Lqd is an Australian made natural skincare brand designed for men. It’s use isn’t exclusive to men though, as I have been using it every day and I love it. It’s main ingredient is COASE™ - coffea arabica seed extract, gathered from the green coffee bean which is actually an amazing ingredient for skincare. The first time I tried coffee in my products was in a shampoo. It has stimulating effects on hair follicles, so to experience it now in my skincare, it really has a similar effect in keeping skin feeling invigorated and looking plump and smooth.
Developed in Australia under one of the worlds harshest climates, this range of skin care products has been created exclusively by men, with a philosophy based around helping men look the best they can, using only premium natural and organic ingredients, by utilising the latest breakthroughs in natural skin care science
One of the creaters of Lqd studied Science (Chemistry) at Melbourne University, so had a strong grounding in biochemistry. His idea for the range excited one of Australia’s best-known developmental chemists and together, over a period of two years, they perfected the Lqd product range.
I tried two products from the range -
Lqd BODY coffee wash
This luxurious body wash is so smooth, I especially love it for shaving my legs and underarms! It prevents nicks and cuts and is super moistursing. It lathers up very nicely, which is amazing, considering this contains no sulphates or parabens. It also contains jojoba (one of my favourite ingredients) and aloe vera, roshehip oil and avocado oils. This bottle has also lasted me for months and I use it every day, twice a day.
The concentrated coffee seed oil acts as powerful antioxidant, which in turn stimulates collagen and elastin and protects from free radical damage. Another handy action of caffeine in skincare is it stimulates bloodflow and reduces the appearance of cellulite.
The Aloe vera make is ultra smooth, it really just glides on so perfectly.
It smells like a freshly brewed café latte!
Lqd BODY coffee scrub
This coffee scrub is super effective, the fine grittiness cleanses skin thourougly and leaves it feeling vibrant. It contains activated charcoal to absorb toxins and two powerful exfoliators, Organic Fair Trade coffee and Australian Ocean Mineral Sea Salt. It polishes skin and removes debri.
Exfoliate, smooth and hydrate your skin with this super gritty, coffee scrub.
With activated charcoal to absorb and trap toxins, grease, pollution and sweat. And two powerful mechanical exfoliators, Organic Fair Trade coffee and Australian Ocean Mineral Sea Salt, to remove the debris while polishing the skin.
What I love about these products is that they are so effective, but also very mild when it comes to my sensitive skin. The scent is subtle, yet I can still smell a hint of premium coffee.
I think it’s great to see a natural skincare brand designed for men, I love the packaging, black and white, stylish and suits any bathroom.
Lqd products include high levels of AHA’s, BHA’s, Anti-Irritants, Anti-inflammatory agents, Vitamins, Anti-Oxidants and anti-aging peptides.
Lqd can be used by guys (and gals) with even the most sensitive skin conditions, including rosacea, dermatitis, eczema and keratosis.
They have excluded commonly used ingredients that are known skin irritants icluding sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), sodium dodecyl sulphate, parabens, paraffin, phthalates, menthol, colourings, and fragrances.
I think it's a great addition to any skin care routine and if you have a partner who is also into natural skin care you can share these products in your bathroom! Although you might end up fighting over them and will have to buy your own!
Available at Lqd.
By: Dennies John
Coffee in excess is harmful; every physician will tell you that. However, when drank responsibly, it is actually extremely healthy. There are many reasons why you should drink it, but we’ll focus on just one for now.
While you may have known most of its health benefits, there’s a slight chance you had no idea it’s good for your skin, too. After reading this, you’ll never again throw away those grounds. Let’s cut the anticipation and get right to business.
How Coffee Can Help You Have a Healthy Skin
It’s a good exfoliator
Washing your face with coffee grounds (and a few drops of coconut or olive oil) will clean it of dead skin cells. This will allow your complexion to breathe. Of course, your face will be a lot cleaner and radiant than before. Moreover, it will be smooth and with an evened-out tone.
It tightens the pores
Large pores are disagreeable and more prone to gathering bacteria than tightened, minimized ones. A face mask with coffee grounds, yogurt and cocoa will take care of this issue. Don’t expect instantaneous results. Give it time, and you’ll definitely see some changes.
It softens the skin
One of the main reasons why it does this is that it removes excess oils and dead skin cells. These two automatically lead to softer skin. You can apply the same mask from the previous section for this outcome, but add a tablespoon of honey. This is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredient, so your skin will be not only softer but also free of microbes.
It reduces redness and decreases inflammation
A facial scrub with coffee grounds can eliminate the redness and the itchiness caused by inflammation. This makes it really good for people who suffer from acne and deal with painful boils.
Coffee is anti-inflammatory, and there’s proof that it actually functions as a painkiller or enhances the efficiency of over-the-counter ones. You won’t be bothered anymore by painfully swollen boils.
It eliminates dark circles
Dark circles and crows’ feet are signs of fatigue, inflammation, and dehydration. Everybody has them; you’re far from being the only one. We already mentioned that coffee has anti-inflammatory properties.
To take advantage of them, take some tea bags, moisten them with coffee and keep them under your eyes to diminish the size of those nasty dark circles.
It treats UV skin deterioration
No, it does not treat sunburn. But it does heal the patches of skin that have been mildly damaged by a long exposure to UV rays. It can do that because it is packed with antioxidants. Next time you sit in the sun too much, gently wash your face with coffee grounds.
It will prevent redness from setting in while healing the skin from inside. Make sure to wash your face as fast as you get home, or it will work a little slower.
Did you have any idea that coffee can do all these things? We bet you didn’t, at least not all of them. This liquid not only keeps so many of us alive, but it also helps us take care of our skin without paying a dime on skincare products.
If you’re not much of a coffee drinker, maybe these health benefits gave you a sudden urge to join the ranks of coffee addicts worldwide. If so, welcome to the family!
But don’t forget: never throw away those beneficial coffee grounds – use them as a money-saving skincare product.
Did you ever use coffee for any of the reasons mentioned above?
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