Body & face scrubs, face masks, lotions, creams, balms and a variety of different oils are all very much in fashion at the moment. With that it’s very rare to scroll through Instagram and not see pictures of a body scrub in use!! Recently, I was very kindly sent some of the Frank | Body products to try and share with you all on my blog.
so carry on reading to find out more..
I was sent the pink packaged body scrub from the ‘tough’ category, which is also known as ‘original’. The original (tough) body scrub is designed to ‘scrub away dry, flaky skin, with also targeting other skin conditions like cellulite and stretch marks’. It’s key ingredients include: roasted and ground robusta coffee beans; which supposedly stimulate the blood flow with targeting stretch marks, psoriasis, varicose veins, eczema, acne and scarring. Cold pressed sweet almond oil that includes high vitamin levels which reduce the appearance of pigmentation, with also hydrating and nourishing the skin. Vitamin E that is full of antioxidants and sea salt; which helps remove dry, flaky skin.
The price of this body scrub is £11.95 (200g) from uk.frankbody.com
How to use:
Using this body scrub is really quite simple,
Firstly, you have to take all of your clothes off and pop into the shower, where you then want to dampen your skin ready for the application. After dampening your skin you want to cover your body in the scrub (using, approx: 3 handfuls) and message it in, in circular motions, with concentrating on your problem areas. Allow the scrub to dry for around 5-10 minutes and then clean off by rinsing your entire body thoroughly under the shower – or in which ever way your comfortable with!
Follow with a light body wash if you have oily/combination skin.
Repeat 2-4 times per week | Patch test first if you have sensitive skin.
After using this body scrub I can tell you that it has left my skin feeling much smoother and softer. The scent of this body scrub is definitely noticeable as coffee, which I can’t say is my most favourite thing ever, as you do get quite a whiff of this when it’s rubbed over your entire body! The application of this is also extremely messy, as I’m sure you can imagine not every piece of the loose, grainy like powder sticks to your skin – meaning you got it! it lands on the floor. The texture of this scrub when on the skin is in my opinion quite uncomfortable, as it does feel quite scratchy and rough HOWEVER once rinsed off skin feels clean, fresh and relatively softer and smooth to the touch. I am also very impressed with the quantity that you receive for your money, as there is enough for around 3/4 scrubs, with of course depending on how much you like to use.
Following on, I was also kindly sent the smooth body balm, which is from the ‘tough’ category once again.
According to Frank | Body, this body balm can be used by anybody and everybody!! With it being made with ‘natural oils and coffee to hydrate, nourish and moisturise dry skin, with it also maintaining problem areas, such as: cellulite and stretch marks.
This body balm, just like the scrub has quite a strong coffee scent that I can’t say I’m overly keen on, plus the price of this body balm is a little on the dearer side as it retails at £19.95 (100ml). The key ingredients to this balm are: coconut oil; which supposedly reduces moisture loss, helps repair dry & damaged skin and targets lines with high levels of vitamin E. Grape seed and sweet almond oil; which together include antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, linoleum acid which helps tighten and tone skin and finally it helps soothe irritated and dry skin – without blocking pores or causing breakouts. Coffee arabica seed oil; this also contains antioxidants and vitamin E and last but not least beeswax; which shields skin from outside elements, with it also being an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antiviral.
The texture of this body balm is as expected; a creamy, liquid-solid balm oil that rubs and melts into the skin effortlessly. As I have said already this also carries a similar scent of the coffee, however soon disappears a short time after applying. This balm leaves skin appearing glow’y and really quite healthy, as personally I feel this rejuvenates the skin after having that scratchy body scrub on it for such a long period of time.
Overall, I am very pleased with these two products of course I have found things that I’m not overly in love with when using them but in general and overall I am happy with the results in which they give.
What do you think to these products?