Thursday, October 2, 2014

Local Lovin': Java Skincare

I am all about the local lovin' lately. If you are a creator and you happen to live near me, then chances are that I would love to support your business. It's important to shop small and local whenever possible. If you are encouraging small business in your area, isn't that just making it better? Of course. This brings me to the topic of the day, my newest local lovin' shoutout. I was recently introduced to Java Skincare out of good ol' Rhode Island. The owner/creator/coffee infused beauty biz extraordinaire, Stephanie Addition, is a shining example of what a little hard work, an awesome idea and and even more awesome product can take you. I am excited to share with you the Java Skincare line in all it's glory.

JAVA BENEFITS (or what Stephanie calls the "Java Effect")

• Super-Hydrates

• Firms and tightens the skin 

• Reduces appearance of wrinkles 

• Slows the appearance of aging & protect from free radicals 

• Repairs sun damage & regenerates healthy cells 

• Restores a youthful glow 

I was recently able to try some of Stephanie's delectable coffee infused skincare products and I have to be honest that they far surpassed my expectations. I was a touch concerned about coffee in my skincare but I was proven wrong, much to my delight. JAVA Coffee Infused Skin Care products super-hydrate, firm and tighten your skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, slow the appearance of aging, project from free radicals, repair sun damage, regenerate healthy cells, help remove cellulite, and restore a youthful glow. (hello, this post baby bod needs all of the above!)

The products themselves don't smell like a cup of coffee so no worries on that front... they do smell delicious though. They have a sweet, almost almond-y extract scent that I loved catching a whiff of all day. I have been using the body wash and following it up with the serum for the past couple of days. My skin has been soft and sweet smelling as a result, I'm sure of it. I can imagine this routine will keep my skin alive during what will likely be a crushingly cold New England Winter.

Stephanie was lovely enough to answer a few questions so that I could get to know a little more about her and her brand. She seems like such a sweet gal with the kind of drive that I can appreciate in a local business woman!

What drove you to initially start JAVA Skincare?
My husband and I own a coffee roasting company. After seeing all of the skin care products out there containing synthetically infused caffeine, we were inspired to create an all natural organic alternative.

Some might think "coffee in my skincare?"... tell us what makes the ingredients in your line so special.
The one two punch of artisan roasted coffee, and green coffee before its been roasted.  The caffeine in the roasted coffee gets your blood moving helping to firm and tighten skin as well as helping to reduce the look of discoloration and many other skin issues.  The green coffee (unknown to most) has a one of the highest amounts of antioxidants of anything on the planet (more then acai, green tea, or pomegranate) making it incredible for anti-aging and healing.

I love coffee (and caffeine in general), are you a coffee lover, skincare products aside? 
My husband owns Updikes Newtowne Coffee Roasting Co & Cafe. We have owned the shop for the last eight years and our specialty is sourcing coffee from specialty farms. 

What do you love to do in the Boston/Rhode Island area, when you aren't whipping up skincare products?
Rhode Island is our home and we live in Narragansett near the beach, so we spend most of our summers hanging out on the sand and surf.  During the colder seasons, we take the 45 min drive up to Boston to eat at the amazing restaurants and have mini vacations.  

Where do you see JAVA Skincare heading in the future?
Right now we are really trying to elevate coffee to its rightful place in luxury skin care.  Our body line is just the beginning, stay tuned!

Will you give Java Skincare a shot?

Shop the collection here. You can also find Java Skincare on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!


  1. I've been using JAVA skin care products since April. My skin has never looked so even and smooth. I love it, my kids love it, my husband loves it. Gorgeous packaging too!

  2. I have been using Java products for over a year. My skin feels luxurious and is firm and smooth. My husband, Scott enjoys the soap, a fantastic exfoliant. If you haven't tried Java products you don't know what you are missing. Lucille Cavan, Cherry Hill, NJ


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