Has tea had its time? While those little leaves (whether green, white, black or red) were thought to be the key to longevity and youthful skin, recent research suggests plain old coffee may be the new darling of the antiaging world.
The first indication came when Stiefel Labs introduced RevaléSkin, a line featuring a patented coffee berry extract, at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology last February. Matt Swanson, Stiefel’s executive director of aesthetic marketing, says the fruit of the coffee plant contains tremendous amounts of antioxidants—up to 10 times higher than green tea—when harvested in its pre-ripened state.
“Our clinical studies have shown a visible improvement in wrinkles, redness, rough texture and hyperpigmentation after only six weeks,” he says.
This fall, Therapy Systems dips into the coffee pot with its Coffee Cherry Reparative Treatment, made with a powdered form of whole, unroasted beans. Both products differ from previous coffee-enhanced skin care products (like anticellulite potions, which draw water from cells and temporarily tighten skin), since their long-lasting benefits come from the antioxidant power of the fruit, not the caffeinated byproduct.
Caffeine, however, may have other advantages: Researchers in France found that women who down more than three daily cups are more likely to retain verbal and visual memories longer than their abstaining counterparts. Furthermore, a combination of caffeine and exercise may even have the ability to ward off skin cancer, according to physician Allan Conney, who conducted a study in which hairless mice drank the equivalent of one to two cups of caffeinated coffee a day.
“We don’t know exactly why, but the cells that had DNA damage caused by UVA rays were killed off,” he says.
“No one should stop using sunscreen, but hopefully this will prompt more research to see if the same response is true for humans.” Finally, justification for that Starbucks habit.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)