It’s All In The Hair.


Most of us generally have some sort of daily beauty regimen we abide by, right? What about for your hair? Have you got your hair regimen sorted?

Not to fear. Our ColdPress Hair Care regimen is here to save the day with it’s Sulfate, Paraben and Silicone Free, 3 step product line. What’s not to love?
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There’s a new hair regimen on the shelves, and it’s about to transform the way you care for your hair.

Following our philosophy of harnessing the purity and power of mother nature’s most divine ingredients and processing them through ColdPress Technology® into skin-loving products, we’ve launched a brand new hair regimen that will nourish, enrich, and revitalise your hair… naturally.

At its roots, our hair regimen is all about pure blends of organic fruits, vegetable oils, organic extracts and superfoods – and the nutrients and vitamins they pack. These wholesome products get their power from ingredients found in nature and their heavenly scents from the essential oils locked into them.

Vegan-friendly, paraben and sulphate free – this is hair-loving goodness you can feel good about.

Without further ado, we’d like you to meet our hair’s brand new best friends – we think you’ll get along very nicely.

MOISTURE SMOOTHIE (COCONUT + RAW HONEY + SWEET ALMOND MILK)

Say hello to nature’s miracle recipe for dry hair. Made to quench the thirst of moisture-deprived hair, it’s packed full of intense hydration. Moisture Smoothie’s natural blend of Coconut, Raw Honey and Sweet Almond Milk works overtime to support growth, soothe dry ends, strengthen and nourish parched hair – leaving you with shiny, well-moisturized locks.

The ingredients:

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COCONUT OIL

Did you know coconut oil is incredibly good for your hair? This amazing natural potion improves scalp health, supports hair growth, and adds spades of volume and shine. Rich in antioxidants, coconut oil has powerful antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties.

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RAW HONEY

Honey is a powerful humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air. This is especially good for overly-dry, overworked hair that’s seen a few too many flat irons and blowdryers – and it works wonders on a dry scalp. Honey is an emollient, which helps to smooth and soften your tresses. The smoothing of the outer cuticle layer helps hair reflect more light and appear shinier.

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ALMOND MILK

Almond milk is incredibly rich in protein, which means it’s super effective in strengthening hair and reducing breakage. It also has the efficacy to tame fly-aways and smooth the texture of your hair. Additional nutrients in almond milk include potassium, magnesium, manganese, selenium and zinc – it’s chock-full of good stuff.

The products:

MOISTURE SMOOTHIE SHAMPOO

-Perfectly cleanses without stripping hair

-Restores hydration levels in dull, dry, thirsty hair

-Helps minimize breakage and shedding

-Infused with nourishing vitamins and nutrients

-Improves elasticity

MOISTURE SMOOTHIE CONDITIONER

-Nourishes and softens hair

-Restores hydration levels in dull, dry, thirsty hair

-Infused with nourishing vitamins and nutrients

-Improves elasticity and hair breakage

THE BOUNCE BACK (MANGO BUTTER + AGAVE + CARROT OIL)

Sometimes your hair needs a little extra love. Maybe it’s moisture levels have been depleted, or it’s seen its fair share of overworking. Our replenishing The Bounce Back formula works to minimize hair breakage, improve elasticity and restore a healthy shine and bounce back into hair. Think of it as your hair’s very own personal hero.

The ingredients:

MANGO BUTTER

If your hair is longing for a drink of hydration, Mango Butter is the perfect moisture-restorer. Packed with fatty acids and loads of beneficial vitamins, Mango Butter is great nutrient-rich food that works to soften the hair and prevent any kind of damage from the external environment.

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AGAVE

A super-soothing hair humectant, Agave feeds your skin moisture and gives it a lustrous shine. A great benefit of Agave Nectar is the large molecules it is comprised of: polysaccharides, which have hydroxyl groups that make them attract water to nourish dry, thirsty hair.

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CARROT OIL

Carrot Oil is magic. It plods away to stimulate the growth of new cells and is a natural source of vitamins A, E and beta-carotene – meaning dry tresses and scalps get to soak up some much-needed moisture.

The products:

THE BOUNCE BACK SHAMPOO

– Restores natural luster and shine

– Cleanses without stripping

– Gently rinses away impurities & product build-up for bouncy, more manageable hair

– Volume support

– Infused with nourishing vitamins and nutrients

THE BOUNCE BACK CONDITIONER

– Moisturizes without adding build-up

– Hydrates and balances

– Infused with nourishing vitamins and nutrients

– Leaves hair feeling revitalized and refreshed

HEALING POWER MASQUE (AVOCADO + BANANA OIL + COCONUT MILK + HONEY)

In this hair-worshipping, scalp-saving, hair ‘masque’ recipe – we combine the power of nature’s best healing and moisturizing oils to restore health and life to love-deprived hair.

The ingredients:

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AVOCADO

Avocado loves your hair just as much as you love avocado. With incredible powers in rejuvenating and moisturizing the scalp, Avocado is a rich source of proteins, amino acids and vitamins – meaning it helps soothe the scalp and promotes long, strong, healthy hair and strand growth.

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BANANA OIL

Banana Oil is rich in potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates and vitamins which help in softening the hair and protecting its natural elasticity – all while preventing split ends and breakage. Banana Oil promotes manageability, shine, growth and works to keep dandruff under control by deeply moisturizing the scalp.

As for the Coconut and Honey, we’ve already covered the immense healing powers of those above – so you already know how effective they are on your hair.

Product benefits:

– Deeply penetrates to intensely hydrate and rejuvenate dry, damaged hair

– Nature’s miracle formula to soften, balance, and intensely hydrate stressed-out hair

– Restores luster and shine

– Leaves hair feeling soft, shiny, and healthy

– Helps promote a healthy scalp

6 benefits of honey you didn’t know about

There’s nothing we love more than finding new uses for seemingly standard pantry items. And honey is one of the very best multi-purpose foods we can think of.

Before sugar as we know it today was introduced into society, honey was commonly used as the (natural) sweetener of choice. And, did you know that historically, this sweeter-than-sweet substance has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for an array of things – it has bucket loads of great health benefits.

Packed with therapeutic properties, the benefits of honey vary from skincare to lowering blood-sugar levels.

Honey has, quite literally, hundreds of benefits – many of them very well documented. But here are 6 great ones you may not necessarily know about yet.

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It’s an effective cough medicine.

Who knew curing a pesky cough was as easy as a spoonful of honey? Considered a natural cough medicine, it helps to relieve itchiness and discomfort in your throat by developing a protective layer. In fact, clinical research has shown that raw honey can be just as effective as dextromethorphan – an active ingredient in most traditional forms of cough medicines.

It can reduce allergies.

Allergies getting in the way of your day-to-day? Honey to the rescue! Containing pollen spores that were picked up by bees from different flowers, honey will slowly add allergens to your body – working kind of like a natural anti-allergy vaccine. To make it work, try having a teaspoon of raw honey every morning a month before pollen season hits.

It fights infections.

Honey is powerful. Some might even say it has super powers. It fights the good fight, and infections are one of its main enemies in combat. Before penicillin was popular, honey was used to fight skin infections and heal wounds – all thanks to its antibacterial, anti fungal, and antioxidant properties.

It can cure eye diseases.

Back in the day (like way, way back), Egyptians discovered that honey can play a part in curing eye disease. Applying honey on your eyes can improve sight, prevent loss of eye-sight, cure redness, eye infections and conjunctivitis.

It can cure acne.

Blemish sufferers rejoice, the cure you’ve been searching for may just be sitting pretty in your pantry. Honey can help you rid yourself of acne by absorbing impurities from the pores – it’s a soothing antiseptic.

It’s wonderful for healthy hair.

To round off our list of the magical benefits of honey, we have hair health. Yes – honey can help to restore strength and shine to dull, dry hair. And, it can help you get rid of dandruff by restoring moisture and reviving hair follicles. Perfect.

7 natural ingredients that keep acne-prone skin clear

Acne. Zits. Spots. Breakouts. Whatever you want to call them, it’s safe to say – those pesky little bumps are something we could all do without.

When you slide out of your teenage years and slip into adulthood, you expect to be completely acne-free. After all, we’ve been taught that zits only affect hormonal teenagers, right? Wrong. So, so very wrong.

Acne-prone skin can be hard to handle. It can deplete your self esteem and leave you feeling like you just don’t want to leave the house. It makes you feel out of control. And often helpless (especially when you feel like you’ve tried every product on the shelves and every trick in the book.)

But there are small things you can add to your diet and skincare routine to care for acne-prone skin – and they’re probably hiding in your pantry. In turn – you’ll reduce the amount of breakouts that pop up like unexpected visitors and overstay their welcome.

Banish blemishes with these 7 easy-to-follow, clear-skin tips.

Cucumber

You know the phrase ‘cool as a cucumber’? There’s a good reason for that. Cucumber has magical cooling and soothing properties – its astringent properties help to reduce inflammation caused by acne and speeds up the healing process. Plus, it’ll keep your complexion’s pH balance in tact.

How to use it?

Apply cooled cucumber juice onto skin with a cotton pad. Drinking the cucumber juice daily will help too!

 

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

We at Raw Sugar are OBSESSED with ACV. It’s great for your gut and one of the best pantry ingredients for winning the war against breakouts. It works as a toner with its antibacterial and antiseptic properties which clear the pores of bacteria and oil.

How to use it?

Drink a shot every morning! You can also dilute one part ACV to two parts water and apply to skin via a cotton pad after cleansing and before moisturizing.

 

 

Lemon

Lemon, aka nature’s skincare savior, is full of acne-fighting goodness. It contains L-ascorbic acid, a powerful astringent that works to dry out spots. What’s even better is that its antibacterial properties fight acne-producing bacteria – getting right to source.

How to use it?

Drink a glass of lemon water every day! You can also apply freshly-squeezed lemon juice to affected areas once a day.

Coconut oil

We’re nuts for coconuts. And why wouldn’t we be? It’s jam-packed with antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant properties that ward-off acne-triggering bacteria and microbes. All while keeping your skin hydrated and well-fed.

How to use it?

After cleansing, simply apply a small amount of extra-virgin coconut oil to your skin (trust us – a little goes a long way!).

Honey

With its potent antibiotic properties, honey is a delicious at-home anti-acne remedy. It works to eliminate the bacteria that causes breakouts, and has anti-inflammatory properties help heal and reduce redness, swelling and inflammation. Pretty sweet, huh?

How to use it?

Apply a small amount of organic honey to the skin – almost like a face mask. Allow it to absorb for 10-15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal can be used as an effective yet gentle exfoliator for acne-prone skin. It deeply cleanses your pores and absorbs excess oil –and gets rid of dead skin cells which can lead to nasty scarring.

How to use it?

Form a paste with one tablespoon of oatmeal and a little bit of milk. Massage gently into your skin and rinse off with warm water.

Turmeric

In every way possible, turmeric is golden. It’s SO full of incredible body-worshipping goodness and has countless health benefits – one of which is its anti-acne properties. The compound curcumin found in turmeric has antimicrobial activity that stops acne-causing bacteria in its tracks. It also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help heal acne and scars.

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