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For most of us, caffeine is the magic bullet when we’re in need of a pick-me-up, but did you know it also has many beauty benefits, making it a no-brainer when you want to look your very best? When infused in skincare products, caffeine has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and skin tightening properties so you can expect it to protect your skin from damaging free radicals, minimize redness and irritation, make skin appear tauter and diminish the look of lines and wrinkles. Scientific studies have also shown it can help repair sun damage. Apparently, beauty brands have been taking note as caffeine is on the ingredient list for many a skincare and makeup product.
Looking for a little lift? These caffeine-infused beauty products will do just that:
it Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream ($38) will make you an it girl! It will brighten, repair and transform your entire eye area thanks to its super-charged formula that contains caffeine to reduce puffiness, hyaluronic acid and squalene to hydrate, avocado to nourish, peptides and collagen to smooth lines and wrinkles and ceramides to rejuvenate. It also utilizes an apricot tint plus light technology to brighten and color-correct.
Pacifica Dreamlit Under Eye Brightener ($16) wakes up tired looking eyes thanks to light-reflective, brightening minerals that say sayonara to dark circles and lines. Dot under the eye area and blend well using your fingers or a makeup brush. You can also add a little brightener to the inner corners of the eye to make eyes sparkle, some on the upper bow and under the center of your bottom lip to highlight.
First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Caffeine Matcha Wake Up Wipes ($15) is the answer to dull, dry, unevenly textured skin. Enriched with caffeine to reduce puffiness, redness and a tired-looking complexion, hyaluronic acid, a powerful humectant, vitamin C to brighten and protect and aloe leaf juice to calm and nourish, these towelettes cleanse, hydrate, refresh and protect.
Clarins Booster Detox ($39) can be mixed with your favorite moisturizer, mask, serum or foundation for a more youthful looking glow whenever you need a boost. Made with caffeine-rich green coffee extract, a potent skin detoxer, and an ideal quick fix when your lifestyle and the elements have taken their toll.
Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Treatment Lotion Mist ($22) blends Coffee Beans, Panax Ginseng and Pomegranate to wake up tired, dull, lax skin. To refresh your complexion, just spritz lightly 10-12 inches away from your face. It immediately hydrates, increases luminosity and leaves you with a younger, perkier, complexion. Can be used on bare skin or over makeup.
Lancome Renergie Lift Makeup Foundation ($47) is powered by the brand’s Micro-Lift™ technology which works through an extra-fine dispersion of waxes dispersed on the surface of the skin. It’s also formulated with caffeine, ivy and corn extract to combat signs of aging, flexible Micro-Bubbles to prevent makeup from setting into lines, reflective micro-pearls to boost radiance. Skin will appear virtually flawless
Note: it Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream and Origins GinZing Lotion Mist were sent for review. All other products were tested in store. Opinions are my own.