Sugar is a natural humectant and as such retains moisture and keeps the skin hydrated. Because it melts when mixed with water, it is ideal for delicate and sensitive skin. Sugar is also known to be a pure, natural source of Glycolic Acid, also known as an AHA, which helps to break down dead, flaky skin and help support cell turnover. When combined with nourishing oils, sugar scrubs can be used before or during bathing for a thorough exfoliating treatment that leaves skin smooth, soft and supple. When skin is exfoliated it helps your skin care product work more effectively due to the pores being unclogged.
Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, and moisturizing.
Lavender oil is rich in antioxidants. It has antibacterial properties and as a natural antibacterial, research shows that lavender essential oil helps to prevent acne and its anti-inflammatory properties alleviate inflammation caused by acne flare-ups, bug bites, allergic reactions and skin conditions such as eczema.