The 6 best coffee scrubs for silky smooth skin
Stupidly soft, luminous limbs coming right up
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / July 28 2021
As far as things we're afraid of go, scaly skin is right up there; it's pretty damn terrifying, right? Ask said scaly skin what it's afraid of, however, and we bet it'll have a simple answer: Coffee scrubs. It doesn't stand a chance against 'em.
While a solid smoothing, softening exfoliation sesh is definitely the primary name of the coffee scrub game, ditching the dead, dull and dry cells causing congestion will also leave your limbs positively luminous. And just for the record, glow is a side effect we'll never turn down. Coffee scrubs are also dynamite in the circulation-boosting department; they're just all-around winners, okay?
The process is super simple, too: You're going to want to take a long, luxurious shower (a tricky first step, we know, but bear with us), then step out of direct water and buff the scrub in circular motions over your body.
Our advice? Take a little extra time on any particularly parched patches; think elbows, knees and ankles. Once you're done, just rinse, pat dry and enjoy the thrill of running your hands over your baby soft skin.
Down to give your next shower a caffeine kick? Here are the exfoliating coffee scrubs worthy of smooth operator status...
Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub
Known affectionately in our book as 'the coffee scrub that made coffee scrubs cool', this guy is loaded with bloodflow-stimulating and cellulite-smoothing robusta coffee grinds as well as an all too welcome hydrating/calming combo of sweet almond oil and vitamin E.
$9.95 at MECCA
Body Blendz Sugar Glow Coffee Scrub
TBH we like a little sugar with our coffee in all forms, and this spritely scrub is certainly no exception. Hitting skin with the ultimate one-two exfoliating punch (AKA physical exfoliation in the form of the coffee/sugar particles and chemical thanks to glycolic acid), it'll leave skin smoother than Leo in Titanic.
$19.99 at bodyblendz.com
Buddy Scrub Coffee & Mandarin Body Scrub
Coffee may be the ultimate exfoliant, but hey, it certainly helps to have it served as part of a (figurative) skin-smoothing salt and sugar sandwich. Add a little coconut and mandarin oil into the mix and you've got a body-buffing blend that smells as fresh as it makes skin feel.
$17.95 at Flora & Fauna
Raww Cosmetics Buff-Me Sugar Coffee Body Scrub
If you want to remove rough patches and really up your hydration game in one hit, this coffee, sugar, cocoa and shea butter hybrid is the scrub for you. It'll buff away dreaded dry skin while also ensuring that the freshly revealed stuff is nourished, soft and positively glossy.
$24.99 at Raww Cosmetics
Salt By Hendrix Body Buff Coffee + Marula Oil
Another scrub that takes full advantage of the coffee, salt and sugar trio, this reinvigorating yet replenishing formula heroes intensely hydrating marula oil. A little goes a long way with this tub, and so it would be our top recommendation for anyone sloughing off fake tan.
$26.95 at Adore Beauty
Bare Bae Famous Coffee Scrub
A scrub that sees blemishes as a target as important as roughness, it's got all the classic coffee scrub ingredients (vitamin E, sweet almond oil, coffee beans; shocker we know) as well as grape seed oil, an anti-inflammatory agent able to help control acne and effectively clear out pores.
$18.95 at Bare Bae