Getting Down and Dirty With Coffee Body Scrubs

Is caffeine really all that it’s cracked up to be? Our vote is a resounding YES…

Coffee is the ultimate pick-me-up, the quickest route to a destination called energy. But is it also the fastest way to heal stretch marks, fight cellulite and help tighten skin? The simple answer is… yes (thank God.) The antioxidants in coffee grounds are a major player in reducing cellulite by releasing toxins in the body. The caffeine associated with coffee dilates blood vessels, increases blood flow, and decreases water retention, all of which cause a tightening effect. We had to see for ourselves, so we put three all-natural coffee exfoliants to the test, and the results are in. Check them out below.


Moon Rivers Naturals Coffee Grapefruit Scrub

What it is: A Certified Vegan, all-natural body and face exfoliant. Handcrafted in Texas from organic ingredients, this formula not only detoxes and purifies the skin, it revitalizes and refreshes.

How it works: Take the desired amount and scrub over entire body, face, or problem area to soothe sore muscles while tightening skin.

Why we love it: Applying this scrub felt like a mini-massage and left my skin feeling moisturized without feeling oily post-shower. The beautiful, refreshing aroma is a huge plus, too.


C Lab & Company Coffee Scrub

What it is: This all-natural body scrub is crafted from a blend of roasted Arabica coffee beans and oils. It targets cellulite, stretch marks and skin imperfections.

How it works: The coffee, sweet almond oil, salt, vitamin E and citric acid help tighten skin and fight cellulite. Scrub into body in circular motions, concentrating on problem areas.

Why we love it: When I first applied the coffee scrub, I could almost feel it working. The scrub itself is nearly dry, which was a surprise. (I am used to oils). The application felt amazing and I actually turned off the water and danced a little bit. No joke. Please no judgement. My skin feels tighter and extremely soft.


Prim Botanicals The Debauchery Detox Scrub

What it is: Handcrafted in small batches, Prim Botanicals products are all-natural and Certified Vegan. The detoxifying body scrub increases circulation and improve skin’s texture.

How it works: Crafted from a blend of toxin-releasing ingredients including coffee and activated charcoal, this all-natural formula tones the skin and reduces the appearance of stretch marks while exfoliating and nourishing. Comes with a spoon for easy application. 1-2 times a week, massage a handful all over the body, paying special attention to the areas in need.

Why we love it: This was the first scrub I tried and I applied it over both legs. It felt so good that I applied a second coat. My skin felt tighter, uber soft, and possibly looked more tan?! Plus, the Prim Botanicals’ packaging is gift-worthy — they source tropical ingredients and work with an in-house aesthetician.

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  1. Among the three you tested, which do you think was the best? I love to drink coffee but haven’t tried it as a body scrub. Sounds like it makes you feel good inside and out!

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