I know I’m in the very small minority as I don’t like tea or coffee, and I never have done. Whenever I mention anywhere that I hate tea or coffee, it’s often met with confusion but it’s just one of those things for me and I just really dislike anything coffee or tea scented. I know I’m a total weirdo for not liking coffee, but I know coffee scrubs are insanely popular within the beauty community and one product I’ve seen featured most often is the Optiat Pick Me Up Coffee Scrub which is stocked at Cult Beauty.
The name Optiat is an acronym of “One Person’s Trash Is Another’s Treasure” as the eco-friendly beauty brand takes ingredients that would otherwise be discarded and turns them into natural and sustainable skin care products. I have to admit, I did think Optiat only did coffee scrubs but they actually have several different products which all use recycled ingredients which I think is very clever as they’re using products which would just be thrown away normally. The Optiat Coffee Scrubs are available in multiple different scents, and I have the Optiat Pick Me Up Coffee Scrub in the Lemongrass Lifter version but they have vanilla, mandarin and peppermint too in two versions; 90g £6.99 and 220g £9.99 so I’d recommend the larger size as it’s better value for money.
“Scrub up zesty after getting hot and sweaty. A blend of used Arabica coffee grounds and lemongrass essential oils, our Lemongrass Lifter refreshes you after working up a sweat. The coffee grounds act as a natural exfoliator, whilst the caffeine stimulates blood flow, effective against cellulite and stretch marks. The shea butter base hydrates and moisturises the skin post-scrub! Our formulation is >99% natural, vegan, cruelty-free and handmade in the UK.”
The background behind the Optiat brand is very interesting as the founder was gifted a cafetiere and realised how many used coffee grains he was throwing away, which made him realise how much the UK must throw away – an astonishing 500,000 tonnes per year which is send to landfill within the UK alone. So all of the coffee used to create their scrubs is completely sustainable and would be thrown away normally so it’s such a fantastic idea for a beauty brand, especially as coffee is known for its circulation boosting properties.
This Optiat Pick Me Up Coffee Scrub in Lemongrass Lifter has a shea butter base which hydrates and moisturises the skin whilst the coffee grounds act as a natural exfoliator, whilst the caffeine stimulates blood flow, effective against cellulite and stretch marks. The Lemongrass scent is very strong and actually cancels out the coffee scent altogether which I’m very pleased about and is said to be ideal for a post workout scrub to leave you feeling refreshed. I honestly had no idea that Cult Beauty stocked body scrubs so I’ll certainly be looking into what else they have online as it’s amazing to be able to get lust-worthy makeup, skincare, haircare, fragrance and bodycare all at one place.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried anything from Optiat before?