Originally from Ethiopia, Coffee was introduced in Brazil in the 18th century and developed thanks to the ideal soil and climate for planting, becoming the country's main export product during the 19th century. Green Coffee is simply the coffee bean but before roasting. Green coffee oil, in turn, is extracted from these beans that have not matured.
Green coffee oil stands out as one of the most effective plant-derived antioxidants in the world for having in its composition chlorogenic acid and tocopherols (better known as vitamin E and also the presence of polyphenols (four times more potent than vitamin C) and three times larger than green tea) and flavonoids, which together become a powerful ally against skin aging, fighting wrinkles and expression lines, furrows around the mouth (mustache Chinese) and skin blemishes. It is also rich in unsaturated fatty acids, such as linoleic acid, which treats dermatitis and relieves eczema. Fatty acids also promote skin hydration and protection against UV rays.
The production of this oil is also a great alternative to avoid the total waste of lower quality coffee beans, as we can still extract oil with all the desired nutrients from a green coffee bean that would not be suitable for Coffee production. Getting the finished oil happens through a method called cold pressing followed by filtration. When you use cold-pressed oils, you retain most of their nutrients because of a heat-free and chemical-free manufacturing process.
Here at Amazonian Skinfood, the Green coffee oil used in our Sacha Inchi Face Cream clean formulation is organic and sourced from a certified small farm located in the state of Minas Gerais. We are so excited about this ingredient that we want to develop more and more skincare products with it.
Here are 7 reasons why we love Green Coffee Oil!
1- Fights skin aging
Due to its high composition of chlorogenic acid, flavonoids, and tocopherol (better known as vitamin E), Green coffee oil is considered one of the most effective plant-derived antioxidants for skincare globally. Green Coffee has four times more potent polyphenols than Vitamin C and three times greater than green tea. These Antioxidants act to combat free radicals, thus preventing premature aging and the formation of wrinkles and blemishes on the skin.
High levels of phytosterols (antioxidants) promote moisture retention, rapid penetration, and balance to the skin. Because it has the same Ph as our skin, Green Coffee oil has a regenerative and moisturizing effect, which helps balance moisture, making it healthy and efficient in treating dry, dry, and cracked skin, including mature and sensitive skin.
3- Tones the skin
Tones and smoothes skin texture and mitigates free radical damage. Caffeine promotes the regeneration of connective tissue, contributing to the skin's firmness and tone.
4- Ensures skin firmness
Green Coffee contains triacylglycerols, which stimulate skin cell growth, resulting in a firming and regenerating effect that helps form fatty acids and lipids.
5- Potent astringent
Its enzymes stimulate detoxification and promote an effective cleansing, being a great ally in fighting acne.
6- Reduces cellulite
It also accelerates processes such as burning cellulite and localized fat because it inhibits the absorption and accumulation of fat and stimulates lipolysis and fat metabolism.
7- Soothing effect
It has anti-inflammatory and anti-edema action that can soothe the skin is indicated for treating dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. It helps to reduce inflammatory reactions, redness, and discomfort in sensitive, reactive, and/or fragile skin due to dermatological (peeling, laser) or surgical (pre-and postoperative) procedures due to its powerful decongestant action.
INCI NAME: Coffee Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil
Green Coffee for Puffy Eyes⤕ Contains high levels of Vitamin E, phytosterols, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, offering nourishment and protection from free radicals and other signs of aging
⤕ Helps build natural collagen and elasticity for younger-looking, smoother skin
⤕ Minimizes fine lines + wrinkles and helps soothe and tighten puffy eyes
⤕ Contains enzymes that stimulate detoxification and aid in cleansing