The INKEY List - CAFFEINE
Face - Serum
Function - Antioxidant
Corrects and prevents
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An under-eye serum which is an anti-inflammatory antioxidant derived from coffee. It helps to reduce puffiness, dark circles and prevent skin damage from free radicals which can make dark circles more pronounced.
As caffeine is a diuretic it can help to relieve water retention which can be a major cause of puffiness under the eyes.
Caffeine serum acts to:
- Target dark circles
- Reduce the appearance of dark circles
- Reduce puffiness
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines
- Matrixyl 3000™ peptide to help boost collagen production
- Suitable for all skin types
How to use Caffeine
- Use in the AM and the PM
- After cleansing apply a small amount onto finger and gently pat around the contour of the eye. Can be combined with the use of other serums, follow with moisturisers
- If combining with other products, click here for more information on order of application
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- Avoid the immediate eye area.
- External use only.
Propanediol, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Squalane, Caffeine, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Phospholipids, Tribehenin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Extract, Polysorbate 60, Disodium Edta, Glyceryl Behenate, Butylene Glycol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Hyaluronic Acid, Carbomer, Darutoside, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Phenoxyethanol
More about Caffeine...
Dark circles and puffiness can be caused by a number of factors. If you are genetically predispositioned to dark circles, caused by pigmentation underneath the eye, or puffiness under the eye caused by fat deposits, unfortunately caffeine serum is unlikely to help.
Caffeine is however, a fantastic way to reduce puffiness and dark circles caused by a number of lifestyle factors such as lack of sleep, travelling, diet and high salt intake amongst others. Applying caffeine topically essentially helps to stimulate circulation in the under-eye area, which can help with the appearance of dark circles. It also has diuretic properties, so can aid with water retention which is a common cause of under eye puffiness.
As an antioxidant, it also has preventative properties, and can protect the eye area from free radicals and environmental stress. Ensuring you are always wearing sunscreen will also help.
For an extra soothing effect, a tip would be to keep your caffeine in the refrigerator and massage gently into the under-eye area to stimulate circulation.