Those who have tried Vis Clair Suprême are clamoring for more. Just look at the feedback. “I’ve been jet-lagged and sleep-deprived AF and everyone still comments on how well rested I look,” and “I carry mine with me in case I need a mid-day pick-me-up.” Let’s just say it has something to do with one of the eye cream’s key ingredient, green coffee bean extract.
While the perks of coffee are always up for debate, we’re supporters, through and through. Why? Because it’s as effective in treating the delicate eye area as it is in motivating you to check your inbox on Monday morning.
That High, Though
Early herbalists acknowledge the coffee bean’s nerve stimulant and antispasmodic responses treat conditions like fatigue, intoxication, sluggishness, migraines, and excessive appetite. Western herbal medicine has primarily favored the coffee bean, while other cultures relied on the coffee leaf, a richer source of caffeine.
But what you might not know is that it also stimulates the release of catecholamines, a group of chemicals produced in the body that are described as being sympathomimetic, meaning they produce a response that can stimulate the sympathetic nervous system and produce a diuretic effect—read: fight or flight response.
All in Moderation
When it comes to physiological actions, coffee exhibits a dose-dependent duality. While a well-prepared shot of espresso stimulates the nervous, circulatory, and digestive systems, five cups off the old pot can induce a slow and irregular pulse, coldness of the extremities, and indigestion. Habitual coffee drinking can also lead to enervation—the feeling of being drained of energy—so it might not hurt to take a break now and then.
Applied topically, green coffee bean extract is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which is why it found its way into skin care remedies of late. We chose it for Vis Clair Suprême to help soothe irritation, address redness and swelling, and depuff and lift the eye area. It’s also a vasoconstrictor, which means it narrows blood vessels and is thought to help in the reduction of fluid retention and dark circles. Check and check.
Your Spirit on Coffee
On a psychospiritual level, coffee is a transmitter of higher spiritual forces (if you’ve ever had a come-to-Jesus after the first sip of a frothy full-fat cappuccino—who hasn’t?—you know all about that). It possesses a theme of separation and estrangement, but is also believed to help trade the theme of duality for unity. Hello, focus. Though not technically a gold remedy, coffee beans have an affinity for sunlight, and the plants require a year-round temperature of no less than 60 degrees. It’s Saturday, so pour yourself a cup, pat a little Vis Clair Suprême around your eyes, and let the sun shine in.
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