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Introducing Our New Coffee Face & Body Scrub

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I would like to Introduce our New Coffee Face & Body Scrub, now why does this product have its own blog post, and its not lumped in with all the rest of the products that we make... Well using Coffee on the skin is pretty special and i wanted to tell you all about it.

Now we will be launching 3 New Face & Body Scrubs in total, A plain Coffee Scrub (even though there;s nothing plain about Coffee) a Cinnamon one made with ground Cinnamon  and a Vanilla one made with Vanilla Pods, these will have no added scent as they don't need it as Coffee Smells amazing on its own and all will be blended with brown sugar. So whats so Special about Coffee? Apart from being Supplied from a Local Coffee business, Mevagissey Coffee, who is literally 200 yrds away from us......

Using Coffee as an Exfoliator

Ground Coffee is the ideal consistency for creating the ultimate exfoliator, but its also has caffeic acid, which is known to increase collagen production. Collagen is a protein produced by our cells that helps “hold” the skin together, keeping it looking younger and giving it firmness and elasticity. When we’re young, our skin stays plump and smooth because it constantly regenerates itself, but as we age, collagen production slows and existing collagen can become damaged due to poor skin habits and sun exposure.

Tired, Puffy Eyes & Dark Circles

I talked about eye care in a previous post and totally forgot to mention, What Coffee can do for the them, well now's my chance to rectify that. Dark circles and tired puffy eyes can make you look a lot older than you actually are, so how can Coffee help reduce them. Well as mentioned previously, Dark Circles under the eyes can be caused by numerous different reasons such as seasonal allergies or poor sleeping habits to hormonal fluctuations and genetics. And while cosmetic concealers can cover them up, they don’t get to the root of the problem and often come with a host of potentially harmful chemicals as well which can add to the problems. So how can a Cup of Coffee help, well its all thanks to Caffeine, Caffeine is an anti-inflammatory, that when applied to the skin, is known to reduce swelling by constricting the blood vessels just below the skins surface, which in turn reduces the puffiness and can help balance skin tone


Soothing Tired aching Feet

Coffee is also an excellent ingredient to use as a foot scrub, as it can not only help in the removal of dead, dry skin cells, but it can help soothe tired feet after a long day

Minimising the appearance of cellulite 

Coffee grounds can also help minimise the appearance of cellulite. While some say the effects are only temporary, others disagree, swearing by the results. Even if it does only last for the short term, it may be ideal for those times you want to look great in a bathing suit. Cellulite is something most people struggle with, no matter how much you work out. The caffeine in coffee helps to dilate blood vessels, which temporarily tones and tightens tissue while improving blood circulation and reducing water retention. Those benefits may help smooth that dimpled appearance of cellulite. Coffee’s antioxidants also helps to release toxins, which can also aid in lessening the dimpled look while improving the health of your skin.

Prevent clogged pores and get glowing skin

Experts say coffee’s acidity helps to boost the skin’s protective barrier, which keeps your skin looking healthier and toned while helping to remove clogged pores. Though it seems counter intuitive given its stimulant nature, coffee can actually calm inflamed and red skin thanks to the same antioxidants that protect it from premature ageing.

According to the results of a 2011 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, you may someday slather coffee on your burn-prone parts to protect your skin from sun damage. Researchers found that topically applied caffeine helped protect against some skin cancers at the molecular level by inhibiting a protein enzyme in skin.

 It targets free radicals.

Free radicals are molecules that, when damaged, whether through stress, diet, smoking, or other products, can result in visible skin imperfections like dark spots and lines. Which is where coffee comes in: it’s packed with antioxidants, which target those free radicals and help reverse the imperfections, brightening your skin and giving you a refreshed glow.

It’s perfectly balanced.

While it can be difficult to find the perfect product that won’t overcompensate and leave your dry skin too oily, or your oily skin too dry, coffee pretty much eliminates that problem. “Coffee has the same PH as your skin, [so] it won’t leave you feeling dry or oily,”

Reset your olfactory nerves

Trying to choose from among several perfumes? Give coffee beans a quick sniff in between. Smelling coffee between spritzes of eau de cologne helps prevent nose fatigue, according to research by University of California, Berkeley neuroscientist Noam Sobel. In other words, it serves as a sort of palate-cleanser or reset button (that's why you often see beans at the fragrance counter of fancy department stores).



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