A naturally-occurring substance found in coffee beans, cocoa beans, and tea leaves, caffeine is one of the most popular substances in the world. An estimated 90% of all adults consume caffeine daily in some form for an added boost to their routines. Though we know caffeine is adored in the form of lattes and energy drinks, what do we know about it being formulated in topical products such as serums and creams?
A central nervous system stimulant, caffeine functions in the body by increasing attentiveness and temporarily improving brain functions. The effects of the stimulant have also transferred over to skincare, the positive benefits particularly appearing when paired with vitamin C, a longtime favorite among skincare users. So, how exactly do these two ingredients work so well together?