Q: How do I use SUCREMOR?
A: Take about half a teaspoon into the palm of your hand. Next, add water until you reach your desired consistency. Adding more water will soften the grains. Gently apply mixture to face until the grains dissolve. Rise off with warm water. For best results, use morning and night.
Q: Can I use SUCREMOR every day?
A: Yes, Sucremor is safe to use every day. In fact, in order to maximize its benefits we encourage you to make it a part of your daily beauty routine!
Q: Does SUCREMOR contain additives or preservatives?
A: No, all of our products are formulated with all-natural ingredients. We do not use any synthetic preservatives.
Q: How should SUCREMOR be stored?
A: Store Sucremor in a cool place away from high temperatures, high humidity, and direct sunlight. If water gets in the container, the sugar may dissolve and harden, so take care to keep it dry. If stored on its side or at an angle, oil may also leak from the container. Also, don't leave it out without the lid, because the sugar may attract ants or other bugs.
Q: How is SUCREMOR different from a salt scrub?
A: When we think of scrubs we tend to think of salt, but Sucremor is made with sugar produced in Hokkaido. Sugar isn’t as harsh on your skin as salt, and is suitable for use on all types of skin. In addition, as each and every grain of sugar is coated with plant oils (using a U.S. patented process), the rough edges of the grains do not scratch directly against the skin — as a result, Sucremor is ideal to care for the face and other sensitive skin.
Q: What are sugar beets?
A: The sugar beet, also known as "beetroot" or "sweet radish", is a vegetable root native to colder regions and contains an equally high concentration of sucrose (sugar).
Sugar beets have been cultivated in Japan for centuries, but the plant only grows in the northern island of Hokkaido. The crystallized sugar extracted from the Hokkaido plant is called beet sugar and is one of the primary active ingredients used in our products.
While pure sugar looks similar, its properties can differ depending on how it is produced. Cane sugar produced under hot and humid conditions tends to have a cooling effect on the body, whereas beet sugar produced in cold conditions provides our bodies with warmth.
Health & Safety
Q: How does SUCREMOR help clear my skin?
A: Functional testing has confirmed Hokkaido beet sugar has excellent moisturizing and anti-bacterial properties: it is readily absorbed into the skin’s outer layer, where it regulates moisture and sebum balance, softening and removing the dead skin cells at the skin’s surface, and thus unclogging the pores and leading to clearer skin.
Q: Can I use SUCREMOR on sensitive skin?
A: Sucremor's founder first developed sugaring in order to relieve her daughter’s eczema. After receiving advice from a friend, she was struck by sugar’s effectiveness in healing her daughter´s condition. After learning that sugar promotes skin cell regeneration and prevents bacteria, she set on a journey to create a gentle skin care product that was safe and completely free from artificial colors, fragrances and preservatives.
It is perfectly safe to use on sensitive skin, to treat eczema, and for use on babies. For more details, check out our feature on the Our Story page. If you have sensitive skin, Sucremor is perfect for you!
Q: Is sugar good for the skin?
A: Sugar has been used in medicine for centuries for its holistic healing abilities. In addition to its preservative and anti-bacterial properties, sugar also promotes cell regeneration, which is why it has traditionally been used to heal bruises and cuts. In fact, it is still used today as the main ingredient in some bedsore creams.
To explain in more familiar terms, let’s recall that sugar is commonly used in cooking to soften certain foods — for example, it is well known that boiling dried beans with sugar makes them soft and plump. The Japanese call this technique “the law of cooking beans”, and sugar can do the same for your skin! Sugar has exceptional moisturizing properties: it can soften dead skin cells, stimulating the skin’s metabolism while reinforcing its barrier function. This miracle skincare ingredient provides immediate relief for dryness, which is said to be at the root of a whole host of skin problems.
Q: What should I do if my skin reacts badly to SUCREMOR?
A: If your skin reacts badly to any cosmetic, stop using it right away. Our products are all-natural and are designed to be safe and gentle on your skin. Problems should not arise with normal use, but there may be certain individuals who find that their skin does not react well to Sucremor products. Some of these reactions may in fact be temporary symptoms caused by outside factors, such as sickness or changes in the weather. If you experience any itching, redness, swelling, rash-like symptoms, or irritation while using or after using our products, please stop use and see your dermatologist. Please avoid using Sucremor on damaged skin, such as scratched or swollen areas.