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Wednesday, July 22, 2015



If you missed out my Cocoa Brown review on the self-tanner, then you can check it out by clicking HERE! or alternatively refer back to the link whenever you're finished this post. 
I would like to share with you guys a product I used which is called Tough Stuff by Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter which is basically a 3 in 1 body scrub

This is ideally the perfect tanning application because before you start using a self-tanner, it's essential that you look to scrub away all of the dead skin cells and flaky bits on your skin. 

The Tough Stuff, 3 in 1 by Cocoa Brown - Marissa Carter is a body scrub which has small micro-beads in its texture. If you have rough areas on your body such as your feet, ankles, knees, elbows and hands then this would be perfect for working on those particular areas of the body. I used this exfoliating scrub in preparation of using the self-tanner. What it essentially does is that it looks to prepare your skin for tanning, making it feel smoother therefore the self-tanner would go on easily onto your skin. If you're also looking to remove stubborn old tan from the areas on your skin, then this would also prove to be useful in that case. 

If you haven't been familiar with Cocoa Brown before, it's the latest self-tanning brand from Ireland to have just landed on Australian soil. The packaging and colours used on the brands and products itself is so cute and girly. Pink has always been my favourite colour so I felt that the product stood out for me and the product packaging looks very attractive to the eye. Plus... the product is even pink itself! 

If you're wanting a deep exfoliation, then this would be the product for you. How I would use this is that I would apply it to dry skin and then using long sweeping strokes backwards and forwards, I was able to achieve a deeper exfoliation result. Alternatively. if you feel that you're not comfortable with the deep exfoliation method, then look to apply the scrub on wet skin while you're in the shower as this will definitely make it feel like a therapeutic session. 

For the scent itself, it had a really nice fruity and sweet smell to it which was addictive and reminded me of a fruity moisturiser. After using the product as an exfoliant for my skin, I could definitely see improved and better results. My skin felt dry and flaky before using the exfoliant because of the cold wintry change. After using the product, my skin felt silky smooth and the self-tanner went onto my skin quite nicely. It's always essential to moisturise your skin after exfoliating because you really want to maintain hydrated skin. Also this helps with the self-tanner going onto your skin evenly and smoothly. One thing to really note as well is that make sure you avoid using the exfoliant on delicate areas as that may be a bit harsh. For tanning, I usually leave a day after exfoliating my legs and then look to proceed with the self-tanning session. 

Nevertheless, it was a wonderful product to use before self-tanning and it definitely helped the tan go onto my skin smoothly and evenly. I love the smell of the exfoliant which is so addictive! I would definitely allocate 5/5 stars for this amazing product. 

  • 3 in 1 body scrub. 
  • Perfect for feet, ankles, knees, elbows and hands. 
  • Sweet fruit scent. 
  • The exfoliant is not harsh! 
  • Can be used on dry or wet skin.
  • Gets rid of dry and flaky skin. 
  • Makes self-tanner go on smoothly and evenly on skin.

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  • Look to moisturise skin after exfoliating so you're left with hydrated and moisturised skin. The self-tanner will go on smoothly after this. 
  • Avoid delicate areas when using the exfoliant. 
  • For better results, exfoliate a day before using a self tanner. 

  • RRP $15.95 
  • Otherwise you can look to check out www.cocoabrown.com.au for local stockists, more products and pricing. 
  • Available at MediAdvice Pharmacies worldwide. For local stockist, click here


As you can see in the image above, the product is pink, smells amazing and contains micro-beads which are super ideal for scrubbing away all of the dead skin cells present on your skin. It felt like a gentle application when I massaged the body scrub onto my hand just to check it out. Next, I followed it with applying a moisturiser on-top of it. The results? Silky smooth hands! :) 

Let me know if you have any questions as I am always happy to chat x
Leave a comment or email me via the comment box on the right and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. 

Happy reading + shopping guys! 

Livia xo

Thank you COCOA BROWN for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

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