People behave differently in the cooler months, and so does their skin. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that many of us end up with dry, flaky and dull skin during winter and tend to make less of an effort with our skin care routines. Winter isn’t just for hibernation it’s for resetting. Show your body a little love over the cooler months and we promise it’ll love you back.
Yes… you read that right! Raw Sugar’s hip, healthy and all-natural Body Lotions are here! You asked and we listened… Say hello to our BRAND NEW Body Lotion, available in four, pure and unfiltered formulations that are processed through ColdPressed Technology®! Read More
There’s never been an easier and healthier way to restore and revitalize your hair! At Raw Sugar, we believe in using only the very best ingredients in our formulations so that your hair can absorb all the beneficial goodies!
It’s simple, choose from either The Moisture Smoothie or The Bounce Back in our Shampoo and Conditioner for an encompassing and nutritious hair revival. Then, treat your hair to deep hydration therapy with the Healing Power Hair Masque… Voilà, you’ve got yourself a happy, healthy + hip hair care regimen!
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Did you know that Raw Sugar Living was the first to introduce ColdPress
Technology® to beauty?
Applying the same philosophy that goes into making your favorite Cold-Pressed juices, processing beauty products through ColdPress Technology® allows us to get the most out of the fresh and healthy fruits and superfoods that we pack into our products. It locks in all the vitamins, nutrients and enzymes, and only releases them when they’re applied onto your skin.
There are a number of reasons why ColdPress Technology® is so beneficial to both your health and your skin. Here’s a quick overview of why.
First, what does ColdPress Technology® Actually Mean?
To “ColdPress” fruit means to put it through a hydraulic press. The main difference of a hydraulic press, is what happens after the fruit has been “juiced”. Immediately after extraction, the juice is bottled and sealed in a large chamber of water with five times the amount of pressure you’d find in the ocean. No extra heat or oxygen is used in this process, meaning that little-to-no nutrients are lost. This allows all the nutrients and vitamins of the fruit or superfood to stay at their peak until you use them.
ColdPress Technology® keeps the good stuff in.
Cold-Pressing gives us direct access to the natural oils that are extracted directly from botanical and fruit sources. This helps keep in their natural benefits and gives power to everything that is pure, while remaining true to the source of the whole fruit. It maintains the integrity of the plant, instead of trying to filter it down to one part. This also helps us to create a product with pure, rich essential oils, vitamins, enzymes and nutrients that nourish and feed your skin.
Longer Shelf Life
It’s beauty with staying power. A vital aspect of ColdPress Technology® is its natural ability to increase shelf-life. Despite the extracts being naturally obtained, the skincare product stays fresher and longer, when put through a hydraulic press.
Healthier and Gentler on Skin
The process of ColdPress Technology® does not require any harsh chemicals or dyes. Because the ingredients are natural and sourced
directly from Mother Nature, they are gentler on sensitive skin and healthier overall.
Want to experience the benefits of ColdPress Technology® for yourself? Check out our great line of beauty, hair & personal care items here.
As a passionate, loving, and ambitious person (which most of us are), you may have a tendency to overload your days with tasks.
And while keeping busy is a great way to keep moving forward, we have to make sure we don’t forget to focus on the wellbeing of person at the heart of it all: ourselves.
The beautiful thing is, that true self care is all about simple everyday acts. It’s the small baseline things that end up making the biggest difference when they’re done consistently, and you don’t need to go out of your way to achieve them.
A simple self-care checklist to make sure that you’re taking care of yourself, while accomplishing goals and taking care of others, is a great way to stay on track.
Because, really, taking care of you is actually the most selfless thing of all.
So how about we start right now?
Am I drinking enough water?
Water is the source of life. While there’s no actual indicator as to exactly how much water we should be drinking, 8 glasses a day is a good minimum to work to. Dehydration affects our brain and our mood, so keeping well-hydrated is the first step to feeling good.
Am I getting enough sleep?
When it comes to taking good care of yourself, getting enough sleep is non-negotiable. If you have trouble getting a full night’s shut-eye, a little lavender oil near your pillow will help you nod off gently.
Am I eating 3 nutritious meals a day ( and making room for snacks)?
When life gets too frantic, our routines can drop off. Eating wholesome, nutritious food is the best way to keep energy levels up in a natural way. And make sure you always carry around a healthy snack in your handbag – a handful of almonds, punnet of blueberries, or a granola bar are great to-go options.
Am I setting boundaries?
It’s ok to say no and decline invites if – especially if saying ‘no’ is going to allow you to rest and improve your wellbeing. You can always be polite and honor the invitation, but it’s important to stand up for your needs.
Am i reviewing my priorities?
Every day, look at your list of priorities and group them into two buckets: ‘urgent’ and ‘nice-to-do’. Get your urgent tasks done first, and if you have the time and energy – you can tackle some from the ‘nice-to-do’ list.
Am i spending any time in nature?
Humans are naturally inclined to feel good when out in nature – and multiple studies have shown that spending time outside improves wellbeing and productivity. Set some time aside to go for a walk, take a hike, or go for a swim in nature every day – even if it’s just 30 minutes. Your body will thank you for it.
Am I feeding my soul?
What is it you really love doing? Is it reading, crocheting, playing soccer, doing yoga, or painting? No matter what your soul-feeding activity is, you need to make it a priority.
Am i spending time with people who ‘get’ me?
Find your tribe. Start a sisterhood, or brotherhood, of supportive people who want nothing more than to see you thrive. Maybe you already have a strong support system, but if you don’t – create one.
Am I conscious of my self-talk?
Make it a habit to speak kindly to yourself. Negative self-talk and criticism is so easy – being kind takes a little more consciousness and effort, but is so very worth it.
Sensitive-skinned sugars, this one’s for you.
Hey sugar, we know that the beautiful sensitive-skinned souls among us need a little extra #Rawlovin – and we also know that winter winds and dropping temperatures can sometimes reduce our skin’s moisture levels and deplete its natural defenses. And when you have sensitive skin, your winter complexion might need just that much more love and care – just like your wardrobe might need a few extra layers.
When you have sensitive skin, it’s not always enough to avoid certain ingredients. Your pores need to be soothed and nurtured. Fortunately, we’re bringing the gentle Southern California sunshine to illuminate your days (and your sensitive skin) with our NEW Sensitive Skin line available at select Target stores or Target.com
We’ve created a brand new regimen of nourishing, nurturing, and soothing products consciously crafted specifically for sensitive skin. Formulated with natural ingredients specially selected to care for delicate complexions, this set of sensitive-skin-loving goodies will brighten your everyday. And your complexion – minus the irritation.
Say hello to your brand new skin heroes:
ColdPress Hand Wash Green Tea, Cucumber + Aloe Vera
ColdPress Body Wash Green Tea, Cucumber + Aloe Vera
ColdPress Natural Hand Wash Almond Milk, Manuka Honey + Oatmeal
ColdPress Body Wash Almond Milk, Manuka Honey + Oatmeal
So, what will these ingredients do for my sensitive skin?
Green Tea is an antioxidant by nature, working hard to reduce signs of ageing and soothe the skin in the most gentle way possible. The energizing scent of Green Tea will have an uplifting and joyous effect on you – making you radiate from the inside out.
Additionally, green tea acts as a gentle exfoliator and is also blessed with the power of tannins which help to perk up and lift your complexion.
It’s simple, it’s made up of 90% water, but it’s your sensitive skin’s very best friend. Super-soothing and ultra-cooling, cucumber can be used on even the most fragile of complexions and make it feel like heaven. It’s incredible at minimizing pores and evening out skin tone. The Vitamin C and caffeic acid in cucumbers are also antioxidants that work towards slowing the appearance of wrinkles and creases.
A variety of vitamins. A medley of minerals. Spades of enzymes. A bunch of amino acids. One little plant: Aloe Vera. The ultimate healer for sensitive skin, Aloe vera is both anti-fungal and anti-bacterial – meaning it’s powerful in protecting sensitive skin against infections and warding off germs. It helps with skin regeneration and even softens dead skin cells – making them easy to remove and rinse off in a gentle way.
Aloe vera also helps with pigmentation – it can minimize the appearance of freckles, brown spots and blotchiness.
Almond Milk allows you to make peace with your sensitive skin. Incredible in its ability to soothe the skin, Almond Milk is rich in Vitamin E – which deeply nourishes and keeps skin cells supple, while replenishing dehydrated complexions and locking moisture in through your pores.
Vitamin E is also incredibly effective in renewing skin cells – perfect if your skin’s had a bit too much sun.
FUN FACT TIME: Did you know that honey contains 22 amino acids, 27 minerals and 5000 enzymes? Extraordinary stuff, right?!
Manuka honey is one of nature’s purest ingredients – and boy does it LOVE skin! In fact, Manuka Honey loves ALL skin types – including that of the sensitive sort. Its healing powers work wonders in soothing skin – and its range of antioxidants is wonderful at smoothing it out. It provides skin with a natural moisture, so there’s no need for any harsh chemicals. It’s also naturally antibacterial, which means it helps fight acne and breakouts in the most natural, non-irritating way.
Oatmeal is a wonderful remedy for sensitive skin – and one that’s been used around the world historically to soothe itchiness and irritation.
Oat lipids and proteins help to rejuvenate the skin barrier and keep it strong, helping to combat dryness and itchiness. Oats are also enriched with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which work to ease sensitivity and even slow down aging.
Sure, you could spend all your money on a ton of high-end creams and serums. You could try every product on the shelf at your local drugstore. You could even give into skincare trends and purchase that “revolutionary” new cleanser everyone’s talking about. Or, you could simply walk over to your fridge – because some of the most potent (yet gentle) ingredients for radiant, glowing skin are kitchen staples with uses you had no idea about.
Yes, these humble kitchen ingredients may have the advantage over way-too-pricey over-the-counter skincare. They’re natural, they’re not too pricey and – most pertinently – they work.
Sweet, sweet papaya. Aside from being utterly fresh and delicious (and transporting us to the tropics) – papaya is skincare gold. It’s loaded with anti-oxidants and helps guard your skin cells from damage.
How to use it?
There are a variety of ways – the easiest being rubbing the insides of the fruit onto your face for an enzyme facial. Alternatively, you can mix it with pineapple, oil or honey for a nourishing mask.
Ah, the much underrated suagarcane. Sugarcane contains possibly one of the most powerful ingredients for youthful, supple, glowing skin – glycolic acid. A type of Alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), glycol acid works cogently exfoliate the top layer of your skin – shedding it of unwanted dead skin cells to reveal the plump, fresh layer underneath – and stimulate new cell growth.
How to use it?
Mix equal parts lemon juice, sugarcane juice, apple juice and coconut milk and apply it to the face and neck. Let it sit on the skin for 15-20 minutes.
Whether or not you like it on pizza is one thing, but there’s something about pineapple you can’t deny – it works wonders for skin. Pineapple all but eliminates congestion. It contains bromelain which is an enzyme that sweeps away dead skin cells – the major cause of tired-looking, congested skin.
How to use it?
Make a mask out a cup of pineapple, half a cup of plain yogurt and a teaspoon of are sugar – together, this combination with restore radiance and harmony to your skin.
Muslin – an oldie but a goodie. You may have heard celebrities like Kate Moss and Kate Middleton applauding the modest muslin cloth for its skin-enriching benefits – so why is muslin such a well-kept, high-powered beauty secret? The finely woven texture of muslin is an excellent exfoliant for skin – but it’s also super gentle, and allows you to control the press and rhythm at which you circle. These eco-friendly cloths increase circulation to the face, getting rid of dead skin to reveal a younger, bouncier complexion.
How to use it?
Wet cloth under warm water and use to wipe away your cleanser using a circular massage motion. Rinse it thoroughly after use and allow to air dry.
5. MANUKA HONEY
Incorporating Manuka honey into your skincare regimen is like giving it a nourishing bowl of broth when it’s not feeling too well – it’s comforting, soothing and works a treat to make it feel (and look) better. Packed with vitamins B, C and live enzymes, Manuka honey works to heal acne through its anti-inflammatory properties, repairs cellular damage in skin to reduce scarring, hydrates and moisturizes to combat wrinkles and signs of ageing.
How to use it?
Simple. Just apply it to your face as a mask for about 15-20 minutes and voila! Healthy, happy glowing skin is yours.