Instagram models have been pushing Frank Body Scrub ($17) on their followers for years like it is cocaine in the ’80s. I neglected to try it for so long simply because of the fact that it lacked authenticity to me. The same people selling it also want me to buy skinny tea and waist trainers. No thanks.
I have finally come around to trying the ever-so-popular coffee scrub. I won’t be posting a photo of me with brown chunks spread across my smiling face, but it doesn’t mean I didn’t give it a fair shot.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the bag is that the coffee scent is strong, but thankfully has sweet undertones. I wasn’t quite sure how people bring the product into the shower because it comes in a paper bag, so I just put it into a little cup and brought it with me into the shower.
The chunks of sea salt mixed with the coffee grounds make for a great exfoliator that isn’t too harsh. Maybe it is because it contains coffee – everyone’s favourite pick-me-up – but I was expecting it to feel more invigorating as I massaged the scrub into my skin. What I wasn’t expecting, and really enjoyed, is that when you rinse off the scrub, it actually leaves behind a layer of hydrating oils which refreshes your skin.
The worst part of this product is that it is so messy. After rinsing it off, it got stuck in every crevice of my shower. As if that isn’t annoying enough, the product resembles black mold when it sticks to the tiles. I also have no idea how girls take photos with this stuff outside of the shower, I can just imagine the mess it would make in their house.
Overall, I think that this is a good product, but it isn’t life-changing. A little bit goes a long way, which is nice and I love that it leaves behind hydrating oils. Aside from the mess that it creates, I think that this would make a great gift for any coffee lover.