Coffee grounds are known to have a multitude of skin benefits when used to exfoliate; they are incredible at removing dead, dry and flaky skin as well as reducing cellulite!
Cellulite’s biggest enemy is caffeine, which tightens skin and provides antioxidants when applied topically. With regular use, research shows that coffee scrubs reduce the appearance of cellulite and when massaged onto any problem area, it stimulates blood flow, resulting in smoother, firmer skin.
Plus, they smell incredible.
No wonder coffee scrubs have taken the world by storm! There’s nothing quite like the aroma of fresh coffee first thing in the morning to really wake you up, and I currently have a trio that I’m working my way through in rotation.
Buddy Scrub Raw Cacao Body Scrub £15 for 200g
Ok, so technically this isn’t a coffee scrub (sorry) but it’s just too good not to mention!
Made out of raw cacao, sea salt and brown sugar, this exfoliates and nourishes while the sweet almond and grape seed oils deeply hydrate and moisturise the skin. This is the perfect scrub for all chocolate lovers out there. It smells insanely good; exactly like a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Just try not to eat it!
Model Co Tan-Tox Coffee Body Scrub £10 for 200g
This blend of coffee, sweet almond oil and vitamin E oil effectively exfoliates skin and provides long lasting hydration. The caffeine helps stimulate the blood flow and leaves skin glowing, silky and smooth. Out of the three, this has the most intense smell that lingers, so coffee lovers, this is the scrub for you!
If you’re a fan of sweet coconut and vanilla scented products, this is the perfect scrub for you. Made out of coffee, sea salt, sugar, vanilla, argan, coconut and apricot oils, this scrub has an extremely sweet scent that comes through almost as strong as the coffee aroma. Although I find the fragrance a bit sickly, the scrub itself is very effective for bumpy, dry flaky skin. The addition of organ oil in this scrub means that skin feels silky smooth after every use.
I’ll admit that body moisturiser is frequently ‘the forgotten step’ in my daily routine purely due to sheer laziness (I hope Caroline Hirons isn’t reading this) and so I have very dry, bumpy skin on my legs.
Since using these scrubs, my skin feels much more hydrated and I have noticed an improvement in the tone and the texture, which is amazing!
Essentially, all of these products contain the same ingredients; coffee ground, coconut oil, almond oil, sea salt, sugar etc., so there isn’t a huge difference when deciding which to choose. I think it simply comes down to personal preference with the scent and added ingredients.. and of course the price point.
Fundamentally, they all do the same thing; help with dry, bumpy skin, ingrown hairs, cellulite and of course, leave your bath tub very messy.. But, it’s totally worth it!
Do you have a favourite?