Caffeine is an organic molecule, an alkaloid, from the methylxanthine family, such as theophylline or theobromine, which also have cosmetic uses.
It is found particularly in the coffee that gave it its name, but also in tea, guarana, mate, cola nuts …
Caffeine is by far the most widely used active ingredient in slimming cosmetics and its presence is found in the form of a purified, pre-formulated or vectorized molecule (liposomes, nanoemulsion).
Caffeine: undisputed leader against orange peel!
Applied to the skin, caffeine has various properties: soothing, invigorating, antioxidant but above all it is an excellent anti-cellulite.
Indeed, it is generally for its lypolytic action that caffeine is used: it stimulates lipolysis (natural breakdown of lipids by our body) and thus limits the storage of fat.
In addition, caffeine also acts as an activator of skin microcirculation, that is to say that it influences the micro-vascularization of tissues by modifying and decreasing the appearance of cellulite.
These multi-properties of caffeine make it the undisputed leader in the slimming ingredient.