Body Blendz Sugar Glow Coffee Scrub - review


I reviewed the Coco Luxe version of this body scrub a while ago (see here) and I enjoyed it enough that I went ahead and bought another version from the range.

I do plan to cycle through each scent eventually so I can find my favourite, and today we're looking at the Sugar Glow version - which is of course very similar to Coco Luxe, it's just that the scents are different and I do like reviewing them separately for anyone who's only interested in one particular fragrance.

Body Blendz claims/product details:

  • Indulge in a caramel affair with our Sugar Glow coffee scrub
  • Our sweetest scrub yet, get your body glowing with a blend of sugar crystals, ground arabica coffee beans and jojoba oil
  • Receive the ultimate sugar-coating treatment with a boost of antioxidants and essential oils to clarify your sensitive dry skin and prevent ageing
  • Arabica coffee beans are paired with natural oils, which will leave a lingering after-scent of rich caramel
  • Infused with coconut oil and sea salt
  • Works to scrub dead skin away and target cellulite and stretchmarks
  • Use two to three times a week
  • RRP $14.99 AUD for 200g, but do shop around (I bought mine for around ten bucks at Chemist Warehouse)


This is a nice product and I'm enjoying using it. While I don't love it as much as 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, but 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, 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 smells like coffee and caramel, and it's a scent I enjoy - although note that the caramel side of things is very faint, so don't expect it to smell too much of caramel goodness. Note there are visible sugar grains in this formula, which is really the only difference between this one and the other coffee scrubs I've used.

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'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 for a reasonable price so that's always a plus. Worth mentioning is that I prefer it over some of the other coffee scrubs I've used lately (eg I didn't like the Byron Body one so much, reviewed here, because it was too waxy), and I would buy it again. I would however buy this one again, and I'm looking forward to trying the other fragrances.


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