Why Java - Benefits, Ingredients, & More

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Coffee has been used for centuries in skin care and beauty products, particularly in South America and in lands around the South Pacific. Indigenous cultures discovered the healing and helpful effects of rubbing coffee oils into their skin.  We have witnessed this application within the community of farmers in Guatemala where we purchase our coffee!

More recently, scientists and researchers from Brazil to Japan have analyzed the biology of the coffee plant, making clear that which indigenous cultures discovered through trial and error: the bounty of vitamins and minerals found in coffee bean extract has widespread benefits for maintaining healthy skin and overall wellness.

All JAVA's COFFEE is sourced from the Guatemalan HueHueTenango Region. Bird Friendly® Coffee assures us and JAVA customers that our coffee has met specific criteria developed by the  Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC): organic, and produced on farms with a shade cover that provides a substantial and vital habitat for migratory and resident birds. The Bird Friendly criteria are the world's most stringent standards for shade-grown coffee production.

JAVA Skin Care takes full advantage of the skin-loving properties of Coffee & Caffeine. Each product in our line is loaded with antioxidant-rich ingredients. Our proprietary blend of Green Coffee and Argan Oil is what distinguishes JAVA Skin Care from other coffee skin care lines. Our coffee extract is added to organic, plant-based ingredients to create distinctive green beauty formulations.

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Why choose all-natural skin care products?

Earth-friendly: Products made from chemical ingredients often have a negative environmental impact. The manufacturing process for such skin care and beauty products puts those chemicals and potentially more damaging by products into our air and water.  Consumers of such products contribute to this environmental damage when washing it off and it runs down the shower or bath drain.  Natural health and beauty products are farmed and manufactured organically, all but eliminating harmful environmental damage.

Avoid irritation: Harsh chemicals, artificial colors and fillers in skin care products and makeup can cause redness, irritation and breakouts.  The very conditions the customer is looking to cure!  Many people today are now allergic to chemicals commonly found in conventionally produced products.  Natural makeup, skin care products and body products work with your skin instead of against it.

Help your nose: Artificial fragrances are used by legacy skin care and beauty companies to cover up the smell of other chemicals used in their products.  The effect of one chemical to cover up another chemical, and multiple chemical smells can cause headaches in many people. In contrast, natural beauty products smell like their natural ingredients, not a cocktail of artificial chemical aromas.

Paraben-free: Parabens are used in legacy skin and beauty products as a preservative to extend the shelf life of products. Parabens, however, are synthetic and mimic your body's natural hormones. This may alter the functions of your body's endocrine system. Natural beauty products use natural preservatives, such as grapefruit seed extract, that do not interfere with your body's natural metabolism.

Outside to the inside: Skin is our largest organ.  It is also a gateway to the blood stream. Chemicals rubbed into the skin enter our blood stream quickly - sometimes faster even than if we were to ingest them. The average woman applies up to 200 chemicals to her skin every day through legacy cosmetics, lotions and hair-care products. By using all-natural beauty products like JAVA you eliminate these harmful chemicals and the health risks associated with them. 

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Why choose JAVA Skin Care?

Our Skin Care products are gluten free, 100% biodegradable, do not contain sulfates, synthetic preservatives, petrochemicals, artificial fragrances, parabens, dyes or fillers because we use naturally-derived plant-based ingredients.

Our Coffee purchases support environmental sustainability by promoting organic agricultural practices and honest wages for farmers. It is critical to us that we source our coffee beans from farms that plant Shade Grown, Fair Trade and/or Rainforest Alliance certified techniques.

No Synthetic Fragrances because synthetic fragrances are some of the most toxic substances within skin care product ingredients.  Sadly, they are also found in many so-called "natural" products as well. Synthetic fragrances can contain up to 150 unnamed ingredients such as phthalates and formaldehyde donors. We only use 100% steam distilled, pure plant essential oils to scent.

Beneficial for All Skin Types

"Cruelty Free" - Never Tested on Animals

We use only Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) - all of  our palm oil containing products carry the Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) trademark

"Healthy for Your Skin ~ Healthy for Our Environment"

JAVA Signature Ingredients 

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COFFEA (Coffee) Arabica BEANS, Green (Raw) and Roasted - Coffee beans rank among the highest levels of essential vitamins and minerals in the plant world.  As such, when cold pressed, the extract is a bonanza of goodness for health and wellness, starting with the skin.

For example, CAFFEINE is loaded with powerful antioxidants which protect our skin from harmful environmental damage.  It reduces dark, puffy circles under the eyes. Caffeine also calms irritated and reddened skin, giving you a healthy appearance - naturally!

Another example: ROASTED COFFEE GROUNDS.  The rough grounds naturally exfoliate dead skin cells and leave us feeling silky smooth. In fact, the appearance of cellulite is minimized with regular exfoliation!

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ORGANIC ARGAN OIL (Argania Spinosa) - Argan Oil has high levels of Vitamin E and 80% fatty acids.  It is the perfect complement to coffee extract for moisturizing the skin. Argan Oil is also pressed, this time from the nut of the argan fruit, a fruit only found in Morocco. The argan tree lives to be about 150 to 200 years old and does not start producing the fruit until it is 30 to 50 years old. Because the tree is found only in a limited area, the oil itself is quite rare. Argan oil can be applied topically to moisturize skin. The oil contains 80% unsaturated fatty acids and is more resistant to oxidation than olive oil. 

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ALOE VERA (Organic Aloe Barbadensis) - The juice derived from the leaves of the Aloe Vera plant has also been used in skin care for centuries. It is used as a healing agent for treating burns, skin disorders, and even pain relief. Aloe is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-irritant. JAVA Skin Care uses Aloe as part of our proprietary formulation. 

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COCONUT (Cocos nucifera) - The Coconut has been used in both cooking and skin care for centuries. At JAVA Skin Care we use many different derivatives of coconut in order to achieve a range of skin benefits while keeping our products gentle and all natural. It is a conditioner, emulsifier, foam booster, surfactant, and emollient, creating a barrier on the skin to retain moisture. The Coconut is high in antioxidants.

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SUGAR BEETS (Beta vulgaris) - Betaine, a small amino-acid derived naturally from Sugar Beets, is both a skin conditioner and viscosity controller. 


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GUAR BEANS (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba)- Guar Beans are recognized as a conditioner for skin and for hair. The derivative of the beans that JAVA Skin Care uses act as both an emulsifying and conditioning agent, improving natural moisture retention in the skin and creating an extremely silky feel to all of our products.

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OLIVE OIL (Olea europaea)- Like most JAVA product ingredients, Olive Oil is well known as a healthy food.  We use it as a cleanser, emulsifier, and a viscosity increasing agent in skin care. JAVA Skin Care uses Olive Oil for its benefits as an all-natural moisturizer.

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ORGANIC RAW SUGAR - Raw Sugar is a valuable ingredient in skin care because it does not clog pores and naturally exfoliates. Sugar acts as a conditioner and moisturizer. JAVA Skin Care only uses raw sugar.  While more expensive than white sugar, in order to keep our products pure and vegan, we insist on using raw sugar.

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SAFFLOWER OIL (Carthamus tinctorius) - Safflower Oil is extracted from the seeds of the safflower plant, one of the world’s oldest farmed crops. Safflower Oil makes an amazing moisturizer because it creates a protective barrier to prevent moisture from leaving the skin, while at the same time, preventing pores from getting clogged. We love Safflower Oil because it helps the skin to look glowing and reduces the look of wrinkles.

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SWEET ALMOND OIL (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) - Sweet Almond Oil is created through a cold press process and is used for skin care as well as medicinally for skin disorders. 


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ROSEMARY EXTRACT (Rosmarinus Officinalis) - Rosemary Extract is an all-natural deodorant and cleansing agent. We mix it into our proprietary formulations. 


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PUMPKIN SEED OIL (Cucurbita Pepo) - Pumpkin Seed Oil is listed as a super food, but it also has many benefits when applied topically. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. 



Vegetable Glycerin - Derived from vegetable oil, Vegetable Glycerin allows moisturizers to draw and absorb water from the air helping skin retain moisture. Great for sensitive skin, Glycerin helps keep skin smooth and soft.

Cocoglucosides Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride - Derived from the Guar plant, CHC is an excellent emulsifier and foam stabilizer. It also acts as a sugar conditioner.

Sodium Levulinate - the sodium salt of levulinic acid, derived from corn. It acts as a natural preservative, preventing the growth of microorganisms.

Potassium Sorbate - Naturally found in the berries of the mountain ash tree, Potassium Sorbate acts as an all natural, non-irritating preservative.

Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate) - Vitamin E is super antioxidant rich and acts as a preservative.

Styrax Tonkinensis - Styrax Tonkinensis is derived from the resin obtained from evergreen trees. It acts as a fixative. 

Latest Trends, News and Skin Care Tips

JAVA SCRUB - SUMMER ESSENTIAL: Self tanners are more popular than ever as an alternative to the skin damaging effects of the sun. With a self tanner, you can get a realistic looking tan. The key to getting a natural "fake" tan is to remove dead skin cells using a body scrub before putting on a tanning product. If dead skin cells aren't removed, the self tanner will darken those areas excessively causing the tan to look blotchy. Body parts that need particular focus are the knees and elbows where dead skin cells tend to accumulate. A body scrub is a must-have if you use self tanners.


DISCOVER the benefits of Green Coffee Bean Extract in Skin Care: We are very excited about new research that shows that freshly harvested green coffee bean extract is one of the most potent forms of natural antioxidants. Antioxidants can be found in vegetables, fruit, and the most recent discovery of its presence is in raw green coffee bean.

Antioxidants have been known to protect the cells from the damaging free radicals that are virtually everywhere. Green Coffee is an excellent scavenger of active oxygen species and can actually rebuild the cells at a faster pace resulting in a healthier body and wrinkle-free skin. Green coffee also contains a wide range of fatty acids and esters to moisturize and help repair the skin barrier.

Green Coffee beans have the antioxidant polyphenols present in much higher levels thanks to the lack of roasting – the key ones being Chlorogenic Acid which has been shown to be up to ten times  more potent than green tea at boosting skin health and Ferulic Acid- another potent free-radical buster.  

Our Green Coffee Bean Extract delivers superior anti-aging skincare benefits including a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and a dramatic reduction and evening of irregular skin tones

Green Coffee Oil is cold pressed from fresh, green coffee beans, and contains an impressive amount of Phytosterols and essential fatty acids.  It has a striking, herbaceous aroma that is quite different from roasted coffee bean ingredients.  It is ideal for use in facial products, spa treatments, and mature skin care.