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Crystallized Sugar

Aug 31, 2016 0 Comments
Crystallized Sugar

Crystallized Sugar (Saccharum officinarum)

The TreeActiv mission is to create products that make you feel and look your best. We understand that to reach that level of being requires a balance of both physical and mental wellness. Our product lines speak for themselves, but we want to share the inspiring information on our ingredients, such as Crystallized Sugar, so that you understand why we choose only the best natural ingredients.

So, What’s Up With Crystallized Sugar?

Crystallized Sugar is commonly used as a delicious ingredient in sweets and candies, but it has even better benefits when used as a skincare ingredient. The majority of Crystallized Sugar in the United States comes from the stems of sugarcane plants and roots of sugar beets. Crystallized Sugar has three main beauty benefits: the ability to draw moisture from the air to prevent dry skin, to provide a natural source of glycolic acid to promote new skin cell growth, and its excellent topical exfoliant properties to remove dead skin cells. Crystallized Sugar’s unique ability to combine these three natural properties has made it a growing trend in the beauty industry.

Why Do We Use Crystallized Sugar In TreeActiv Products?

  • Crystallized Sugar is a natural humectant, meaning it draws water from the surrounding air into the skin and act as a natural hydrating factor to trap moisture.

  • Crystallized Sugar is a natural source of Glycolic Acid, which breaks down the “glue” that bonds old skin cells to new and healthy skin cells.  

  • Glycolic Acid is also used to treat sun-damaged and aging skin, allowing healthy skin cells to grow and replace them.

  • Crystallized Sugar is the ideal natural exfoliant - it does not cause micro-scarring like most alternatives. This makes it great for use on your face and for extra-sensitive skin types.

  • Exfoliating with Crystallized Sugar will unclog pores, regulate oil production, and reveal the healthy skin so often concealed by dead skin cells.

TreeActiv Products That Contain Crystallized Sugar:

Some Fun Facts About Crystallized Sugar:
  • Sugar is found in the fibers of all plants, as a byproduct of photosynthesis, which is the process of how plants convert sunlight into energy.

  • Harvesting sugar from different plants provides a wide range of sweetness experienced when consumed as a food.

  • Sugar is part of the carbohydrates family, which also contains fibers and starches.

  • Before sugar became widely available in the 18th Century, most people relied on honey for sweetening foods.

TreeActiv Crystalized Sugar Health Benefits