Gift guide, check off your list with essential skincare

Gift guide, check off your list with essential skincare

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Chemical characteristics: Alkaloid of the methylxanthine family; Hydrophilic (soluble in water and insoluble in oil); Density: 1.23g/ cm3; Molar mass: 194.2g/ molecule; Recommended pH for best solubility: 4.5 - 5.5.
Characteristics: Emulsion, colloidal solution, true aqueous solution.
Benefits: All skin typologies and particularly skin with dark circles, dry or sensitive skin, often prone to redness, skin lacking in radiance and skin prone to sagging. It can also help in some cases of acne; Indicated to reduce the appearance of cellulite, to slow down hair loss and to relieve heavy legs.
Provenance, origin: /
Commonly known as: Caffeine.
Dosage required in cosmetic products: From 3 to 10% (above 10%, caffeine is ineffective because of saturation of the skin penetration).
Part of the plant extracted: /
Properties: Decongestant, antioxidant, calming, anti-inflammatory, draining, keratolytic, toning, lipolytic, vasoconstrictor (activates blood microcirculation).
Source: Synthetic.
Family: /
Botanical name: /
Function: Skincare agent, masking agent, perfuming agent.
Extraction process: Distillation (solvents: 1.3 Dimethylurea, Cyanoacetic acid).
I.N.C.I. list name: Caffeine.



  • Facial skincare(eye contour serums, eye contour creams, exfoliating gels, lotions, masks);

  • Body skincare(crèmes/anti-cellulite gels, firming treatments for the stomach, toning body creams, body scrubs, cleansing bars);

  • Hair care(shampoos, fortifying hair care).

How to store

Store at room temperature (between 15 and 25°C), away from light, heat and moisture.

Contraindications and precautions for use

Caffeine is asafe ingredientwhich very rarely leadsto skin reactions. However, you should stop using caffeine-based formulations if you feel discomfort.

Find out more

Caffeine is a molecule that was discovered in tea and coffee around two centuries ago. In plants containing caffeine, it acts as a natural insecticide, paralysing insects that try to feed on them.