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Caffeine is a white, odourless, bitter-tasting powder with the molecular formula: C8H10N4O2. Caffeine, an alkaloid of the xanthine group of substances, is naturally present in coffee beans (0.7- 2.5%), black tea (1.0-4.5%), mate (0.5-1.5%), cola nuts, cocoa and other vegetable products. The active ingredients theophylline and theobromine, which are chemically closely related to caffeine, are also abundant in nature.
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Cosmetically, caffeine is used in cellulite preparations, as a hair growth agent or as a tanning enhancer.