Welcome to ‘Til The Last Drop: a new column in which I, CF Beauty Editor, Olivia Bennett, share my bi-monthly review of a favourite cult product that I (truly) use to the last drop. This week’s featured product is Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub.
I’m messaged by friends and family, at all hours of the day, with recommendation requests for everything from “the budget gel moisturiser that works with combination skin” to “the hard-hitting eye cream that will make Botox a last resort”, and queries on “whether X, Y, and Z from the current trending brand is REALLY worth the hype”.
Such incessant inquiries sparked this column, where I’ll cover best-selling names alongside under-the-radar brands to note. You’ll hear about blow-the-budget products that live up to their hefty price tag and the purse-friendly steals which I unashamedly turn to time and again.
No need to text me, I’ll be sharing all my intel with you right here every other week. Tune in.
Now the sun has finally made a fleeting appearance, a body scrub that primes legs – ready to bare in an array of shorts and skirts – is top of my list. Top tip: it's especially important to use prior to applying fake tan for an even finish. Frank Body's Original Coffee Scrub is my go-to for noticeably smoother skin, and at a mere £13, it's a no-brainer. The magic comes from robusta coffee grinds, which not only gives the scrub a reassuringly gritty texture to slough off dead skin cells and get to work on cellulite, but additionally the delicious coffee scent is a super invigorating wake-up call. There's also sea salt for extra exfoliation, vitamin E to promote healing of any irksome scarring, and sweet almond oil to leave skin velvety and hydrated post-showering – no moisturiser needed. Yes, your shower may get a little messy, but for strokeably soft limbs, I won't trust anything else.