The Caffeine Cure For Your Peepers

IT’S the drink that perks most of us up at breakfast, but we never think to splash it on our faces! However, coffee is being touted as a miracle beauty ingredient that can wipe years – and fatigue – off your face. Women are hailing caffeine-based eye serums as a magic wand to banish crow’s feet, dark circles and puffy bags. And what better product to invest in on International Coffee day than a caffeine bases beauty

product?Age Reversal Eye Complex: R995, Dermalogica

Age Reversal Eye Complex is a highly-active eye treatment that should be applied on clean skin at night so that it works in concert with the body’s internal cellular repair schedule. Be sure to use an SPF during the day to protect the delicate eye area while using this Retinol treatment. Along with caffeine advanced, microencapsulated Retinol helps smooth away the signs of skin aging around the eyes.

Liftactiv Eyes (15ml): R460, Vichy

Targeting the delicate skin around the eyes to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and unsightly bags with its gentle, yet effective formula that contains thermal spring water, caffeine, escine and 5%% rhamnose – a powerful anti-ageing agent.

Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG: R240, By The Ordinary, Muse Beauty

This treatment visibly reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness in the eye contour area.

It’s key Ingredient is caffeine, which is an antioxidant that firms, tightens and brightens the under-eye area. Another ingredient used is Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (EGCG): a compound found in green tea leaves that provides antioxidant support.

Puffy Eyes Gel: R680, Beauté Pacifique

PUFFY EYES GEL firms and tightens puffiness around the eyes. This remarkable firming effect comes from the newly discovered Spilanthes acmella flower. This flower’s extract makes the fibroblast cells literally pull the skin’s fibre-network tightly together. A cocktail of vegetable extracts has the effect of reducing fatty tissue depots and stimulates the micro vessels to become tighter, and reduces oedema. Caffeine is also present in the puffy eye gel to further reduce the fatty tissue underneath the skin.

TIP: ENHANCE the effectiveness of eye products by gently massaging them into the eye area until the product is fully absorbed. This will reduce puffiness, dark circles, lines and wrinkles, and has a refreshing effect on the eye, giving an instant relaxed feeling to the eye contour.



I am Beauty Editor at People Magazine and a make-up artist. I have worked with many celebrities, including, Phumeza Mdaba, Boity, Zuraida Jardine and Rolene Strauss. I always knew I would work in magazines, as I grew up in publishing (my parents are publishers). When I’m not writing beauty or following my passion for make-up, I can be found reading and spending time with family and friends. I am also a tea-lover