected from light.

Contraindications, Usage Precautions

There are no contraindications to the use of green coffee macerate. Indeed, it can be used by pregnant and/or breastfeeding women as well as young children.

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Approximately 150 million 60 kg bags of coffee are produced globally each year, with Brazil being the largest producer. When applied topically, caffeine has slimming properties due to its lipolytic activity on fat cells. It is also known to facilitate blood circulation and reduce water retention, thereby helping to diminish the appearance of bags and dark circles under the eyes.