THE REVIEW : FRANK BODY COFFEE SCRUB
This scrub is like a tall dark handsome stranger in a tub – and I mean that in the best possible way. And I’m in love.
First, let’s talk about the ingredients. When I received this scrub to review, I left it in the kitchen. My hubby looked confused and asked if it was meant to be in the fridge because it was all edible. Cue lots of quick reading of the ingredients and I have to say, I couldn’t find one thing that WASN’T edible (disclaimer : I would probably fight the temptation to eat this, as i'm sure there is something that wouldn't agree with me!).
So when I took it into the shower, I have to admit that I was a bit worried. Was I about to become the victim of one of those weird beauty scams? Cover yourself in litres of olive oil for glowing skin, or wash your hair in beer and oh-yes-it’ll-cost-twenty-times-the-stuff-in-the-supermarket-because-a-hipster-packaged-it? If you think I’m being cynical, then just look up the two guys who opened a café to only sell cereal in London. At about a billion pounds a bowl...
Anyway, I opened the packaging, which I have to admit, was a bit of a struggle. The packaging is basically brown paper that takes ages to rip apart and you spend the rest of the time in the shower wondering if it’s going to disintegrate like a normal paper bag. But to my relief, this didn’t happen.
The scrub itself looks exactly like gritty roast coffee. You rub it on and an amazing smell wafts by. It’s like coffee and chocolate melting in heavy cream. If a guy smelt like this, I would ask him out immediately – or at least follow him down the street. On a woman, it makes you smell like the mysterious French brunette you have always wanted to be.
I’d buy it for the smell alone, but it also really does give you the most baby-soft skin. And I have serious eczema as well. I was really worried that I’d get dry skin or a flare up, but it didn’t affect it at all. It actually helped, which is fairly miraculous.
I’d rename it Mr Darcy, though. This is what he should smell like.
- Helen Easson
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Helen Easson is a self-confessed beauty addict, with a particular weakness for beautiful perfumes. An international freelance writer and author; Helen lives in Auckland, New Zealand.