We’ve all been reaping the benefits of coffee for many years – it’s made Monday mornings, long commute and hours of sifting through cluttered inboxes a little more bearable. So it is no surprise to find there’s a whole new way for this magical substance to make our lives better.
Over the past few years the beauty industry has seen a huge shift towards more natural skincare, as manufacturers and consumers alike begin to understand that natural ingredients can do just as good a job (if not better) than artificial chemicals. And that includes coffee! Here at Caffeine we’ve tested some of the leading coffee scrubs and picked the ones you should get your hands on…
Australia’s Bean Body has created a line of coffee scrubs that are both affordable and of premium quality – and unlike many other brands, there is a wide range of scents to choose from, including coconut, mandarin, peppermint and vanilla. It also produces a separate facial exfoliant, with finely ground beans that make it less abrasive than the body scrub. The stylish, minimalist black and white packaging adds to the luxurious feel.
£14.95 for 220g
The UK sends 500,000 tonnes of coffee grounds to landfill each year – so UpCircle aims to reduce this wastage by upcycling them. If you find it hard to wake up in the mornings, the Citrus blend scrub will do the trick, as the grounds exfoliate naturally and the caffeine stimulates blood flow. UpCircle’s scrubs would make a great gift for anyone who frequents the gym, as the tube packaging makes it easy to chuck in your bag.
From £12.99 for 200ml
Lush has long been the high street’s bath and body mecca, but alongside its psychedelic bath bombs it has a face and body mask called Cup O’ Coffee. It’s a no-nonsense, chemical-free scrub that you can use on both your body and face, thanks to the agave syrup that makes it gentle enough for both. Simply smooth on, leave for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. Lush has nailed it with this softening and invigorating scrub.
£8.50 for 150g
Rather than coming from a skincare brand, this scrub is produced by East London coffee company Perky Blenders. In collaboration with Soapsmith, it has created a speciality exfoliant made from its own coffee grounds blended with nourishing ingredients such as cocoa butter and coconut oil – perfect for anyone who suffers from dry skin. If you invest in quality coffee for your morning brew, then why should your skin be any different?
£12 for 250g
Sister & Co
Pleasing to look at and even more enjoyable on the skin, Sister & Co’s Raw Cacao + Coffee scrub is nothing short of decadent. From the slick packaging right down to the smooth texture of the grain, this scrub makes for the perfect moment of indulgence. Just as displaying the tasting notes of beans on the packaging is the mark of a good coffee brand, Sister & Co lists all its ingredients on the front so there are no hidden surprises.
£24 for 350g