Just as coffee should be consumed in moderation to avoid insomnia, caffeine in skincare should also be applied sparingly. Here are some mistakes to avoid.
Mistakes to avoid with caffeine-based skincare treatments.
Apply pure caffeine to your face.
While caffeine is an excellent cosmetic active when diluted and mixed with other ingredients, it is advised against using it pure on the skin. The reason for this caveat: its ability to penetrate quickly and deeply into the skin tissues, which can promote intolerances in the most sensitive individuals. Whether they suffer from rosacea, eczema, atopic dermatitis or allergic hypersensitivity... they all need to be treated gently. So rather than choosing pure actives, opt for clean formulas, featuring natural ingredients that will offer you all the benefits of caffeine combined with those of other components. And this, without assaulting your epidermis.
Select skincare products with a high concentration of caffeine.
On average, a treatment to combat puffiness and dark circles needs to be equipped with 3 to 5% caffeine in order to be fully effective. Not only does this dosage strictly meet the needs of the epidermis, but above all its sensitivity. Even though caffeine is one of the most well-tolerated active ingredients by the skin and it very rarely causes allergic reactions, its use must be controlled to avoid an overdose that would have the effect of attacking the hydrolipidic film, so important for preserving the balance of the skin against external aggressions. As you will have understood, it is better to stick to the recommended ratio.