First, a little bit of information about exfoliation. Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, as dead skin doesn't shed completely. Your skin naturally cycles and does it's best to shed dead skin cells and reveal younger cells. You can assist you skin exfoliation by either of the two types of exfoliation:
Chemical - are acids that break down the bonds of the top layer of dead skin cells. The includes enzymes (including fruit enzymes), Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA's) like Lactic Acid and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA's) such as Salicylic Acid.
Mechanical/ Physical - involves utilizing a slightly rough surface ( like a washcloth, a face scrubber or cleansing brush) OR exfoliating substances (such as sugar, salt or coffee, for example) to physically sheer and loosen the top layer of dead skin.
Scrubs are an essential part of exfoliating, revealing beautiful, glowing , soft, smooth skin. In the 2020 Holiday Collection, are three amazing sugar and sugar & salt scrubs to choose from. But don't forget about our classic Lemon Poppyseed Sugar Scrub . Here are some of the amazing skin benefits from our key ingredients of Soul Concept Scrubs:
Sugar is a natural humectant, which means it draws moisture from the environment and locks it into the skin. Sugar is a wonderful exfoliator, which helps to remove dead skin cells from your hands, feet and body.
Stearic Acid is a fatty acid used as an emollient and emulsifier. It has been shown to protect skin's surface against water loss and help shore up skin's protective barrier.
Emulsifying Wax acts as a binding agent for oil and water, so that they can mix and blend together.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that may be effective at reducing UV damage in skin. And vitamin E applied topically may help nourish and protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals.
🍬White Peppermint Patty Sugar Scrub- The cooling, minty fragrance, combined with cocoa butter and a hint of vanilla will leave your senses invigorated and your skin completely loving its revitalization. Here are the benefits of the oil and butter combination:
Cocoa Butter - high in fatty acids, which is why it's known for its ability to hydrate and nourish the skin and improve elasticity. The fat in cocoa butter forms a protective barrier over skin to hold in moisture. Cocoa butter is also rich in natural plant compounds called phytochemicals, that are known to be essential for healthy skin.
Caprylis Oil - creates a barrier on the skin's surface, which helps to reduce skin dryness by decreasing the loss of moisture while leaves a non-greasy after-touch on skin.
❄️Sweet Vanilla Frost Sugar Scrub- The rich vanilla extract, together with a bit of earthiness and a hint of spearmint, gives this luxurious body scrub a scent that will linger and tantalize the senses. Together with the addition of kokum butter and sweet almond oil, this sugar scrub will leave your skin exfoliated and nourished. Here are the benefits of the oil and butter combination:
Kokum Butter - Highly moisturizing, kokum butter helps heal dry and cracked skin especially lips, elbows, knees and soles of feet. Kokum butter is rich in essential fatty acids, which softens the skin and helps promote elasticity, aiding in improving the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
Sweet Almond Oil - known for its benefits of nourish and repair dry skin, reduce appearance of scars and reverse appearance of sun damage.
🎄Winter Spirit Sugar & Salt Scrub- Blending the citrus of orange with spruce, cassia and birch to enrich the senses, with the coconut oil and orange wax, sugar & salt. Created to indulge your senses and skin. Here are the benefits of the oil and butter combination:
Coconut Oil - helps bolster your skin's protective barrier layer, trapping moisture inside and keeping skin supple and hydrated. Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties, making it beneficial for irritated, chafed skin and known to increases collagen production.
Orange Wax - Orange peel wax has powerful skin soothing and anti-irritant properties, making it ideal for soothing dry, itchy skin. It is so versatile, known for anti-cellulite properties and as an effective free radical scavenger.
Scrubs are $5.00 OFF, till Dec 4th, so order yours today! Give the gift of Natural Self-care this year, to others and yourself, and celebrate the UNIQUE BEAUTY of YOU!
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