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I have made my own coffee sugar scrub once upon a time (recipe at the end of this post). It’s super easy to make and provides so many benefits. It has exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties, improve skins circulation, reduce eye puffiness and smooth skin.
But if DIY is not your forte, L’Oreal Pure-Sugar scrub is the next best thing. In fact, I would say it’s pretty much the same thing (with a few extra ingredients).
The L’Oreal Pure-Sugar Scrub will immediately provide a warming effect that will leave skin feeling energized and awakened. Dirt, oil and impurities are removed. Dead skin is gently polished away. In 1 week, skin texture feels improved, visibly resurfaced and looks healthier, smoother, glowing.
This scrub pairs naturally derived brown, blonde and white sugars with finely ground Kona coffee, sweet almond oil, and coconut oil. Their formula gently exfoliates to resurface roughness and energize your skin.
If you love a good face scrub and the scent of fresh coffee, this L’Oreal Pure-Sugar Scrub is right up your alley! Immediately after opening the jar, the aroma of coffee emerges. The texture of the scrub has a thick-runny consistency with coffee grounds that are gentle for the skin. Once the scrub is applied onto the face with water and gently massaged, there’s a bit of a relaxing heat sensation that goes away soon after.
When it comes to rinsing the scrub off the face, I would avoid getting it near the mouth area (or shut the mouth completely before rinsing off) as the taste of coffee grounds will go in. Other than that, the scrub rinses off easily and my skin feels cleansed, refreshed, and smooth.
*Just a little note: I don’t use the scrub for my face often, literally once in a blue moon when my skin feels and looks dry and rough.
I also apply (and mainly use) the scrub on my lips as a lip scrub and my lips feel smooth enough to apply lip products without it being chapped or dried. One tiny problem I have with this scrub is the coffee grounds, as they will go down the drain which will eventually build up and clog the drain. I would suggest, if using it as a face scrub: to rinse under a bowl and pass it through a filter to hold up the coffee grounds, if using as a lip scrub: wipe the scrub off with a dampened paper towel and discard it in the bin. But overall, it’s still a great product if you have rough skin and/or dried, chapped lips.
What are your thoughts on L’Oreal Pure-Sugar Scrub (Resurfaces & Energizes)? Have you tried a coffee scrub? Are you a fan of DIY scrubs?
To make your own coffee sugar scrub, all you need is:
– 3 tbsp. Finely ground coffee
– 2 tbsp. Coconut oil
– 1 tbsp. Sugar
– Stir all ingredients together until combined and then store in a sealed jar for up to 2 months.