The Trendy Sparrow: JoeScrub Coffee Grounds Mask

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

JoeScrub Coffee Grounds Mask

If there is one thing I love, it's a good cup of coffee! One of my favorite things about coffee is the smell. I always love when my whole house starts to smell like coffee in the morning when my coffee maker starts to brew. So when I found out about joeSCRUB, an exfoliant skin care product, made out of coffee grounds...I jumped at the chance to try it. You mean my face could SMELL LIKE COFFEE??? Yes, please.

While initially giddy about the prospect of constantly smelling like a good cup of joe, I was even happier to find out more about joeSCRUB and all of it's amazing effects on my skin. 

Like most ladies my age, I have a lot of acne scars left over from my teens and college years. Puberty was pretty rough on my skin. One of the best effects I've seen using joeSCRUB so far, is that my acne scars have started to diminish, while balancing out my skin tone/color. I've never been too comfortable going "all natural" for photos...and usually will not let anyone take my photo without makeup on. Don't get me wrong, I'm not one of those girls who can't leave the house without "my face", I just don't want it immortalized forever in a photograph. Why? Acne scars. What seems like 20 different skin tones on my face. Puffy eyes. And a big scar on my face next to my eye. 

Since using joeSCRUB, I've noticed that I've become more comfortable going without my makeup. My acne scars are shrinking, my skin tone is becoming closer to one all around color, and my skin feels tighter and more awake; reducing my puffy eyes. As an entrepreneur, I work ridiculous hours. This means my eyes tend to look like someone punched me in the face because of all the dark circles. joeSCRUB makes my skin feel awake, rejuvenated, and energized (if that makes sense) - sort of like a strong cup of coffee for my face! Uhhhh....yes, please!

As you can see, I'm still rocking my makeup in photographs. I've been using joeSCRUB for about a week and a half now, and the changes are striking! I'm so excited to see how the changes continue and progress. Stick with me because I plan on doing a follow up blog post in about a month, to show what my skin looks like (no make up) after using joeSCRUB over a long period of time.

Joe's can also be used as a full body rub to help tighten skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. I have started using it on my thighs, where I tend to have cellulite, and I've noticed a difference. I've only used it on my thighs once, but I'm eager to see the changes in my thunder thighs as I use it on my legs more often.

The best part about joeSCRUB? It's cruelty-free! Anyone who knows me knows that I refuse to use anything that is tested on animals (in large part because of my sweet little beagle, Lilly). Joe's is NEVER tested on animals; making it the perfect choice for this puppy lover. 

Lilly loves it, too!

While Joe's is never tested on animals, it is certainly beagle approved! Thanks to it's all natural ingredient list ( icky things), I had no problem with my sweet Lilly beagle getting up close and personal with my face while rocking joeSCRUB. Needless to say, she loves it!

joeSCRUB is officially my new favorite skin care product. I love the way it feels, smells, and is made using socially and environmentally conscious methods. I highly recommend joeSCRUB!

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*The above post is 100% my own opinion*


  1. Super cute photos!! Are you drinking soda in that mug?? ;)

    1. Thank you! Hahaha, I love that you just called me out on that! Yes, I am drinking Diet Coke from my mug in this picture. By the time I took this picture, I already had 2 cups of coffee and didn't want to brew more. Ironically enough, both of the actresses in Gilmore Girls hated coffee so every time you see them drink "coffee" during the show, it is actually coke! :)

  2. I have heard so much about this scrub! I am going to have to get some for myself!!! I love the blogging mug btw! :)


    1. Aww thank you! I'm glad you love our mug! This scrub has been amazing so far! Right now I'm using it about 3-4 times a week. I'm excited to see what the results will look like after prolonged (a month +) use. If you try it, let me know what you think!

  3. First of all, I would like to say a big thanks for sharing this article. It's not just teenagers who have oily skin, for many people of all ages it's a fact of life. I am regularly using Sakare's skincare products. I would like to recommend this to all.