Over the past several years, I have tried a lot of body scrubs. Now, when I say that I have tried a lot, I don’t just mean a handful. I mean a lot. As in at least 20-30 different kinds. I have always been looking for one that was the perfect balance. One that would exfoliate my skin, not irritate it, and leave my skin super soft and smooth for hours after use. So one of my favorite beauty and skincare brands, Pacifica, sent me their Kona Coffee Sugar Detox Scrub, I could not wait to try it. I have had a serious love of their products for years. I hoped that their scrub would be as amazing as the other products from them.
Claims: “A wake-up call for dull, tired skin, this innovative and effective body scrub deeply nourishes, tones and brightens as it removes dead skin cells, preparing skin for maximum moisture absorption and even color distribution. Sugar and sea salt exfoliate both manually and chemically, while amazing coconut oil – rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids – feeds, replenishes and hydrates for skin that is supremely soft and supple. With super-caffeinated benefits, Kona coffee improves the appearance of skin texture as it stimulates.“
Continue reading to find out more about the Pacifica Kona Coffee Sugar Detox Scrub!
Ingredients: sodium chloride (sea salt), carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, sucrose (sugar), glycine soja (soybean) oil, PEG-40 sorbitan seroleate, silica, soffea arabica (coffee) seed powder, octyldodecanol, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, parfum (Pacifica’s parfum blend with natural and essential oils), persea gratissima (avocado) oil, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil.
Pros: Very hydrating. Did a great job exfoliating. Smells great. Dissolves easily, but not too quickly. Reusable and recyclable packaging. Cruelty free brand. Vegan formula.
Cons: It may be a bit sweet smelling for some.
The Verdict: After using the Pacifica Kona Coffee Sugar Detox Scrub daily for a couple of weeks, I can say that I have seen a visible improvement in the tone of my skin. This scrub is incredibly hydrating. I often do not feel that I need to apply lotion after using it because it makes my skin so soft. The hydration is long lasting, too. My skin feels super soft for hours. I love that this scrub contains both sugar and salt. It does a great job of exfoliating my skin but doesn’t irritate my skin at all. I used this scrub before self-tanning and did notice that my self-tanner seemed to go on more evenly.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this scrub and plan to continue to use it. It’s one of the best body scrubs that I have tried!
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Photos by Justin M.G. Mendez