The INSIDER Summary:
- Frank Body’s Shimmer Scrub has a waitlist of at least 50,000 people.
- I tried the sold-out scrub, which claims to act like a full-body highlighter.
- It didn’t make my skin as shiny as I had hoped.
- At least the coffee in the scrub smelled amazing, and my skin was left feeling supple.
It’s also taking over people’s bathrooms in the form of Frank Body’s Shimmer Scrub, a full-body highlighting scrub that claims to make you sparkle like the imaginary creature.
The $19.95 scrub is currently sold out on Australian skin care brand Frank Body’s website and has a lengthy waitlist with over 50,000 people in line to receive the product.
Personally, I’m not fussed about looking like a glittering unicorn but I’ve become interested in highlighter and I love body scrubs. So I was excited to try it, and make my skin shine.
Given the glowing reviews I’d read (no pun intended), I expected the scrub to transform me into a shimmering goddess. It didn’t exactly do that, though.
Here’s a picture of my arm before and after I tried it:
Here’s a close-up photo in different lighting, which shows more of the glitter:
As you can see, my skin was (kind of) glowing after I got out of the shower, but it was a subtle shimmer and not quite as shiny as the photos made it seem online.
While I was disappointed that the scrub didn’t live up to its shine potential, as a scrub to get rid of dry skin, it worked really well.
Rubbing the natural, coffee-based scrub into my skin felt therapeutic, and it made me — and my bathroom — smell amazing. My skin was noticeably more supple afterwards, and I felt more relaxed, like I just had a mini spa experience.
Cleaning up the residue of the scrub — which was all over the bathtub, and clogged the shower drain — wasn’t so relaxing. Of course, that’s to be expected with most body scrubs.
Ultimately, I loved the fragrance and the way my skin felt after using the scrub. If the shine factor is important to you, I probably wouldn’t spend money on this nearly $20 body scrub. If you want really soft skin (and don’t mind spending a bit more on your bath products), then it’s worth it.
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