Coffee acts as an amazing exfoliant and coffee body scrub and it contains powerful antioxidants and oils that help nourish and protect your skin.
There are two types of beans most widely produced across the globe: Arabica and Robusta coffee beans.
One Scrub Coffee Body Scrub is made with grounded Robusta coffee beans. We use Robusta coffee beans as there is twice as much caffeine as Arabica beans and a much higher chlorogenic acid (CGA) content which is a very powerful antioxidant
Caffeine is the most well known benefit in coffee and Robusta beans pack twice as much caffeine as the Arabica beans most likely used in your morning cup of coffee.
Most widely known is caffeine’s diuretic properties that draw moisture from your body. However, when applied directly to the skin the diuretic properties of caffeine draw out excess moisture from your skin, helping to tighten your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and cellulite.
When people talk about coffee being a powerful antioxidant, the chlorogenic acid (or ‘CGA’) is the compound responsible for this effect. Robusta beans contain up to 100% more CGA than Arabica beans.
There is evidence that chlorogenic acid helps prevent UV-induced oxidative damage. Evidence shows that using coffee scrub regularly can help reduce the damage that sunburns cause. Using a coffee scrub regularly will allow your skin to better stave off damage, but applying a source of chlorogenic acid after-the-fact will have little effect in recovery from skin damage.
Coffee grounds are great as a coffee body scrub for removing dead skin cells to keep your skin soft and glowing. For those who struggle with acne, coffee grounds are effective at buffing your skin to keep pores from clogging, which will help you stay clear.
This exfoliating effect of coffee grounds aids in the natural renewal process of your skin, which allows for the moisturising elements in coffee scrubs like One Scrub to penetrate deeper in your skin. A coffee scrub which exfoliates and moisturises will aid with both skin discoloration and wrinkle reduction.
While oils make up 13% of the coffee bean, much of the oil is lost in the roasting process. Some oils still remain though. The oils leftover from the roasting process mix with the other oils and minerals in the coffee scrub, helping them better absorb into your skin. When paired with the exfoliating effect of a coffee body scrub, these oils help the salts, sugars, and other nutrients reach even deeper into your skin and provide a more lasting effect, which is what keeps your skin feeling silky smooth even after you wash the coffee body scrub off.