Brown sugar rests in a clear container on a countertop.

Ingredient Spotlight: Brown Sugar

When it comes to skincare some of the best ingredients can be found right in your pantry! One of those is brown sugar. While you can bake some tasty desserts with it, it might not be too far-fetched to add it to your skincare routine!

What Makes Brown Sugar Good for Your Skin?

The biggest benefit of brown sugar is exfoliation. Brown sugar is rich in glycolic acid which can penetrate deep into the skin to encourage cell turnover, leaving your skin looking refreshed. This also improves circulation and cleansing of the skin which can cleanse current acne and prevent future breakouts.
However, those aren’t the only benefits that come from including brown sugar in your routine. Other benefits include:
  • Minimizes pores
  • Reduces pigmentation
  • Reduces signs of aging
  • Moisturizes the skin

Gentle Exfoliation in the Palm of Your Hand

When it comes to improving our skin, we sometimes want to play the tough guy, but on delicate or inflamed areas (like acne-prone spots on your face or body) a light touch is key. With sugar scrubs, you’re able to dial in the amount of pressure or frequency you perform each exfoliation routine. Go easy on delicate spots like your nose or lips, but on non-broken, rough skin, you can have a satisfying sloughing session. The great thing about sugar is its texture, which – unlike broken bits of shell or seed husks found in some exfoliators – won’t scratch the skin or leave marks. Gentle exfoliation can still clear out dirt and break up plugged pores. And unblocking pores means you’ll have less of a chance for oil and dead skin to create acne or ingrown hairs. Bonus: you’ll love the feeling afterwards!

Brown Sugar and MUTHA™

Put all these benefits together and it’s a no-brainer that Hope and the MUTHA™ team use brown sugar as an ingredient in the MUTHA™ Nudist Body Scrub. The scrub uses brown sugar and a blend of rich oils (including coconut oil and castor seed oil) to gently buff away dead skin and rough patches to let your soft, glowing skin shine! To top it all off, indulgent notes of burnt sugar crystal and warm vanilla will have you smelling just as good as you feel.
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