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What I love about caffeine

Inside and outside my espresso. You can read more about caffeine here.

In short?

Caffeine decreases the risk of skin cancer promoted by UV irradiation; apparently by slowing down repair of DNA mutations caused by UV making it more precise and preventing mutations that may lead to cancer. This is why you will find caffeine in our unique UV repair cream.

But, beware! Caffeine also decreases the thickness of subcutaneous fat layer by inducing lipolysis, so while it may be a good idea to treat “cellulite” with caffeine, women who lose subcutaneous fat from their faces as they age, should be careful using it.

Topical application of caffeine is safe, in fact, they useit to facilitate breathing of newborns. Other beneficial effects of caffeine are analgesia, antiviral, antidermatitis, antioxidant.

The “de-puffing” effect of caffeine may be mediated by the promotion of sodium export from the cell, which is followed by water loss.

Skin Actives offers caffeine (extracted from green tea) for DIY. but you can also use our de-puff concentrate.

We have several skincare products for the eye area, here are some:

Triple correction serum

Eye cream with ROS* BioNet and apocynin

Ultimate depuff eye serum

Because caffeine also helps with hair growth, you will find it in our hair serum.

Why use caffeine from green tea?

The answer’s not “because it’s natural”. It doesn’t matter whether caffeine is synthetic or natural, what matters is the chemical structure, and its identical whether it comes from a lab or from green tea. But when it’s from green tea, it comes with many chemicals that the tea leaves make.

The polyphenols in green tea are responsible for some of its remarkable medicinal properties. These include (+) catechin (C), (+) gallocatechin (GC), (-) epicatechin (EC), (-) epigallocatechin (EGC) and (-) epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG has been shown to prevent UV-caused cancerous and non-cancerous skin tumors. It has been suggested that chemopreventives like EGCG slow down DNA repair that follows damage produced by UV irradiation and, by slowing it down, allow the repair to be more precise, avoiding the mutations that lead to cancer. EGCG is also an effective antioxidant, and scavenging of OH radicals could be another mechanism for its anticancer properties.

About caffeine, don’t forget to have your espresso. Or cappuccino. It’s up to you.

 

Hannah

 

DISCLAIMER: These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.

 

 

 

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