Face masks, hand washing and stress may be wreaking havoc on your skin this summer. Beauty expert Stacy Cox joined us live with a skincare solutions for dry hands, acne breakouts, skin irritation and more. For more information on Stacy Cox and the solutions she covered, you can follow her on Instagram @StacyCoxBeauty or see the links below.
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.
As I look forward to summer, some
of my favorite things are:
Lobster Rolls – we go down to the docks of Point Judith, RI and buy lobsters right off the boats.
We also have amazing places to sit and enjoy the views with a glass of wine. My favorite place is the Coast Guard House… Stunning!
As you may know, I love to
garden, and my Peonies are beginning to bloom. I always struggle with wanting
to cut them for a table center piece but coming up the walkway to the front
door and seeing them each day is such a wonderful experience. I tend to leave
them alone; maybe I need to plant more of them so I can enjoy them both ways…
note to self: plant more peonies.
This time of year, my skin
needs some extra help. The winter has been cold, the spring has been wet, so I use our JAVA Trio to show off my skin in all my fun
Our JAVA Trio products are used by our spa customers across the country to help reduce the feel and
appearance of cellulite and other skin imperfections
and maintain a healthier and glowing look.
Each JAVA Trio product contains
JAVA’s signature raw coffee – argan oil infusion, packed with caffeine and
antioxidants to help you get your skin refreshed and healthier.
The Collection Contains:
JAVA SKIN CARE Coffee Bean and Raw Sugar Scrub – 8 oz.
JAVA SKIN CARE Organic Raw Coffee Body Serum – 4 oz.
JAVA Wonderbar Coffee Exfoliating Soap – 6 oz.
The JAVA Trio is our Product of the Month. Try it for 10% off just by following this link: JAVA TRIO
I would love to hear what you think after you have used the Trio Routine.
Here is the at-home
version of the Skin Smoothing Spa Protocol used in 5-star spas across the
Before showering, apply JAVA Body Scrub to dry skin in a circular motion, towards the heart, with even pressure to any “affected” areas (any dimply or less than firm spot on your body, legs, bottom, tummy, upper arms, scars and stretch marks). Scrub gently for three to five minutes. The circular massage will redistribute fat evenly, decrease fluid retention and increase circulation.
Next, wrap the area with a towel, and let the mixture soak in for
fifteen minutes. While you wait, relax; flip through your favorite magazine
while the antioxidants and caffeine absorb deep into your skin to detoxify
Shower off to rinse your skin. Partially pat dry – you want your skin
to be slightly damp.
Now, massageJAVA Serum into affected areas (and while you’re at it, go ahead and smooth that serum all over your body). 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.
Use the scrub and wrap protocol three days a week until desired
effect is achieved. After that, continue scrubbing once a week and use the wrap
protocol as needed.
On days that you’re not using the scrub, use Wonderbar Coffee Natural Exfoliating Soap in the shower in a circular massage on effected areas to maintain the fat distribution and deliver caffeine and antioxidants to your skin.
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.
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.
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 wasinspired 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!”
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)”
Fall 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.
My 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Scrub. One 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.
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.
Winter is in full swing here at JAVA Skin Care HQ in Rhode Island and all this COLD weather means the team is stepping up our beauty routines to keep our skin hydrated and glowing all season. Luckily, JAVA’s got everything we need!
As the temperature falls, the humidity in the air drops. The dry cold air evaporates the water from our skin leaving our hides feeling dry, tight and flaky.
There are two crucial steps to keeping as much moisture as we can in our skin: Exfoliation and hydration.
Make sure to wash your body and face with a moisturizing wash or bar soap. It is important to hydrate every chance you get during these dry months!
Exfoliating removes dry dull skin cells from the surface of our skin to facilitate moisturizer absorption. If you skip exfoliating, moisturizers can get stuck in the rough outer layer of dead skin cells, preventing the healing and hydration from penetrating into our skin. So, basically not moisturizing your skin at all and also wasting product.
Once you’ve given yourself a good scrubbing, it’s time to get your moisturizing on. Take advantage of the water you are already putting on your skin everyday by smoothing serum onto wet skin after cleansing (this not only seals in moisture but it also makes your product go a lot further!)
With JAVA, you can feel good in your own skin all winter long!.