The shower that kickstarts your day

19th October 2017 / Abbie Tanner

It’s the first thing in the morning, your alarm goes off and in a zombie-like state, you prise yourself out of bed. If you’re anything like us, once you’ve avoided the urge to hit snooze, you head straight to the kitchen – it’s coffee time.

Coffee IS good for you! It’s rich in antioxidants which can boost your brain power, help lower risks of type 2 diabetes and it’s a powerful energiser. It also makes for a great exfoliator…

Here at YSV, we’re all big fans of pampering, and like any pampering process, exfoliation is a must (professional tanners over here). More and more beauty brands are turning to coffee as their main exfoliating ingredient – no surprise really, caffeine is cellulite’s number 1 enemy. Another reason why coffee is a popular scrubbing choice is that it’s natural. Not a plastic bead in sight.

We’ve chosen our top 3 scrubs to get you feeling revitalised; so banish the microbeads and choose coffee instead, it’s kinder to your skin, better for the environment, and you’ll love that uplifting hit in the shower. What’s not to love?

Optiat Scrub – available here

What does Optiat say?

Siblings William and Anna Brightman founded Optiat in April 2016, after a series of events led to them conceiving the idea of a body scrub created with used coffee grounds. William explains:

“Having received a cafetiere for Christmas, I began making my own morning coffee. However, I realised that post-brewing, the freshly brewed grounds had to be thrown away. With more than 55 million cups of coffee drunk every day in the UK, this represents a big waste problem. Indeed, it turns out that more than 500,000 tonnes of coffee grounds are sent to landfill every year in the UK alone! I saw an opportunity to change this.”


What do we say?

Tried and tested by YSV’s editors, this nourishing scrub genuinely leaves your body feeling silky. Leave on for a few minutes before rinsing off for super smooth results. They are great for gifting too so if you’re stuck for stocking filler ideas, these scrubs are the answer!

Bean Body Coconut Scrub – available here

What does Bean Body say?

Ideal for eczema and psoriasis, the blend of Himalayan pink rock salt and demerara sugar buff away dead skin cells, helping eliminate blackheads and breakouts or a smoother, more refined finish.


What do we say?

It’s all about the smell on this one, anything with a coconut scent and we’re sold! It’s also great on the face as well as the body.

Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub – available here

What does Frank Body say?

Australian made and owned, this is the scrub that made Frank Body famous. A natural blend of coffee, oils and vitamins give you the best exfoliation of your life & banish dry skin forever.


What do we say?

The scrub that got us hooked on using coffee in the shower! We’ve never looked back.


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