Black Sugar Perfect First Serum The Essential
A hydrating toning treatment serum that combines 30% black sugar, refined rice wine, & AHA to smooth and nourish skin for a fresh dewy finish. It has a water serum texture that deeply hydrates with a lightweight feel. Suited for all skin types!
Size: 120 ml
SKINFOOD’s Black Sugar Cleansing skincare line is an exfoliating and moisturizing cleansing line with organic black sugar. Black sugar is enriched with vitamins and minerals to hydrate and nourish the 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 colour 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 the 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.
Water, Black Sugar Extract, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Propanediol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Arginine, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), Glycolic Acid, Hizikia Fusiforme Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Salicylic Acid, Maackia Fauriei Stem Extract, Adenosine, Sucrose, Glucose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cellulose Gum, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Pca, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate Filtrate, Molasses, Caprylyl Glycol, Caramel, Fragrance