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Coffee is more than a tool to make it until the end of the day, it is a highly bioactive plant filled with antioxidants, fatty acids, diterpene esters, melanoidins, proteins, sugars, etc. all of which are beneficial for human health, skin and well-being.  


Therefore, we look at it as a sustainable health elixir, rather than a simple beverage.

In fact, when coffee is brewed to produce a coffee beverage, less than 1% of its compounds are extracted. The used coffee grounds contain all the bioactive compounds mentioned above. 

Below, find a report on Association of Coffee Drinking with Mortality by Genetic Variation in Caffeine Metabolism.



  • Combat skin ageing: Scientific studies have demonstrated the rejuvenating effect of coffee beans. Thanks to their antioxidants and anti-inflammatory action, caffeine and chlorogenic acids effectively protect the skin from UV-induced damages. Coffee oil thus combats the effects of photoaging, like wrinkles and discolouration.  ​​

  • UV protection: Coffee has UVB protection properties. It has been proven that coffee oil filters light selectively within the wavelengths of 280-320nm, allowing the skin to brown whilst protecting it from solar erythema.

  • Wound-healing: Coffee is abundant in linoleic acid. Linoleic acid has a direct role in maintaining the integrity of the water permeability barrier of the skin. Other components such as phenolic compounds and tocopherols exhibit an antioxidant effect and may modulate physiological processes such as skin barrier homeostasis, inflammation, and wound healing

  • Cellulite reduction: Several studies have evidenced that cafestol and kahweol - diterpene esters in coffee - have lipolytic effects in adipose tissues and therefore has a great potential for cellulite reduction.

  • Eye area care: The around-eye area is delicate and needs ultimate care. The anti-inflammatory power of caffeine helps diminish under-eye inflammation, puffiness and redness, making coffee a key ingredient for eye care products.​​

  • Skin firming: Coffee grounds and oil contain caffeine, which boosts blood microcirculation and is anti-inflammatory. 

  • Fight skin problems: The caffeine and chlorogenic acids (CGA) contained in coffee beans can help reduce inflammation due to skin problems such as eczema, acne and psoriasis. Additionally, coffee grounds are promising for fighting skin infection diseases given the antimicrobial properties of their CGA and caffeine.

  • Stimulate hair growth: Coffee has the potential to stimulate hair growth since its anti-inflammatory properties allow it to soothe inflammation of the hair follicle, which is known to be one of the causes behind premature hair loss. When used in hair care, coffee leaves hair shiny and voluminous.


  • Increased energy levels and improved mental performance: As obvious as it sounds, caffeine increases energy levels by triggering the release of norepinephrine, a chemical that makes you more alert. Some studies have shown that caffeinated coffee consumption improves performance on a variety of tasks. (Smith et al., 1993)

  • Favors fat burning: Caffeine increases the metabolic rate, especially when combined with exercise. It also boosts the release of oxidative free fatty acid in the bloodstream, which in simple terms means it facilitates the conversion of fat to energy.

  • Reduces the risk of type II diabetes: A Danish study has shown that the effects of cafestol and caffeic acid - which are found in caffeinated and in decaffeinated coffee-  are likely to reduce the risk of type II diabetes. Both components increase insulin secretion and cafestol stimulates blood sugar intake in cells, therefore combating diabetes symptoms.   

  • Enhances liver health: Coffee is good for liver health. As confirmed by the World Health Organization, the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds of coffee beans particularly prevent liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.

  • Prevents certain diseases: Several studies have evidenced the link between moderated but long term and regular coffee consumption and lower risks of certain types of cancer (regular consumption), Alzheimer, Dementia, and of cardiovascular diseases.

  • Antidepressant: Some studies have shown that coffee might have a proactive effect in preventing depression. The antidepressant effect of coffee stems from its ability to increase the amount of serotonin and dopamine in the brain, thus counteracting depression symptoms such as low concentration and low mood. Another explanation as to why coffee helps fight depression is linked to the acids it contains, which reduce the inflammation of nerve cells associated with depression.  


All of the compounds responsible for the above health and skin benefits are still present in the spent coffee grounds (aka coffee waste), though historically nobody has taken advantage of their full potential, until now! See the ingredients we manufacture from coffee grounds:

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