The Stripped Sugar Scrubs Holiday Collection is comprised of scents traditionally favored during the holiday season, however, the properties of these scents are so diverse that we offer them all year long so that you can make every day a holiday.
Sugar may get a bad rap in sweets and is certainly no friend of your dentist, but it is an excellent ingredient in skincare and over the years has replaced scratchy salt in spa scrubs used prior to other therapies. Here's why:
To begin, sugar is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. So when you apply products with sugar, it actually helps hydrate your skin and assists in retaining moisture. This makes sugar scrubs a crucial skincare product for dry and cold climates.
Secondly, sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, encouraging cell rejuvenation and generating fresh and younger-looking skin. Because of this, it is important to wear sunscreen following any scrub treatments.
Lastly, sugar's small particles make it one of the best natural exfoliators available. Exfoliatants scrub away dead surface skin cells and reveal the glowing, healthy-looking skin underneath, stimulating the regeneration process. Sugar scrubs also have several benefits over salt scrubs. For one, small sugar granules are gentler than salt, which can cause microscopic tears in the skin, and because of sugar’s natural humectant properties, these scrubs are more hydrating than salt scrubs, which can strip skin of natural oils.