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The Benefits Of Coffee Butter On Your Skin

Updated on July 16, 2010

Coffee Butter.... As A Body Butter?

Like the smell of fresh roasted coffee? Why not use it on your skin? Many people do. It a refreshening and awakening scent, and the actual coffee has more benefits/properties that heal and treat many different problems you may have with your skin. From cellulite, to dry skin, to acne - coffee butter is beneficial in more ways than one.

5 Reasons You Need Coffee Butter

You Need Coffee Butter If...

-You want tighter, more toned skin

-You want to reduce the appearance of cellulite

-You want glowing, youthful skin

-You want to heal stretch marks and scarring

-You want clear, acne free skin

How It Works

How Coffee Butter Is Made, & A Little History

Coffee butter is produced by hydrogenating the cold-pressed oil released by roasted coffee beans. Native women used it many years ago in their beauty regimen because of its antiseptic properties and healing benefits to the skin. Coffee butter is said to have a 4.5 pH balance - which is the same as human skin. This is one of the reasons why it helps protect against and get rid of acne and blemishes. It can also be used as an astringent since has good cleansing/exfoliating properties.

Uses For Coffee Butter & Famous People Using It

Why not use coffee butter as a massage oil? It has been known to block enzymes that are harmful to your skin. It's even becoming a popular ingredient in sunscreen products because of it's natural UV protection.

Coffee butter is currently being used as a natural wrinkle buster, sunblock, moisturizer and a salve for a host of other skin problems. It has excellent moisture retaining properties, since it is rich in phytosterols.

Famous people that use products with coffee butter: Julia Roberts and Cindy Crawford

My Personal Coffee Butter Review

Is Coffee Butter Really All Its Made Up To Be? Or Is It Over Hyped, & Over Rated?

I ordered 4 ounces of coffee butter to see just how well it works. The first time I used it, I applied it on my legs and along my bikini line before going to bed. I have extremely dry skin, and psoriasis along my bikini line (not many products work well for psoriasis). When I woke up in the morning, I was amazed, simply because my inflamed area of psoriasis was moisturized and no longer inflamed. My legs were really soft, but not greasy or shiny (I slapped quite a bit of it on my legs and stomach area). I have not consistently been using it where I have cellulite, simply because I don't really like the smell of coffee - the smell is strong when I apply it at night but tolerable by the time I wake up in the morning.

The ingredients in mine: COFFEA ARABICA (Coffee) seed oil & hydrogenated vegetable oil

Pros: Although it is a little lumpy looking, it moisturizes very well and rubs in easily. I like the way my skin feels after using it, and it also works well on my psoriasis.

Cons: Because of the added vegetable oil, it is a little greasy at first and can be messy, plus I personally don't like the smell of coffee

Overall, I am very satisfied with the benefits I get from using coffee butter. Even though I don't like the smell, I believe it is worth using and I can always blend it with other natural body butters and oils so that I can still reap the benefits.

In Conclusion

You can get many different products with coffee butter in it since people are now becoming hip to the benefits. It is even found in expensive creams used for cellulite, and the list goes on. I suggest that you just buy the coffee butter in it's natural form - which is just the coffee and the hydrogenated vegetable oil. If you want to melt it and add it in another product you like to use, go ahead. At least that way you have control of how much of it you are using. If you buy a product that is said to have coffee butter in it, you will never know how much is actually in there. The reason I say this is because products can advertise as many ingredients as they want - as long as there is at least a drop of it in there.

It has a 1 year shelf life. Coffee butter spreads really well, so for many it is ideal as a body butter or balm. May be used in cosmetics, toiletries, soaps, massage oils & balms, hair care and sun care preparations. Many products that contain coffee butter actually have 3-4%, but you can use as much of it in your products as you want, or just use it full strength.

Suggested use levels I found:

Lotions & Creams: 3-5% | Balms: 5-100% | Bar Soaps: 3-6%

So now you know that when you really need a "coffee fix," can find it in quite a few ways!

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      cjsysreform 8 years ago

      Nice work! I had not heard of coffee butter before. It sounds luscious.