>> Thursday, September 16, 2010
barista bath and body – b3 – products are formulated with organic coffee, coffee extract, essential oils and herbal extracts to maximize the therapeutic benefits of coffee. I didn't know that coffee had so many advantageous properties but it turns out published studies have documented the benefits of topical application of coffee and its major constituent, caffeine.
Applying caffeine to your body through a shampoo is a highly effective treatment of premature hair loss – Skin Pharmacology and Physiology (3/07)
Caffeine assists in lowering the risk of skin cancer – Dr. Allan Conney, professor of cancer and leukemia research at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, The Associated Press (08/02)
Creams containing caffeine help reduce the appearance of cellulite when applied to the skin– Mitchel Goldman, La Jolla Spa medical director, CNN Money.com (10/06)
Coffee is a major contributor of antioxidants– Rune Blomnhoff, professor of nutrition at the University of Oslo (The New York Times, 08/06)
b3 formulations do not contain endocrine disrupting or mutagenic agents - they are paraben-free, phthalate-free and sulfate-free. barista bath and body uses natural preservatives (e.g. citric acid) instead of parabens and have replaced sulfates with natural salts to provide a rich lather. b3 formulations use pure essential oils for fragrance rather than phthalates. Now that is a bunch of great stuff to know about the stuff you are slathering on your skin!
I was lucky enought to try out the b3 travel kit which contains 2 ounce sizes of perk it up, soothe those jitters, triple shot3, and room for cream. They are neatly packed in a natural burlap envelope with an elastic bow. This will be handy to have on hand – whether vacation or just a trip to the YMCA.
barista perk it up shampoo When researching the formulation for this energizing shampoo, b3 was determined to create a shampoo that is pH balanced, removes impurities, and delivers brighter, shinier hair that is full of life. Follow that up with soothe those jitters moisturizing conditioner which provides a wide range of nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins essential for healthy hair and scalp while naturally de-tangling hair and eliminating static electricity for soft, shiny hair.
triple shot 3-in-1 coffee shower gel has a lovely smell to wake up with! I really dig that it has a hydrating combination of organic coffee and vitamin E which is great for my skin type especially with winter coming. Cold weather is so drying to my skin! I followed that up with the room for cream exotic origin body creme I totally love room for cream. I am pretty picky about my lotions but this one is just so full of good quality ingredients that smell good and feel great.
I definitely enjoyed trying these products and learning about the benefits of topical application of coffee! The b3 travel would make a nice treat for yourself or a great gift for that coffee lover you know, (because we all know at least one coffee lover!)