Sugar (Sucrose) is a gentle abrasive ingredient in scrubs. It's a natural humectant, so it retains moisture and ensures skin is kept hydrated, making it ideal for delicate and sensitive skin, especially because it melts away upon contact with water. Sugar is also known to be a natural source of Glycolic Acid, also known as an AHA, which helps to break down dead, flaky skin and helps support cell turnover.
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii - organic + unrefined) makes up the bulk of our body butter. A higher percentage of unsaponifiables than most butters and oils means it's rich in vitamins, plant sterols, minerals and other beneficial compounds. Shea Butter (or Karite Butter) softens the skin, protects it from drying out and maintains elasticity.
Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera Oil - organic + virgin) reduces inflammation and helps promote wound-healing. Coconut oil has been found to significantly reduce levels of transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and increase skin surface lipid levels. It also adds a delicious sweet and nutty backdrop for our aromatic blends.
Safflower Oil (Carthamus tinctorius - organic) composed of over 75% oleic fatty acid, safflower oil is unparalleled in its ability to moisturize the skin but it still absorbs quickly. Safflower is one of the oldest cultivated plants and dyes made from this plant have been found in Egyptian tombs