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What a week! The JAVA ladies were lucky enough to visit 4 Ricky’s NYC stores in 3 days, sharing our all natural skin care along side the rainbow of beauty trends this iconic New York beauty store has to offer (as well as doing a little shopping of our own!). And we weren’t in bad company either, with the likes of supermodel Gigi Hadid and Malia Obama seen with the famous pink and blue shopping bags in hand this past week! Who knows, maybe there was some JAVA in there!
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Ricky’s NYC is an edgy, ultra-hip “beauty shop” specializing in professional haircare supplies, nailcare, unique fashion accessories, cosmetics, and novelties. Ricky’s NYC has been a part of New York’s urban chic culture for over two decades, since 1989. From style-conscious teenagers and their suburbanite moms to Hollywood celebrities and their professional stylists, Ricky’s NYC plays host to a diverse, cult-like following of clientele.
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“The staff at these stores was so knowledgeable about all of the products Ricky’s carries and we are beyond thrilled to be named among them now! I can’t thank them enough for the warm welcome and passion for our products they showed.”
CEO Stephanie Additon



A veritable one stop super shop for everything beauty, Ricky’s NYC transcends trends while inspiring and emphasizing individuality. Ricky’s NYC’s eclectic offerings make headlines and grace the pages of major beauty publications every month. Ricky’s NYC is synonymous with style, sensibility and funky sophistication.Now New Yorkers can get their JAVA fix by stopping into one of the 5 Ricky’s locations carrying our caffeine creations. We can’t wait to get back to the city to do more events (and shopping) at the store that defines cult beauty!


You can find JAVA Skin Care at the following Ricky’s NYC locations:
The Java Team  xoxo

JAVA Bloom

We are are so excited to share a brand new product offering with you,
just in time for Valentine’s Day!
We received such a great response to our Demitasse Lip Duo,
we couldn’t help but make another variety.

Introducing JAVA Bloom Lip Duo featuring a
Rose Petal and Coffee Lip Scrub and Tinted Lip Balm.

Few things can comfort the soul quite like the smell of freshly bloomed* coffee,
except perhaps for the aroma of freshly bloomed roses.  Our Bloom Lip Duo marries these two bloom1_square400exceptional scents to create a lip conditioning experience that will have you feeling like you are sipping your favorite coffee in a spring rose garden.
Our JAVA Bloom set smooths, plumps,and heals, adding a light blush to your lips using only organic plant-based tint.  As always this product uses only the highest quality ingredients,
and our signature Smithsonian Certified Green Coffee. Gently exfoliate with our scrub to smooth, plump and prime your lips, then follow with our balm to heal, protect, shine and tint.

JAVA Skin Care Lip Duo Bloom –  Visit our website to order

Your lips will thank you –


*The coffee bloom is the fast release of gas that occurs when hot water comes in contact with the coffee grounds.

Do you know The Organic Bunny?

IMG_7857If you don’t already follow her blog, JAVA Skin Care would like to introduce you to The Organic Bunny.

The blog MISSION: prove that an Organic, All-Natural lifestyle can still be glamorous!

The Organic Bunny has used the blogging platform to share her most favorite Organic, Non-Toxic discoveries. So naturally,  her next step was offering a monthly box subscriptions containing these favorites.

JAVA Skin Care was elated to be included in the May box. We sent a Q&A to Organic Bunny to get her thoughts on JAVA Skin Care products and on the organic beauty movement. Here us what she had to say:

IMG_9248How do you take your coffee? Organic, black & iced! I really am not a huge coffee drinker, mostly because most places do not make tasty coffee hehehe. I will only drink it from this one Mom & Pop shop by my house as it’s cold-brewed, Organic and tastes like chocolate. I also really only drink it when I need some serious energy!

How do you choose your beauty products? The first step for me is always reading the label. Once it’s in the clear, I then choose based off colors that compliment my tones which usually include lots of mauves, tans and BOLD colors like red or magenta! I love a clean, bold lip! Performance is also really important to me, it has to work and hold up well. So really, I want it all. Clean, pretty and high-performance, which can be challenging, which is why I started my blog, to really share the best of the best!

What is your favorite JAVA product? My favorite JAVA product is the Body Serum, the smell alone is so intoxicating to me, you want to use it again and again just to get the smell on your body. It also is so moisturizing without being overly greasy which is why it’s my fave. The scrub is a close second, when used with the body serum? Ugh heavenly! I feel like it eats up all of my cellulite and makes my skin brand new again!

What have you heard about up and coming beauty trends from your meet ups with stores like Citrine Natural Beauty Bar, Credo and The Indie Beauty Expo? The green beauty industry is booming, and it’s only going to get bigger which is so amazing to see because it’s been something really important to me for years now. I cannot believe that change is finally here and that women are genuinely into making safer swaps for them and their family. For me basic skincare is sort of “out”, mostly because it seems everyone has a line now. Brands are really going to have to get creative to stand out, offering more than just the staple products. Women really respond well to unique items they may have not seen yet, like a Green Coffee Body Serum 😉 It’s like any industry, quickly evolving which means we are all are going to have to keep up!

How do you use JAVA Serum in your beauty routine?
I love using the JAVA serum right out of the shower when my pores are still open and thirsty. This way, I only have to use a small amount to moisturize my skin and it really does keep my skin hydrated and comfortable all day. There is nothing worse than dry skin so this really is an important step in my daily routine!





Amanda Jo | Founder
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Thanks Organic Bunny

It’s Back – Just in Time for Summer Legs!

doubleshot_600With the warm weather fast approaching, we ladies are starting to think about the look of our legs and what steps we can take to be sure they look their best.One sure way to give our legs a beautiful sun-kissed radiance is with JAVA Skin Care’s Double-Shot Serum.

Double-Shot of what you may ask?

Our luxury blend is loaded with the all-natural, organic ingredients that make JAVA a go-to skin care product for smoothing, moisturizing, and more… including double the green-coffee infused argan oil.double-shot_blog_bath

Double-Shot Serum is super-hydrating, anti-aging and illuminating to give your legs that sexy summer glow. It’s the perfect fix after shaving your legs or after a day in the sun. Your legs will look and feel amazing.double-shot_blog

But, don’t just take our word for it – try it today and experience the Double-Shot treatment for yourself.

Available online at, at our JAVA Skin Care Concept Store at 14 Main Street, Wickford, RI and at fine retailers throughout the country. Visit our website for locations.


Clean Up Your Act


Out with the old and in with the NEW! Clean up your act by tossing out those harmful skincare products and introduce something green into your skincare routine. JAVA Skin Care uses naturally-derived plant-based ingredients and does not contain sulfates, synthetic preservatives, petrochemicals, palm oil, GMO’s, artificial fragrances dyes or fillers.


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JAVA’s Night Out: the Pucker Up Lip Bar

PUCKER Up, it’s February!


JAVA wants to make sure you’ve got the perfect pucker this Valentine’s Day – or any day – (all natural of course!). So we’ve coupled our prime and plump Demitasse Lip Scrub with FitGlo Beauty’s moisture rich Good Gloss to keep you kissable all February long.


On February 12th, the JAVA Lifestyle Showroom hosted a special Lip Bar event to help our girls get the perfect pucker from our lip expert, Shelby White.

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Sipping a glass of champagne and enjoying naturally sweet treats while chatting about organic skin care – What could be better than that?_MG_0094_800 _MG_0061_web

If you didn’t get a chance to stop in, never fear. The JAVA Lip Scrub & FitGlow Beauty Good Gloss gift set, are available to purchase in 5 shades! Stop in to the JAVA store at 14 Main St. Wickford, RI or shop on our website:


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JAVA Skin Care & Fitglow Beauty: A match made in eco-luxury heaven
– organic
-antioxidant packed

JAVA Skin Care
Coffee infused skincare are wonderful, all natural, coffee based products created to let your skin drink in the powerful antioxidants of the coffee bean.

Fitglow Beauty
Nutrient infused skincare & mineral makeup always cruelty free, non toxic, 7 a natural.

Demitasse Lip Scrub: Inspired by the French Espresso Romano where your espresso shot is served with a twist of lemon, our Demitasse Lip Scrub is a delicious way to smooth and plump your lips naturally, using only five organic ingredients.

FitGlow Beauty LipGloss: Nutrient infused skincare & mineral makeup always cruelty-free, non-toxic and natural.

Shelby White
Freelance hair and M.A.C Cosmetic artist based in Rhode Island. Her work has included New York Fashion Week, Style Week & Jennie Kay.

Silver Hippopotamus Launch

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On Thursday, January 28th we officially welcomed
Silver Hippopotamus
to their new home in the
JAVA Lifestyle Store – 14 Main Street, Wickford, RI


Kathy McGovern and Beth Melfi restore and re-purpose industrial tools, hardware and architectural salvage into magnificent one-of-a-kind artwork and home/office furnishings.


The launch party was an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and begin new relationships. And, well you know, the JAVA ladies are always up for a good party…

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JAVA Lifestyle is all about bringing together beautiful eco-luxury products – JAVA Skincare (of course), artisan jewelry, recycled hand bags , and so much more –  to create a unique shopping experience where all of the gorgeous display pieces are also available to take home.  Yeah, we thought you’d like that.



The JAVA Lifestyle team had a great time sharing our new home with our wonderful eco-luxury community.  Our store is very special to us — we hope you’ll stop by soon and find out why over a great cup of coffee!



JAVA Trio – Cellulite Smoothing Collection



Today we are going to provide a tutorial for reducing the appearance of cellulite with our JAVA Cellulite Smoothing Trio Collection.

We created our tutorial in the early hours at the beautiful Dunes Club in Narragansett, Rhode Island – one of the most breathtaking beaches on the east coast.



Emily Johnson,  Vice President  and JAVA Skin Care muse, is going to take you through the steps of the JAVA Trio Ritual.



What you will need:


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The FIRST STEP is very important…….






Before showering, apply JAVA Body Scrub to “affected” areas (any dimply or less than firm spot on your body, legs, bottom, tummy, upper arms) in a circular motion. The high percentage of caffeine ensures absorption deep into your skin, and the circular massage will redistribute fat evenly, decrease fluid retention and increase circulation.

Then, wrap the area with a towel, and let the mixture soak in for fifteen minutes. While you wait, relax; flip through your favorite magazine…The circular motion of the scrub will stimulate the blood flow to your tummy/buttocks/thighs, increasing blood flow to the area, and redistributes the fat. During the time right after scrubbing,  the antioxidants and caffeine in the green coffee extract  and coffee grounds penetrate your skin, shrinking your fat etc. Rinse and pat dry.


Once dry, apply JAVA Serum. Not only will the serum deliver antioxidants and caffeine deep into your skin’s upper layer, it will create a moisture barrier to continue to keep your skin soft and supple all day.

On days that you’re not scrubbing, while in the shower,use the JAVA Body Bar Soap in a circular massage to maintain the fat redistribution and deliver caffeine and antioxidants to your skin (similar to a dry brushing technique).


19Always remember to finish with JAVA Serum which will create a moisture barrier and will help to keep your skin soft and supple all day.

Continue this JAVA Trio Ritual for 2 weeks. At the end of two weeks, you should see a dramatic reduction in the appearance of cellulite and enjoy firmer, tighter skin that glows!




Emily and I want to hear about your experiences with the JAVA Cellulite Smoothing Trio Collection. Send us your before and after pictures and we will give you a FREE JAVA Body Bar Soap from the JAVA Skin Care Everyday Body Collection to help you maintain your healthy glow!




photos courtesy Trisha Kelley Photography

The Perks of JAVA – Brand Blending 

JAVA will be featured at the Benrus Nantucket location all summer long, so grab a ticket for the ferry, hop on your boat, or steal a biplane and get out to the Island for a scenic day of shopping.  And don’t forget to exfoliate and moisturize with JAVA products to keep your skin healthy and glowing.


While the day was rainy, the JAVA team had sunny dispositions as we got off the ferry in Nantucket and headed to the “brandie” new Benrus store at 21 Main Street, the newest location we have added to our wonderful list of retailers.  The weather couldn’t stop us from being excited to set up our custom display we had create specifically for this exciting new location.


The newest addition to the Benrus family is located in a quintessential store front in the heart of the Nantucket shopping district.  Stocked with great Benrus merch, it makes a perfect addition to the areas great retail locations.



The three Lazrus brothers founded the All-American brand Benrus as early as 1921. Their operation was known for their classic, moderately priced wrist watches for the common American man. As Benrus decided to progress their national pride, they contributed to the war effort by creating specialized and sophisticated watches for the US military in WWI and WWII. Benrus still celebrates their love for the US by designing military inspired lifestyle branded merchandise along with timeless wristwatches, apparel, accessories, travel bags, and eye wear.

While you are there binging on the Benrus brand, you can also check out the beautiful Bourbon & Boweties bangles.  The display cases are filled with these brightly colored beauties.




Carley Ochs, the founder of Bourbon & Boweties, first began handcrafting bangles for friends and family with unique stones she brought back from China. As word of mouth broke out about her creations, she decided to sell them at more then 45 store locations around the country.  Each Bourbon & Boweties bracelet is delicately designed with hand-selected natural stones originating from countries all around the world and are uniquely crafted on a gold plated metal wire bangle. Bourbon & Boweties bangles are still hand-crafted in the USA by local women and ‘made by PROUD Southern hands’.



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clothes_and_doubleshot_display_400      backpack2_400      We are so honored and excited to be sharing a space with these fantastic brands.  The Benrus team was welcoming and attentive, and we cannot wait to take a trip back out to visit.  Did I mention that we all walked out wearing new jeans and bracelets? Love shopping –

photos courtesy of Trisha Kelley Photography