Our JAVA Skin Care products are sourced from Guatemalan Hue Hue Tenango - Bird Friendly® Coffee (BFC) which carries a seal of approval that assures consumers the coffee has met specific criteria developed by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC). Bird Friendly is certified organic coffee produced on farms with a shade cover that provides a substantial and vital habitat for migratory and resident birds in tropical landscapes, which are increasingly threatened by deforestation globally at an unprecedented rate. The Bird Friendly criteria are the world's most stringent standards for shade-grown coffee production.
GREEN COFFEE BEANS (Organic Arabica Coffee Bean) JAVA Coffee Infused Skincare is very excited about new research that shows that freshly harvested green coffee bean are one of the most potent forms of natural antioxidants.
The Antioxidants in JAVA Green Coffee can attack harmful free radicals on your skin and eliminate them which will improve the overall look of your skin. Green Coffee beans have the antioxidant poly-phenols 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. Green coffee also contains a wide range of fatty acids and esters to moisturize and help repair the skin barrier. Ferulic Acid- another potent free-radical buster are also present and are responsible for improving the appearance of wrinkles, sun spots and loss of elasticity of your skin.
Our Green Coffee will reduce the appearance of scar tissue, another important benefit of antioxidants in skin care. Scar tissue has a different cell structure than that of healthy skin, making it rigid. Antioxidants increase blood flow to scar tissue, minimizing the look of the scar and blending in the development of new skin. Antioxidants produce valuable anti-inflammatory results by increasing circulation and cell metabolism. Reducing inflammation promotes more even skin tone and helps keep acne and wrinkles at bay.
Our Green Coffee Oil is cold pressed from fresh, green coffee beans. It has a striking, herbaceous aroma that is quite different from roasted coffee bean ingredients.
Coffee beans, green Antioxidant content in mmol/100g 20.18
Acai Berry Antioxidant content in mmol/100g 14.58
Blueberries Antioxidant content in mmol/100g 9.24
Pomegranate, whole Antioxidant content in mmol/100g 5.57
Tea, green Antioxidant content in mmol/100g 10.13
Chocolate, dark, 70% cocoa Antioxidant content in mmol/100g 13.44
Research Sited: Nutrition Journal 2010 :The total antioxidant content of more than 3100 foods, beverages, spices, herbs and supplements used worldwide Monica H Carlsen1†, Bente L Halvorsen1†, Kari Holte1, Siv K Bøhn1, Steinar Dragland2, Laura Sampson3, Carol Willey3, Haruki Senoo4, Yuko Umezono4, Chiho Sanada4, Ingrid Barikmo5, Nega Berhe1, Walter C Willett3, Katherine M Phillips6, David R Jacobs1,7 and Rune Blomhoff1*
ARTISAN ROASTED COFFEE (Organic Arabica Coffee Bean) JAVA Coffee Infused Skincare is very excited about new research that shows that caffeine is very good for your skin.
Caffeine is considered one of the most powerful and best-researched antioxidants around! As an antioxidant, caffeine helps fight "free radicals", known as compounds that damage skin cells and speed up aging with wrinkles, dry, dull skin and etc. Free radicals are everywhere so one way to knock them off is to use skincare products that contain rich level of antioxidants like caffeine!
Caffeine's vaso-constrictor abilities quickly and effectively constrict blood vessels which has made it a useful substance to help minimize redness and puffiness on the skin. In that regard, and in combination with its detoxifying property, caffeine can help revive your dull-looking skin, making it appear smoother and more vibrant.
Lastly, Caffeine has diuretic property which helps promote circulation and reduce the built-up excess fluid in the skin. Hence, this gives it the ability to help eliminate the accumulated waste (or toxin) under the skin, in other words DETOX, making your skin look clearer, smoother and most importantly healthier!
ORGANIC ARGAN OIL (Argania Spinosa) is gaining popularity as a "miracle ingredient". It has extremely high levels of Vitamin E and 80% fatty acids which make it perfect for healing many skin ailments as well as protecting against premature aging caused by oxidation.
Argan oil can be applied topically to the skin to reduce inflammation and irritation and soothe dry skin. Using argan oil has been shown to help with skin conditions like acne, rosacea, eczema as well as bug bites by soothing the area and promoting healing. The oil contains 80% unsaturated fatty acids and is more resistant to oxidation than olive oil. Argan oil also contains 0.8% unsaponifiables (a large group of compounds also known as plant sterols or sterolins). Sterolins improve skin metabolism, reduce inflammation and promote excellent moisture retention. The active components in this oil make it a potent anti-aging product.
Aloe Vera (Organic Aloe Barbadensis) - The juice derived from the leaves of the Aloe Vera plant has been used in skin care for centuries. It acts as a healing agent for treating burns, skin disorders, and is even used for pain relief. Aloe is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-irritant. JAVA Skin Care uses Aloe in our products because it is super hydrating, softening and firming, and it also helps reduce the look of wrinkles and stretch marks.
Coconut (Cocos nucifera) - The Coconut has been used in both cooking and skin care for centuries. At JAVA Skin Care we have used 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. Our coconut ingredients are high in antioxidants, and also help our products absorb rapidly into the skin.
Sugar Beets (Beta vulgaris) - Betaine, a small amino-acid derived naturally from Sugar Beets, is both a skin conditioner and viscosity controller. Studies show that natural betaine can reduce irritation, create more firm and elastic skin, and has an anti-inflammatory effect. JAVA Skin Care loves betaine because it helps decrease the depth of wrinkles, giving your face a smoother appearance, and super hydrates without any residual stickiness.
Guar Beans (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) - Guar Beans have recently become more popular as a conditioner for both skin and hair. The derivative of the beans that JAVA Skin Care uses act as both an emulsifying and conditioning agent, improving natural moisture in the skin and creating an extremely silky feel to all of our products.
Olive Oil (Olea europaea) - Olive Oil is used as a cleanser, emulsifier, and a viscosity increasing agent in skin care. Olive Oil also has anti-aging properties and some tests show that it can protect against UVB damage when applied topically. JAVA Skin Care uses Olive Oil for its high antioxidant value as well as its benefits as an all-natural moisturizer.
Organic Raw Sugar - Raw Sugar is a valuable ingredient in skin care because it does not clog pores, naturally exfoliates and helps eliminate blemishes. Sugar acts as a conditioner, moisturizer and also protects skin from toxins. JAVA Skin Care only uses raw sugar, as opposed to a less expensive white sugar, in order to keep our products pure and vegan. We also chose sugar over salt to ensure complete hydration and to keep our scrub gentle.
Safflower Oil (Carthamus tinctorius) - Safflower Oil is extracted from the seeds of the safflower plant, one of the world’s oldest 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. It is high in antioxidants and vitamins, making it great for treating damaged skin and reducing inflammation. JAVA Skin Care loves Safflower Oil because it allows the skin to gain a healthy glow, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles by hydrating and smoothing the skin.
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. This oil is moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and high in vitamins and antioxidants. JAVA Skin Care uses Sweet Almond oil for its wrinkle, acne, and stretch mark reducing properties. It is also used for its all natural fragrance.
Rosemary Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis) - Rosemary Extract is an antimicrobial, antioxidant, deodorant and cleansing agent. Rosemary is skin healing and is known for its skin regenerative properties, while also countering depression and stress. JAVA Skin Care loves Rosemary Extract for its cellulite treatment, and all of its benefits for wrinkled and scarred skin.
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. Pumpkin Seed Oil increases cell turnover, brightens and makes skin smooth, and prevents signs of aging. JAVA Skin Care loves the small molecular structure of Pumpkin Seed Oil which makes it perfect for deep skin penetration.
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 smooth and soften the skin, and helps prevent cracking and irritation.
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 skin conditioning agent and 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 a super antioxidant rich, skin conditioner. It also acts as a preservative and helps aid in skin healing.
Styrax Tonkinensis - Styrax Tonkinensis is derived from the resin obtained from evergreen trees. It acts as a fixative and antibacterial agent, as well as stimulating blood flow and calming irritated and dry skin.