I tried this body scrub the other day and did not think there was anything special about it. It does not have a strong coffee smell and the coffee grains are uneven in size. It did not exfoliate as well as a regular plastic body sponge. Only plus is that it does not dry out or irritate my sensitive skin.
I think my favorite part of this was the coffee smell in the shower. It did a decent job of exfoliating but I've used better.
When used in a small circular rotation the scrub did wonders to slough off the dry skin leaving my skin ready for a good cleanse and hydration. Very happy with this product - Want to use in my salon for body wraps.
Nice exfoliation, surprising smell.
At first I was skeptical about smelling like coffee after a shower, but this exfoliating scrub pleasantly surprised me. It takes a little effort to get the scrub to spread smoothly, but there is no need to exfoliate vigorously - a light scrub will do the trick. The coffee smell is very apparent in the shower while you're using it, but after rinsing the scrub off the smell does diminish and settles into a pleasant fragrance that doesn't scream 'COFFEE!.'
I did end up purchasing the full size (albeit not from Birchbox) and have noticed a nice change in rough spots on my skin. I'd recommend it!
Exfoliating yes. Good sample size no. Not enough to get one leg done