INGREDIENTS: organic and turbinado sugars, shea butter, stearic acid, hazelnut oil, sunflower seed oil, rice bran oil, Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate, lavender essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil, tocopherol
Sugar blend: A mix of organic sugar and turbinado sugar to exfoliate skin gently but effectively.
Shea butter: One of my all-time favorite skincare ingredients! This butter is obtained from the karite tree, and it’s also a great source of antioxidants like quercetin, epicatechin gallate, gallocatechin, epigallocatechin, as well as skin-nourishing fatty acids (stearic and linoleic). It also penetrates skin readily. This is just such a wonderful ingredient for skin.
Stearic Acid: fatty acid used to thicken and stabilize formulations.
Hazelnut Oil: Hazelnut oil contains tannins, which are powerful antioxidants. The tannins in hazelnut oil make it an astringent that can help dry oily skin, cleanse and shrink pores, and remove bacteria.
Sunflower oil: I love, love, LOVE sunflower seed oil! It’s really great for dry, dehydrated, or otherwise compromised skin because its linoleic acid content helps skin to make its own lipids, including ceramides, which are critical for proper barrier function. Sunflower seed oil also has a natural soothing effect on skin, making it great for reducing skin irritation.
Rice Bran Oil: Rich in essential fatty acids, trace elements, vitamin E, and mineral salts, rice bran oil helps moisturize the skin and promotes skin microcirculation. Rice bran oil has healing, restructuring, soothing, cicatrizing, repairing (reduces skin inflammation) and decongesting properties.
Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate: Emollient and solubilizer for the essential oils in the formula.
Lavender and Eucalyptus Essential Oils: these serve as the fragrance for the sugar scrub.
Tocopherol: Tocopherol is Vitamin E, and acts as a preservative in this formula, preventing the oxidation of the oils in the product and increasing the shelf life.