INTRODUCING ‘THE BEAUTY REGIMEN’

Nourish your skin to nurture yourself.

Hey, there, sugar. Did you know that one of the largest detoxification organs on our bodies is actually our skin? That means it’s just as important to show the same level of care to the skin on our bodies as we do to the skin on our faces.

Our philosophy has always been that simpler is better. That’s why we use pure, natural ingredients, organic extracts, and carefully-crafted products – and, we were even the first in the to introduce ColdPress Technology® into the beauty-sphere. So when it comes to nourishing complexions in a pure yet potent way – we’ve got you covered, top to toe.

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In fact (*EXCITING NEWS ALERT*), we’re introducing a new member to the Raw Sugar family; and it’s called The Beauty Regimen. The Beauty Regimen is an uplifting, nutrient-rich, detoxifying, purifying and soothing set of skin-worshipping goodies that includes a Sugar Scrub (to brighten and rejuvenate), a Bath Fizzer (to feed, relax and comfort), and a Body Butter (for deep moisturization and hydration).

The Beauty Regimen was formulated by our fussy skincare creators in sunny California to make your everyday body-care routine that much more seamless (and to make you GLOW like the goddess you are!). It’s a one-stop-shop of wholesome, vitamin-packed goodness – designed to infuse your skin with everything it needs to be healthy, happy and radiant; naturally.

As well as a Raw Coconut + Mango variety (whose benefits you can read all about here), and a Pineapple + Maqui Berry + Coconut variety – whose wonderful myriad of benefits you can learn all about below.

PINEAPPLE

A natural exfoliator

Pineapples are abundant in AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) that work to exfoliate and gently remove dead cells. This delicious-smelling tropical fruit helps to renew and refresh the skin – revealing a brighter, clearer, healthier complexion.

It’s soothing and calming

There’s a key active enzyme in pineapple called bromelain. Bromelain is an effective anti-inflammatory substance that works to soothe and calm the skin.

Vitamin C rich

Pineapples are rich in Vitamin C, which helps in cell and tissue repair and even boosts collagen production. This helps with skin elasticity and firmness. The antioxidants in pineapples work to keep free radicals away from happy, healthy skin cells.

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MAQUI BERRY

Superfood for the skin

The Maqui berry (pronounced mah’ key) is a true superfood for the skin. Considered to be one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits in the world — Maqui berries have up to 300% more Anthocyanins and nearly 150% more Polyphenols than any other fruit or vegetable. It’s these unmatched Anthocyanins and Polyphenols levels that make the Maqui berry powerful in healing and smoothing out the skin.

COCONUT

Pure, natural moisture

Dry skin, be gone – coconut oil is among the best moisturizing ingredients out there. It’s easily absorbed by your skin and seeps right into your pores – deeply and throughly hydrating it.

Vitamin E infused

Vitamin E is incredibly powerful at protecting skin cells from damage, and the Vitamin E in coconut oil works to soothe and calm the skin.

It’s full of protein, antiviral and anti-fungal benefits

The antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties of coconut oil are directly attributed to the fatty acids in the oil, which include capric acid, caprylic acid, and lauric acid. This helps heal the skin and leave it feeling soft and refreshed. Coconut oil is also really abundant in a variety of different proteins. These proteins work to keep skin healthy and rejuvenated – inside and out.

Skin-loving benefits of oatmeal

Did you know that one of the best ever sensitive-skin soothers is hiding in your pantry right now?

Many people don’t. But the truth is that oatmeal is a wholesome way to feed your skin, with a wide variety of amazing skin-nourishing benefits.

Oats have been part of regular skincare regimens for centuries, being documented as far back in history as 2000 BC – and, oatmeal is one of the very few natural ingredients to get the stamp of approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

To get a little more specific, oatmeal – which is a natural product that has been ground or milled from oat grains, is exceptionally rich in vitamins, minerals, and lipids. It also brims with the natural goodness of antioxidant properties – so it’s the ideal healer for sensitive skin.

So while you may enjoy a decadent serving of warm oatmeal for breakfast in the mornings, you can also enjoy the potent benefits it offers your skin when applied topically. If you’re a sensitive-skinned sugar, oatmeal will help calm, clean and nurture your skin in a pure but powerful way.

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AMINO ACIDS

Oatmeal is blessed with an impressive 18 different amino acids – vital to healthy, glowing skin. These magical little building blocks help to heal the skin and body – rebuilding tissue and renewing skin. Your skin is very good at absorbing amino acids from oatmeal, making it the perfect ingredient in moisturizers and cleansers.

RELIEVER

Just like a warm bowl of oats makes you feel better when you’re down, it does the same for your skin when it’s feeling less than chipper. For sensitive skin that needs some tender love and relief, oatmeal has wonderful soothing properties that calm and relax the complexion.

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CLEANSER

Oatmeal is super-effective at cleaning your skin while remaining gentle. Due to its saponin content, oatmeal is a natural skin cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils or dry it out.

MOISTURIZING

When combines with other hydrating ingredients, oatmeal is a natural and gentle moisturiser. Oatmeal is a humectant, which basically means that it assists your complexion in keeping moisture locked in. It’s one of Mother Nature’s best skin-loving ingredients for dewy, glowing, happy skin.

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EXFOLIATING

Oatmeal has a lovely texture – grainy and thick, which makes it a naturally effective exfoliant. It helps your skin shed dry and dead skin cells to make room for fresh, healthy, new ones. It helps renew and rejuvenate your complexion without being overly harsh or aggressive – perfect for treating sensitive skin with care.

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6 reasons why you need to try our new Hair Masque

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Are you a bit puzzled as to why you might need a hair mask if you’re perfectly happy just using your shampoo and conditioner?

Please, allow us to guide you into the wonderful world of hair masks – and describe exactly why our new Healing Power Hair Masque is not just a haircare luxury, but a necessity.

And just a quick tidbit to remember, hair masks aren’t a new trend – people all over the world having massaging masks into the their locks for centuries!

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1. Protection

We put our hair through a lot. There’s blowdrying and straightening, curling and gunky product. There’s coloring and bleaching, and let’s not dismiss the damage that can happen from bad hair elastics. But, our Healing Power Hair Masque has come to the rescue. One of its main ingredients is Banana Oil, which is rich in potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates and vitamins – all working to help soften the hair and protect its hair natural elasticity, preventing it from breaking.

2. Growth

Did you know that your hair has it’s own personal breaking point? Everyone’s does. It’s the length your strands get to where they’d rather fall out than grow any longer. But the stronger your strands are, the longer your hair will grow before splitting. If you’re trying to get a few more inches out of your hair, our Hair Masque will help get you there. It goes straight into the roots for a deep, intense conditioning treatment – meaning your hair will gradually get stronger and grow longer.

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3. Restoration

If your hair’s been feeling a little flat (or weak, frizzy, unmanageable, etc…), a Hair Masque will help restore it back to its happy, healthy old self. Using nature’s most reparative natural ingredients and processing them through ColdPress Technology® – our Hair Masque is filled with natural oils that work super hard to heal your hair, and it gets right to the root of the problem, too. Your tresses will come out of the shower looking visibly stronger, healthier and glossier. Yes, please!

4. Hydration

Hydration is key for healthy, shiny hair. The Avocado Oil in this Hair Masque is moisturization central – it helps hydrate and rejuvenate the scalp. A rich source of proteins, amino acids and vitamins – Avocado Oil works to soothe the scalp and promotes long, strong, healthy hair. It deeply penetrates, meaning your hair is healthy from the inside out.

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5. Shine

Unlike just your ordinary conditioner, our Hair Masque works its way deep into the hair cuticle – rather than just working the surface. Its bucket-load of hair-saving vitamins and nutrients deeply nourish hair –and restore lustre and shine

Masks contain vital nutrients that will help bring your hair back to life. They help nourish dry locks and provide a serious dose of moisture. Eventually, you’ll notice that your hair becomes softer, silkier and more manageable. Use hair masks twice a week if you want hair that looks beautiful and fabulous.

6. Manageability

Hard-to-manage hair can be hard to live it. It’s frustrating and time-consuming, and we can’t have a busy lady like you fussing and fretting with unruly locks every morning. That’s where Hair Masque comes in – because masks are the unsung heroes in the realm of hair manageability, and ours is particularly powerful with its secret weapon of Banana Oil – which creates order, shine, growth and even controls dandruff! It’s our little miracle formula is restoring balance and control to disorderly tresses.

Do you have sensitive skin?

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We answer the 7 most frequently asked questions about this delicate skin type.

Love it or hate it, if you have sensitive skin – you have to take care of it. It requires a little extra attention and a tad bit more patience. But if you play your cards right, youe sensitive skin will become a total non-issue. In fact, you can even use it to your favor!

Here, we answer the 7 most frequently asked questions about sensitive skin.

1. What exactly constitutes ‘sensitive skin’?

There are a variety of factors at play to making up what people call sensitive skin. But put simply, sensitive skin reacts unpleasantly to skincare products and chemicals. When diagnosing sensitive skin, dermatologists look for: skin reactions such as redness, bumps or erosion, very dry texture, or a tendency towards heavy blushing.

2. How do I know if I have it?

If it’s common for your skin to get irritate or feel uncomfortable after using over-the-counter skincare, you probably have sensitive skin.

The best way to find out, of course, is to check in with a dermatologist. 

3. What should I look for in skincare products to ensure they don’t irritate my sensitive skin? 

Products designed specifically for sensitive skin are usually your friends. Also look for products that contain no parabens or sulfates – and that are made up of mostly natural ingredients. 

Try to avoid products with harsh chemicals and way too many ingredients on their lists. 

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4. When using a new product, how should I test for skin reactions?

Patch testing is the way to go – after all, it’s better to be safe than sorry! When you get a new product, place a small amount behind your war for a few days. If your skin reacts well, try the same thing along your temple. If you don’t get irritated skin, the product should be safe to use.

5. How can I protect my sensitive skin against harsh weather conditions?

We hate to sound lime your mother, but you MUST wear suncream all year round. It’s a non negotiable. And make sure it’s one thats at least SPF 30+.

In the summer, you should generally try to avoid sunbathing and spending long periods of time in the hot sun – even if you have applied your SPF. UV rays are highly damaging and particularly so on your sensitive skin.

In the winter, try not to overheat your home. Have a good moisturizer on hand for skin and body to keep it hydrated, and always wash with paraben and sulfate free cleansers. 

6. Is sensitive skin genetic? 

It would appear that yes, sensitive skin and its associated conditions (includong rosacea and eczema) are inherited. 

7. What are the best tips for caring for my sensitive skin? 

Use skincare that has been specifically designed for your skin type. These products should be soap-free and light on harsh chemicals to avoid overworkinf your skin. When cleansing, be gentle – and avoid using chunky scrubs and exfoliators. 

Also, hydration is key. Stay on top of your moisturizing schedule and your skin will thank you for it.

PS – DID YOU KNOW that Raw Sugar is launching a BRAND NEW line of skincare created especially for SENSITIVE SKIN? Yup! It’s made with natural, soothing, nourishing ingredients made to love and care for sensitive skin! More info coming soon… WATCH THIS SPACE, sensitive-skinned sisters! 

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Crafted and produced in sunny SoCal, Raw Sugar Living is a natural lifestyle brand on a mission to promote clean and healthy living through products that are good for the body and nourish the soul.

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