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Why Sugar Makes a Great Exfoliant - Clean Skin Care

Product HighlightsJessica AndersonComment

One of my most popular products is Daily Exfoliating Cleanser. This clean, all natural cleanser lifts away dead skin cells and clears up acne bumps and blackheads. One of the key ingredients is pretty basic: sugar! Sugar is a natural humectant that draws moisture from the air and helps hydrate the skin. It is also a natural source of glycolic acid, which helps to break down the sticky "glue" that our skin's sebum creates. This glue traps dirt and toxins, which leads to clogged pores or cystic acne. I use a fine sugar to keep the abrasive action to a minimum so that the most sensitive skin can tolerate it. Another key ingredient in the exfoliating cleanser is organic jojoba oil. Since jojoba oil is the closest match to our skin's natural sebum, your skin absorbs it quickly - and it assists in "carrying" in the essential oils in the product so that they can work their magic on your skin. Cheers to clean, healthy, glowing skin!