Benefits of Sugar in Skincare

Tori Douglas

Global Digital

3 min read

Skincare Education

Discover the benefits of sugar in skincare, a natural humectant that prevents moisture loss, in lip care, bodycare, and skincare.


Sugar has long been pegged as an obstacle to clear, smooth, and healthy-looking skin. But we’re here to straighten things out and let you know the benefits of sugar when used in skincare, bodycare, and lip care (instead of eaten in the form of sweet treats and chocolate bars), sugar has plenty of skin-enhancing benefits that you will love.

First, sugar is a natural humectant known to prevent moisture loss. So if you struggle with dry skin, using sugar skincare, bodycare, or lip care can work to help hydrate and maintain your skin’s moisture. Second, due to the small size and rounded texture of sugar particles, sugar makes for the perfect physical exfoliant. It gently exfoliates the skin’s surface while its humectant properties help restore natural oils during the exfoliating process. Crazy about sugar? We are, too. That’s why sugar is the star ingredient in a variety of our lip care, skincare, and bodycare products. Discover our favorites to sweeten your routine.

Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash

This gentle exfoliating face wash refines pores, smoothes the skin surface, and softens. The non-stripping face exfoliant and face wash hybrid whisks away deep impurities and makeup while smoothing texture and delivering lasting moisture. The efficacious formula is powered by smoothing white sugar granules, softening grapeseed oil, and complexion-improving strawberry extract for deeply cleansed, healthy-looking complexion.

Sugar Face Polish Exfoliator

This exfoliating 2-in-1 face mask and face scrub refines texture, softens, and smoothes the skin. The gentle exfoliating face treatment is enriched with smoothing brown sugar, softening grapeseed oil, hydrating plum seed oil, and brightening and soothing strawberries to deliver smooth, radiant skin. When your skin needs extra love post cleansing, swipe on for up to 10 minutes and enjoy the velvety soft benefits after rinsing.

Sugar Advanced Therapy Treatment Lip Balm

This hydrating lip balm delivers lasting moisture while protecting lips from dryness and repairing the look of damaged lips. We formulated our intensive lip treatment with conditioning and softening sugar, protective orange extract, smoothing sea fennel extract, and hydrating hyaluronic acid for visibly healthy-looking lips. This deeply nourishing lip balm can be used all day or post lip exfoliation for continued lip care. Swipe on for instant replenishment and clinical care that your lips deserve.

Sugar Lip Polish Exfoliator

This hydrating lip exfoliant is formulated to gently buff dry flakes, smooth lip texture, and deliver immediate moisture. It's powered by moisturizing and refining brown sugar and nourishing oils to blanket lips with care while restoring their healthy look. Dry lips are no match for this lip care routine must-have. Swipe on as the first step in your lip care routine and follow with a lip serum and lip balm for continued intensive lip care.

Brown Sugar Bath & Shower Gel

This nourishing, non-stripping body wash delivers a deep clean and lasting softness. Lather on and revel in nourishing shea butter and protective vitamin C and vitamin E. Our invigorating brown sugar gel revitalizes the skin and delivers a sensorial scent of citrus fruit extracts.

Brown Sugar Body Polish Exfoliator

This gentle body scrub buffs away dead skin cells & dry skin while deeply hydrating and smoothing from head to toe. Our award-winning body exfoliator is enriched with moisturizing and exfoliating brown sugar, brightening citrus oil, and toning ginseng root to smooth, soften, and brighten. This nourishing sugar scrub can be used daily or whenever you want to add an extra indulgent step into your bodycare routine.

Discover more Sugar-powered skincare, lip care, and bodycare for sweet self-care.

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Tori Douglas

Global Digital

Written by Tori Douglas for Fresh. Tori is a NYC-based digital and brand strategist. Tori has worked for various publications and brands such as Kiehl's, The Body Shop, Deux Hommes Magazine, and Elite Daily with her expertise lying in the fashion & beauty space.