I have a confession to make. I am in love. I just can’t keep it a secret any longer. My love? Well it’s a bit unconventional. His name is frank and, well…he’s a coffee scrub. That’s right. I’m in love with frank Coconut Coffee Body Scrub! I had heard a few people mention frank here and there and finally decided I should give him a try too and, well, I’m hooked! frank is just the most amazing, body smoothing, healthy-glow giving thing that I have ever found! The gushing has only just begun, so let’s count the ways that I love frank. J
Firstly, if you’re still a tiny bit confused (which I doubt since you’re all amazing and intelligent people, but my dad was lost when I tried to explain this), frank is a coffee-based body scrub that is intended to be used in the shower. The marketing around this product is sheer genius in my opinion. The scrub is made to sound like a real person and after ordering, you’ll receive updates about where frank is on “his” journey. The back of the package says:
“If you do something for me…” (and it continues with directions on how to use frank) …”I’ll do something for you:
- like scrub away dry, flaky skin with my roasted robusta coffee and sea salt blend, leaving you feeling soft and smooth.
- I’ll cleanse and clarify with brown sugar, coconut flakes and coconut oil.
- Then I’ll soothe, moisturize and tone with grape seed oil and jojoba beads.
- I’ll love every inch of your bod, because that’s just the kind of guy I am.”
And there you have the basic claims from frank (the body scrub).
frank was born in Melbourne, Australia but fear not if you live elsewhere in the world. He will travel for free to the US and will also go on international excursions! He departs from a warehouse in LA, so you won’t be waiting 60 years to greet frank on your doorstep (at least for US customers). frank is simple in not only his ingredients (they were all spelled out above), but also in his simple foil-lined paper packaging. It’s a really cute, clever design and simply states “frank“ on the front. I think it’s an unusual and appealing way of packaging a scrub. I like the rather simple, albeit rather advanced paper pouch, in that it repels water and keeps oils safely contained inside. frank seals with a standard Ziploc-type closure…he reminds you to “Store me in a cool, dry place with my fly done up.” So cute! No frills. None needed!
Unzip frank’s “fly” and you’ll find basically a bunch of oil-laced finely ground coffee with a touch of salt, sugar, coconut and jojoba beads to scrub away all of your lumps and bumps. It should be said that if you do not like the smell of coffee, you WILL NOT like this scrub at all! It smells strongly of coffee with, in the case of mine, a touch of coconut. There are 4 versions of frank, each with slightly different ingredients, which create a different addition to the coffee scent. I chose the Coconut Coffee Scrub because I absolutely adore coconut and it had so many different awesome exfoliants included! J Anyway, back to the contents. I’m not quite sure how this scrub works so well, but it not only scrubs away any traces of dead skin, but it leaves the skin soft, smooth, moisturized and just all-over healthier looking. I swear it really does help improve the appearance of cellulite as well – I’m sure it’s the caffeine. It’s so fantastic that I find moisturizer almost doesn’t make a difference in the softness of my skin! It’s that softening! You will seriously feel like buttery soft silk when you get out of the shower, after you dry off, and even days later…even if you skip the moisturizer all together! It’s incredible what frank does.
frank does require you to put a little effort into your skin softening endeavors however. As you may have figured out by now, coffee grounds do not simply dissolve or immediately rinse down the drain like a sugar or salt scrub. Fear not though! I find that if I use frank mid-shower, as I usually do, by the time I’ve finished rinsing my hair and am ready to towel off, most if not all of the grounds have found their way down the drain. You willsee a bit of brown from the ground coffee dripping down your skin while scrubbing away, but again nothing that doesn’t wash off. I find the easiest way to use frank is to put a small amount in a little jar and leave the actual package outside of the shower. That’s not necessary, I just find it easier to scoop a bit out of a little travel size jar and keep it in the shower at all times. Perhaps the most unusual part of the process comes when you are to actually start scrubbing. You are meant to turn off the water (so it doesn’t just rinse away as most scrubs do), rub the coffee all over – you can even gently use it on your face if you so choose (and it seriously softens your face too) – and wait about 5 minutes without turning the water back on. I didn’t think I could handle this step fearing I would be freezing by the end of the time, but it actually isn’t bad at all. After this 5 minute period, feel free to resume showering as usual and you will be so happy with the texture and appearance of your skin when you get out! One tip that I will add is that if your hair is long enough to pull up, you probably want to do so just to keep any oils or coffee grounds from getting trapped in your locks. Before I grab frank, I put my conditioner on my hair, twist it up and cover it with a shower cap. Then while scrubbing away, my hair is getting a nice, deep conditioning treatment with no extra time or effort on my part. Win, win! J
That’s pretty much all I can think of to tell you about frank. He leaves me somewhat speechless. J I highly, highly recommend giving this scrub a try! I feel like frank is even more effective than other body exfoliating methods, including dry brushing! The Coconut version costs $17.95 (includingshipping) for a generous 7oz/200g and you need a pretty small quantity per shower. If you have easily irritated or highly sensitive skin, frank might be a bit harsh for you, but otherwise, this is hands down the best body scrub I have ever come across! If you want soft, smooth, silky, moisturized, touchable and just healthier looking skin that will last for days, you should definitely give franka try!
You can purchase frank
through their website here
. Fear not. I gain nothing from you clicking the link! If you’re more comfortable typing it yourself, it’s simply frankbody.com