Monday 14 July 2014

Ingredients 101: Coffea Arabica Seed Oil

Natural or Synthetic: Natural

Origin: Coffea arabica seed oil is extracted by cold pressing the green coffee beans from a coffea arabica plant

Location: Coffea arabica originates from the southwestern highlands of Ethiopia, however today it is cultivated worldwide

Beauty Benefits: Coffea arabica seed oil contains a high concentration of essential fatty acids, sterols and vitamin E. This makes it a powerful antioxidant that can protect against skin damage, as well as deeply hydrate the skin and assist in the prevention of inflammatory skin disorders.

The ingredient is also known to increase elastin and collagen production. In fact, a recent study found that, when used topically, coffea arabica seed oil causes significant improvements in the appearance of wrinkles, firmness, redness and skin texture.

Warnings: Coffea arabica seed oil is safe to use topically

Found in: Philosophy's new Time In A Bottle 40ml (£55.00 John Lewis / $74.00 Sephora). This lightweight anti-ageing serum features a breakthrough DNA renewal complex that supports healthy DNA function by helping to promote skin's natural renewal and protection processes. Unlike other serums, you have to activate this one yourself by pouring in a vial of high-potency vitamin C, using an adorable mini funnel - very sciency!

Philosophy Time In A Bottle
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