CAFFEINE

INCI: Caffeine

What is Caffeine?

Caffeine, related closely to our daily routine, is an alkaloid. It is usually isolated from the coffee beans and leaves, tea leaves, cola beans, and cocoa beans. It has a great ability to cross the skin barrier and high biological activity.

Use & Benefits

Mainly it is used as an antioxidant. It fights against the free radicals generated through different kind of exposures to the environment. It is also an anti-cellulite because it prevents the accumulation of excessive fat in the cell. It inhibits phosphodiesterase activity. In doing so, it stimulates the degradation of fats during the process of lipolysis.  Caffeine inhibits the 5-a-reductase activity, which in turn helps in increasing microcirculation of blood in the skin and also stimulates the growth of hair. It also has protective action against UV radiation and decreases damaging photoaging of the skin.

References
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23075568

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