Saturday, October 5, 2013

Fresh Sugar Face Polish

Today we are returning to what seems to be my never ending obsession with collecting new products from Fresh.  I used their lip products first and then tried a few of their face products, their Black Tea Face Mask got me hooked on this line and I have been picking new items from this company up each time that I visit Sephora.  The latest product that I have been playing around with the Sugar Face Polish, I first used the Sugar Lip Polish and loved it so much that I wanted to try the product designed for my whole face.  The lip scrub exfoliated well and tasted great and I have decided that I love the entire Sugar line from Fresh.  I think I will start checking out the body products in the upcoming months.

The weather is now beginning to cool off after a very hot and humid month of September and my skin is now beginning to need products that will adapt with it.  The past few weeks were interesting in that I had to go back to using summer products much later than normal.  I have a feeling that my skin is going to change really rapidly now and start getting dry.  My skin is typically touchy in fall because of the change of the seasons and I want to use a scrub on a regular basis to try and control the changes.  I haven't used a sugar scrub on my face before but I am very happy with the results of this product and will keep using it all through winter.

The Sephora website states the following for a product description, "An all-in-one refining exfoliator and nourishing mask made with pure brown sugar and real strawberries that creates the appearance of a softer, smoother, more radiant complexion.  This innovative formula is powered by pure brown sugar, a natural humectant that seals in moisture, to gently buff away dry, dull skin. Real wild strawberries packed with vitamin C help brighten and soothe, while hydrating plum seed oil and grapeseed oil leave the skin soft and supple. An invigorating aroma from a natural blend of citrus oils further enhances the experience."

The founders of Fresh always provide more information about why these choose certain ingredients and I love learning even more about what goes into making beauty products.  "Fresh Co-founders Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg's grandmothers used sugar, a natural antiseptic, to heal their scrapes when they were children. Wanting to pass this ritual on to the world, they bottled their shared tradition, pioneering the use of sugar in the beauty industry."

The texture of this facial scrub is thick and creamy, I need about a nickel-sized amount to cover my whole face.  As with any other sugar-based products, I have to warm the product up by rubbing it in between my hands.  Sugar products work best when they are warmed up a bit and they will apply better and more evenly.  I rub the product all over my wet face and neck and then work it in evenly for about 60 seconds.  Warm water helps to dissolve the sugar easily and this scrub rinses easily and doesn't leave a residue on my skin.  I do like that it smells more like natural fruit than the chemical mix that some scrubs tend to smell like.

I have used this product twice so far and am starting with once a week use.  I might work up to twice a week use after seeing if it dries my skin out as the weather continues to cool down.  This product gets rid of dry areas and helps my skincare products to absorb better.  This scrub has not caused any adverse reaction to my skin and I have not had any issues with excess dryness or redness after use.  My skin always looks clearer and brighter after use of this scrub and I will continue to use this product for the rest of the season.

I can say that I love the Fresh brand more and more every single day and will keep picking up more products from it.  This is fast becoming a favorite skincare brand of mine!

photo courtesy of Sephora

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