Just as it sounds, this product is pure, 100% caffeine! Its technically called caffeine crystals but its really a fine powder, which breaks down easily into any water based liquid. Caffeine applied topically can make a wonderful anti-puffiness eye cream. It also tones and tightens the skin, smoothing out fine lines and small wrinkles.
Just as it sounds, this product is pure, 100% caffeine! Its technically called caffeine "crystals" but its really a fine powder, which breaks down easily into any water based liquid.
Caffeine applied topically can make a wonderful "anti-puffiness" eye cream. It also tones and tightens the skin, smoothing out fine lines and small wrinkles. The only catch with caffeine additives: its like most topical ingredient in that it isn't a permanent fix. "Dang!" Right? But, just because the benefits don't last forever, it doesn't mean it should be overlooked. For cellulite wraps, and mud rubs, etc you will see a difference after each application.
Also remember that caffeine will be absorbed through the skin layers, so marketing your caffeine lotion (for instance) as a temporary skin toner will also give the applier a caffeine buzz -- so make sure you mark your product well for those who are caffeine sensitive. Follow suggested guidelines below.
General Guidelines For Formulations:
1/16th teaspoon is approximately 250mg caffeine. That equals out to be somewhere in the ballpark of drinking (3) 8oz. cups of coffee.
For cosmetic formulations, if you are not following a recipe that has ratios already worked out for you, consider the following:
Are you making an "all over" body lotion? If so, keep the ratio lower because the consumer with use more per application. If you are making a targeted facial cream, less product will be used - hence you could create your formulation with a higher potency.
For 1 gallon of body lotion, you could start with 1/2 oz. of caffeine crystals per gallon and see if you like the results. Decrease or increase based on product performance. For a more targeted product - double the amount of caffeine additive - and test for results. Increase / decrease as needed. Though caffeine is a food grade product, we are selling this only for topical use.