Behind the Bean: What’s in JAVA Serum?

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When we set out to create an all-natural skin care company, we looked to anchor our products on a signature formulation. We were delighted to see our friends @ The Truth We Seek post the update above.

All the oils listed were candidates for our base and as followers of JAVA know, we chose Argan Oil to mix with our proprietary green coffee bean extract. In combination, they pull a number of additional benefits listed under other oils such anti-oxidant, anti-aging, & anti-acne. We are working on a top secret new ingredient addition right now in the JAVA Lab, pulling from essential minerals from the sea. If successful, it will open a new vector of skin care benefits for JAVA Tribe customers.

Stay tuned!

xoxo

Stephanie

Travel Hacks: Tips to Beat Jet Lag, Lines, Theft, Hangovers- part 3

 

So many of us are on the road between Thanksgiving and Christmas through New Years. We have organized email and posts from JAVA Members with clever tips to ease your mind and to make your trips easy.

Meals worth carrying on- You want more than pretzels going cross country? Bring your own meal fresh from home. Or keep your eyes open in the terminal for great quality take out like from Wolfgang Puck’s ubiquitous restaurants.

Need caffeine?- In coffee capitals Vienna and Sydney and several other big cities, the map-based Coffee (In)Touch app is a shortcut to third-wave heaven—and free Wi-Fi.

Pamper your pets- Soft-sided, lightweight carriers such as the TSA-approved Jet Sitter ($43) can help get your pet on board, even if the pooch is a few pounds over your airline’s limit. When it comes to restful flying, a chewable children’s Benadryl is as helpful for a pet as it is for a human. (But ask your vet about dosage first.) And always pull pet food out of your carry-on when going through security: Declaring it up front will help prevent confiscation.

Quiz someone else’s concierge- If you’re staying at an Airbnb and need good local advice, head for the nearest luxury hotel.

Rethink room service

Three ways to improve in-room dining:

Make it cheaper: look for menu items that are on both the kids’ and regular menus. Ordering the children’s version rarely results in a much smaller portion—but it halves the price.

Make it faster: insists your food not be placed in a hot box. That way, it gets sent to your room quickly, before it cools.

Make it healthier: Forget the menu: call downstairs and asks the kitchen for anything light and low-cal. It’s the easiest way to fight temptation after a long flight.

How do you travel? What are your hacks?

Safe Travels

xoxo

Stephanie

Getting Healthy with Jtab

At JAVA we’re always trying to make healthier lifestyle choices – and we made a REALLY good life choice when we started working out at Jtab Training with our friend Joey. We’ll admit, it had been quite a while since we’d had a regular exercise routine and the thought of getting back into the swing of things was more then a little intimidating. Lucky for us, we found a fantastic guide back into the world of fitness and now we’re not only feeling stronger and healthier, but we actually look forward to working out!

Joey Taraborelli is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. At Joey’s gym, JTab Training, he offers a variety of programs available to fit every need, schedule and comfort level. From private to group classes, high school and college sport training, the awesome trainers at Jtab will work with you no matter your fitness level. With customized nutrition plans and open gym time available, you will build muscle, decrease body fat and live healthier as you tone your body in a safe and encouraging environment.

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“I wish could I teach all of RI how to properly strength train, our state would be more fit and healthy if I could!”

We sat down with Joey to find out more about training, opening a gym and of course coffee:

What inspired you to open your own gym? “I was inspired to open a gym ’cause I really wanted to help people get strong, and gain confidence in themselves.  I was also sick (still am! haha) of the myths in the Fitness Industry that people believe in. (Need “cardio”, don’t lift heavy (for females mostly), you can’t get “cardio” from lifting, lifting is dangerous…. Reality is it’s WAY more dangerous to be weak!)”

What is your Training? “My philosophy is lift heavy weights, get strong, get healthy and don’t eat like an idiot (eat like an adult).  What that really means is I want people to be strong, fit, and to eat the way they “should” be eating, LOTS of protein, as much greens as they can get in and limit carbs and alcohol.” 

What is your passion outside of the gym? “Passion outside the gym is easy, hanging out with friends. Also enjoy watching my athletes’s games, playing volleyball when I can, and of course watching my Superhero movies and shows!  HULK SMASH!”IMG_7184

Your favorite JAVA Product? “Favorite JAVA Product is the scrub, I have lots of dark scar spots and it helps smooth out my skin organically and without chemicals.”

How do you take your coffee? “Coffee black with stevia (cold brew when I can)” 

Learn more about Joey and Jtab Training at https://www.jtabstrength.com/ and Start your journey to a better lifestyle today! 

 

 

Steph Says ~October Favorites

IMG_7372Fall is here in Narragansett Rhode Island and while we are known for our beaches October brings a whole new kind of beauty to the state. My favorite things to do to ring in this new season are:

  • Watch the leaves change color – Just driving down the road can turn into zen moment.
  • Visit a Pumpkin patch – The Farmer’s Daughter in South Kingstown is one of my favorite places to spend a fall afternoon. It is so beautiful this time of year!
  • Picking Dalhias- My daughter’s beloved grandfather Papap was a prize winning dahlia grower and always had the most stunning garden. These flowers hold a special place in our hearts.
  • Making the switch to hot coffee – There is nothing better then drinking a fresh brewed coffee on a crisp morning. Adding an apple cider donut is always a welcome treat (but don’t worry, I’m still working out with Jtab!)

A new fall experience I had recently was meeting up with Best of RI Blogger Patty J for a fun collab at Perfectly Nailed Salon in East Greenwich, RI. The owner- Jessica has put together a JAVA pedicure that is decadent. She invited Patty J and I for the afternoon and we were pampered to the max. Check out Patty Js blog and give Jessica or Bianca a call to schedule a JAVA pedicure for a special treat. It is a must do- if I say so myself- lol.

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wash_600My go to product for October is our JAVA Body Wash. Seriously hydrating from the Raw Coffee & Argan oil infusion and Aloe Vera. All our ingredients are gentle to the skin so if you tend to dry out this time of year (like I do) our Bath Wash is a wonderful edition to your routine. But we don’t want you to smell like a cup of coffee (not that that is always a bad thing lol) so our bath wash is full of sweet almond which makes bath time a truly aromatic experience.

To try either a mini or full size wash click here and use code OCT2018 for 10% off.

XOXO
Stephanie

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Stephanie Additon is the Founder/CEO of JAVA Skin Care, LLC, a Rhode Island based all natural skin care company with a coffee-centric vibe.  Each product in the JAVA collection contains a proprietary raw coffee infusion loaded with antioxidants along with other skin-loving plant-based ingredients. 

THERE’S A COFFEE INFUSED COCKTAIL FOR YOUR FEET, SO CHEERS TO YOUR NEXT SPA DAY WITH YOUR BESTIES

(Written and posted by PattyJ.com on September 28, 2018
All Photos courtesy of Stacey Boyle)

Your friends and neighbors might live for posting latte art or their three olive martinis, but they probably have no idea how coffee and vodka could be the keys to softer, smoother feet this fall.

Yea, there’s an espresso martini…for your feet.

It’s a thing, and my friends at JAVA Skin Care and Perfectly Nailed in EG invited me to try their JAVA Espresso Martini Pedicure earlier this week. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but also knew my feet weren’t looking too hot after all those steps logged while walking around in Birkenstocks for most of the summer, so why not? All I had to lose were some calluses (TMI?).

But let’s begin at the beginning of any pedicure – the foot soak. We’ve all been there. To use your phone or not? Wouldn’t want it falling in the water. Maybe flip thru the latest issue of People or US Weekly instead and catch up on the adventures of Blake Lively, Tracee Ellis Ross, and JLO. But this was no ordinary soak.

This one included epsom salts, vanilla oil, and vodka. Wait, what? VODKA?!? That detail had my attention, so forget the smart phones and gossip-y glossy mags. According to lovely ppl at Perfectly Nailed, liquor in general – and vodka* in particular – has natural antiseptic properties that help break down anything yucky that might be lurking in cracked heels and elsewhere on your feet.

*Perfectly Nailed also incorporates tequila and whiskey into other pedi options because they too work as natural antiseptics that kill bacteria and germs that attach to the skin’s surface.

The next step is an exfoliation with Java’s antioxidant rich and moisturizing scrub made with organic green coffee. The coffee scent is a nice treat too. Immediately following that? Hot towels and a foot and ankle massage with the Java Serum, two things most of us never do at home (just listened to a podcast, the two hosts who are beauty fanatics were saying the only beauty treatments that should be done at home are shaving, teeth brushing, and hair washing.). Sooo relaxing you might find yourself feeling like you’re going to float home on a cloud or something.

Also, as someone who’s perpetually on the lookout for clean and cruelty free (no animal testing) beauty and skincare, gotta say (I) adore how there are no surprises with JAVA. It’s made with the best quality ingredients and they never use any phtalates, parabens, synthetic fragrance or color in their skincare. It’s also gluten, sulphate, and cruelty free. And it works like a dream. Woot, Woot!

My skin’s also on the sensitive side, so I tend to be cautious about introducing different products into any beauty treatments, whether they involves the skin on my face or on my feet. Happy to report that I had no irritation of any kind. Guys, my feet have never looked or felt better!

Photo Credits: All photos courtesy of Stacey Doyle

When is the last time you gave your body a really good scrubbing?

We recommend using JAVA Body Scrub everywhere from the neck down about twice a week.

Here are a few reasons why:

Instantly makes skin look more youthful and healthy
Helps to unclog pores, remove excess oil and helps prevent ingrown hairs
Helps moisturizers penetrate deeply instead of getting stuck in dead skin         buildup
Makes for a more even application of self tanner
Boost circulation and cell turn-over
Reduces the look of dark spots and other skin imperfections
It feels great!

Never forget this important step to keep your skin healthy and glowing.

xoxo

What’s in Your Coffee Body Scrub?

Ground coffee makes an excellent natural exfoliater, but we think your scrub should be doing more for your skin. Quality ingredients make all the difference.

JAVA Truly Body Scrub is filled with moisturizing oils including argan, safflower, and sweet almond, to nourish and heal skin. Infused with organic raw coffee, our scrub is packed with antioxidants to protect against free radical damage and help correct skin imperfections.

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We only use organic, fair trade, and shade grown coffee that is roasted and ground at ourcoffee roasting company. Our scrub does not contain any synthetic fragrance, color or preservatives.

Use discount code SeptBlog at checkout for 10% off your purchase through September 30th.

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xoxoReduce the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, and rough patches – Use before shaving for silky smooth legs – Evens skin tone and texture

 

Ingredients: artisan roasted organic coffee, organic sugar, safflower oil, organic argan kernel oil, organic green coffee, sweet almond oil, vanilla essential oil, honey absolute, rosemary extract, tocopherol, siam benzoin absolute

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Emily O’Donnell is our Global Director of Innovation. She reads the pulse of the beauty market and keeps JAVA Truly on course with the latest trends. Each product in the JAVA collection contains a proprietary raw coffee infusion loaded with caffeine and antioxidants along with other skin-loving plant-based ingredients.

 

 

A Note from Stephanie – September Inspirations

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This is the time of year when I redirect my focus on wellness, self-care and exercise.

My favorite September things to do:

  • Picking bouquets of sunflowers from a local farm
  • Spending afternoons enjoying the lingering summer weather
  • Getting back to my gym – but still spending time outdoors as much as the weather allows!
  • Caring for my skin after exposure to the harsh summer sun and salt water 
My go to product for September is JAVA Body ScrubOne area of my skin that I find suffers a lot during the summer weather is my decolletage. All of the things I love about summer’s at the ocean in Rhode Island – sun, salt water and high temperatures – lead to a less then smooth texture to the skin on my chest and neck more than at other seasons of the year. JAVA Body Scrub turns back the clock on crepey and aged looking skin, bringing me back to soft and supple.
Check it out here: JavaSkinCare.com
Use discount code SeptBlog at checkout for 10% off  your purchase through September 30th.

xoxo

S

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Stephanie Additon is the Founder/President/CEO of JAVA Skin Care, LLC, a Rhode Island based skin care company with a coffee-centric vibe.  Each product in the JAVA collection contains a proprietary raw coffee infusion loaded with antioxidants along with other skin-loving plant-based ingredients.