I tried the highlighting body scrub that has a 50,000-person waiting list — and it didn’t live up to the hype

Frank Body

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.

From unicorn makeup to Unicorn Frappuccinos, the unicorn trend is taking over 2017.

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:

before/after body scrub

Here’s a close-up photo in different lighting, which shows more of the glitter:

Frank body scrub

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.

SEE ALSO: 50,000 people are on the waitlist for a beauty scrub that’s like a highlighter for your entire body

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