COFFEE LOVERS, IT'S TIME TO MAKE THE DAILY GRIND LAST EVEN LONGER.
Who was there for you on those monday mornings when you needed it the most? Caffeine. Who was there for you the morning after multiple negronis? That double shot (amen!). If you think of caffeine as your BFF, this post is for you.
If you have recently inherited dark circles, puffiness, and dull skin, here is a quick fix (much like the energising morning cuppa) these products will shake up your beauty routine from the inside out.
1. THE ORDINARY CAFFEINE SOLUTION 5% + EGCG
The Ordinary’s beauty products are high on our radar—cheap but so good. For $15, a 30 ml bottle of vegan, alcohol-free, oil-free, silicone-free, nut-free, and cruelty-free product. What a random act of kindness!? Gently massage onto the eye contour twice a day. It works wonders.
Available here, $15.
2. ORIGINS GINZING PEEL-OFF MASK
This mask features coffee beans, ginseng, and fruit acid complex that helps bring your dull skin back to life. It will even your skin tone and give you a natural glow. Use for 15 minutes before going out and you will look like you have slept for 12 hours, not just five. Promise, this works.
Available here, $41.
3. BOBBI BROWN BB CREAM SPF30+
All the workaholics would appreciate this one. Not only will it reduce discolouration and irritation but it will also save your time spent on skincare and make-up. As a cherry on top, it has UVA/UVB protection, so no need to use a separate sunscreen. More time for drinking coffee?
Available here, $78.
4. SMASHBOX PHOTO FINISH HYDRATING UNDER EYE PRIMER
There aren't many primers dedicated to the eye area, right? This baby will keep your concealer together and take care of your eye woes. Say no more to puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, dryness, cakiness and lack of radiance. Boom!
Available here, $55.
5. KIEHL'S POWERFUL WRINKLE REDUCING EYE CREAM
Head to Kiehl’s store and score yourself a sample ASAP. We insist! Copper and calcium deliver a bevy of benefits: they both prevent the loss of collagen and elastin. And, caffeine, you know, will energise your skin.
Available here, $72.
6. CLINIQUE REDNESS SOLUTIONS INSTANT RELIEF MINERAL PRESSED POWDER
This pressed powder has some superpower in it. It is such a gem for the inflamed or damaged skin. Just switch your usual powder or foundation with this one while it is springtime, and you will see the difference. Caffeine is well-known for its anti-inflammatory qualities (in skincare, not when taken inside). It will take the redness away and even the tone. Good to use on the sunburnt skin as well.
Available here, $86.
7. BAREMINERALS READY EYESHADOW 4.0
Check out a quad in The Truth shade: delicate peach, brushed taupe, light mocha glaze, and twinkling espresso, oh my. It is the best for a day-to-day natural look, and it is packed with caffeine and cucumber extract for getting rid of that annoying puffiness purpose.
Available here, $49.
8. SUKIN ENERGISING BODY SCRUB
Get your baby skin back with this treasure. The caffeine will stimulate your skin, helping it to firm and tighten. Poor circulation, say no more! In the meantime, coconut and walnut shells are there to exfoliate dead skin cells. That’s not all yet. Aloe vera and jojoba oil in it will help moisturise.
Available here, $19.99.
Words | Irina Sviatskaia
Cover Image | Heather Kemesky, Dilone and Marland Backus for Porter Magazine by Case Bird
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Previously on staff at Allure Russia, Irina moved from Moscow city to New Zealand. So what does Irina do when she isn’t testing beauty products and writing reviews? Eating avos and nailing the perfect VSCO filters!