Caffeine Isn't Just for Your Morning Coffee Anymore

Caffeine Isn't Just for Your Morning Coffee Anymore(Source: Thinkstock, Pacifica, Lancome, Garnier; Art by Tanya Leigh Washington)Need a dose of caffeine to get your day started? Although you might typically turn to a cup of joe to get your fix, you can also look to your beauty bag these days. Caffeine is slowly moving from the coffee shop to the beauty counter as caffeinated body scrubs, eye treatments and even haircare products become more and more prevalent. And for good reason: The stimulant offers a number of benefits. Not only is it high in antioxidants, but it's a vasoconstrictor, which means it helps reduce redness in the skin. Take a peek at some of the caffeine-rich products we've recently spotted on the market.

For the body: 

Pacifica Kona Coffee & Sugar Detox Whole Body Scrub, $28, at Ulta
Caffeine Isn't Just for Your Morning Coffee Anymore(Source: Pacifica)This all-over scrub contains sugar and sea salt to exfoliate, while coconut oil soothes and hydrates. But it's the Kona coffee that stimulates skin and boasts improved appearance.

Lierac Body-Slim Night, $59, at lierac-usa.com
Caffeine Isn't Just for Your Morning Coffee Anymore(Source: Lierac)Although sleep and caffeine might not seem like two things that mix, this is one exception. Lierac's new overnight cream fights the appearance of cellulite while you're catching Z's. The encapsulated active caffeine paired with molecular micropatch technology promises product diffusion throughout the night.

Pacific Shaving Company Caffeinated Shaving Cream, $16, at pacificshaving.com
Caffeine Isn't Just for Your Morning Coffee Anymore(Source: Pacific Shaving Company)You might think this shaving cream is for men but it actually works just as well for women's sensitive skin. Formulated with naturally-derived caffeine, this cream targets redness reduction, making it ideal for close shaves. But it's not just the caffeine that goes to work: aloe and spearmint help soothe and care for skin.

For the face:


Simple Sugars Coffee Facial Scrub, $22, at destinationmaternity.com
Caffeine Isn't Just for Your Morning Coffee Anymore(Source: Simple Sugars)This handmade, all-natural facial scrub is formulated especially for those with sensitive skin. The simple sugars act as exfoliants, while the antioxidant-loaded coffee berry and green coffee bean extract work to leave skin soft and smooth.

Lancôme Bienfait Multi-Vital Eye SPF 20, $40, at lancome-usa.com
Caffeine Isn't Just for Your Morning Coffee Anymore
(Source: Lancome)Banish puffiness and dreaded dark circles with Lancôme's moisturizing eye treatment featuring SPF. Not only does the cream contain the usual antioxidants, the caffeine's anti-inflammatory properties promise to help reduce puffiness.

For the hair:

Garnier Fructis Fall Fight Strand Saver Anti-Breakage Spray, $6, at drugstore.com
Caffeine Isn't Just for Your Morning Coffee Anymore(Source: Drugstore.com)Even hair brands are including the ingredient in their products. In this case, Garnier is looking to help you fight back against "everyday hair-fall" with its energizing, caffeine-infused leave-in treatment.

What do you think about caffeine beauty products? Are you on board or would you rather leave the boosting ingredient to Starbucks? Vote!
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