InFluential Trend Alert: Coffee Scrubs to Revitalize Skin

Most people kickstart their day with a cup of coffee in the morning to get their blood pumping.  Not only can coffee give you that extra boost but can also be used to revive and brighten your skin while reducing puffy eyes and prevent premature aging.

The beauty industry is turning to coffee scrubs because its acids exfoliate the skin both chemically and mechanically, constricting the blood vessels to prevent clogged pores and soften the lines of the skin.

One such treatment called the Weekend Warrior serves as the ultimate skin refresher.  The 150-minute massage and facial therapy treatment is a fatigue-fighting sequence that starts with an invigorating coffee and sea kelp scrub to slough away unwanted dry and flaky skin. Following that comes a massage targeting areas of tension, knotty tissue and tightness to ease stress. The grand finale is a facial to revitalize, exfoliate, brighten and tighten your skin while boosting healthy cell regeneration. If that’s not enough, research proves that topically applied coffee helps to protect against some skin cancers at the molecular level by inhibiting a protein enzyme in skin.

The Weekend Warrior is currently offered by SpaQ at QT Sydney in Australia.

Cool New Coffee “Bruer”


To be available January 2014, the Bruer cold coffee brewer named Cold Bruer is bringing the latest in cold coffee to your kitchen counter.

Bruer says: “Cold Bruer can process 24 ounces of water and two ounces of coffee, yield- ing three cups of cold brewed coffee extract after a brew time of anywhere between two and 18 hours. This extract can then be poured over ice, mixed with water, or mixed with dairy to yield approximately six cups of cold brew. The coffee extract can be refrigerated for up to two weeks after brewing.

Cold brew is sweet and delicious, and both less acidic and less bitter than hot coffee. “It is really an entirely different drink,” said Andy Clark.

Bruer has been developing Cold Bruer for the last year, and is excited to share their amazing brewing experience with the world. With the help of Kickstarter backers, the Company hopes to be able to move Cold Bruer into production.

Cold Bruer weighs 22 ounces and is approximately 25 centimeters (9.8 inches) tall. Cold Bruer will be offered at a special price of $50 to Kickstarter backers, and will have an MSRP of $70 after the campaign. The product is expected to ship by January 2014″.