Our Story 

A Skin Care Line Created From A Mother's Love 

Mari Noboritate

 

“Sweet Skin Care” — is a perfect description of our all-natural skin care line. The main ingredient in Sucremor is sugar sourced from beet vegetables native to Hokkaido, Japan.

 

Sugar on your skin? You might find the idea a little odd, but Mari Noboritate, founder of Sucremor’s parent company Abyssal Japan, first struck on the idea of using sugar for skin care while working in New York City for a cosmetics company. During her assignment in NYC, Mari was surprised to find that the winters were so dry. Even men can’t go without lip balm! One day, a coworker mentioned that she dissolves sugar in her bath to stop her skin from drying out; Mari gave it a try, and found that the sugar bath left her skin incredibly hydrated and soft. She couldn’t help but wonder whether sugar’s ultra-moisturizing effect could help her daughter’s eczema. The thought started her on a journey and led to developing a range of sugar-based skin care products. When Mari finally tried the first version of her sugar scrub on her daughter’s skin, they both saw an immediate improvement in her daughter’s comfort and frequency of itching. Within a few months, the inflammation had died down and the dark patches on her skin were fading away!

 

Mari’s mission to relieve her daughter’s dry skin led to the creation of Sucremor, a waterless sugar scrub, which was awarded a U.S. patent in 2003. We have perfected our formula to help people of all skin types without the worry of harsh chemicals! 

Why Hokkaido Beet Sugar?

 

When creating a sugar-based skin care line, it is essential to choose the right kind of sugar. After collecting and conducting comparative analysis on 200 samples of different sugar varieties from Canada, Europe and all over Japan, it was Hokkaido-grown beet sugar that came out on top. 

 

Beet sugar comes from beets (also known as “beetroot” or “sugar radish”), a variety of root vegetable that is known for its warming effect on the body. In Japan, sugar beets are only grown in Hokkaido and every step of its production is traceable — from the farmland and producer to the work history of the processing plant. It is also the world’s only non-genetically modified beet sugar, so we can take pride in knowing that it is completely safe to use. 

 

Functional testing has confirmed this variety of 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 the dead skin cells at the skin’s surface, and restoring suppleness and radiance to dry damaged skin.

About Hokkaido

 

When you think of Japan, you may picture busy megacities with boundless skyscrapers such as Tokyo, the ancient temples and palaces of Kyoto, or the small fishing villages and beaches of Okinawa. But there is another side of Japan less known to the rest of the world, but revered by the Japanese. Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan.

 

Imagine a place with vast old-growth forests, majestic mountains, crystal clear lakes, and lavender filled valleys teaming with wildlife.  A place with deep blue ponds, active volcanoes, stunning waterfalls, fertile land, and oceans abundant with life.  Imagine uninterrupted nature.

 

It is here, in Hokkaido, that Sucremor discovers its inspiration and calls its home.