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Savvy Boheme: “Tall Americano” Coffee Scrub Review!

Imagine the smell of a robust cup of coffee for a moment… *breathe in* …  *breathe out*  Ahhhhhh 🙂  What does the smell of coffee remind you of? Maybe it reminds you of sweet memories with friends and family or quiet, serene mornings with the company of a good book. Whatever it may be, I truly believe the aroma of coffee brings joy and happiness to people.  🙂

While Savvy Boheme doesn’t sell actual coffee by the cup, they do have a line of coffee scented products to choose from that are soooooo incredibly yummy. Known as “Tall Americano,” this coffee scented line by Savvy Boheme will lift your spirits and quite possibly give you an energy boost. 😉  Coffee scrubs have actually been in the spotlight for some time now, and for good reason! Using coffee as a scrub has many benefits for the skin including:

  • Reducing the appearance of scars
  • Reducing puffiness and redness
  • Reducing the appearance of wrinkles
  • Reducing the appearance of cellulite

(Also– you get a serving of powerful anti-oxidants that help fight free radicals, improving skin tone and appearance.)

=O  I mean… Can you say, win-win?!?!

“Tall Americano” scrubs are made with quality ingredients you can trust as well as you can eat! Check it out 🙂

Ingredients:

Raw, Organic Fair Trade Certified Sugar, Organic, Fair Trade Certified Coffee Beans, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Local Honey, Essential Oils of Sweet Orange and Vanilla, Vitamin E.

To Use: Apply product directly to skin, exfoliate skin by scrubbing in a circular motion, while allowing the oils to absorb into skin. Rinse. Pat dry skin before towel drying. (Directions via savvyboheme.com)

“Sweet, robust, citrus and spicy” are four words to perfectly describe this decadent scrub. It is delicious and it will WAKE you UP just like a real cup of joe. 🙂

(image courtesy of savvyboheme.com)

(image courtesy of savvyboheme.com)

 

But WAIT! There’s MORE!

I like to call this next product a “coffee parfait” because I am Oh so original like that, haha. Although, the actual name of this scrub is “Tall Americano: Kathryn’s Reserve.”

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Image courtesy of savvyboheme.com

It is layered, alternating with coffee scrub and Shea butter. It is my absolute favorite product to use on my skin. I love it! I literally get all giddy when I’m using it. 😀 See, I told you the smell of coffee brings joy and happiness to people! 😉

::Product History::

“Kathryn’s Reserve” is a unique product in that it is named after a friend of Keri Lehmann’s (founder and CEO of Savvy Boheme). Kathryn is currently serving the Lord by living at the Tree of Life Children’s Village in Zambia as the superintendent of Faith Christian Academy. She works among the children to help inspire and nourish their lives! A really amazing thing about this company is that when you buy any Savvy Boheme product(s), a portion of the proceeds goes toward Family Legacy- the ministry Kathryn is a part of. 🙂 So! Not only are you getting quality products that are good for your skin, you are contributing to an awesome cause that helps better the lives of children in need. ❤

 

“Tall Americano: Kathryn’s Reserve” can actually take care of all of your skin preparations in one easy step! This single product can actually be your make-up remover, cleanser, toner, exfoliator and moisturizer all in one jar! So, for you lazy folks out there (and I say that in the most loving way possible), this product was made just for you. 😉

To Use:

As an all-over body treatment: During shower, apply product directly to wet skin, massaging gently in a circular motions allowing the sugar to exfoliate the skin while beneficial oils absorb and nourish your body. Wait a few moments. Rinse. Gently pat dry. Rub remaining oils into skin.

As a Facial Treatment: Scoop a bit of the scrub with a bit of the shea butter. Apply directly to face, gently exfoliating, removing makeup, cleansing, toning, and moisturizing skin in one application. Wait a few moments. Rinse and pat dry. (Directions for use courtesy of savvyboheme.com)

I especially like this product because it gets my skin all prepped for make-up application. A little will go along way with this scrub and Shea combo too, so keep that in mind.

Aaaaanndd, the longer you leave the scrub on your skin, the softer your skin will feel 😉  (5-7 minutes or so)

When it comes to exfoliating the skin, particularly the face, I personally only exfoliate 3-4 times a week. Savvy Boheme scrubs are gentle enough though and can be used daily if you prefer.

The ingredients in this product are very similar to the coffee sugar scrub, just with the addition of coffee infused Shea butter.

Ingredients:

(Scrub: ) Organic Fair Trade Sugar, Fair Trade Medium Roast Ground Coffee, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Organic Local Honey, Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Essential Oils of Sweet Orange and Vanilla, Vitamin E. | (Shea:) Organic, Fair Trade, Unrefined Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Rice Powder, Essential Oils of Sweet Orange and Vanilla, Vitamin E.

No preservatives, no fragrances, none of that stuff!

**Prices**

“Tall Americano” Sugar Scrub:

4 oz. = $20.99

16 oz. = $39.99

 

“Tall Americano” Kathryn’s Reserve: Scrub/Shea butter combo

4 oz. = $20.50

16 oz. =$39.50

 

I know this was my second scrub review in a row, but I’m telling you, this product will blow your mind. It’s amazing for your skin and extremely moisturizing. If you have never heard of Savvy Boheme before, I highly recommend you check out their website: http://www.savvyboheme.com and browse away!

(Side-note: I do work part-time for this company, but I was not paid to write this review. I write reviews (and I only write reviews on here) for products that work and for products I truly believe in.)  🙂

‘Til next time 🙂

xo,

manda ❤

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ACURE: Brightening Facial Scrub Review

About a year ago, I was on the hunt for an organic facial scrub after I researched the benefits of exfoliating the skin. Throughout high school and college, I never really thought about exfoliating my face, I mainly just focused on cleansing and moisturizing. I did not know the importance of exfoliating back then and how it helps get rid of dead skin cells, shrinks pores, removes nasty blackheads and helps with cell turnover. I wish I had realized this sooner!  After researching different brands, I decided to purchase ACURE Organics’ Brightening Facial Scrub at my local Sprouts store.

This scrub is like a green juice detox for your face! 🙂

 

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This Brightening Facial Scrub is PACKED with skin-loving ingredients; combined like a well created cocktail! 😉

Just check out this list found on the back of the tube!

Ingredients: Organic Acai Berry Juice, Organic Blackberry Juice, Organic Rosehips Extract (Aqueous), Organic Pomegranate Juice, Organic Rooibos (Aqueous), Organic Calendula Extract (Aqueous), Organic Chamomile Extract (Aqueous), Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Vegetable Glycerin, French Green Clay, Organic Lemon Peel Granules, Coconut Oil, Cellulose Gum (Vegetable), Organic Olive Oil, Organic Sea Kelp, Cocoa Powder, Organic Chlorella Growth Factor, Chlorophyll, Fermented Sugar, Carageenan, Argan Stem Cell Extract, Organic Argan Oil, Potassium Sorbate (Food Grade Preservative), Madonna Lily Leaf Cell Extract, Essential Oil Blend of Sage and Spearmint.

Those are some awesome ingredients, but there might be some you may not recognize or know exactly what they do for the skin. Allow me to help! 🙂

First is French Green Clay. This ingredient has powerful anti-inflammatory & antiseptic properties to help the skin repair/heal itself. It also helps to gently and naturally purge toxins from your pores, making it a great product for those with acne. It helps control oil production and can help prevent acne when used regularly. Similarly, it can also help those suffering with eczema or psoriasis.

Second is Sea Kelp, which is also known as seaweed. I know, I know. Seaweed is gross and slimy and makes girls scream every time it touches their legs in the ocean. Oh, wait… Maybe that’s just me. Haha. But before you get grossed out by this ingredient, let me tell you how great it is for the skin.

Sea Kelp is another ingredient that is great for those with acne/rosacea. It gently exfoliates the skin, has anti-inflammatory properties, reduces redness in the skin and helps control oil production.  Sea kelp also replenishes the skin, leaving you with radiant, smooth, beautiful skin. Fun fact about Sea kelp is that it contains more than 50 minerals and vitamins!

((Side note: French Green Clay (along with Sea Kelp) are the two main ingredients that give this scrub its signature forest green color!))

Next is Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF).  CGF actually comes from the superfood “Chlorella” itself. CGF has many antioxidants and is said to have anti-aging properties which can help slow down the skin’s aging process and help prevent premature aging! Woop woop! CGF extract contains essential fatty acids, which are important for the health of the skin. CGF is also known for stimulating new cell growth and repair.

Lastly we have Argan Stem Cell, which helps to stimulate new cell growth and repair. It also helps boost collagen production, helping to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. It leaves you with smoother and younger looking skin.

There you have it!

I LOVE this scrub so much that sometimes I leave it on for half an hour as a mask instead of just a scrub. Although, they actually do make an exact version of this scrub in a mask form. Lol. I’ll have to try it out one of these days. 🙂

For “product review” purposes, I will say I love how gentle this product is on my skin. It never breaks me out or leaves my skin dry. This scrub leaves my face soooo smooth and soft. It takes out the redness and evens out my skin-tone. It definitely makes my skin glow. 😀 5 golden stars!!! (Keep in mind: I am not paid to write anything on my blog. I just write about these products because I enjoy it and I like telling people about products that I’ve personally tried and that actually work!)

Hopefully this post intrigued you enough to want to try this scrub if you haven’t already! I say that because I have seen hundreds of reviews for this scrub on several different websites. Those reviews are actually what led me to purchase this product!

ACURE’s Brightening Facial Scrub is suitable for all skin types and is sensitive-skin friendly 🙂

You can purchase this scrub at your local Target, Sprouts Farmers Market and Whole Foods Market! Yay for no shipping cost!

This is roughly $9.99 at most stores and as far as I know, it only comes in a 4 oz. tube. It can last you a long time of you use it sparingly. I tend to use way more than I should, but even though I do, this tube lasts me awhile since I alternate it with other scrubs.

Check out ACURE’s entire skincare/hair care line! They have a lot of amazing products.

Enjoy!

 

“ACURE for your skin. ACURE for the planet. ” -ACURE

“It’s not enough to be natural… It also has to work!” -ACURE

 

xo,

manda ❤

 

 

 

 

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