Is there anything more sharply evocative than the smell and taste of coffee? Well it can also provide a range of benefits for your skin, which is why we like to include coffee seed oil and coffee grounds in a number of our products, including handmade soap.
Coffee Seed Oil
Coffee seed oil can be extracted from either roasted or green coffee beans.
A known anti-inflammatory, coffee seed oil contains enzymes that can actually help treat inflamed or acne-prone skin. Its rich skin-loving profile includes vitamin E, antioxidants and phytosterols.
There is some evidence to suggest coffee seed oil has an anti-ageing effect not dissimilar to that of hyaluronic acid.
Coffee seed oil in soap
Coffee seed oil may help with collagen and elastin levels in the skin for a firmer look and feel, as well as relieve skin irritation. Additionally, coffee seed oil has a delicious aroma that gives soap an enticing smell.
Simply put, ground coffee beans are a superb exfoliant.
Coffee grounds are rich in antioxidants and could even help protect your skin from sun damage. They're also known to contain calcium, potassium and magnesium.
Coffee grounds are a 'large' exfoliant, meaning that they're scrub-intensive and do a great job of removing dirt and dead cells from your skin.