Coffee and sea salt: Not exactly the most appealing combination for your morning breakfast, unless of course you’re talking about the salt on your bacon that you munch along with your morning cuppa. But as an ingredient combo in skincare and beauty products, the results are a little bit different. It’s a combination that the skincare and beauty researchers at Callyssee Cosmetics took note of while developing their new line of coffee-based skincare products.
And as it turns out, coffee and sea salt can work together in some pretty powerful ways for your overall skincare and beauty routine toward making you more gorgeous with little effort, no matter how old you are or what the season. These ingredients — especially coffee — pack some very impressive benefits for all skin types.
How Coffee and Sea Salt Can Work Together for Skin Health
Coffee and Sea Salt are Powerful Exfoliating Agents
One key to the success of this combination has to do with both coffee and sea salt’s unique properties as exfoliating agents. Its exfoliating power is one of the first things that people took note of when exploring coffee as a potential ingredient for use in skincare.
The natural texture of coffee grounds is like the perfect in-between point between “fine” and “coarse.” This makes the coffee grounds gentle enough to exfoliate the face, yet aggressive enough to give your body an exfoliating workout, too. The result is soft, supple skin when the scrubbing ritual is complete.
And when you consider the other powerful effects of coffee, such as the wrinkle and sun protection offered by the almighty coffee bean‘s copious amounts of antioxidants, and the toning and tightening properties provided by caffeine, it becomes an even more valuable ingredient.
Throw Some Sea Salt in the Mix
When it comes to organic sea salt (as opposed to table salt or another non-organic salt from the sea) this definitely falls to the more aggressive end of exfoliators that are more suitable for body work. And paired with coffee, the combination of textures can do some amazing work.
Here’s where a coffee and sea salt scrub comes into play to give you radiant skin from neck to toe – but look for a coffee and sea salt body scrub to use on your body, not a coffee and sea salt scrub to use on the face, as this would be too harsh and likely irritate your skin even if you don’t have sensitive skin.
Callyssee Cosmetics has incorporated this super ingredient duo into their Cup O’ Joe Bath Salts. In this concoction, the sea salt both softens the water and your skin for a silky softness that is virtually unparalleled. After this luxurious treatment of coffee and sea salt while you soak in a relaxing bath, your skin will just be begging to be touched (it’s perfect for date night!). Don’t forget to moisturize with a rich body butter afterward to seal in your newfound moisture and silkiness.
FYI if you want a coffee face scrub, look for one with brown sugar instead of sea salt for best results. A stellar option is the Buffing Beans Coffee Scrub from Callyssee available in Vanilla Bean and Cocoa. Both are suitable for sensitive skin and won’t clog pores, so they’re perfect to exfoliate your skin from face to toes! We love it after hitting the beach and to treat dry patches in winter.
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The Callyssee line contains products brimming with essential oils, wrinkle-fighters, and skin-soothers. Our rock star ingredient, Coffea Arabica (Organic Green Coffee) Seed Extract, can be found in every single product.
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