What's in our scrubs?
Body by Cordoba scrubs feature a combination of all natural ingredients, designed to leave your skin looking and feeling its best. Keep reading to find out why we’ve included each element in our premium, hand-made, coffee based scrubs.
The Main Ingredient: Coffee
All of our scrubs contain 100% arabica coffee beans that have been roasted and ground to provide the greatest benefit to your skin. First, roasted coffee is antimicrobial - meaning that it helps to prevent the growth of bacteria, fungi and other microbes that can cause skin conditions & irritation. Plus, finely ground coffee acts as a natural mechanical exfoliant that removes dirt and dead skin particles, which may be clogging pores and contributing to acne. And we can’t forget about the naturally occurring caffeine! It’s been shown to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite, while simultaneously improving mood and energy levels.
For more on the benefits of coffee in our body scrubs, see our blog article “3 Reasons to Use a Coffee Scrub on Your Face & Body”.
Fine particles of Demerara sugar are included in our scrubs as an additional natural exfoliant. We take care to ensure that a perfect proportion of finely ground coffee and sugar work together to gently remove dead skin, without over exfoliating sensitive areas.
You may have heard of essential oil diffusers, but did you know that these oils are also great for your skin? Essential oils are derived from plant sources, and highly concentrated for maximum moisture. Many essential oils are also naturally anti-inflammatory and anti microbial. When coffee, sugar & essential oils are combined into our scrubs, it provides a delicate balance of surface exfoliation, while infusing moisture for hours after use!
Coconut oil is the main carrier oil in our all natural scrubs - and it plays a very important role in that luxurious, moisturized feeling you get after each scrub session! Its job is to carry the essential oils into the skin, providing moisture and ensuring that the essential oils can use their anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects to prevent and treat acne, as well as a variety of related skin conditions. We choose to use coconut oil as our carrier because coconut oil itself also provides an additional antimicrobial defence, while hydrating and maintaining a healthy skin barrier.
When used topically, Vitamin E is readily absorbed into the body, meaning that it not only provides benefits for your skin, but it can also benefit your brain and blood vessels! Vitamin E is known as a powerful antioxidant, which means that it can help to prevent and treat issues related to sun exposure, such as premature aging and wrinkles. Due to its moisturizing properties, vitamin E can also be used to help treat eczema and psoriasis.
Our 100% natural and ethically sourced body scrubs feature only the best ingredients, hand mixed in perfect proportions, to create a luxurious experience for your skin. Experience the difference, try a Body by Cordoba Scrub today!