I will admit, I am not a coffee drinker; it just does not sit well with me. That being said, when I first heard of coffee scrubs I was somewhat intrigued. If I am honest, I have always loved the smell of coffee; drinking it however is a different matter entirely. So what better way to get a cheeky coffee fix without having to drink the stuff than to have it incorporated into your skincare routine...hear me out on this one.
Scrub Love is an organic, fair trade brand with ethically sourced coffee scrubs which are made right here in the UK. The scrubs are all natural and made up of various oils, salts and of course roasted ground coffee. There are currently three options at the moment, although it would be great to see the range expand further. In order to experience the delights of Scrub Love, I was kindly provided with the Mint Temptation* option in order to road test the brand which was super exciting; I love a good body scrub!
Upon opening Mint Temptation, I was hit with a very strong scent of coffee and peppermint. This was not off putting at all; I simply adore mint scents so this was an instant hit with me. Considering that I had just got back from a run this was ideal, a nice refreshing scrub was just what the Doctor had ordered. The scrub itself is easy to use, you simply take a small amount (a little does go quite far) and rub in circular motions onto your skin. You can leave it on for five minutes whilst you wash your hair, or simply wash it off once you're done. I would suspect the Coconut Affair Scrub is the most beneficial for the hydrating element due to the coconut oil being present.
Naturally there was quite a mess to be cleared up after I had used this, there was coffee everywhere in my shower! That being said, I am already looking forward to using it again as my skin felt super soft and was left feeling incredibly tingly long after I had finished my shower; this must have been down to the peppermint oil.
Scrub Love can be purchased over on their website for £12.95 for 200ml. Personally I do think this is a rather luxurious treat because it is a shower product, therefore it won't be on your skin for that long. For me it is more expensive than I originally anticipated it being, that being said it is really nice to see a natural, organic brand so sometimes paying more for something such as this can be justified.
*This post contains PR samples, for more please read my disclaimer.