One of my preferred ingredients in skincare products is caffeine. Why?
Benefits of Caffeine in Skincare:
* Strong and energizing scent that boosts your mood
* Aids in improving your skin
*Makes your skin even-toned and smoother gradually if used regularly.
* Contains antioxidants that fights free radicals
* Has anti-inflammatory properties that lessens redness & inflammation
* Helps in reducing the appearance of cellulites because it dehydrates fat cells (keep in mind that it not an alternative to working out and dieting because relying on this alone won't make you lose weight.)
Let me introduce to one of my favorites:
Bareskin Organics Detox Coffee Scrub!
Coffee Grounds, Natural Minerals, Shea Butter Oil, Activated Charcoal.
No extenders added such as salt, sugar, vco or any economy oil.
Shea butter oil locks in moisture, soothes skin irritations and other skin issues such as eczema and rashes. No need for lotion after bath! While activated charcoal pulls out toxins from the body. This premium scrub removes body stress, and reveals healthier skin through exfoliation. It also helps in fading stretch marks and cellulites. 💆Plus it can be used as a face mask, just add honey! Does not clog pores and reduces dark under eye circles and eye bags.
Raw Black Coffee / Kapeng Barako
100g/Php100, 250g/Php240 and 1kg/P800
The texture of the coffee detox scrub when dry.
Review - Claims vs. Results:
It is made in soft, fine powdery form that feels rough enough for exfoliation yet gentle enough not to scratch the skin.
Rating is 10/10! This scrub effectively removes dead skin cells when being rubbed gently for a few minutes focusing on a certain area at a time. It leaves the skin feeling smooth, clear, and looking radiant as well!
Rating is 6/10. While settling on wet skin, it feels a bit warm. After every use, my skin feels rejuvenated but my skin feels "normal" - not dry, not moisturized, just in the middle. I still have the need to put on lotion afterwards because my ultra-dry body skin type needs more moisturization compared to oily and normal skin types. However, my oily facial skin type seems to get normalized when using this, so technically it helps in "balancing" the skin out? I also don't get breakouts from using this, just keep in mind to rub gently everytime. :)
Eyebags and Stretchmarks Removal:
Score: 5/10. The size of my eyebags were never reduced and still remained the same after all these years. The texture of the stretch marks on my tummy and hips did not flatten nor smoothen and they still remained the same. However, the discoloration of my stretch marks have dramatically lightened now because of other bleaching soaps and mousse but not because of this scrub. BUT I have noticed though that with weekly use of coffee scrubs for 7 months, the elasticity of my skin on the tummy and hips have gradually improved somehow and that is without exercise (I'm not allowed because of the CS operation).
Score: 10/10! The smell is of real black coffee (nothing synthetic) that awakens my senses! It boosts my mood whenever I get to use this!
How the coffee body scrub looks like when rubbed on wet skin:
Therefore, I recommend this coffee detox scrub to coffee lovers as well to anybody with oily, combination, and dry skin types. Those with sensitive skin types should always do a patch test first to check if there's any allergic reaction or skin irritation. If none, you can go ahead and enjoy the coffee goodness of this product!
This product can be bought online in their Instagram accounts: @bareskinorganics and @humblebath_
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