We’re so often told that if we want beautifully clear, radiant skin, sugar is the enemy.
A sugary diet can cause inflammation in the skin, speed up the ageing process and even intensify the visible effects of acne and rosacea.
However, a recent influx of skincare products, promising to give your skin a well needed boost, contain various sugars. Whether in its physical granular form or as an extract, sugar might just be the secret to the skin of your dreams and boasts many beautifying benefits.
Sugar is a natural humectant meaning it draws moisture from its surroundings into the skin and helps to retain any moisture the skin absorbs.
Products which contain sugar and its derivatives actually hydrate the complexion and help to keep moisture in the skin leaving it a smooth and plump.
The REN Flash Hydro-Boost Instant Plumping Emulsion utilises the hydrating properties of sugar-derived Xylitol to instantly moisturise and plump the skin for a smoother, more youthful complexion. Moisture levels are boosted as Xylitol helps to draw in moisture and actively protect against water loss in the skin.
Similarly, the Z Balance Prebiotic and Probiotic Facial Mist from Zelens works to restore moisture to the complexion, calming and soothing the skin for a hydrated, even finish. Infused with a nourishing blend of Sugar-Molecules, the Facial Mist supports the natural production of collagen and elastin, strengthening the skin and revealing a brighter, smoother visage.