Skin type: Normal to dry
While surfing online, I recently came across the brand The Beauty Co. that offers a variety of innovative products ranging from coffee scrubs to facial oils to glitter masks. Now I am a sucker for face and body scrubs and always on the lookout for finding something better.
Till now, I have only used cream and gel-based scrubs, so when I came across this Coffee Scrub from the brand, I really wanted to try it out. I bought the Strawberry variant that I have been using regularly for nearly a month now. So let’s begin and see how this product fared out for me. Keep reading…
What The Brand Claims: Step out of the shower with radiance and glow! The Beauty Co. Coffee Scrub is made using skin-friendly natural ingredients. Its high quality coffee beans are rich in antioxidants that help detoxify and brighten your skin from within. This scrub helps you combat cellulite and gently gets rid of dry and flaky dead skin cells. It contains natural Strawberry extracts which give you a pleasant scent and makes it perfect for thin, desiccated skin. Natural oils and sugar content deeply moisturize your skin for naturally soft, smooth and radiant skin.
Packaging: The scrub comes in a beautiful pink and gold pouch that is sealed at the top. As you open the seal, there is also a zip lock that keeps the product in place. However, the packaging is not really user-friendly!
I would suggest you to pour the scrub into some other container in order to make it more convenient to use. Also, the packet is just filled up to half, which is really disappointing! Other than that, all the important details such as date of manufacturing, shelf-life, net product weight, ingredient list, directions to use as well as price are clearly mentioned.
My Experience With The Product: The Beauty Co. Coffee Scrub, Strawberry is brown is color and has sugar-like, grainy texture. The exfoliating particles are quite coarse and the texture is not the easiest to work with! I simply take a little amount in my palm, dilute it with a few drops of water and then massage the body. It provides deep exfoliation and brilliantly removes the layer of dead skin cells. The skin feels clean and refreshed after every use and the product works great as a body scrub as well as a foot scrub, but I would not really recommend it for the face since it feels quite harsh.
Now rinsing off the product is somewhat time consuming and becomes messy too! As you wash off the scrub, the granules tend to spread all over and need to be cleaned up properly. Another major drawback is that as soon as I wash the product off, my skin feels moisturized, but not in a good way. It just leaves a layer of oil behind, that I feel is because of the presence of various oils in the ingredient list.
Anyways, it feels greasy and uncomfortable and as a result, I have to wash my face again with a gentle face wash or a cleanser in order to completely get rid of the oil. I feel this scrub would work best for normal to dry skin and those with sensitive skin should avoid using it.
Coming to the fragrance, I was expecting a more fruity scent, but it actually is a mix of Coffee and Strawberries, that I don’t think everyone would like. It lingers on for some time, but nothing that would bother sensitive noses. The product comes in 2 sizes and can be easily found online.
PS: Since each skin type reacts differently to different products and this one provides a strong scrubbing action, I would recommend you to do a patch test first.
- Beautiful packaging, comes with a zip-lock mechanism
- Contains the goodness of Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil, Coconut Oil and Vitamin E Oil
- Works brilliantly as a body scrub and a foot scrub
- Provides deep exfoliation, effectively removes the buildup of dead skin cells
- Does not leave the skin dry or craving for moisture
- Comes in 2 sizes
- Can be easily found online
- Packaging is not user-friendly
- The packet is only filled up to half, quantity provided is less
- After rinsing the product off, it leaves a layer of oil behind on the skin, that feels uncomfortable and greasy
- Scrubbing granules are quite harsh to be used on the face
- A complete no-no for those with sensitive skin
- The scent might not be liked by everyone
- Rinsing the product off is messy and somewhat time consuming
Price: Rs 399 for 100 gm
Rs 599 for 200 gm
Do I Recommend This? Even though this product works brilliantly both as a body scrub as well as a foot scrub and provides deep exfoliation, I am not at all impressed!
Firstly, I am not a fan of the packaging! It is not user-friendly and the packet is only filled up to half. Next, the texture is not the easiest to work with. One needs to slightly dilute it with water, otherwise it feels really harsh and coarse on the skin. Along with this, rinsing the product off is also messy and time consuming and it leaves an uncomfortable greasy film on the face, that I just do not like! In addition, I feel that the product is overpriced and not really worth it.
Therefore, I would neither recommend nor repurchase it! There are so many other great scrubs in the market that provide deep exfoliation while being forgiving on the skin. I would rather stick to my all-time favorite, the VLCC Indian Berberry Scrub!
Till next time,