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Fight aging skin with Green Coffee Bean Oil (Extracts)

Post  LuvDinar on Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:16 am

As we grow older, our face is the first area to exhibit the visible effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, also known as photoaging,with the manifestation of fine lines, wrinkles, loose and dry skin, and discoloration. Unfortunately, women's skin is naturally thinner than men's, and our lines show a little sooner. But we can now begin to REVERSE this process without needles, lasers, and surgery.

The extracellular matrix of skin is a combination of the fibrous proteins collagen and elastin, along with water-binding glycosaminoglycans. Together, these form a strong and resilient framework of connective tissue that gives the skin elasticity and strength —ultimately supporting the appearance of youthful and vibrant skin.

International teams of researchers stretching from Brazil to Japan have discovered that ingredients extracted from green coffee beans have been scientifically shown to rejuvenate aging skin. Several studies have demonstrated significant improvements in the reduction of wrinkles, increased firmness, and reduced inflammation of facial skin.

Coffea Arabica Seed Oil

Americans consume more than 580 million cups of coffee each day as part of their daily ritual. Research is emerging that green, unroasted coffee beans provide numerous skin-related benefits when applied topically. This is especially true of one of the most commonly grown species of the coffee plant, Coffea arabica.

Coffea arabica seed oil is extracted by cold pressing green coffee beans. Its high concentration of essential fatty acids, sterols, and vitamin E make it a potent antioxidant that can offer protection against skin damage such as sunburn cell formation and DNA degradation. It can also assist in the prevention of the development of photoaging and inflammatory skin disorders.

In a placebo-controlled clinical study of 40 female participants, a topical mixture containing Coffea arabica was applied twice daily as a facial wash and once per day as a lotion and night cream. After 12 weeks, treated subjects experienced significant improvements in the appearance of wrinkles,firmness, redness, and texture, compared to the control group.

These impressive results were due to Coffea arabica’s ability to increase production of collagen and elastin and to protect against the loss of moisture. These results were measurable -- not based upon "appearance."

When Brazilian scientists tested Coffea arabica seed oil on human skin, they found a 1.5-fold increase in elastin production and a 2-fold increase in collagen production compared to the control group. These two proteins are essential for filling wrinkles with collagen produced naturally within the skin matrix and preserving the firmness and flexibility of facial skin.

In addition, treated skin cells had nearly 7-fold higher expression of aquaglycerolporins-3 (AQP-3) and a 2-fold increase in the amount of glycosaminoglycans. These proteins act as a tag-team to halt moisture loss and improve skin hydration. First, glycosaminoglycans behave like a sponge to bind and trap water molecules in a water reservoir, then AQP-3 transports them to the upper layers of the skin where they reduce excessive facial dryness and fine lines.

Coffea Robusta Seed Extract

Robusta coffee is native to western Africa and contains an even greater quantity of caffeine and active constituents than Arabica coffee due to its processing method. These compounds possess strong antioxidant properties that minimize the adverse effects of cumulative UV exposure.

In an in vitro study conducted by Japanese researchers, topical chlorogenic acid reduced redness induced by excess ultraviolet exposure. (You may be familiar with this term already: chlorogenic acid. It has been promoted by Dr. Oz for weight control. Well, it is also GREAT for your skin, so you can apply it topically AND ingest it for improving the condition of your skin from the inside and the outside).

And in another study, scientists tested topical caffeine’s ability to protect against photoaging. For the study, researchers exposed hairless mice to ultraviolet B (UVB) and then applied topical caffeine three times per week for 11 weeks. The results revealed that caffeine administration limited photodamage.

This protection could be related to caffeine’s ability to increase apoptosis (programmed cell death) of UVB damaged keratinocytes, which remove damaged skin cells before they cause photoaging and skin cancer.

Caffeine also effectively targets and diminishes the wrinkles around the eyes known as crow’s feet. In a study involving 35 women between 30 and 70 years old, a cream containing caffeine was applied to the skin surrounding the eye on one half of the face twice daily while the other half of the face received no treatment. After just four weeks, researchers observed a significant improvement in overall skin smoothness and the depth of wrinkles in the skin around the treated area, as measured with a three dimensional optical imaging technique.

Here is the product that I finally decided upon after pouring over many products and their potency and purity: Pure Green Coffee Oil, Sri Lanka - 100% Organic - SPA Quality 30 ml $12.99 (shipping is $3.85). It is sold through RussianShoppe. But I got it on Amazon and then I was redirected to their web site.

Here's an article from PubMed also supporting the Green Coffee Bean Extract:

Antioxidant and genoprotective effects of spent coffee extracts in human cells.

Bravo J, Arbillaga L, de Peña MP, Cid C.

Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Physiology, School of Pharmacy, University of Navarra, E-31008 Pamplona, Spain.

Spent coffee has been shown as a good source of hydrophilic antioxidant compounds. The ability of two spent coffee extracts rich in caffeoylquinic acids, mainly dicaffeoylquinic acids, and caffeine (Arabica filter and Robusta espresso) to protect against oxidation and DNA damage in human cells (HeLa) was evaluated at short (2 h) and long (24 h) exposure times. Cell viability (MTT) was not affected by spent coffee extracts (>80%) up to 1000 μg/mL after 2 h. Both spent coffee extracts significantly reduced the increase of ROS level and DNA strand breaks (29-73% protection by comet assay) induced by H₂O₂. Pretreatment of cells with robusta spent coffee extract also decreased Ro photosensitizer-induced oxidative DNA damage after 24 h exposure. The higher effectiveness of Robusta spent coffee extract, with less caffeoylquinic acids and melanoidins, might be due to other antioxidant compounds, such as caffeine and other Maillard reaction products. This work evidences the potential antioxidant and genoprotective properties of spent coffee in human cells.

Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

And further research if you are interested in reading more articles:


Fisher GJ, Kang S, Varani J, et al. Mechanisms of photoaging and chronological skin aging. Arch Dermatol. 2002 Nov;138(11):1462-70.

Sjerobabski Masnec I, Poduje S. Photoaging. Coll Antropol. 2008 Oct;32 Suppl 2:177-80.

Rinaldi A. Healing beauty? More technology cosmetic products that claim drug-like properties reach the market. EMBO Rep. 2008 Nov;9(11):1073-7.

Available at: Accessed August 1, 2013.

Pattison DI, Davies MJ. Actions of ultraviolet light on cellular structures. EXS. 2006;(96):131-57.

Velazquez PMC, Dieamant GC, Eberlin S, et al. Effect of green Coffea arabica L. seed oil on extracellular matrix components and water-channelexpression in vitro and ex vivo human skin models. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2009 Mar;8(1):56-62.

Kitagawa S, Yoshii K, Morita SY, Teraoka R. Efficient topical delivery of chlorogenic acid by an oil-in-water microemulsion to protect skin againstUV-induced damage. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2011;59(6):793-6.

Koo SW, Hirakawa S, Fujii S, Kawasumi M, Nghiem P. Protection from photodamage by topical application of caffeine after ultraviolet irradiation. Br J Dermatol. 2007 May;156(5):957-64.

Palmer DM, Kitchin JS. A double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and tolerance of a novel phenolic antioxidant skincare system containing Coffea arabica and concentrated fruit and vegetable extracts. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010 Dec; 9(12):1480-7.

Available at: Accessed August 2, 2013.

Available at: Accessed August 2, 2013.

Product monograph: Lipactive Green Coffee. Green TechNaturally. January 2008.

Product monograph: Crodarom Green Coffee. Crodarom.
Kaczvinsky JR, Griffiths CE, Schnicker MS, Li J. Efficacy of anti-aging products for perioribtal wrinkles as measured by 3-D imaging. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2009 Sep;8(3):228-33.


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