SKINFOOD’ s Black Sugar Cleansing skin care line is an exfoliating and moisturizing cleansing line with organic black sugar. Black sugar is enriched with vitamins and minerals to hydrate and nourish skin. Dead skin cells are scrubbed away, leaving skin soft and glowing.
The black sugar sourced by SKINFOOD is not actually black, but a dark brown sugar. The brown color derives from the amount of molasses, a syrup separated out from sugar after the refining process. While most commercial brown sugar is just refined white sugar coated with molasses, black sugar is unrefined, leaving behind more of the natural benefits. Enriched with vitamins and minerals and organically farmed without pesticides, it’ s sweet to the taste and to the touch!
Take It With A Grain Of...Sugar?
Sugar is a natural exfoliant. With its grainy texture, it’ s the perfect ingredient to heighten the scrubbing action that removes dead skin cells, which can clog pores and make your complexion look dull.
Black sugar would be considered a physical type of exfoliation. Also known as manual or mechanical exfoliation, it relies on a rubbing action (aka friction) and physical contact with a substrate to loosen and remove dead skin cells. On the other hand (pun intended), there are chemical exfoliants that include such ingredients as acids, retinol, and enzymes, which can have different, more targeted effects on skin. If you prefer a physical exfoliator, we recommend the Black Sugar Mask Wash Off and if you prefer a chemical exfoliator, try the Black Sugar Perfect Splash Mask.
If you have a sensitive skin type, you should always be careful to try exfoliants on a small patch of skin to test for any skin irritations or reactions before using on your entire face or body.
Sugar is also a natural humectant, which means that it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. So when you use our Black Sugar Mask Wash Off, you’ re hydrating your skin and helping it to retain moisture, two effective ways to treat signs of aging. You’ ll also be helping to save the environment! The primary exfoliating agent in many popular beauty brands involve microbeads, tiny plastic particles which act as the friction substrate. As of 2015, these microbeads, which have been popping up in concerning numbers in water sources, such as the Great Lakes, have been banned.
SKINFOOD makes it easy for you to nourish your skin and do the planet a solid at the same time. You’ re welcome.
Do I Want Something Sweet Or Salty?
Exfoliation scrubs away a topical layer of skin, which encourages newer skin cells to the surface. These skin cells are more prone to damage - think of how soft a baby’ s skin is. Give your newly-scrubbed skin the TLC it needs with a sugar scrub, rather than a salt scrub. Sugar granules are generally smaller than salt granules, so they are gentler on skin. And remember, salt is a desiccant, the opposite of a humectant. It’ s just a fancy word for something that pulls water out, not in.
Sweet As Sugar And Twice As Nice
SKINFOOD’ s Black Sugar products are our best-selling and most beloved skin care line. Here are some suggestions to sweeten your skin care routine:
Black Sugar Mask Wash Off - Our Most Popular Product!
An exfoliating and hydrating mask wash off with black sugar granules. Black sugar is rich in vitamins and minerals and restores nutrients and moisture to skin. The mask leaves skin moisturized, soft, and free of dead skin cells. SHOP NOW
Black Sugar Honey Mask Wash Off
A mask wash off featuring organic black sugar granules for exfoliation, and rich honey that softens skin for a clean, smooth complexion. This mask leaves skin nourished with a honey kissed glow. SHOP NOW
Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash Off
A fresh strawberry twist on our classic Black Sugar Mask Wash Off. Strawberry seeds and sugar granules exfoliate skin, while strawberry extracts nourish and moisturize skin. This mask leaves a soft strawberry scent and a smooth, clear face. SHOP NOW
Black Sugar Perfect Essential Scrub 2X
An exfoliating mask & scrub containing black sugar, rice wine, and fruit extracts that gently exfoliates skin for a brighter and smoother complexion. SHOP NOW
Black Sugar Perfect Cleansing Oil
An oil type cleanser rich in mineral black sugar, refined rice wine, and botanicals for gentle makeup removal and a smooth nourished complexion. SHOP NOW
Black Sugar Perfect Cleansing Cream
A deep cleansing cream that transforms from a rich creamy texture to a silky oil to remove heavy makeup and impurities. SHOP NOW
Black Sugar Perfect Bubble Foam
A bubble foam enriched with black sugar that gently removes impurities and provides a moist finish with its soft foam. Performs as the second act of the double cleanse - following a oil-based cleanser - or stands on its own as a mild yet effective cleanse. SHOP NOW
Black Sugar Perfect Scrub Foam
A gentle and effective scrub foam featuring black sugar granules, refined rice wine, and botanical oils. It works to remove dead skin cells and leave a smooth, flawless complexion. Fine black sugar granules gently remove impurities, while creamy foam soothes any irritation for the perfect cleanse. SHOP NOW
Black Sugar Perfect First Serum
A hydrating toning treatment serum that combines black sugar & refined rice wine to gently soften skin for a fresh dewy finish. For all skin types, try The Essential. For oily skin, try The Light. For sensitive skin, try The Mild. SHOP NOW
Black Sugar Perfect Reset Cream
A soft cream that comfortably wraps skin with moist 30% black sugar extract, refined rice wine, and PHA to smooth and clear skin. Made with niacinamide, it helps to brighten and reset skin for an even complexion. SHOP NOW