March 25, 2022

Making The Switch: Four Good Reasons to Choose A Coffee Scrub Over Other Scrubs

If you love to pamper your skin with a good scrub from time to time, you probably know all about the benefits of exfoliation for resurfacing, smoothing, and providing your skin with a deeper cleanse.

However, what many people don’t realize is that not all scrubs are created equal. In fact, the benefits of your favorite body scrub will actually vary quite a bit, depending on the type of base exfoliant. From salt, to sugar, microbeads, and more, you have so many options to choose from. But which is best? The answer might surprise you.

As it turns out, one of the best base ingredients for an exfoliating scrub is coffee grounds. Compared to many other types on the market, coffee-based scrubs are superior because they do more than just exfoliate, delivering better results, and additional benefits to your skin.

So what exactly are the advantages of a coffee scrub? We’re glad you asked! Here are a few of our favorite noteworthy benefits:

Coffee Scrubs vs. Other Scrubs

#1: Coffee grounds provide the perfect amount of polish 

Compared to other scrubbing agents, coffee grounds are actually more ideal in terms of the level of exfoliation they provide. Coffee grounds are coarse, and their particles don’t easily dissolve in water, making them excellent exfoliators. However, they are still less irritating and less likely to cause microtears to the skin, which is a common pitfall of harsher ingredients like salt, sugar, or ground nut powders.

#2: Coffee is better for the planet

A recent trend for exfoliating products is the use of polyethylene microbeads, which were introduced to eliminate the harsh effects of salt and sugar scrubs. Their smooth and consistent shape is supposed to make them a better option for sensitive skin. Unfortunately, many of these synthetic beads are not biodegradable or environmentally conscious. On the other hand, our 100% Organic coffee grounds are natural, sustainable, and just as sensitive skin friendly.

#3: Coffee can actually enhance your skin

Another major advantage of coffee as an exfoliant ingredient is that it packs more skin nutrition than sugar or salt. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties in coffee provide more advanced skincare, helping to calm irritation, even out skin tone and protect against free radical damage. Plus, the caffeine in coffee helps to dilate blood vessels, increasing blood flow. Improved blood flow reduces dark circles, swelling and puffiness and can improve cellulite. 

#4: Coffee is more versatile for overall use

As we’ve already discussed, coffee-based scrubs are gentler on the skin. This is great news because it means a coffee-based scrub will have more applications. Unlike a sugar or salt-based scrub that is only appropriate for the body, a coffee-based scrub can be used on the face as well. In other words, you can opt for just one product to satisfy all of your skincare needs!

Ready to make the switch, babe?

Understanding all the amazing benefits of coffee as an exfoliant, The Coffee Scrub has created coffee-based scrubs and soaps for better body and face care. All of our products are 100% Organic, vegan and cruelty-free! They contain no sugar, salt, or microbeads–just pure ground coffee beans (and a host of other nourishing vitamins and natural oils). So what are you waiting for? Click below to shop now!

"Can't live without this!!
This is hands-down the best scrub. After ONE use I could tell a difference. I have extremely dry skin and stretch marks (thanks to motherhood💕). The first time I used it only on my marks and it has been a life changer. Next I used it on my face and it made me feel so much more confident in my skin. This will forever be in my skin routine now."
— Becca 

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