As wonderful as it might be to be a digital nomad, frequent travel and constant hopping from one place to another takes a toll on our health. Long flights, road trips, lack of sleep, no regular routine, and persistent dietary changes quickly reflected on our skin. In order to prevent the long-term effects of these factors on our body, we often mix natural ingredients whenever we are at home to make healthy face packs and hair masks.
Coffee and green tea are our go-to ingredients that we use time and again to beautify and rejuvenate our skin. We use these by grinding and mixing up the ingredients in our face packs and hair masks.
So, when we discovered that mCaffeine, India's first caffeinated personal care brand, utilizes the properties of coffee and green tea in their products, we immediately ordered a few skincare products from their website. Knowing that the brand is 100% vegan and cruelty-free helped us make quick decisions.
We ordered an Oil-Free coffee face moisturizer for skin hydration and smoothening, Coffee under-eye cream to reduce dark circles and eye puffiness, and Green Tea face scrub and face wash for exfoliation, cleansing, and unclogging pores. This article is our review of all these three mCaffeine products after using them for 3 weeks.
Firstly, you may ask why coffee and green tea? Let us tell you why!
Benefits of Coffee and Green Tea for Skin & Hair:
Both are wonderful exfoliators and scrub away dead skin cells.
The strong antioxidants found in coffee and green tea are known to reduce the premature ageing of cells.
Antioxidants and caffeine increase blood flow and dilate the blood vessels, which helps the skin to tighten naturally. Hence, both are great ingredients to get rid of puffy eyes.
It's scientifically proven that coffee and green tea antioxidants protect against harmful UV rays.
These ingredients scrape away dead skin, instantly smoothening and softening the skin.
The acidic nature of coffee and catechins in green tea helps balance the pH levels of skin, scalp, and hair.
Need we say more? The health benefits of both green tea and coffee are countless. They are a powerhouse of vitamins, antioxidants, and caffeine. So why use harsh chemicals?
What we ordered from mCaffeine?
Let's get started with mCaffeine product reviews. First and foremost, we would like to mention that all the products came in a well-packed recyclable cardboard box. mCaffeine has pledged to recycle more plastic than they use to manufacture their product containers. Big applause for them here!
The labels on the mCaffeine containers are elegantly designed. We especially loved their use of coffee and surf green colours on black background. Their logo is vibrant and instantly catches attention. The label mentions details like directions to use the product, precautions to be taken, as well as all the ingredients used in the making of the product. We liked that, unlike a few other skin/ hair-care brands, they do not try hiding the complete list of ingredients. Nothing on their label is misleading, which is so important to gain customers' trust.
As mentioned above, we are reviewing the products after 3 weeks of daily usage. Believe us, we did not expect such quick results from the under-eye cream. The effects of excessive screen time, UV rays, lack of sleep, tiredness, ageing, dark circles, and thin lines – all disappeared in a matter of few days of continuous usage. It even worked well in brightening and moisturizing the sensitive skin under our eyes.
mCaffeine's Coffee Under Eye Cream is non-sticky and non-greasy, thus feeling great on the skin. The cream came with a complimentary eye-roller which helps in the application and easy absorption of the product. Owing to the use of natural ingredients, we did come across any allergy or irritation. It has a slight aroma of coffee which is a huge plus point for us.
The cream has been successful in reducing the under-eye pigmentation and bagginess on the lower lid. The difference is noticeable, and we wish we had taken before and after pictures to show you all. But you have to use it to believe it.
Free of harmful chemicals, this cream has worked wonders for us. We are happy that we no longer have to go through the hassle of mixing ingredients in a face pack to get such results. Easy application and instant results, that's what we got! We highly recommend mCaffeine's under-eye cream.
Since we have oily skin, we often face acne problems. This oil-free moisturizer has proved to be a boon to our facial skin. It's non-sticky, non-greasy, and gets absorbed in a matter of seconds. In addition, the moisturizer is lightweight. The skin feels very light, nourished, and natural after its application. The hyaluronic acid in the product helps in keeping the skin hydrated for a long time and thus controls natural oil secretion.
mCaffeine's Oil-Free Face Moisturizer is made with pure Arabica Coffee that gives a fresh and oil-free feeling. The Pro-Vitamin B5 in the product enhances water retention by binding more water to the skin that plumps the skin and provides oil-free hydration. Isn't it fantastic?
The face moisturizer is easy to apply and comes with a heavenly aroma of the coffee, which is so so good! Just a pea-size quantity, and you are good for the day. We repeat the application at night as well. The product came with a spatula that helps scoop out the correct quantity every time.
mCaffeine's Oil-Free Face Moisturizer keeps our skin soft and smooth throughout the day. Our skin is glowing after a few uses only. We highly recommend this product to everyone searching for an oil-free moisturizer. You will not be disappointed for sure!
These supercharged duos work together to exfoliate and cleanse our skin thoroughly. Both the products are loaded with antioxidants and act as excellent skin detoxifiers. They have calming and soothing effects on our skin, and we feel incredibly fresh every time we use the products. It has a pleasant aroma that is neither too strong nor too mild, just perfect.
The Green Tea Face Wash is very gentle on the skin. We did not feel the need to apply a moisturizer after washing off the product. The skin naturally felt smooth and hydrated. It removes all excess oil and dirt and unclogs the pores. Eventually, the skin also started glowing after a few applications.
The Green Tea Face Scrub has right-sized scrubbing particles that help complete dead-skin exfoliation without any damage to the skin. Even our existing acne does not ache after using the scrub. Its texture is perfect, and we use it daily to exfoliate our facial skin. The best part is it did not leave our skin dry after washing off. The skin feels hydrated and even brighter to some extent.
Both these green tea products are marvellous, and we highly recommend them for daily usage for people with oily and acne-prone skin.
We use the face wash first, followed by the face scrub, and complete our skincare routine by applying the oil-free face moisturizer. We sure will repeat buying these products once we exhaust our current stock. mCaffeine is now our go-to brand for skincare products.
Are mCaffeine coffee rich products worth buying?
Absolutely! At first glance, you may feel that the products are overpriced. This is what we thought too. But, after receiving and using the products, our opinions changed. A pea-sized quantity of every product is required for single-use, unlike other brands we have used in the past. mCaffeine's products last much longer than we had expected.
Well, now you know coffee is not just a day-starter beverage but also a great skincare ingredient. Order mCaffeine coffee-rich skincare products now!