Taking cheesy selfies in the shower...perfectly acceptable behaviour..?!
A good body scrub is hard to find. I have had high hopes for many a product only to be disappointed when, after scooping some product out of the tub, the grains immediately dissolve/rinse away before I can even start scrubbing.
When I first came across an article for Frank Body, I had pretty much given up hope of finding a good body scrub and instead had been using exfoliating mitts. Don't get me wrong, they do a great job of smoothing my skin, but they can feel a bit harsh and were leaving my skin red and tender.
This particular article I found touted Frank Body coffee scrub as a miracle product for those with various skin concerns, ranging from acne to stretch marks. I had to try it! I ordered up the An Original Introduction bundle which contains the original body scrub and body balm. As a side note, the website is super cute and stylish, it's well worth a nosey. I think the branding is spot on, it's a bit cheeky and a bit naughty, but without being seedy or sexist.
Anyway, I digress...a couple of weeks later the package arrived and inside the blush pink box were my goodies. I literally ran to the shower, and for someone who doesn't run often, this is a big deal folks. There's a bit of a knack with using this product; switch on the shower and get the skin wet, then switch the shower off and rub the scrub into damp skin for 5-10 minutes. This seems like such a long time when you are loitering around in the shower, gradually freezing your tush off, but it's really important to leave it on to get the most benefit from it. The first time I rinsed this off I was amazed by just how soft it made my skin, leaving a thin veil of sweet almond oil behind afterwards. This thought was closely followed by pure shock at the state of the shower cubicle - it is a messy job and the coffee grounds were everywhere but, it rinses away easily and it entirely worth it. I blotted my skin dry and then followed up with the body balm which is an unusual squeezable oily balm. This is also a pretty special product and left me stroking my skin in a very unnecessary way for the rest of the evening.
I have used this product once or twice per week for the last couple of months (the website suggests continuous use for maximum benefits on conditions such as cellulite and stretch marks - this ain't no quick fix) and can't recommend it highly enough. It has noticeably improved the texture and elasticity of my skin and I can imagine that the results will only get better the longer I use the scrub.
An Original Introduction - £29.95 from frank body