Although, it’s technically still winter, I am getting ready for spring time already. I finished spring cleaning around my house and in my wardrobe. I know, it’s way too early for that. But I’m done with you, winter! And my skin is done with you too.
If your skin gets dry in winter, then you know that the struggle is real. And it’s not only my face I’m talking about, it’s my body. My legs in winter can get as dry as a desert. The only thing that helps is using a scrub on a regular basis and tons of moisturizing body cream to keep the dryness under control.
I have been using Frank Body scrubs in Original and Peppermint for almost 4 weeks. You can only see the Peppermint one in the photos, because when I received the scrubs I got too excited, so I teared the Original scrub open right away and headed to the shower. I’m not usually this impatient, but I was beyond curious to find out what the fuss was all about. Frank Body has a huge online following on Facebook / Instagram and all the reviews I read were only raves so far!
Frank Body Scrubs* 200g / $14.95 – $17.95
One thing I like a lot about Frank Body is their branding and customer approach. Not only their social media but also their product packaging shows how fun and lively the brand is. I love all notices on the packaging such as “watch out, babe” for patch testing or “only tested on babes” for showing they are serious about being a cruelty-free brand. Little things, but super fun!
All Frank Body scrubs come in resealable bags. The outside of the bag is made of paper, and the inside is protected with foil type of material to avoid content leaking. However, the Peppermint scrub got soaked through the packaging a little, but no harm was done. As expected, both of these coffee scrubs have an intense (and divine) scent of coffee. Additionally, the Original one has citrus in it, and the Peppermint scrub has peppermint oil. Before I’ve tried these goodies, I read so many reviews about how messy it can be to use this scrub. It’s dry and loose, so it gets everywhere. It can be less messy if you use it in a bath, but it can get pretty hectic in the shower. That’s why I decided to change tactics and not use it straight from the packaging. Instead I placed the needed amount in a bowl and, believe me, it was much easier to apply and created a lot less mess. I also recommend to wash the scrub off VERY carefully, otherwise, it will stain your towels.
If you have tried coffee + brown sugar scrubs, then you know how amazing your skin feels after using them. Add sweet almond oil and aloe vera juice, and you get a scrub with ultimate hydration powers. These scrubs are more gentle than the ones I like to DIY at home, I guess it depends on the type of coffee grounds they use or the technology. Would I purchase these scrubs for myself? Yes, since I’m mostly too lazy to make something myself. I also think these scrubs would make a lovely gift to a friend (especially, if she’s a babe!).
Ingredients (Original): Coffea Robusta Seed Powder (Coffee), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Water (Aqua), Sodium Chloride (Salt), Sucrose (Brown Sugar), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Fragrance (Parfum)*. * Natural.
Ingrdients (Peppermint): Coffea Robusta Seed Powder (Coffee), Water (Aqua), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sodium Chloride (Salt), Sucrose (Brown Sugar), Mentha Arvensis (Peppermint) Leaf Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Prostanthera Incisa (Native Mint) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Fragrance (Parfum)*. * Natural.
Frank Body Balm* 100ml / $24.95
If you feel like your skin isn’t smooth enough and still lacks hydration after using Frank Body scrubs, this balm is the next step. It’s a solid body balm with a lovely scent of coconut & chocolate. Now I can understand why all Frank Body products have a caution notice “smell, don’t eat”!
It’s a rich and deeply moisturizing balm, so I was so glad to have it at the end of winter when my skin is probably at its driest state. I recommend to apply this balm only if your hands and body are warm in order to make the process of application quicker and easier (i.e. straight after a bath or a shower). It takes a while for the balm to sink in, but it also makes the skin nourished and lovely, so I don’t mind the wait.
Ingredients: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol*, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E). * Naturally derived.
Do you like coffee scrubs? Have you tried Frank Body?