Are you a coffee lover like me? Do you find that it wakes you up and refreshes you to tackle the day ahead. Well, have you tried rubbing it on your skin? Wait, don’t think I’m crazy… I recently got sent The Nacomi Coffee Scrub from Eco Natural Products and I want to tell you how amazing it makes your skin feel!
Eco Natural Products are an online store selling a range of beauty products. They have been running since 2012 and pride themselves on selling products that you won’t find on the high street. All sounds good to me but how good is the coffee scrub?
I had heard of it before but only seen reviews of it from people outside of the UK and I didn’t know any UK companies sold it. I am in no way vegan but I am focussing on trying out more vegan and natural beauty products as I know that these are much healthier for the skin as there are no harsh chemicals and you know exactly what you are applying. Not only is the scrub both of the above but it is also handmade which in my opinion gives it its own USP. Also, it contains cocoa butter and we all know how much I’m loving cocoa butter at the moment.
- robusta coffee
- cane sugar
- sea salt
- cocoa butter (YAY)
- sweet almond oil,
- macadamia oil
- argan oil (which I normally love in my haircare but rarely use in skincare)
- vitamin E
All sounds good enough to pop in your favourite mug right? As soon as I opened the packaging I got a strong aroma of coffee. Well, I definitely wouldn’t recommend drinking it but by all means, rub it on your skin. Looking at the ingredients above, I’d say it would be great to use on sensitive skin.
The product really does feel like tiny coffee grains but it for sure acts well on the skin.
I’ve never tried a dry scrub as I always use exfoliators in a liquid form. With this product, you simply wet your skin, apply the scrub, leave it for 5-10 minutes to do its magic and then rinse it away. To make it a fair test, I tried it on the right side of my body first time and not my left.
While it does look strange, it sticks well to the skin and feels refreshing after the 5 minute mark. I found that my skin felt much softer in comparison but it did smell like coffee for a few hours after my shower. Not too strong that you’ve got ‘teacher breath’ vibes but just a nice fresh smell. No offence to any teachers out there, I drink so much coffee, I’m always conscious that I smell of it.
However a downside is that the product I have been sent has an expiry date of October this year and there’s a lot of product! However, this could just lead to me using it often and therefore having softer skin all the time. You should also be aware that it is a bit messy due to being a dry formulation but it all gets washed away in the end.
At £14.99 this is more than I would normally pay for a scrub but because of its great qualities, I believe it is worth the price.
Would you give this product a go?