Bean Body Coffee Scrub

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If you're like me, you've probably noticed coffee scrubs popping up all over your Instagram feed in recent months. I've been intrigued by them for a while. I always love trying out new body products, and the premise of a coffee based scrub - the caffeine stimulates blood flow, which helps to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite - definitely sounds like a winner to me.

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There's a few different brands that make these, but I got the opportunity to try one from Bean Body, an Australian brand that makes affordable products from the highest quality natural ingredients. They claim that their skincare will leave you feeling "relaxed, super smooth, sexy and ready to take on the world." Sounds good!

I received the Peppermint Coffee Scrub.* You get a generous 220g of product in a practical pouch, which you can re-seal in between uses. Ingredients are as follows:

Robusta Coffee Beans - to stimulate blood flow and help reduce the appearance of cellulite, eczema, stretch marks, age spots, varicose veins and psoriasis. 

Cold Pressed Coconut Oil - to hydrate and moisturise the skin. 

Himalayan Pink Rock Salt and Demerara Sugar - to exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin, acne, whiteheads, blackheads, breakouts and other skin blemishes.

Cocoa and Vitamin E - to nourish and protect the skin, promoting cell repair and rejuvenation.

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As soon as you open this up, you're hit with the delicious scent of fresh coffee. Not exactly what you'd normally associate with bath products, but it smells wonderful nonetheless. As I mentioned, mine is the peppermint version, and the fragrance is faintly laced with peppermint as well. You can also get other variations including mandarin, vanilla and coconut. The product is crumbly and looks and feels exactly like coffee grounds.

The instructions are to apply the product to damp skin, rub it in by massaging in circular motions (concentrating on problem areas), then leave to dry for five minutes before rinsing off. So that's what I did.

It feels very nice to use. Depending on how vigorous you want to be, you can get a really good scrub going with this. You can even apply it to dry skin if you want a more intensive treatment, and conversely, if you prefer a gentler scrub, just add more water. It takes a fair amount of rinsing off, as it sticks to the body a bit as it dries, but I didn't find this too arduous. You can use this as a facial exfoliator as well - apparently it's good for acne - but I haven't tried this as I felt it would be too harsh for the skin on my face. If anyone has used it for this purpose, I would love to know how it worked out!

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Afterwards, my skin felt amazing. Really silky smooth, even before moisturising. In fact, I'd say it was the best result I've had from an exfoliator in terms of how soft and even my skin looked and felt. I've only used this a couple of times so far, so can't comment on any long term effects on cellulite or stretch marks. Like most products of this nature, though, I notice that the wording regarding this is "reduce the appearance of" and not "banish forever". I actually like this, because they're not making any unrealistic claims here. I don't believe there's a product out there that can actually get rid of these things (although if anyone has found one, it's your moral duty to share in the comments!) However, if I can use something like this to smooth out my skin, combined with regular workouts and a good fake tan, I know I'm going to feel a lot more confident about my body than I would do otherwise. So in that sense, I do think that these types of product are worth using.

For me, the only downside of the coffee scrub is the mess it makes. Honestly, this stuff gets everywhere. Cleaning out the bathtub is definitely not my preferred way to end a pamper session, but on the other hand, it's worth it for the lovely results.

Bean Body Coffee Bean Scrub retails for £14.95 and is available online or at Holland and Barrett.

Have you used a coffee scrub? What were the results like for you?

Kate x

*PR Sample. All opinions, as always, are my own.
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32 comments

  1. This sounds amazing! I have still yet to try a coffee scrub but I definitely need to! Sophie x

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  2. I tried one coffee scrub that I got in a beauty box and like you, I loved the result, but hated the mess!! xx

    Beautylymin| Kat Von D Contour Palette & brush Giveaway

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    1. I keep finding bits of it all over the bathroom! x

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  3. I've seen coffee scrubs everywhere, it's really their moment :)
    I should try doing it on my own as it seems like a fairly easy product for DIY project. The mess scares me a bit though, lol!x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Yes you could probably DIY this quite easily. I'm far too lazy for that though! x

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  4. Haven't tried this scrub but I'd like to!
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  5. I've never used a coffee scrub as the idea has always seemed kinda weird to me, but so many bloggers rave about them I feel like I'm missing out x

    http://www.taintedblues.co.uk/

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    1. It is kind of weird - it definitely seemed strange to have the bathroom smelling of coffee! But it really is a lovely product to use. x

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  6. This sounds really interesting, but I've heard a lot of good things about coffee scrubs so maybe it's worth a try!
    Aleeha xXx
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  7. Ive been meaning to try a coffee scrub for ages. Everyone raves about them. I love how you mentioned the mess. Not everyone does.

    Sxx
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    1. It wouldn't stop me buying or using one, but it is worth considering! x

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  8. I've really wanted to try a coffee scrub for ages, the mess does put me off a little though.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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    1. In my opinion the results make it worth the mess, but yes, the mess is undeniable! x

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  9. Oh yea, coffee scrubs give some of the best results to our skin but they are so freaking messy! :-(

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  10. Everyone seems to love coffee scrubs - I need to try one x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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    1. I think you would love the results Heather! x

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  11. I've never tried a coffee scrub before, the results seem to be pretty amazing!
    I'm just thinking about cleaning it afterwards...

    Laura | https://furiouslychic.blogspot.ch/

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    1. It's annoying I must admit, but the results are well worth it! x

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  12. This scrub sounds lovely! I haven't actually tried anything like this but I can only imagine the mess it makes haha :) xx

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    1. It really is messy - but lovely to use and effective too! x

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  13. Sounds super super good :) I've never tried a coffee scrub before but it sounds awesome!!

    xx Sofia | SofiaaDot

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    1. I really was impressed with the results Sofia! x

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  14. I love the sound of these especially in Winter my skin can get so dry. I can imagine the mess!

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    1. Yes it's a nightmare - but worth it for lovely smooth skin! x

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  15. Just ordered a coffee scrub myself. So excited to try one of these :)
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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    1. I'm sure you'll love it Nati! x

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  16. Everyone says the problem is the coffee scrub mess. haha. I could deal with that!
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  17. The figs scrubs for women come with 2 side pockets plus a cargo pocket. The set is machine washable, so I tossed them in the laundry with a small load of whites and ran a quick wash cycle on warm.

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