You might reach for a cup of java to jump start your day, but did you know that coffee’s also great for your skin and hair?
Loaded with antioxidants and caffeine, products made with coffee are packed with benefits that’ll help boost tired-looking skin and hair. In fact, coffee might just be the pick-me-up you need to feel clean, smooth and ready to take on the day.
1. The strong, scrubby type
It’s no secret that adding an exfoliating routine to your regime can help improve your skin’s complexion. And coffee grounds are where it’s at! They make a great addition to cleansers because they’re naturally softer to gently buff away dry skin without the harsh irritation of other exfoliants, revealing the healthy, glowing skin underneath.
2. From beans to brew
Coffee beans in whole form are perfect in our Percup Massage Bar. Covered in a nourishing cocoa butter blend, the beans help knead out tense muscles as you massage away. We’ve also added coffee to our Marron Henna and Copperhead Shampoo Bar to help enrich dark hair and give locks plenty of shine. Even the scent of coffee can do wonders for our moods! These products all have that familiar aromatic scent that’ll have you feeling perky for the whole day.
3. Antioxidants here, antioxidants there
Antioxidants are everywhere and coffee is no exception! Some antioxidant compounds like polyphenols and hydrocinnamic acids that you find in coffee grounds may be responsible for keeping troubled skin feeling soothed and calm.
4. Perk up, buttercup
Caffeine: literally the lifeblood of well, almost everyone. Many of us reach for a cup of black gold every morning to get the day started, because the caffeine in it helps to give our moods a kick start. But that same stimulant can actually give tired skin a jolt by tightening up cells and leaving skin looking radiant.
Coffee is a diuretic (it makes you pee), so it’s only natural that this dehydrating ability draws water away from your cells. By doing so, it can help skin look tighter and smoother with a natural glow.
6. Alternative Grounds
The coffee you’ll find in our Cup O’ Coffee Face And Body Mask actually comes from a local company called Alternative Grounds. This Canadian coffee roaster supplies us with only fair trade, organic coffee beans that are usually considered too damaged or misshapen to be used by coffee shops for brewing the perfect cup. However, Alternative Grounds purchases the unwanted beans from farmers, so we get great beans and absolutely nothing goes to waste.