|The tube is a temporary container. |
This product will probably eventually find itself
in a classier looking bottle with serum pump.
All About The Caffeine
To keep things as uncluttered as possible, I did a very simple formula with a bare minimum of ingredients carrying the maximum recommended dose of caffeine – a no-nonsense herbal gel that allows caffeine to be the complete center of attention.
How it Feels
The gel goes on well, feels light and fresh, and leaves no trace of stickiness. It's a nice change to use a completely fat-free product after the typically heavier creams I have been using this winter. The gel has been applied both mornings and evenings exclusively along the jawline and on the neck.
After 9 days of use my impression is – caffeine really works! It feels and looks like the neck and jawline are a bit firmer. We're not talking huge, looks-like-I've-had-a-face-lift difference, we're talking subtle-but-enough-to-be-noticable difference. Wishful thinking? Perhaps, although I pride myself on at least attempting to be neutral in my observations.
Something did happen that convinced me it wasn't all my imagination. It was during morning coffee on day 7 that my husband (who has been looking at me every morning for over 30 years) – with no prompting of any kind – suddenly commented "what have you been using lately? Your neck looks different – a bit younger." Ladies and gentlemen, I rest my case. Have I become a caffeine fan? In more ways than one!
The gel is lovely and it's a great starting point, but now this formula will be tweaked with subsequent testing of the different batches. I'd like to add some extra hydrating and moisture-binding action, perhaps an additional skin-firming ingredient or 2. There are also other things to be tested – like: can caffeine really break down cellulite? And: how much it can firm up skin with continued use? We're just getting started!