Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub - review


I bought this scrub a while ago because I wanted to make up the value of a Mecca order to get free shipping, and you can buy this in a smaller size so I thought why not.

Plus I love coffee scrubs so I always have one in my shower, and this one has been talked about a lot online so I wanted to try it.

I'm pleased to report that I do like it, although it's not the best coffee scrub I've tried so I wouldn't rush out and buy it again.

Still, it's good and I'm enjoying using mine, and I'm glad about that because I'd almost written Frank Body off after trying its lip scrub and hating it (I've reviewed that here) - so at least we can say that the brand has redeemed itself a little in my books and I'd be open to trying other things in future.

Frank Body claims/product details:

  • The scrub that kick-started the Frank phenomenon
  • Get messy with this coffee-based body exfoliator and reveal your softest, smoothest skin imaginable
  • The body scrub to rule them all
  • Formulated with roasted and ground robusta coffee beans to smooth, cold-pressed sweet almond oil to hydrate and nourish, antioxidant-rich vitamin e and skin-refining sea salt
  • Dry, flaky patches are banished and skin is left feeling soft, smooth and supple
  • RRP $9.95 AUD for 100g or $16.95 AUD for 200g

There it is below:


This is a nice product and I'm enjoying using it. While I don't love it as much as I love my HG Mr Bean Coffee Scrub (reviewed here), it's still good 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 one does (it smells better too). Otherwise they pretty much do the same thing.

Dry scrubs have been all the rage for years now and I've lost count of how many I've tried. 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, and do note that it's a little drier than some of the others I've tried so it doesn't adhere to skin as well as those ones do (which can mean that I need to use more per application because more of it falls off in the shower, so that's something to keep in mind).

The product smells like coffee and it's a scent I enjoy. Indeed, I like using coffee scrubs for the scent alone. Do note that the fragrance of this one isn't as rich and complex as some of the others I've used, and while I still enjoy it, it's not the best in terms of scent so I wouldn't return to it for that reason alone - for the simple reason that the fragrance is one of the main reasons why I love using coffee scrubs.

I use this twice a week 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. Note, though, that if you prefer gentle scrubs, then this mightn't be for you.

I like that my skin feels soft and smooth after use, although it also feels a little dry because this isn't the most hydrating coffee scrub I've used so I always need to put an oil down afterwards. So if you have dry skin like I do, you may prefer to try a coffee scrub from another brand instead (eg the Mr Bean scrub I've linked above).

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 I like that you can buy it in a smaller size for ten bucks - so it's good for travel and also those of us who don't use scrubs often enough to buy a large one.

Decent but not my favourite.

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