Stephanie Additon founded JAVA Skin Care and is its CEO.
She began her journey into skin care because of...coffee. During her first start up (founding a coffee roasting company), Stephanie became aware of the positive benefits her favorite drink has for human health on the inside, and then discovered its wonders for the outside of the body too.
She created JAVA’s processes to harness the vitamins and minerals of organic green coffee resulting in her line of truly natural skin care products — doing her first run of market testing on the coffee shop regulars! Stephanie then began selling at spas, then farmer's markets, and now at high-end retailers across the USA
Today, her growing collection of organic coffee products is designed to provide spa-quality skin care every day. JAVA products hydrate skin more fully, provide better protection against sun and wind damage, remove cellulitis, smooth wrinkles, and much more. Recommended for all skin types, JAVA's natural, plant-based ingredients are specifically selected to meet Stephanie's high standards of purity, positive effects on the body, and environmental sustainability. She sources from farms that are Shade Grown, Fair Trade, and Rainforest Alliance certified, farms that promote organic agricultural practices, and honest wages for farmers.
Stephanie has won Women Entrepreneur for RISBJ in 2014 and Women Entrepreneur of the Year in PBN in 2015 as well as being recognized as an outstanding Rhode Island manufacturer. She lives in Narragansett, Rhode Island with her family, and JAVA’s team mascot - Driftwood the Dog.