Caffeine is an organic molecule, an alkaloid, of the family of methylxanthines, such as theophylline or theobromine, which also have cosmetic uses. It is especially found in the coffee that gave it its name, but also in tea, guarana, mate, kola nuts …
Caffeine is by far the most used active ingredient in slimming cosmetic products and its presence is found in the form of a purified, pre-formulated or vectorized molecule (liposomes, nanoemulsion).
Applied to the skin caffeine has various properties: soothing, toning, antioxidant but above all it is an excellent anticellulite.
Indeed, it is usually for its lypolytic action that caffeine is used: it stimulates lipolysis (natural degradation of lipids by our body) and thus limits the storage of fat.
In addition, it also acts as an activator of cutaneous microcirculation, which means that it influences the micro-vascularization of tissues by modifying and reducing the appearance of cellulite.
These multi properties make it the undisputed leader of the slimming ingredient.