Lifeboost Coffee Scrub For Optimal Exfoliation, Healthy Skin, And Vibrant, Natural Beauty

13 min read JUN 29, 2024

Did you know drinking clean, low acid, mold-free, toxin-free coffee allows you to fully benefit from the antioxidant and nutrient content of this magic bean?

The numerous healthy components of coffee aid in energy enhancement, boost brain performance, improve the health of your heart, reduce your risk of disease, and so much more!

So, what would happen if, instead of only enjoying coffee from a mug or glass, you also used it on your skin?

Skin care is becoming a trendy topic, and for good reason.

Your skin takes quite the beating each and every day.

It’s exposed to contact toxins, UV light, and air pollution; your skin is negatively affected by your stress load, lack of sleep, and dietary habits; your skin cells routinely die and can clog the pores on your face and body…and the list goes on.

But, how can coffee help all of that?

I’m glad you asked!

In a trend where health meets beauty, coffee (and all its amazing whole body benefits) is now being used in skin care products to bring a wide variety of healthy rewards to your body’s largest organ, your skin!

One of the primary ways coffee can make a radiant difference in your skin is through exfoliation.

When you don’t exfoliate, your skin becomes dull, acne-prone, damaged, puffy, unbalanced, and susceptible to bacterial infections.

Using coffee scrubs brings natural exfoliating properties and a wealth of antioxidants to your skincare routine, helping you combat daily skin stressors and damage while protecting and revitalizing your skin’s natural beauty.

Unfortunately, not all coffee scrubs are the same!

So then, what should you look for in a coffee scrub?

What other benefits can be gained from using a coffee scrub?

Does Lifeboost have a coffee scrub?

Let’s find out…

Why Should You Use A Coffee Scrub?

Unbalanced, unhealthy skin.

Uncontrolled acne. Bacterial skin infections.

Dull looking skin.

Puffiness, clogged pores.

These are just a few side effects of skipping the essential step of exfoliation in your skin care routine.

Dust, dirt, oil, dead skin cells, bacteria, fungi…all of these can accumulate on your skin.

And, this doesn’t even cover the damage done to your skin on a daily basis from UV light, air pollutants, chemically-laden perfumes, detergents, soaps, etc. Then, there’s also non-contact skin-health hindrances like stress, lack of sleep, an unhealthy diet, and more!

Exfoliating your skin combats all of these things, but its benefits extend much further.

Each of the following benefits can be obtained by regularly using an exfoliating coffee scrub as part of your skin care routine.

1- Reduces Inflammation

Coffee contains polyphenols, and these antioxidants are key in the battle against oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress is caused by an imbalance of free radicals, and this leads to cell damage and accelerated aging.

This damage occurs internally and externally, and externally this is evidenced by aging, dull, unbalanced, inflamed skin.

Coffee scrubs bring the internal benefits of coffee to the outside of your body.

Internally, drinking coffee (because of the same polyphenols, etc) can reduce your risk of disease and offer many other healthy improvements. But, using coffee on your skin brings some of these same benefits as well…namely the ability to reduce inflammation and protect/preserve the health of your skin.

2- Reduces The Appearance Of Cellulite

Cellulite, or skin dimpling, is caused by a variety of reasons, from genetics, to skin structure and body type, even hormones.

The caffeine component of coffee, when used in a scrub, helps to dilate blood vessels and this reduces the appearance of dimpling on the surface of your skin.

3- Improves Lymphatic Drainage And Blood Circulation

Using a coffee body scrub also improves lymphatic drainage as you massage upward towards your heart (in the direction of lymphatic flow).

Doing this also improves lymphatic circulation, which in turn removes excess water from your skin as well.

And, this is another reason why coffee body scrubs are known for reducing the appearance of cellulite.

But, improving circulation and lymphatic drainage also helps your body appropriately remove toxins, and it supports a healthy immune system.

As far as blood circulation, massaging a coffee scrub into your skin naturally stimulates blood flow.

When blood flow improves, your skin is provided with a greater amount of nutrients, leaving it looking healthy, vibrant, balanced, and nourished.

4- Removes Dead Skin Cells

Dead cells accumulate on the surface of your skin. And, if these aren’t removed they can clog your pores and provide a buffet feast for bacteria.

Some bacteria on the surface of your skin is normal and beneficial, but dead skin cell filled, dirty skin is simply a recipe for acne and potential infection.

A body scrub made with coffee provides multiple benefits, as the texture exfoliates and removes excess dirt and dead cells from your skin while the antioxidants in the coffee also promote healthy new skin cell growth. It’s a win-win!

5- Reduces Puffiness And Swelling

Coffee scrubs don’t simply provide anti-inflammatory benefits, they also help to remove excess fluid and toxins from your lower extremities.

Coffee is a known diuretic, that’s why you may experience an increased urge to urinate after drinking a cup or two.

But, this benefit transfers to your skin as well when using a coffee body scrub.

Swollen, puffy skin due to fluid retention also commonly signifies the presence of toxins, and massaging a coffee scrub into these areas helps to eliminate the moisture and toxins that are causing you to puff up or swell.

6- Boosts Collagen Production And Repairs Damage

When you include coffee scrubs as part of your skin care routine, over time you’ll enjoy an increase in collagen production.

Collagen provides elasticity to your skin. It’s what keeps your skin looking youthful as it provides a healthy glow for vibrance.

Collagen also minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

And, long term exfoliation helps to boost the production of this needed protein.

Collagen also aids in your skin’s ability to renew and repair itself. But, when using a coffee scrub, the antioxidant content of the coffee amplifies this benefit, also aiding in UV damage repair and reducing signs of premature aging like sunspots, dullness, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and more.

What’s In A Coffee Scrub?

Now that we’ve detailed the benefits of using a coffee scrub, I think we can all agree that scrubs are awesome…unless they’re not!

Lifeboosters know that not all coffee is created equally, with some conventional coffees containing harmful chemicals, while others are highly acidic, and some are just plain health hindrances altogether.

Well, the same is true of coffee scrubs. That’s right, not all scrubs are created equally!

So, now we’d like to make you aware of a few things you definitely don’t want to be using on your skin.

If you’re looking to upgrade your skincare routine by using a coffee scrub, it’s imperative that you look out for the following common, yet very harsh, ingredients, avoiding them for the sake of both your skin health and total body wellness.


Phthalates are a category of plasticizing chemicals. Many companies use this chemical in skincare or beauty products to make synthetic fragrances stick to your skin. They are also used to make the actual product more flexible.

One of the most notable dangers of phthalates is their ability to disrupt your body’s endocrine system, wreaking havoc on hormone levels. And, they are particularly harmful to the male reproductive system.

In a word, phthalates are toxic.

SLS, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Sulfates are commonly used in skincare products, shampoos, soaps, face cleaners, and scrubs. This ingredient is used as a foaming agent, but it can cause severe skin irritations and it has a high contact allergy rate.

SLS is also known to clog pores and cause acne, especially in folks with sensitive skin.

Mineral Oil

Mineral oil sounds like a relatively safe thing to use on your skin, but it’s commonly known to trap dead skin cells and sweat in your pores, leading to breakouts.

For those with oily skin, mineral oil can exacerbate this condition and clog pores.

Aside from skin detriments, mining mineral oil is also very harmful to the environment, making it a double ‘no’ for skincare.


This chemical is routinely used in moisturizers as a preservative.

Parabens have been found in the cells of breast cancer patients, and they are known to adversely affect hormone function, which can cause changes in cholesterol levels, thyroid, blood sugar, and immune function.

Allergies, obesity, and infertility have also been linked to parabens.

Synthetic Fragrances

This type of fragrance is aptly named…synthetic, in other words, fake.

“Synthetic fragrances are legally permitted to include hundreds of chemicals under the umbrella terms fragrance or perfume. It is virtually impossible to know precisely what is in these chemical blends.”

Many of these added fragrances in skin care products exacerbate allergies and cause skin irritation.

Polyethylene Glycol

This petroleum based compound is found in many skin care products. It is used to break down oil on the skin. Unfortunately, it also destroys your skin’s needed, protective oil barrier. Your skin needs these oils to protect against bacteria, fungi, and other pathogens.

Wow! That’s a daunting list, especially knowing many, or most, of these artificial ingredients are routinely used in the making of scrubs and moisturizers meant to improve the health of your skin.

Coffee scrubs, moisturizers, and other products not only provide benefits to your skin and body, they are a needed part of caring for your skin.

So then, what kind of ingredients should your coffee scrub contain?

To put it simply…natural is best!

I’m sure you’ve heard that fueling your body means choosing healthy, organic, natural foods that aren’t full of chemicals or made in a lab.

Choosing highly processed food items not only hinders your health, they also lack any nutritional value.

And, your body needs nutrition. Your body depends on real, whole, natural foods for the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients to keep you healthy.

Well, skin care is no different.

As we discussed in the section above, our skin goes through a lot.

If we want to take proper care of our skin, seeking to heal, nourish, and provide health to our aging bodies, then we should approach skin care in the same way we would approach healthy nutrition to support a healthy body.

And, that’s why we created Lifeboost Coffee Scrub (coming soon!), a gentle skin exfoliant made from only natural ingredients that is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals - a coffee scrub that provides moisture, reduces puffiness, clarifies, and more!

So, let’s close out today with a formal introduction to this skin care routine must-have!

Lifeboost Coffee Scrub

What is going to be in our Lifeboost Coffee Scrub? This scrub is an experience!

Lifeboost Coffee Scrub is a luxurious embrace of nature.

It is meticulously formulated with one goal in mind - unveiling vibrancy and youth by bringing moisture, energy, and health to your skin!

But, how can a coffee scrub do this?

It’s all in the ingredients.

Lifeboost Coffee Scrub contains:


Coffee isn’t just a delicious mug filler, it’s unique texture, when finely ground, also makes great exfoliant for your skin.

And, using Lifeboost coffee means you don’t have to worry about the coffee component of your scrub coming from an unclean, chemical-laden source!


Coffee scrubs need a little bit of water, not only to help all of the other ingredients come together, but also to add moisture to your skin to keep it soft and hydrated.

Sweet Almond Oil

Almond oil has many skin benefits, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anticarcinogenic properties.

It works as both a moisturizer and an emollient, soothing dryness and irritation while also softening and moisturizing your skin.


Sucrose is just another name for sugar. And, sugar not only serves as an exfoliant, it also helps to prevent bacteria!

Cocoa butter

Some scrubs use mineral oils, but by using a natural ingredient, like cocoa butter, this gives our product an extra exfoliating measure that is also incredibly moisturizing. And, cocoa butter is more effective at holding all of the other ingredients together.

Tocopheryl acetate

This is a very specific form of vitamin E.

Adding this to our coffee scrub not only provides an extra moisturizing component, but it’s also a great source of antioxidants.

Air pollution, UV light, and many other things can contribute to the formation of free radicals in your body, and these essentially age you more rapidly, affecting your overall health as well as your skin health.

The antioxidant content of vitamin E provides a needed remedy to free radicals, combating against the damage they cause to your skin.


This stimulant not only brings antioxidant benefits to your skin, it also serves to tighten your skin and reduce puffiness.

Caffeine may also reduce the appearance of cellulite as it works to dilate blood vessels, reducing the appearance of unwanted dimpling.

Caprylyl Glycol

Derived from fatty acids found in coconut oil (and sometimes palm oil), caprylyl glycol is a skin conditioning agent with antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.

Glyceryl Undecylenate

This is a natural ingredient which comes from castor oil, derived from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant.

As you can imagine, being a derivative of castor oil, this provides anti-microbial benefits, nourishment and moisture for your skin; it even serves as an emulsifier.

And, using this emulsifier not only provides moisture, but it also washes off easily and won’t leave a greasy, sticky residue.

Avoiding all of the common health-hindering skin care ingredients we detailed in the section above, Lifeboost’s Coffee Scrub utilizes these vitamin and antioxidant-rich ingredients from nature to bring you the following:

1. Moisture - Our scrub locks in moisture, amplifying your skin’s protective barrier to keep it soft and clean all throughout the day.

2. Vitamins - We commonly know that our internal organs, tissues, etc. all need vitamins to function, but our skin also has this need. Lifeboost Coffee Scrub contains vitamins essential for protection against UV damage while also promoting cell renewal.

3. Reduced Puffiness - Sometimes our skin needs a boost…or a lift. With age, our collagen levels drop and this causes our skin to sag and wrinkle. Some ingredients in our scrub specifically address this concern, reducing puffiness and tightening skin.

4. Antioxidants - Antioxidants are needed to aid in healing and reduce the effects of aging, both internally and externally. Our coffee scrub is made with antioxidant-rich ingredients to promote healthier, resilient, vibrant skin.

5. Clarifying - Lifeboost Coffee Scrub contains ingredients which help to exfoliate, remove impurities, and clean out (and open) your pores which also aids in reducing breakouts.

6. Gentleness - What good are all of these benefits if our coffee scrub is rough on your skin? This is why we’ve chosen to omit the use of any perfumes or synthetic fragrances which can be harsh and irritating to your skin. The scent you’ll enjoy in our scrub is completely natural!

As you can see, our premium light roast coffee grounds aren’t only for sipping! They’re also a treasure trove for your skin.

Join the beauty revolution that’s brewing beneath your fingertips. Transform your skincare routine with our upcoming coffee scrub and see the difference natural, potent ingredients can make!

Medical Disclaimer
This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Charles Livingston nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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Becky Livingston Vance Content writer

Becky is a mother, educator, and content writer for Lifeboost Coffee. She has had three years’ experience as a writer, and in that time she has enjoyed creatively composing articles and ebooks covering the topics of coffee, health and fitness, education, recipes, and relationships.

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