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So I have been a lover of body scrubs for a long time – nothing makes my skin feel fresher! I’d heard about the benefits of coffee for your skin through fellow bloggers across the globe, but there was nothing that really fit the bill in Cape Town, until I stumbled on the Instagram account of Luke van der Spuy’s brainchild: Scruff Coffee Scrub.
I immediately emailed Luke to arrange a meeting. Luckily he shared my excitement and was more than happy to meet up and tell me everything he possibly could about Scruff; from usage to why it would be something you guys would love too. Here is what I learnt…
While coffee is a daily necessity for me, I found out that it is also a great source of antioxidants, it can help protect your skin against the harmful effects from the sun, it assists with tissue repair and cell re-growth which results in glowing skin, and lastly, it boosts circulation.
I was hesitant to try this scrub at first because while I love the smell of coffee in the morning, I didn’t want to smell like a walking coffee brewery for the rest of the day. This was not what I got from Scruff. The scrub was gentle enough for my face and it felt great on my body too, and while the smell of coffee is present in the jar, once you’ve rinsed it off your skin, it leaves a pleasantly subtle fragrance.
After using the scrub for a few weeks, I really started seeing (and feeling) a difference in my skin. Not only does it feel softer, but it feels more nourished; almost like I don’t need to apply a moisturiser. I would highly recommend this scrub if you feel like pampering yourself.
Tip: use a little bit at a time and try not to get water in the jar as it will affect the lifespan of the product.
To order: follow the link in the Scruff Coffee Scrub instagram bio.