Five Surprising Benefits of Brown Sugar in Skin Care

You may be surprised by the many beauty benefits of brown sugar. While the sweet stuff isn’t exactly great for your teeth, using brown sugar in skin care can help keep skin smooth and hydrated. Buff lackluster skin to a healthy, polished glow with our
Sugar Body Scrub in Lemongrass

Want more proof that brown sugar polish is great for radiant skin and a better option for the planet? Read on.

1. Instant Moisture & Firming Results

Brown sugar is a natural humectant, which means it pulls moisture from the environment into your skin for a boost of hydration. It also naturally contains
glycolic acid
, an alpha-hydroxy acid that helps lift away dead cells and surface impurities. This encourages cell turnover, which can generate fresher, firmer skin. Use the scrub on areas especially susceptible to sun damage, like the décolleté, hands, and shoulders.

2. Long Lasting Hydration

Glycolic acid deserves another round of applause for clearing the way for the nutrient-rich oil cocktail to come. Our sugar scrub is a packed with skin-loving oils like sweet almond, primrose, apricot kernel, and sunflower that add long-lasting (but never greasy) hydration to the newly revealed layer of skin. Once exfoliated, the skin is better able to soak up these moisturizers and other treatment products.

3. Golden Child of Sugar Scrubs

When choosing a sugar scrub, brown sugar tops the charts. It’s able to hold more moisture than white sugar, making it an effective exfoliator without stripping precious hydration out of your skin. And as with all sugar scrubs, it smells super sweet.

4. Easy to Use

Unless your skin is particularly sensitive and prone to irritation, it’s a good idea to use a scoop of Sugar Body Scrub in Lemongrass twice a week during your daily shower or bath, paying extra attention to dry patches. Massage the scrub on damp skin using gentle, circular motions. Aggressive scrubbing can irritate the skin and cause redness. As with all personal care products, do a small patch test to ensure it will not provoke a reaction before you give your skin a full treatment.

5. Good for Mother Earth

Choosing a scrub made without harmful ingredients also does the planet a favor. In 2015, exfoliants using plastic microbeads were banned from the market because the tiny non-biodegradable spheres were ending up in streams, lakes, oceans, and even fertilizer in alarming numbers. Treat the planet, while you treat yourself.

Ready to upgrade your exfoliant to one that’s as luxe as it is effective? Add Sugar Body Scrub in Lemongrass to your shower routine and soak up the glowing benefits.