A few years ago, a girlfriend of mine mentioned a coffee scrub she’d heard about that allegedly worked wonders for the skin – it claimed to reduce the appearance of cellulite, scars and other imperfections while also working to moisturize, exfoliate and give an all-over glow. The only downside to this product? It was sold out of Australia and kind of expensive to ship. My curiosity was piqued, but I didn’t make a point to find an alternative closer to home.
Since then, coffee scrubs have grown in popularity and are easier to track down. I had the chance to try one recently, and I was so thrilled to give it a shot and even happier it was from a Canadian company. Jealous Body Scrub is based in Vancouver and makes a Coffee + Coconut Scrub that promises to improve skin imperfections and smooth things out, much like the initial product I’d heard about years earlier.
Premium robusta coffee, organic cold pressed coconut oil, raw brown sugar, sea salt, vitamin E and minerals make up the contents of this scrub. If you suffer from eczema, struggle with cellulite, stretch marks, age spots, varicose veins, psoriasis or acne, this is for you – so basically every woman everywhere likely has a reason they could try this!
I brought Jealous into the shower with me and have been using it for a few weeks now. Ideally, you would use 2-3 scoops of the product and rub it all over then let it sit for a good 10-15 minutes, but I rarely have the luxury of hanging around for an extra 15 minutes in the morning. On weekends though, it’s absolutely something I recommend sitting with for an extended period of time!
For starters, it smells AHHMAZING. The smell of coffee for me induces memories of sitting with my Dad on a Saturday morning while he drank his black coffee and read the Saturday Star. It’s totally nostalgic for me, so the scent alone is reason enough for me to use it regularly. It also feels heavenly on the skin even if you can only use it for a quick exfoliation session (like me) and you can really see a difference when you step out of the shower after using.
I can’t speak to it’s long-term benefits for curbing the appearance of those pesky imperfections just yet, but I can tell you it has a positive impact on the skin and will make you feel luxurious after every use. I have noticed my skin is brighter and smoother, and I love that it’s a Canadian company making an all-natural product. Order online for $17.95 a bag and let me know how you like it!