The Beauty Ingredient That Is Good Enough to Eat

We’re all struggling to steer clear of too much sugar in our diet, but there’s no reason we shouldn’t have it in our beauty routine! Its actually a pretty sweet deal when it comes to skincare. The Egyptians used it for hair removal, but these days it’s most popular as an amazing exfoliant and moisturizer.


Sugar is a great source of glycolic acid. This chemical, along with the rough texture of sugar, is an amazing topical exfoliant. It dissolves the substance that binds cells, making it easier to remove the surface of the skin. This promotes higher cell turnover, so younger, smoother skin gets to reach the surface. In 1998, Fresh released their first Sugar scrub and it swept the nation. Brown sugar is just a less refined version of white sugar, so feel free to incorporate either version in your beauty routine.



Fresh’s Sugar lip treatments have become a cult favorite because they are the softest in the game. Sugar is a natural humectant, meaning it holds on to moisture. (Fun fact: That’s why you bloat when you eat lots of carbs!)  So once you swipe these babies on, your lip moisture isn’t going anywhere for at least a few hours. Hair treatments with natural sugars are also great to retain moisture and shine.



Written + Photos by Halle Butler

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  • Brenda Garcia Jaramillo
    Posted at 14:04h, 03 May

    Fresh’s sugar lip balms are my absolute go-tos in the winter for my dry lips. Nothing else is as buttery on my lips

  • Rachel
    Posted at 00:26h, 12 April

    Sugar is one of my favs! This light exfoliation is everything too- does the job and easy on the skin;) they have that great mix

  • Anna Grigsby
    Posted at 00:25h, 29 March

    Love this brand too

  • Missy Love
    Posted at 17:45h, 13 November

    I love this brand. The lip moisturizer is my favorite.

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