If you don’t follow Frank on Instagram, you’re doing it wrong. The line of coffee-based scrubs is simple but effective, and their social presence/entire brand is spectacular. Their brand voice is basically what my dream husband is like… He’s all, “hey babe, you look stressed – let’s take a trip to Mexico. Less stress and scrubs with me will help your psoriasis, plus you deserve it.” On the directions of my c + g scrub, “I love your coconuts, in fact I love your whole bod. I can’t wait to be on you.” They are allllll about us babes, and giving our skin tender loving care.
Frank is basic in the good way (and decently priced at 15-18$ per bag), with natural ingredients like: coffee, almond + coconut oil, grape seed, cacao and more, depending on which one you choose. I bought two at once to compare, but each should last you a solid two weeks. There’s three flavors of scrub – original, coconut + grape seed and cacao… which I can’t read or type without thinking of that absurd Portlandia episode, but I digress. Frank just wants to get on you and shower your skin with some loooove. Namaste, babe.
The scrub itself is primarily coffee, but they all target: cellulite, stretch marks, psoriasis, varicose veins, eczema and acne. I got the original and coconut + grapeseed to compare… Here is a little reading from their blog if you want to learn more about the uses and benefits:
- Helps psoriasis
- Minimizes stretch marks
- The benefits of almond oil and grapeseed oil
- Frank on your face
I thought the scrub was great. My skin felt smooth and hydrated right out of the shower, which isn’t a typical feeling with other body washes or scrubs I’ve tried. You’re clean and exfoliated but there’s moisturizing oils in the scrub, which soaks in and we love. All you do is massage coffee and other delicious stuff around your body, then wash off and are glowing like a goddess.
I must complain about how messy it is, though… it’s obviously a hands on experience (which I enjoy) but the grounds can get everywhere. It’s also recommended to leave on for 5-10 minutes, which is worth it but I don’t always have that time. It’s gentle enough to use every day, and I have some stretch marks (don’t we all?) which looked smoother after just a few days of consistent use.
PS: Another skincare secret… I started dry brushing a few months ago. When I’m not scrubbing (so yes, I will be buying this again) I use my dry brush to exfoliate and Dr. Bronner’s soaps to clean up. Don’t know what it is yet? Lauryn of The Skinny Confidential wrote a great post on the benefits (they’re healthful and beautiful!), check it out here. Also, I only moisturize with coconut oil (also in the scrubs) because it’s fucking amazing for your skin!!! And you smell faintly like a tropical island… aloha, babes.
Last night for an at-home mini spa sesh, I scrubbed with the coconut + grape seed, which smells like heaven then slathered on coconut oil and deep conditioned, went to bed early and woke up feeling like a queen. Amazing. Let’s be frank, I’m fucking obsessed.
Do me a favor: treat yourself to a scrub, massage on some coconut oil after and thank me later.