INCI name for coffee - Cosmetic Science Talk

INCI name for coffee

OK to use "coffea arabica" for the percolated coffee content of my coffee shampoo? In INCI terms, I mean.
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  • COFFEA ARABICA SEED POWDER ?
    Why are you using coffee and not caffeine? 
  • Why are you using coffee and not caffeine? 
    - Because I like coffee.
    Design of anti-aging creams, gels, and serums; shampoos; and therapeutic cosmetics. In-house label and box design capability.
  • Nice :)
    If you are using seed powder, that is the inci name 
  • What are the effects on hair?
  • edited October 24
    this is assuming of course the coffee beans in question come from C. Arabica; depending on the source, they could also be from C. Robusta
    UK based formulation chemist. Strongest subjects: hair styling, hair bleaches, hair dyes (oxidative and non-oxidative) I know some stuff about: EU regulations, emulsions (O/W and W/O), toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoos, other toiletries
  • Bill, the effects appear to be, first, it makes the hair very shiny. Also very smooth-feeling (slip). There seems to be an increase in volume.
    Yes, it is brewed from the ground seed, percolated.
    Design of anti-aging creams, gels, and serums; shampoos; and therapeutic cosmetics. In-house label and box design capability.
  • In my culture people use Henna not only to dye their hair, but also to get the benefits as hair tonic. What interesting is they mix the Henna powder with brewed coffee or tea claiming it makes their hair shiny, smooth and have better volume.
  • Thanks for that comment! Actually I have been wondering about a tea shampoo. Haven't done it yet because I am a bit worried about it staining the skin. Will have to try it. As you can see, I am testing a range of different things to make shampoo with. I already tried coconut milk. It worked well but after a few days seemed to leave a "build up" effect. So then I had to design a clearing shampoo...
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  • percolated coffee = coffe extract. In this case you need to use 
    COFFEA ARABICA SEED EXTRACT. Is Cosmetic Product Safety Report the evaluator need to mention that is coffee aqueos extract.
    D.I. Pasca
    Cosmetic product safety assessor
    Formulation chemist.
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  • This is an interesting point what @domy said. In case you make the extract in house, do you put the ingredient as powder (as it was supplied) or as an extract (an intermediate product in the manufacture of the final form) ?
  • This is the problem with extracts and other natural ingredients. Two extracts might have the same name but be chemically different.  It's very difficult to have good quality control.
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