You have probably seen this little brown paper package named Frank on social media at some point, whether it be instagram, twitter or whatever. It is a coffee based scrub that is packed with minerals and essential oils for smooth skin and filled with antioxidants to treat stretch marks, scars, cellulite, and acne.
Of course, after seeing is everywhere I decided to buy a package and see if it was really worth all of the attention it was getting. I bought the Coconut Coffee Scrub. It says that this scrub is great for anyone that has sensitive skin. My skin tends to be dry but anytime I have used ANY face wash, it has broken out…which I am assuming is because my skin is sensitive. Each package contains 200g and the Coconut Coffee Scrub was $17.95 (USD).
Their website and packaging is really cute. When you’re on the website it’s almost as if Frank is talking directly to you. Calling you a babe, letting you know the benefits, and making you feel good about yourself.
I have used the scrub a few times this week already, it says to use between 2-4 times a week. I have only used it on my face so far but I will use it more on my body when I feel like making an even bigger mess. I don’t have ance or scars on my face so the only benefit I am getting from it is that my face felt smooth, moisturized and just clean after using it.
The consistency of the scrub is exactly like used coffee grounds; wet, rough and smells like coffee.
- Smells delicious (like coffee)
- Softens, exfoliates skin
- Makes you feel moisturized
- Package seals with a ziplock
- Free shipping (USA)
- Makes a gigantic mess
- A lot of product waste
Notice I put “Price” under both the Pros and Cons…the reason I did that is because it is decently priced for a moisturizer that does have many benefits to the skin but also you can make your own coffee scrub at home without paying the price of having a name brand product.
I do like the product and the concept of the product, but I absolutely HATE the mess it made all over. I spent more time cleaning my bathroom up than I did exfoliating my face. Not only does the messy aspect of it drive me insane, but the amount of waste of the product. I found out that wetting your face or body first and then putting the scrub on will help but not completely…there is still a good amount of waste.
I thought it would be a good idea to try leaning over the sink to catch any that fell and then pick it up and reuse it…but its almost impossible to pick all the waste up and try to reuse it…it’s more of a hassle and it’s more time consuming than to just accept the amount of waste.
Overall, I will say that I did like how smooth, clean and moisturized it made my face feel…but I want to say the Cons outweigh the Pros here. I am going to give it a try on my body and see if that clears up any cellulite that I may have and I will report back to anyone that wants to know the results. I might purchase this product again, unless I get the ingredients and make it myself.
I wish I could give this product a better rating but the amount of waste is so upsetting especially when the pric is much more than it would cost to make this yourself.
Have any of you tried this product? What did you think? Would you buy it again? Do you plan on buying and trying this coffee scrub out? Have you ever made your own? Let me know in the comments!
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