Very recently discovered, coffee is a shrub with little short-lived white flowers, born in Ethiopia and in the South tropical Africa, it used to live in the shadow under high trees between 500 and 1600 m. Arabica is the most ancient sort of coffee, it was placed in the 15th century in Arabia, then cultivated by Dutch people in the 17th century. Cultivated in monoculture, coffee is first dedicated to be prepared as a universal drink. It contains coffeine, an alcaloid, which is a heart booster. It has also diuretic and analgesic properties. Coffee is a rich plant: grains contain essential oils, glucose, proteins and vitamin PP too.
Because skin is sometimes tired, it is necessary to give it energy back, maintaining its
original energetic balances and improving cell respiration. To get a skin more active, looking more
Improves skin metabolism. Helps to stimulate cell regeneration and all cell functions in the epidermis.
Limits the creation of free radicals due to the physiological processes and free radicals induced by UVB.
Helps skin to get a tone more radiant, by detoxifiing and oxygenating skin cells.
• INCI name of cells: coffea arabica leaf cell extract
• Aspect: liquid
• Form: cells (20%) in glycerin or sunflower oil (80%)
• Concentration: starting at 0.5%
Light&Energy Coffee acts at the level of epidermis on three main activities: the production of energy, respiration and oxidation.
First, it stimulates the production of global cell energy: it relaunches the synthesis of ATP, the energy form that is necessary to skin cells, at the level of mitochondria – the organits which degrade sugars to make energy.
Second, it improves cell respiration, even when skin experiences hard conditions, which helps to increase the production of energy in the same time. Third, it protects
epidermis against oxidation, the physiological oxidation and the one induced by UV rays, by limiting the creation of free radicals. And free radicals lead to deletorious effects in long and short terms, especially in the process of cell respiration.
Thanks to those actions, skin cells can get a level of activity enough to perform all their functions, including those limited by ageing.