C-Lab & Co Coffee Scrub - review and photos

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We received this coffee scrub in a sub box recently and I was happy to see it because I love coffee scrubs and I'd also seen this in Priceline and had been thinking of buying it. So the sub box saved me a purchase, which is always nice, and I'm pleased to say that I've been enjoying the product.

Then again, I'm yet to come across a coffee scrub that I haven't enjoyed so it's not surprising that this has been working for me. Makes me think that I should start making my own so I don't need to buy them anymore!


C-Lab & Co claims/product details:
  • Target cellulite, stretchmarks and skin imperfections
  • Made with Arabica coffee beans and 100% all-natural ingredients
  • To use: scrub in the shower when skin is damp; turn off the water before you begin; take a few handfuls and scrub in circular motions, concentrating on problem areas; let your skin absorb the oils for a few minutes before rinsing off; use twice a week or when necessary
  • RRP $24.95 AUD for 330g, but do shop around


Verdict

This is a nice product and I'm enjoying using it. While I don't love it as much as I love the Mr Bean Coffee Scrub (reviewed here), it's still a nice product and to be honest there's probably not much difference between them - it's just that the Mr Bean product is softer so it adheres better to the skin than this does, but otherwise they pretty much do the same thing.

Dry scrubs have been doing the rounds in subscription boxes for the past couple of years and I've lost count of how many I've tried, and most of them are interchangeable because they scrub well but tend to be quite messy and a hassle to use. I can say the same of this one, although it's certainly not the worst I've tried and it does adhere to skin better than some.

Mind you, you'll still lose a bit in the shower as it falls off your skin - no matter how careful you are - so that's something to keep in mind if the messiness of dry scrubs bothers you.

The product is a standard coffee scrub that indeed smells like coffee and coconut and it's a scent I enjoy. By comparison I like the scent of the Mr Bean product more because it's more complex, but this does smell great and I enjoy using it for that reason alone. 

I use this a couple of times a week as directed and my skin always feels polished and refreshed after use. I'm someone who enjoys a rougher scrub for my body (my face is another story) and this one fits the bill nicely.

One thing to note is that I don't follow the product instructions to the letter because I can't be bothered turning the water off in the shower and standing there shivering as I work with the product - I'm sure I'm not the only one who would say that. Good news is, however, that just using it as a dry scrub with the water running still works well if you're careful, and I do find that the product adheres well enough to the skin so I can still get the job done without wasting too much product.

Another thing to note is that the grains are quite rough - not terribly, but certainly rougher than those in the Mr Bean product - so I tend to work more gently when I massage this in than I do with other coffee scrubs, just so I don't irritate my skin. I'm mentioning this because, if you prefer gentle scrubs, this mightn't be the product for you.

I'm not going to bother commenting on whether this meets its claims of targeting things like cellulite and stretchmarks because those things are largely hereditary and there's not much you can do about them. But I do feel that this helps stimulate blood flow and my skin always looks happier after use, so that's something.

All in all, this is a nice product and I'm enjoying it. While it mightn't be the best coffee scrub I've used, it's still good and it's readily available at the chemist so that's always a plus.

Decent.


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