With the emphasis that has been placed on hand washing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we would like to provide some important points on the dos and don’ts of caring for our skin.
“Hand washes with antibacterial ingredients as well as alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be especially harsh and drying on your skin,” Shari Marchbein M.D., dermatologist and clinical assistant professor of dermatology at NYU School of Medicine, told Self Magazine.
Plus, you don’t really need to use those types of soaps to get rid of germs—the friction created by the mechanical act of washing of your hands as well as the surfactant cleaning ingredients in the soaps is what actually removes the microbes from your hands.
Although our understanding of how the new coronavirus spreads and how to protect ourselves from it is still developing, regularly washing your hands with soap and water (especially before touching your face and before/after eating) is one of a few tried-and-true public health strategies the CDC is recommending right now to prevent the spread of this particular virus.
So, yes, that does mean that actually washing your hands correctly—for at least 20 seconds—is absolutely necessary.
Our JAVA Body Wash is great for everyday use. It is aloe based with green coffee and argan oil. It offers a gentle but thorough Clean and is also Moisturizing. We have it On Sale now on our website, so you can have one at each sink in your home or business.
We also have our AWESOME Body Serum which is perfect for moisturizing dry hands. The Serum is On Sale too.
Be sure to LIKE and Follow our blog – we will continue to address ways to stay safe, healthy and keep your skin feeling awesome through this trying time.
October is such a transition month. We begin the month with summer-like days still lingering, with some 80 degree afternoons and beautiful beach days, but few beach-goers.
We end the month deep into Fall. Leaves have turned and many have already fallen. We celebrate Halloween (keep an eye open for our spooky sale later this month).
October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At JAVA Skin Care, as a women-owned and run business, women’s health issues are always of highest concern to us. We are acutely aware of the battles faced by so many women – as well as men- who are fighting for their lives every day with Breast Cancer. We would like to share some facts and links to breast cancer information as part of our support of this very important annual worldwide campaign:
WearItPInk tells us:
“The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the better the chance of
successful treatment. So it’s important to check your breasts regularly and see
your GP if you notice a change.
Common breast cancer signs and symptoms include:
a lump or swelling in the breast, upper chest or armpit – you might feel the lump but not see it
a change to the skin, such as puckering or dimpling
a change in the color of the breast – the breast may look red or inflamed
a change to the nipple, for example it has become pulled in (inverted)
rash or crusting around the nipple
any unusual liquid (discharge) from either nipple
changes in size or shape of the breast” 1
…and, from The American Cancer Society:
“How Common Is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women,
except for skin cancers. Currently, the average risk of a woman in the United
States developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 12%. This means
there is a 1 in 8 chance she will develop breast cancer. This also means there
is a 7 in 8 chance she will never have the disease.
Current year estimates for breast cancer
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer
in the United States for 2019 are:
About 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
About 62,930 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
About 41,760 women will die from breast cancer.” 2
“There are some things that might be risk factors for breast
cancer, but the research is not yet clear about whether they really affect
breast cancer risk.
A great deal of research has been reported and more is being done to understand possible environmental influences on breast cancer risk.
Chemicals in the environment that have estrogen-like properties are of special interest. For example, substances found in some plastics, certain cosmetics and personal care products, pesticides, and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) seem to have such properties. In theory, these could affect breast cancer risk.” 3
Breast Cancer Action warns of possible link between cancer and cosmetics:
cosmetics contain chemicals known as parabens and phthalates, which recent
studies indicate may be linked to cancer development…
… Many diseases like cancer, asthma, birth defects, and learning disabilities are on the rise, and growing evidence indicates that these health problems are linked to the chemicals we are exposed to in our air, water, food, and everyday products. It’s time we start acting to protect human health.” 4
At JAVA Skin Care, we believe that everything we put on our bodies can make a difference in our overall health . Our skin is our largest organ and it is responsible for keeping every other organ and other parts protected. It is also porous, and as such, absorbs many of the products that we lather on. For this reason, we only use non-toxic, all-natural ingredients in every one of our JAVA Skin Care products. If you have concerns about what you are putting on your body, then check us out.
This month, we are offering our Wonderbar Soaps at 20% off. Get yourself a healthy, moisturizing clean!
Breast Cancer touches all of us, whether it is through our family, friends, neighbors, co-workers or more directly, ourselves. Together, through research, awareness, education, and early detection, we will make a difference and a cure will be found.
Summer in Rhode Island lasts through the end of September with warm temperatures. It really is one of my favorite times of the year… I know, I say that each season… lol.
I love going to Farmers’ Markets and picking up local vegetables. The Casey Farm (Saunderstown, RI) Market is one of our best markets and is located on a historic working farm. Truly a lovely location.
Fresh Eggs are a special treat We get ours from the Future Farmers of America, Narragansett High School Program… Do you know about FFA? It is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. FFA develops members’ potential and helps them discover their talent through hands-on experiences, which give them the tools to achieve real-world success.
With my children back in school and breakfast such an important meal to fuel up for their day, I use the veggies from the market and the eggs from FFA to make my “famous” frittata… well, maybe not so famous… but so good!
Speaking of favorites, our DemitasseLip Duo is a favorite of mine and of JAVA Skin Care customers based on being one of our top sellers. Repair and rejuvenate your lips from the summer and get ready for the fall.
Java Demitasse Lip Scrub and Lip Balm are a delicious and all-natural way for your lips to look smooth and and plump using only the highest quality ingredients featuring our signature organic raw coffee argan oil infusion and loaded with caffeine and antioxidants. Both products are Inspired by the French Espresso Romano that is served with a twist of lemon. Gently exfoliate with our lip scrub to prime your lips and then follow with our lip balm to protect and shine.
The dog days of summer have arrived, and I am committed to enjoying e-v-e-r-y last minute of it!
This is my dog Driftwood. He is the JAVA Mascot. He even has his own Insta Page – he loves to get follows @driftwoodyyyyyy. He is a Saint Bern-doodle, a combo of a Saint Bernard and a standard Poodle. I must admit, he is the coolest dog because doesn’t shed, doesn’t drool and has the temperament of a Saint. He is pretty big at 85 pounds, but as gentle as can be. He loves to swim and take baths.
Paddle Boarding Anyone?
My new obsession is paddle boarding. At the end of my street is a saltwater river that is perfect to paddle board on. We even do Full Moon Paddles. The next Full Moon is August 15th. These evening events are amazing. If you are into paddle-boarding, I highly recommend a this lunar experience. Friends have offered to teach me paddle board yoga, but I struggle with yoga on land…lol…so I’ll pass on that for now, anyway. Here is my recommended Kayak Rental Shop in Narragansett RI: Narrow River Kayaks
The Leo New Moon is Here
Speaking of the moon, we have a New Moon In Leo July 31st. This is going to be a game changer that will take us into August. During this new lunar cycle we’ll all feel profoundly confident putting our dreams and desires in the forefront of our minds and missions. Read more…
AugustProduct of the Month
As summer races to a close, our
skin is feeling the effects of sun, wind and salt water… I have been exfoliating and it makes my worn skin GLOW with new life!
Our BODY SCRUB blends our signatureorganic raw coffee argan oil infusion with roasted coffee to create an all-natural exfoliator that smooths, moisturizes and softens skin. Scrub in gentle circles all over the body to quickly remove the superficial layer of dead skin cells, instantly making skin look more youthful. Reduces the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, and rough patches, and other skin conditions. Can be used on skin imperfections anywhere on the body from the neck down. Shop Now.
Because it is the August Product
of the Month you will receive 20% off the price on our website.
We pack our chairs, make a picnic and enjoy the day.
Fireworks We will be at the beach for the Fireworks on July 4th. Such a fun family day…
Clam cakes and Chowder Monahans Dock, Narragansett RI
Hands down our favorite place to get the perfect lunch… and the view is spectacular.
How are you spending July? I would love to here about your favorite things to do.
During all this fun… please remember to care for your skin. Stayed covered and wear SPF.
This month JAVA is featuring Body Wash.. Why we love it: luxurious bubble soothing organic aloe vera base moisturizing argan oil sweet almond oil scent
Pro Tip: Run out of shampoo? Forgot to buy face cleanser? Good thing our body wash is the queen of multitasking! Lather up your body, face AND hair for beautiful moisturized goodness thanks to all that organic aloe and argan oil Also great for a bubble-bath.
During this month of May, I would like to honor all our mothers with this poem and wish them all a wonderful Mother’s Day filled with love and joy!
Mothers – Believe in us more than we believe in ourselves
Do more for us then they do for themselves
Worry about us more than we realize
Pray for us more then we will ever know
Value us more than anything else in the world
Give us more than they can afford
Love us more than anyone else can
Matter more than words can express
We want to spoil our mothers so we have a very special gift…Our Double Shot Body Serum is on sale and we are offering a limited edition Mint Lip Duo as a gift with purchase. This Mint Lip Duo is not available any where else…it is so minty fresh!
Our luxury Double-Shot Body Serum is brimming with a concentrated blend of our signature organic raw coffee and organic argan oil. This non-greasy formula delivers a double-shot of antioxidants and caffeine, protecting and giving skin a youthful glow. Simply smooth a small amount over clean, damp skin to lock in moisture with this special blend for a smooth satin finish without heavy residue. Perfect for extra-dry skin.
JAVA Double-Shot super-moisturizes, brightens and softens skin, adds a sheen to newly shaved legs and makes tattoos pop.
As we shake off winter here in New England and look towards Spring..March is filled with the optimism of new beginnings.
Some of my favorite things about March are:
St Patrick’s Day in Newport Rhode Island- we have the best parade ever and it has been named 1 of the Top 5 parades in the USA. I have been attending this parade since I was a little girl and now I get to bring my girls. I’ll see you on Thames Street, March 16th Rain or Shine.
Spring Forward and set the clocks ahead…I know it can be tough the first few days after we switch the clocks but I do LOVE the extra daylight. The snow starts to melt and the crocuses start to peep out of the ground. I have to agree with the New York Times article..let’s just skip all the confusion and stop the switching of the clocks. What do you think?
Full Moon in March is also a very auspicious time. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, this full moon reaches its peak on the same day as the Spring Equinox, which also occurs on Mar. 20. The last time these two events coincided this closely was back in the year 2000, and the last time they occurred on the same date was back in 1981. So take some time to look up in the sky and enjoy.
I am also super excited about our March Spot Light Product…JAVA Illuminating Eye Serum is packed with antioxidants to gently correct the delicate skin around the eyes. We’ve blended some of nature’s most beautiful oils together to restore skin’s elasticity, reduce the look of dark circles and wrinkles, prevent moisture loss and protect skin from free-radical damage.
We are offering a FREE 5ml sample of Eye Serum with every purchase on our website of $50.00 or more. No code needed it will be included in your order. And as always because it is our spotlight product the eye serum is on sale o=for 10% off. Check it out at www.javaskincare.com.
We would like to introduce you to Katie of Create.Play.Travel.
Katie Wallace is a Mom to 3 kiddos, wife and DIY enthusiast. She started Create. Play. Travel. as a creative outlet within busy family life.
Here is what Katie had to say about the JAVA Skin Care Wonderbar Coffee + Mint Soap.
If you’ve had any sort of skin irritation or sensitivity, you know the importance of using natural products. Anything that we put on our skin is quickly absorbed by our body. Each season has its own skin care challenges, such as winter dryness and summer sun exposure. These natural products and skin care tips can help your whole family live and feel healthier!
COFFEE INFUSED SKIN CARE
I absolutely love coffee, but I would have never thought to put it in my skin care! Coffee grounds are a natural exfoliate and the caffeine from coffee is a natural anti-inflammatory. I have tried several luxurious products from Java Skin Care. As expected, the deep coffee fragrance combined with the beneficial properties of Java provide rich benefits and smells amazing!
I had the chance to try the Java Skin Care Mint + Coffee Exfoliation Wonderbar made with organic ground coffee. I love this natural soap for a few reasons. First, the Wonderbar is made with ground roasted coffee which scrubs away dead skin cells. The potent mix of coffee serum and mint soothes and smooths the skin.
Also, the Wonderbar is generous in size and will last a long time if stored in a dry place.
We’ve partnered with our amazing friends at Evolve Apothecary and Spa in their quest to take sustainable skin care to a new level. You can now find JAVA Body Scrub, Double-Shot Serum and Body Washin bulk at Evolve Apothecary. In Evolve’s efforts to practice zero-waste, they now carry beautiful, refillable containers for ample ease and enjoyment that you can fill with your favorite JAVA and re-use when its time for more product. You can hear owner Sue Benzuly talk about buying from their bulk products selection here on The Rhode Show!
Evolve Apothecary and Spa’s mission is to help you lead a healthier lifestyle by making mindful choices about beauty and home products. We provide you with a carefully curated selection of clean, natural and organic (whenever possible) beauty and wellness products and have a highly knowledgeable team who can help educate and inspire you to live more naturally
Video By: Emily Gibbs – The Rhode Show – Nexstar Broadcasting Inc Posted: Jan 03, 2019 08:38 AM EST Updated: Jan 03, 2019 10:57 AM EST