Coffee Oil for the Cosmetic Industry  

August 1, 2022

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Starting the day with a steaming cup of coffee wakes the senses and feels like the hug of a new beginning. The health benefits this has, like its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and thermogenic properties stimulate the functioning of organs like the brain, the heart and can even reach the largest organ of all: the skin. Coffee oil is the vehicle that delivers some of these properties that benefit the body when the drink is consumed.

This naturally occurring product comes from freshly roasted coffee through press and filtration methods, without the addition or use of chemical components. Because of coffee oil’s composition of primarily palmitic and linoleic fatty acids, it can be used in cosmetic products imbuing them with properties that range between de-inflammation and protection from the sun.

Attributes that Add Up

Coffee oil also serves as a carrier for aroma, which means it can be used in perfumes and fragrances. Various studies have discovered that it provides great UV coverage and is hydrating as well. 

Its anti-inflammatory and decongestant properties allow it to be used in exfoliating products and other types of skin care creams to stimulate the skin in the early hours of the day. It also has reaffirming potential, which is why it’s added to different applications to provide an antioxidant effect, as it eliminates free radicals, highly important to maintaining the skin’s vitality, which is why it’s used in anti-aging products. Its accelerating properties contribute to skin healing and regenerating, and also to fortifying and growing one’s hair.

And of course it’s natural, which means that it can be incorporated into products’ sustainability branding. Buencafe’s productive processes recycle wastes and reduce the negative impacts on the environment.

Coffee oil is part of Buencafé’s portfolio of products, including its use in freeze-dried coffee to improve its resistance. Coffee oil has an active life of eight months at a temperature of 25oC, of course before being subjected to other processes in the cosmetic industry.

Coffee has multiple applications. Taking advantage of them makes good business sense, as well as reaffirms a brand’s commitment to sustainability. 

Now the brightness a fresh cup of coffee brings to a new day can also reach the skin when coffee oil is incorporated as an ingredient in cosmetic products. The properties in Buencafé coffee oil are numerous and are there to be taken advantage of by the cosmetic industry in its beauty products.

References:

  • Lavado, Ó.; Ramírez, S.; y Tolentino, S. “Formulación de una crema protectora solar utilizando aceite de cafe”. Universidad Nacional de Callao, 2016. En: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12952/3466
  • Haddoudi, M.; Mellouk, B; Bejjany, B.; Bani, A. Y Digua, K. “Valorisation du marc du café : extraction de l’huile et évaluation de son activité antioxydante”. Les Technologies de laboratoire, 2014. Vol 8, No 36. En: https://revues.imist.ma/index.php/technolab/article/view/2530/1860
  • Ibid.

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At Buencafé we have been conscious of sustainability since our beginning, when the term had just begun to be mentioned in the world.  

Over our 49-year history, the factory has had four expansions (1983, 1997, 2008 and 2019). The technology behind production processes has been updated and perfected. Production has increased, diversifying and innovating the product portfolio andour commercial scope has expanded. We’ve achieved national and international certifications for our products and for our quality, safety, environmental management, and occupational health and safety management systems, among others. Buencafé was the first Colombian business certified in ISO 14001 and nowadays has 25 different certifications.

The commitment today is consolidating sustainability in each and every initiative we propose, tackling the creation of sustainable value in the three essential pillars: economic, social and environmental.

“Living optimism as a transformative force to create sustainable value in the world of coffee” is the highest goal that guides our daily actions. Is the center of our culture, our decisions, our strategy, our style, our conversations and relationships. Is how we  inspire others and multiply the impact of everything we do.

I invite you to learn about our sustainability path.