Friday, January 14, 2011

Barista Bath and Body Review and Giveaway..

We recently had the chance to review a variety of products from Barista Bath and Body.About Barista Bath and Body:
"We were all having a bad hair day – mother, daughter, and niece. While commiserating over our unanimous beverage of choice, coffee, we realized that how our hair looks on any given day impacts how we feel. After countless trips to cosmetics counters, specialty stores and drug stores, we continued to find ourselves unable to purchase a shampoo which would give our hair volume, shine and bounce.
As three businesswomen with more than 50 years of combined experience in engineering, business development and consulting, we decided to take a purely business-like approach to a very personal issue.
From this endeavor barista bath and body sprang to life – a line of natural beauty products that are safe, effective and designed to complement the body’s natural capacities.
We researched hair – its basic chemistry and the factors that impact the health and appearance of hair – and defined a list of beneficial ingredients. One of the ingredients that met all our criteria was coffee.
Equipped with a list of attributes, performance criteria and preferred ingredients, we met with chemists, estheticians, and cosmetic laboratories to help us develop our product line. We tested countless formulations before we found the shampoo we all adored.
Instead of relying on harsh chemicals that strip your hair and skin of its inherent beauty, barista bath and body products contain brewed coffee, ground coffee, coffee seed oil, essential oils and natural ingredients that support the body’s ability to rejuvenate. Our formulations are free of parabens, phthalates and sulfates that disrupt the body’s natural capacities.
We believe in our products – we formulated them to make a difference. Great thought has also gone into our production footprint. We care about the world now and in the future – our products are manufactured in the U.S., all of our bottles are recyclable, our bags and boxes are made of natural materials, and our fill is bio-degradable.
Our “coffee in the raw” products – designed for both women and men – are performance-driven to bring the delight and bliss of coffee to the bath. coffee in the raw -->"


perk it up energizing shampoo
"Our coffee-based shampoo received its name because it really does energize your hair – providing a “cleaner clean” as it awakens the senses.
Benefits-
When researching the formulation, we were determined to create a shampoo that is pH balanced, removes impurities, and is free of parabens, sulfates or phthalates. The result is perk it up, a natural shampoo that delivers brighter, shinier hair that is full of life. Brewed organic coffee gives our shampoo a pH of 4.5 to 5.0 – critical for moisture retention and shine. perk it up uses a naturally derived surfactant-based formulation that spreads easily and rinses out fully. Since perk it up won't strip your hair of it's natural beauty, it is ideal for both color treated and non-color treated hair."

soothe those jitters moisturizing conditioner
"Our moisturizing conditioner is the perfect complement to our perk it up shampoo just as a little cream adds a velvety richness to a perfectly brewed cup of coffee.
Benefits-
soothe those jitters is a rich blend of natural ingredients including aloe, lavender, chamomile, castor seed and rosehip oils, vitamin B5 and coffee extract. These natural ingredients provide a wide range of nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins essential for healthy hair and scalp while naturally de-tangling hair and eliminating static electricity. With a slightly acidic pH of 3.5 to 4.0, soothe those jitters provides the hair with a positive charge which compacts the cuticle layer resulting in hair that is soft, shiny, bouncy and not weighed down."
triple shot3 3-in-1 coffee shower gel
"triple shot3 percolates the senses as it cleanses your body. A hydrating combination of organic coffee and vitamin E, triple shot3 energizes as it exfoliates for soft, supple skin.
Benefits-
Your skin is the largest organ of your body and it protects you from bacteria and external contaminants. Maintaining the skin’s pH at the proper level is vital to healthy, glowing skin. Soap and water (pH of 12) neutralizes our skin’s acid pH - stripping away our natural defense system. Our 3-in-1 gel has a pH of 4.5 to 5 which supports the skin's natural healing properties to condition and moisturize your skin. Add an exhilarating experience to your morning routine – let our silky-smooth 3-in-1 shower gel cascade across your body to stimulate every pore."

room for cream exotic origin body creme
"b3 formulated our exotic origin body crème as a luxuriant way to indulge the skin.
Benefits-
Creams don't replace lost moisture but form a barrier between the skin and the air to prevent evaporation of your skin’s natural moisture. Our crème has a pH level between 4.5 and 5.5, which provides the natural balance necessary for moisture retention and a smoother appearance. room for cream is simply amazing – everyone who had tried our product, no matter what age or skin type, has raved about how fabulous their skin feels even after just one use."

i'll take that to go b3 travel kit
"Be ready to go on a moments notice – whether cross country or just to the neighborhood workout center. The travel kit contains 2oz sizes of perk it up, soothe those jitters, triple shot3, and room for cream all in a premium zipper vinyl bag or natural burlap envelope."
What we thought: B is the coffee drinker in our house...I prefer tea:) While I don't like the taste of coffee I absolutely LOVE the smell. That is what excited me the most about the perk it up shampoo...it smelled divine! It was a little thin and I was a little skeptical, but it lathered up really nicely and the lingering coffee aroma was wonderful. The soothe those jitters conditioner was great as well and left my hair tangle-free enough to finger comb. After I washed my hair it was literally squeaky clean and once I let it air dry it was smooth, shiny and full without the use of any extra hair care products...pretty impressive for my frizzy hair:) The triple shot3 shower gel smelled great too and left my skin silky smooth as promised. The room fro cream body creme was truly indulgent. It was thick and provided silky, soft even coverage without any greasy residue. My hands are always really chapped in the winter between all the dishes and laundry and this lotion is one of the first I don't have to apply constantly...it keeps my hands moisturized for a lot longer than the lotion I had been using previously and it has a nice exotic fragrance. Overall, I loved every item in my beautifully presented i'll take that to go travel kit from b3. ABCD Diaries gives Barista Bath and Body an A+!

Buy It: Find these awesome bath and body products at Barista Bath and Body!!

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Giveaway ends Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:)

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given product samples for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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