frequently asked questions
Why is coffee used in your products?
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. In recent years, coffee has re-emerged as a natural restorative exhibiting numerous advantageous properties. Published studies have documented the benefits of topical application of coffee and its major constituent, caffeine.
See the raw truth on our Why Coffee? page for more information and clinical studies on the benefits of coffee.
What are parabens, pthalates and sulfates and why are they bad for you?
Parabens derive their name from their source as esters of para-hydroxybenzoic acid and are preservatives used in many cosmetics. Parabens are known skin irritants and can cause contact dermatitis and Rosacea in many people.
Phthalates are esters of phthalic acid and are mainly used as plasticizers to control viscosity and emulsifying properties. As an endocrine disruptor, phthalates inhibit growth and rejuevenation.
Sulfates are detergent based chemical cleaners that are very good at cleansing. They are also very good at drying out the skin and hair and stripping them of their natural defenses.