Indie cosmetics company Java Skincare got its start in Stephanie Additon’s coffee roastery and cafe. As a lover and expert on coffee blends and techniques, she knew that caffeine had numerous benefits on skin health. With her lip and body scrubs flying off the shelves at local farmers’ markets and boutiques, Additon knew she was onto something that would change the way people looked at cruelty-free cosmetics.
All of the roasted and raw coffees that JAVA Skincare uses are sourced directly from Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance farmers. The company is also dedicated to promoting organic practices while paying farmers fair wages for their hard work. Organic, paraben-free, cruelty-free, sulfate-free, and gluten-free: This is cruelty free skin care at its finest. Whether you have sensitive, dry, or oily skin, everyone in the family will fall in love with these coffee beauty products!
Caffeine and Skincare: A Great Combination
Organic and raw coffees are a fantastic source of caffeine, as are the natural antioxidants locked within. In fact, green coffee contains three times more antioxidants than green tea! You certainly won’t get any sort of “buzz” by applying it to skin, but coffee skin care ‘wakes up’ your complexion by removing dead skin and revealing radiant skin beneath.
When put into an exfoliant, caffeine increases collagen production, which in turn improves skin elasticity. Scrub your skin in a circular motion with one of JAVA skincare’s coffee scrubs and you’ll also promote blood circulation. Cosmetic experts believe that this increased blood flow can erase stretch marks, acne scars, and cellulite. Caffeine is also known to form a barrier against free radicals (like pollution) that can cause premature aging, and there’s research that shows that it also helps to protect against UVA/UVB rays.
Coffee Lip Scrubs
Why should you use a lip scrub? For one, it speeds up the healing process, which is especially useful during the coldest and driest months of the year. With JAVA lip scrub, chapped skin is sloughed off with organic cane sugar and conditioned with organic Moroccan argan oil. We love the Demitasse Lip Scrub with Lemon & Coffee, which has a bright and warming aroma. For a winning combination, buy it in the JAVA Lip Balm and Scrub kit. In addition to the scrub, you’ll get a balm that provides the perfect shine, thanks to the use of cocoa butter, argan oil, and coconut oil. For the same classic formula (but with a boost of plant-based lip color), try the Bloom Lip Duo. Its natural scent of healing rose and invigorating coffee will have you inspire you to include this in your daily skin care routine.
Bath and Body Products
For the ultimate indulgence in hydrating and scrub skin care, JAVA Skin has got your back (and your entire body!). Those with extra sensitive skin will love how gentle the JAVA Body Wash cleanses and moisturizes. Organic aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory properties soothe while plant-based cleansers work to rinse away impurities and oils. Safe for those with rosacea-prone skin, as well as those undergoing acne treatment.
For extremely dry skin, reach for the Exfoliating & Moisturizing Body Scrub which is loaded with raw sugar, organic roasted coffee, and luxurious argan oil. Dead skin cells will be sloughed away, revealing more youthful and radiant skin beneath. In the shower, use this product in circular motions and rinse gently. People struggling with stretch marks, cellulite, or particularly rough patches (knees, elbows, and more) will appreciate how regular use of this body scrub provides visible results.
If you’re looking for an all-in-one moisturizer, try the JAVA Skin All-Over Body Serum, a supercharged boost of antioxidants and caffeine for your mornings. Simply work a dime-sized amount into your palms and apply to damp skin (and even hair). Argan oil and organic safflower oil – non-comedogenic oils – deeply hydrate and plump skin without clogging pores. Pumpkin seed and rosemary oils provide a refreshing scent and all-day free radical protection. No matter your skin type or tone, feel free to replenish your JAVA coffee-infused skin care as often as you’d like. For colder months – or if you suffer from dry, cracking skin year-round – be sure to keep the JAVA Body Serum For Extra-Dry Skin in your bathroom cabinet. This non-greasy formula is infused with double the dose of antioxidants as the All-Over Body Serum. Perfect to rehydrate newly-shaved legs or brighten your complexion, you’ll have healthy, beautiful skin with regular use of this dry skin treatment.