Behind The Trend - Coffee Scrubs

August 03, 2016

Behind The Trend - Coffee Scrubs

Coffee scrubs are one of the hottest new beauty trends for 2016, and it's easy to see why. It's been credited with helping to alleviate tricky skin conditions such as eczema and acne and leave you with healthy glowing skin. 

A quick Instagram search for #coffeescrub reveals thousands of beauty addicts proudly sporting coffee ground facials, but what is this trend, and how does coffee work to improve our skin?

Here are three reasons why you should be adding a coffee (or tea) scrub to your beauty arsenal.

1. Coffee is rich in antioxidants, and is well known for it's health benefits, but when applied topically these rich antioxidants can help to prevent premature ageing. 

2. The stimulating properties of caffeine can help to tighten the skin and when used around the eye area can reduce puffiness. This is because caffeine restricts blood vessels, which reduces swelling and inflammation. This effect can even be seen to reduce dark circles under the eyes, but as with any exfoliating product you should be careful around this sensitive area as scrubs can cause irritation if they get too close to your eyes.

3. It's an excellent natural exfoliator. The fine grains naturally scrub away dry skin cells, leaving you buffed and gleaming. Natural scrubs are far better for the environment, as the super small grains are all eventually washed down the drain, so anything you put on your face ends up in the ocean. With the recent restrictions and US ban on the use of micro beads in exfoliating products it pays to keep it natural and ensure anything you use is ethically sound as possible. 

We recommend 

Su-Man Skincare Exfoliating Facial Polish 

Instantly illuminating, this exquisite energising oil based exfoliator is brimming with potent brightening and antioxidant extracts: camu camu, white lily and dragon's blood. Coffee grains gently buff away dead skin cells leaving the face refreshed and re-invigorated.


Coffee scrubs are dominating at the moment, but we predict the next new trend will be tea scrubs! Dirtea is a premium organic skincare collection comprised of natural topical tea treatments. The products are are tediously tested and feature unique recipes formulated to help clear acne, scarring, inflammation, stretch marks, cellulite, psoriasis, eczema, and more.

Have you tried Tea & Coffee Scrubs yet? Upload a picture of you using them on Instagram and tag us using #lovedbysulis so we can find you and say hello!