LETS BE FRANK.....WE'VE ALL HEARD OF IT, BUT SHOULD WE LOVE THE PRODUCT AS MUCH AS ITS CUTE PACKAGING?
By now we all know what frank bod is. Well, its hard not to when their main form of advertising is the infamous beautiful girl covered head to toe in coffee scrub on Instagram. However, for those of you that may not be aware of what frank is....take a peek at the sentence above that reads scrub. Kidding. Frank is a line of natural, vegan body scrubs that fight against cellulite, stretch marks, eczema, and all that other crap that annoys us.
Luckily for us, they also just came out with a skincare line that is essentially a 3-step system (cleanser, scrub, moisturizer).
Well, I finally made the decision to purchase the Tip to Toe bundle so I wanted to give you all a clear, unbiased review of frank.
Let me first start off by explaining the type of skin I have so that you can compare. My skin is fair, dry to normal, even textured, and clear but with the occasional stubborn zit. I also have pretty sensitive skin and have suffered from products such as proactive, causing my skin to react and swell. NOT pretty or comfortable.
MY FRANK EXPERIENCE
Wow, what a fun website frank has. It's easy to navigate, funny, and PINK. I decided to purchase the $89.95 Top to Toe bundle which includes: 1 original body scrub (14.95), 1 body balm (24.95), creamy cleanser (19.95), creamy facial scrub (19.95), and face moisturizer (21.95). All in all this bundle will save you around $10. What I really loved was that shipping and handling was free, yes FREE with priority two-day shipping.
The Tip to Toe bundle comes in a cute baby pink box that reads, "What's soft, smooth, and supple all over?" on the front and inside, "You, after you use what's in this box." The products were even more beautiful in person than they had looked online and Frank included a pamphlet for each individual product explaining the ingredients and use. So far, I was sold on this product. Excellent presentation, product design, and humor.
The only concern I have with this product is that the face cleanser says to use twice if wearing makeup. I am impatient and want my raccoon eyes gone quickly and swiftly; so tomorrow when I wear makeup I will post an update.
Creamy Face Cleanser: use daily morning and night
All of the bottles come in a "squeeze" tube except for the cleanser, which comes with a pump nozzle and is round in shape. My immediate reaction to using the cleanser is WOW I loved the smell. It smelt like charcoal and mint, strange I know, but it wasn't overpowering or harsh. Second, it left my skin feeling clean and like there was nothing left behind.
Creamy Face Scrub: use 2-3 times a week
This was the only product that I was slightly worried about because when I squeezed this out of the tube it was a gritty mud mask... and I have very sensitive skin. Once again, I really enjoyed the scent. It reminded me of coffee and cocoa, who doesn't love that? I applied this mud to my face, rubbed in a circular motion for a couple seconds and let it sit for the recommended 3 minutes (Frank says DO NOT leave on longer). After I rinsed my face it was a tiny bit pink but that faded after a minute or two, phew no irritation and my skin felt rejuvenated and exfoliated.
Everyday Face Moisturizer: Use daily morning and night
This moisturizer is fabulous. A little goes a very long way and it dries quickly with no excess "oily" feeling. Good things come in 3, right? While this one doesn't have a distinct scent it just is, well..... clean. Caution: be careful when opening the top because this stuff comes out quickly!
My face feels amazing.
Now..... my favorite part. I LOVE, i'll repeat that, LOVE the frank body scrub and body balm.
Fair warning: you will feel fabulous and sexy.
Frank Body Scrub Original (Tough)
So, as I stand there naked in the shower with my bag of Frank. I grab a big scoop full and start applying all over. I spent a few minutes rubbing the scrub in circular motions and then I left it on for 10 minutes (recommended 5-10). The smell of the original scrub is coffee and cocoa which I love. It is strong but not overpowering. The scrub contains vitamin E, sea salt, roasted coffee beans, and cold pressed almond oil. For this being the "tough" scrub it had a rough texture but wasn't harsh on my skin like some other exfoliants can be.
Caution: MAKE SURE TO APPLY IN THE SHOWER. This stuff can get pretty messy. After I danced around feeling on top of the world and taking pictures with the scrub, I rinsed clean and continued with my regular shower routine. My skin was SOFT. What was even better was that this scrub worked just fine on my sensitive little face of mine.
Frank Body Balm: after using the scrub or, whenever
This body balm contains beeswax and coconut oil so it comes out with a vaseline look and is a bit oily at first. I was a little worried that it was going to remain oily on my skin but after about 5 minutes the shiny look disappeared and my skin was left soft and very nourished. The body balm smells pretty similar to the face moisturizer and left my skin feeling AMAZING. My only complaint is that I wish the bottle was bigger than 100mL!
Overall, I give frank an A+. The application process was straight-forward, simple, and fun. Not only do their products have funny slogans slapped all over, but they contain natural and nourishing ingredients. I love the whole idea of frank and can say I will 100% continue to use the products. What's also great is that a little bit goes a LONG way!
So yes, we SHOULD love this product as much as its packaging!
Thank you, frank. I love you.
p.s. the image above will take you to their homepage. Even if you aren't going to buy, just explore their beautiful , humorous site.
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