Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Feel and look fantastic in a coffee body wrap

Ladies, whether before or after Christmas, awaken your senses and treat your skin to a fabulous Bodycoffee anti-cellulite detoxifying body wrap at Mingala. It will tackle that dreaded cellulite and rid the body of the poisonous toxins many of us will be guzzling this party season!

The therapeutic Bodycoffee body wrap gets to work on cellulite and toxins as the clay, green coffee powder, and other healing ingredients provide maximum firming benefits while encouraging skin to eliminate damaging toxins.

How it works

Firstly sea algae activating serum is gently massaged into the person’s cellulitic areas. This serum contains fat-fighting caffeine and sea algae extract, which is an effective natural moisturiser that promotes the silky texture and smooth finish of younger-looking skin.

Next, spa-goers are wrapped in a detoxifying, coffee-infused cocoon. It is full of Bodycoffee green coffee and utane powder, which was first developed using Kaolin clay to stimulate circulation to the skin, gently exfoliate, and cleanse without drying.

Coffee powder from green coffee beans provides more concentrated antioxidant benefits than the roasted variet; it helps eliminate toxins and make skin look more toned. After this luxurious treatment, clients feel invigorated, with firmer skin, sleeker contours, and a healthy-looking glow.

Spa-goers are drawn to this innovative new way to energise their bodies and pamper their skin. After a Bodycoffee treatment, clients emerge radiant, refreshed, and positively glowing.

The coffee plant is acknowledged the world over for its healing properties. It is renowned for its abilities to mend broken skin, soothe irritations, and revitalise cells. The coffee plant is also a free radical scavenge; it neutralises destructive oxidation reactions, which are the culprit of everything from acne to eczema.

Coffee is also a gentle exfoliant, removing dirt and dead skin cells, opening pores so wastes and toxins can be easily released. This plant is also a great cleanser; it neutralises and absorbs strong odours.

Caffeine improves micro-cellular circulation and breaks up the fatty deposits that can cause cellulite. It is an effective astringent; with the same 4.5 pH as the skin, it helps to fend off acne and other blemishes. There is a UVA/UVB protector in the coffee plant, it helps to screen out the sun rays responsible for burning, premature ageing, and skin cancer.

Origins of Bodycoffee

The idea behind Bodycoffee products came from founder Stephanie Profitt and her partner Serge Kogan. Stephanie was inspired while on a traditional Russian bathhouse (known as the "Banya"). People there were using coffee in a way she had never seen before - rubbing it on their bodies as a stimulating exfoliant. It has been a tradition in Russian bathhouses for generations, and coffee also is a natural astringent, antioxidant, and deodorant. It cleanses, moisturises, and protects the skin from the dulling and damaging effects of environmental toxins, revealing a youthful, more radiant appearance.

In 2001, they set up their company Stephka, appointed a team of the best skin care experts, and together set out to combine the therapeutic benefits of coffee with other healing ingredients such as olive and hemp seed oils, shea butter, sea salt, and herbal extracts to create products that can be used every day to diminish the effects of oxidation, sunlight, and pollution. The result was Bodycoffee, a collection of body care products that revitalise tired, dull skin to reveal the soft, new self within.

Bodycoffee treatments are available at Mingala, Pearse Court, Pearse Street, Athlone. You can contact them on (090) 6477770.