Beauty Smackdown : Frank Body vs You Dirty Scrub

Another Beauty Smackdown, my last one was in August on Best Exfoliating Cloths! If you love to really get a deep exfoliation, that post will be extremely helpful, so check it out. Keeping on the exfoliation wavelength, coffee scrubs have become popular and I'm going to be reviewing these two and maybe an overall winner will be determined. Me & Frank first got acquainted last year, you can read that here. I first come across You Dirty Scrub earlier this year and decided to give it a try because at £6.99 it's cheaper than Frank Body but is it any better?

Beauty Smackdown
Frank Body vs You Dirty Scrub.
Frank Body started in 2013 & is made in Melbourne, Australia. Ingredients are natural & naturally derived ingredients. I've tried both the Original & currently have the Coconut scrub by Frank. They also offer Peppermint or Cacao Coffee. Depending on which scrub you get from Frank Body they range from £11.95 - £13.95.

You Dirty Scrub was started in 2015 & is made in the United Kingdom available on Etsy or the official website it has two products available for purchase Coffee £6.99 Or Himalayan Rock Salt £7.95. Both companies offer the scrubs with 200g worth of products & incredibly different prices.

Packaging
They both come in brown recyclable packaging with a snaplock top to keep all the fresh/goodness inside. You'll notice how much bigger and wider the Frank Body bag is than the You Dirty Scrub and I prefer the latter packaging because they're both 200g but it's all tightly compact in the bag. I don't find these to be the most practical for in-shower use as you don't want to get the outer-paper soaked but even with my wet paws over it, it dries but I've never put it directly under water to say otherwise.
The Frank Body packaging is larger and although it lets you fit your whole hand in to get product - which can be a positive, I feel it's wasted personally. I can still get my fingers into the YDS and I can get a piece out. I do prefer the colour scheme and information on the Frank packagings more, they're eye catching and appealing with each one with a different colour depending on the scrub!

Texture, Consistency & Smell
I don't find either of these while on the hands or in contact with the skin to be harsh for the skin. You Dirty Scrub seems to be more moist than the Frank Body and you can see that as it comes out of the packet while Frank, is more loose and coarse. This could be down to the different coffee's used(?)
While on the skin, You Dirty Scrub separates well on contact with water but I feel I can lose more product as it crumbles when being rubbed on the skin. It covers more of the skin than Frank and I then use more to get more of a coffee scrub skin coverage. I find because YDS is a bit more moist to begin with, it provides a little bit more moisture once rinsed off.

You Dirty Scrub the coffee scrub smell, there's a different scent than the Frank (both original & coffee) it's a lot sweeter, the cinnamon & ginger blend comes through but it's not overpowering, I think it works well with the coffee it uses. The OG Frank is a lot more coffee shop strong but the coconut one, blends nicely and tones the coffee smell down more. YDS lingers more on the skin if you don't cream afterwards but dies down within 4 - 5 hours but unless you're sniffing your skin, you won't notice it.

Ingredients
You Dirty Scrub Original Ingredients
Arabica Coffee, Raw Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, FairTrade Brown Sugar, Rock Salt, Cinnamon, Ginger, Eucalyptus Oil, Vitamin E.


Frank Body Scrub Coconut Ingredients
Coffea Robusta Seed Powder (Coffee), Water (Aqua), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Sodium Chloride (Salt), Sucrose (Brown Sugar), Jojoba Esters (Jojoba Beads), Fragrance (Parfum)*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) *Natural.

They use very similar ingredients also but offer different oils and coffee choices. With Coffea Robusta Seed Powder being more coarse in texture and Arabica Coffee being more gentle. I suppose it's what you prefer. In terms of coarseness / oils but it all boils down to one thing; it's all about the caffeine.

It's such a hard one to say which ones better or which one I prefer, both are vegan, exfoliate nicely. The one thing about both these scrubs is you don't have to use them daily but even so I find a lot isn't needed as it spreads along the body nicely. I could do a handful for both arms and maybe 2 handfuls for both legs. I've had my Frank Scrub for 6 months now but I may use it 2-3x a month.

Now if budget is a factor then You Dirty Scrub is perfect. I like that I feel I'm getting all my product, squeezed into the packet. I think it's better to try break it up more inside the package, so it crumbles so I don't feel I'm losing anything when it drops as it's quite moist so it clumps together more especially with being in tighter packaging. If your skin is more dry and needs hydrating while exfoliating, try this.

Looking for luxury and a variety then the different Frank Body scents offered adds to variety. If you've got dry skin the coconut might be better suited than if you have acne prone skin as coconut oil can be comedogenic.

I can say the prices can be justified by where ingredients are sourced! If you're looking to try out one, I'd say go with the You Dirty Scrub, it's affordable, does all that the larger brand does & it's made in the UK!

Which one do you favour?

Purchase: You Dirty Scrub 100% Natural Vegan Coffee Body Scrub
Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub


22 comments

  1. Your photos are just stunning! I love coffee scrubs, I have never tried either of these ones though, to be honest I normally just make my own!

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

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    1. Thank you babe. Me too, it's the only morning coffee I have lol. I've made my own from my teens and thought having one made up may be easier but nothing you can do on a weekend yourself to save money xo

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  2. Ahhhhh this post has come at the perfect time as I have been seeing various coffee scrubs on Insta, especially Frank, and was wondering whether to give one a whirl. I think the You Dirty Scrub may be a good starting point :D

    Thanks for sharing,

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN HQ x
    www.fashiondujour.co.uk

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    1. Amazing, so glad this has been helpful. Yes Frank is all over the show! That's been the only one I saw for months but looking around saves money. Hope you do try it out xo

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  3. I haven' tried any coffee scrubs, but looking at the ingredients on You dirty scrub I can see it's probably quite easy to mix your own with the same ingredients.

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    1. You can and at your own convenience, could work out cheaper if you've already got things for it. x

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  4. I've not tried either but I'd probably go for You Dirty Scrub on the basis of the price and also it being made here in Britain! :)
    Fab comparison!

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it & thanks for reading. Yes it's good to support home grown businesses especially at a good cost x

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  5. Beautiful post LaaLaa. Love the look of You Dirty Scrub! Never heard of it but pricing is decent x

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    1. Thanks my love. The price is good, it reminds me of a homemade scrub xo

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  6. I've never tried any of the Frank Body scrubs but did pick up the coffee scrub from You Dirty Scrub recently and I absolutely love it. My skin feels so soft and hydrated after using it and I do find that a little goes a long way. They're such a lovely, small indie brand too!

    www.clearconsciencebeauty.com

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    1. They truly are. I love the scrub & to be honest it's UK made, great cost and effective. I just had a nice scrub with it now. Thanks for the comment lovely!

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  7. I hadn't heard of You Dirty Scrub before so will look into getting that one next time. I have a Peppermint Frank Body scrub and love it. I would really like to make my own coffee scrub though and maybe in bar form. Really great review, it's nice to see such a detailed comparison. :)

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    1. Oh a bar form would be amazing, wonder if anyone on Etsy do that. Making your own would be quite good and easy if you've got the ingredients. Peppermint is so great for the skin & senses. Would love to know if you get the You Dirty Scrub! x

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  8. How am I not following already!? I love in depth reviews like this! I've seen Frank's on instagram a lot lately, but it's interesting to see how it hold up. They both look great but I think it's the price that separates them both for me.

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    1. Aw! I'm so glad you've now found me now I can go have a stalk of your blog. Thank you! Yes, they're both good, similar ingredients as you can see but sometimes price can be a huge factor & I've got faith that in time You Dirty Scrub will grow and develop new coffee scrubs.

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  9. I am dying to try a coffee scrub! I love the sound of both products but I think I will start off with You Dirty Scrub first because it is cheaper. Great post and beautiful photos! x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

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    1. Always a good place to start, there's so many on the market these days. You've got your pick of a huge selection! x

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  10. Hi babes, I wanted to let you know the difference between Robusta and Arabica coffee beans a little more. The Robusta beans found in frank body products have nearly double the caffeine content of the Arabica ones found in You Dirty Scrub. This is beneficial because a high caffeine content is what stimulates blood flow, and increased blood flow fights inflammation and wound healing, as well as leaving your skin firmer and softer. Anyway, hope to see you babes in the shower. Here's a link about it all: http://bit.ly/1t0zKZo xx frank

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    1. Thank you for the additional information Frank ♥ It's like I said it's all down to the caffeine and where it's sourced on the price & benefits you get from the scrubs. Still using Frank & You Dirty Scrub in the shower, deeply appreciate the comment xo

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  11. Thanks again for the review Laalaa, best one we have read yet and that's not just because we won! We will have a new scrub launching soon so keep your eyes peeled on our fancy new website - www.youdirtyscrub.com. Lots of love, YouDirtyScrub x

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    1. You're 100% welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed the review and I do my best to support vegan/organic and UK business when possible and it's good when they work. Love the new website and I will be checking back, excited for the new launch x

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