Our database includes 1265 products that contain Caffeine.


Caffeine is most associated with coffee, tea, and cacao. In skincare, it helps with calming inflammation and anti-aging.

Caffeine is an antioxidants, which help with the signs of aging. This is because antioxidants help fight skin-damaging free radical molecules.

While caffeine is used to treat cellulite and and dark circles, further studies are needed to prove this. It has been believed to help with these skin conditions due to its ability to dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow.

Some studies are looking into caffeine's ability to protect against UV rays.

People also like: Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol

People also dislike: Parfum, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid

Caffeine is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 3.5% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Skin Conditioning

Community Stats

328 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Dry Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Fine Lines • Dryness • Dullness

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Normal

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Sensitivity • Dryness • Oiliness • Fine Lines

Where it's used

Caffeine is most often found as ingredient number 17 within an ingredient list.

Of the 2 products in our database that have a known concentration of Caffeine, we've seen concentrations from 1% to 4.8% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Caffeine the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 32304
  • INN Name: caffeine
  • EC #:  200-362-1
  • Ph. Eur. Name: coffeinum
  • All Functions: Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.