‘Coffee,’ the secret to promoting healthy skin
Coffee, one of the most beloved beverages for thousands of years, comes from the word “caffa,” meaning “strength” in Ethiopia. Coffee was originally used as an herbal remedy in Europe since the 17th century, known for its revitalizing effects when the fruit was brewed and consumed. Over time, it gained popularity as beverage and food ingredient.
According to recent studies, coffee has been found to contain the highest amount of antioxidants among various food and beverage items. It is also known to contain polyphenols, vitamin B2, vitamin B5, potassium, magnesium, among other nutrients. These findings indicate that coffee is no longer considered a food that poses a threat to health, but rather, it can potentially contribute to health and skin improvement. This led to a resurgence of interest in coffee and its potential benefits, often referred to as the “rediscovery of coffee.”
Polyphenols, especially in coffee, are known as powerful antioxidants and are claimed to be 3x stronger than those found in green tea. In the field of cosmetics, coffee is recognized for its unique effects and is utilized in products targeting hair loss and various skin concerns, promoting skin improvement.