Scrub your way to perfection with this coffee based skincare range.
Melbourne is renowned for its coffee culture but five friends have taken their love of the brew one step further with Frank Body – a range of coffee based skincare products.
Since being founded in 2013 the Australian start-up targeting stretch marks, acne, scarring and eczema has accumulated a loyal following of “Frankfurts” around the world.
The idea for the product itself came from one of the brands business partners, Steve Rowley – who owns a few cafes in Melbourne. He had two women come in and ask for the coffee grinds to use as a body exfoliator, specifically to treat cellulite and stretch marks. After doing some research the team found out that coffee was a natural exfoliate, used for treating additional skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and acne.
As it turns out, coffee has the same PH as skin, so it won’t dry you out like other products; its high caffeine content means it stimulates blood flow and promotes collagen production, and it’s high in antioxidants which target free radicals.
While its original coffee scrub remains the brand’s MVP and has sold more than one million units, today Frank Body offers a full lineup of scrubs, moisturisers, and skin care for your body and face, all of which are purse friendly and only contain completely natural ingredients like macadamia oil, ethically sourced beeswax, charcoal, and (obviously) coffee.
For best results, Frank recommends using their scrub 3-5 times a week. Simply get in the shower, dampen your skin and with circular motions, massage the product into your skin, concentrating on problem areas. Leave it to dry for 5-10 minutes so that all of the ingredients can work their magic and then rinse off.
From personal experience, we also recommend keeping your hair tied back during the whole process and don’t venture past the bathtub. This is a messy product but if you stay in the shower it will easily wash down the drain. Also, since Frank is made of coffee, it will leak colour when combined with water. But don’t spend time worrying about staining anything in your bathroom or it will ruin your whole experience. Just stay in your shower and use a dark towel.
The good news is that we have found a way to have it delivered to us in the UAE.
The Frank Body Scrub is for £12.99 (60 AED) and can be ordered here.
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