We're psyched to add the Exfoliating Kentucky Bourbon All Natural Sugar Body Scrub to our product offering. Lets be completely honest, who wouldn't want to bathe in whiskey every once in awhile?
Alcohol of all varieties, while drying in high dosage, can work wonders for your skin in lower quantities. First of all, it helps to clean and refine pores. Also the natural sugars in whiskey amplify the effects it has on healthy skin.
As always, made from naturally sourced ingredients - you're not going to find all the carcinogens and chemicals that you find in other skin care products... We made sure of that when we developed it!
Cane Sugar* - good old fashion cane sugar is an underrated but widely used ingredient in cosmetic products. While some may argue that a great sugar scrub is just as enjoyable as a sugar-laden cupcake, few would argue against the fact that topical sugar use is much better for your body than internal consumption. So why is sugar so great? First, it is a natural source of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) which helps to break down connective cell bonds causing your skin cells to turn over more rapidly (resulting in the young, fresh look that great skin care products often result in). Second, sugar is a natural exfoliant that has been proven to draw moisture into the skin. So why does Giddy use so much sugar? Other than all the reasons above, sugar “sticks” better than salt scrubs meaning it doesn’t fall off your skin as easy in the shower. In turn, we also use sugar in salt scrubs for the same effect as it helps the salt in the scrub spread and stick better. Overall, whether we sell salt scrubs or sugar scrubs - sugar will always be in both.
Brown Sugar* - Organic Brown Sugar has a ton of the same benefits as organic cane sugar for your skin. Brown sugar is just a little more gentle and ideal for extremely sensitive skin. It also smells amazing. Like cane sugar, it is a natural source of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) which helps to break down connective cell bonds causing your skin cells to turn over more rapidly (resulting in the young, fresh look that great skin care products often result in). Second, brown sugar is a natural exfoliant that has been proven to draw moisture into the skin. So why does Giddy use so much sugar? Other than all the reasons above, sugar “sticks” better than salt scrubs meaning it doesn’t fall off your skin as easy in the shower. In turn, we also use sugar in salt scrubs for the same effect as it helps the salt in the scrub spread and stick better. Overall, whether we sell salt scrubs or sugar scrubs - sugar will always be in both.
Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey - What else is there to say, its WHISKEY!
Honey - it’s no secret that honey is good for you. What’s less known is how good honey is for your skin! Mary Poppins may have been more accurate in saying “a spoonful of sugar is the medicine” had she been talking about honey. It is important to ensure that your honey is raw and unpasteurized for use in skin care (as cooked honey destroys some of the useful enzymes). The darker the honey, normally, the more antioxidants. Honey is best known in the medical industry for it’s skin restorative properties and is often used as a last resort in emergency rooms to repair badly burnt skin. As an interesting side note - honey is the only known natural ingredient that has a (seemingly) infinite shelf life.
Vegetable Glycerin* - glycerin, a natural byproduct of the soap making process, is known to soften and moisturize skin. By pulling oxygen into skin cells, glycerin also helps to attract and retain moisture. Because glycerin is soluble in both water and alcohol, it’s versatility has allowed it to become one of the most widely used ingredients in skin care products around the world. It is used in shampoos, conditioners, bar soaps, lotions, creams, lip balms, and a wide variety of other skin care formulations.
Liquid Lecithin* - lecithin, known for it’s creamy texture, helps to bind and emulsify skin care products. In culinary usage, lecithin can be found in creamy chocolate recipes and even helps dough rise. More important than it’s binding abilities, lecithin helps to pull active ingredients in cosmetic formulations down to the cellular level making your recipes more effective.
Shea Butter* - shea butter, derived from the nuts of the shea tree, has been used for centuries in Africa for it’s skin moisturizing benefits. Shea butter is not only high in both oleic and stearic acids but is also high in Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and even Vitamin F which helps to repair damaged hair and skin cells. Furthermore, scientific research has not only proven that shea butter has natural sun protection against UV rays (up to SPF 8), but also increases collagen production which helps to reduce signs of aging.
Sunflower Seed Oil* – this oleic rich oil is high in Vitamin A, D, and E and is well known throughout the cosmetic industry for it’s deep skin penetrating, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties. It’s emollient nature helps lock moisture into the skin and provides fast and easy absorption. This healthy oil is safe for your skin, hair, and even consumption.
Guar Gum Powder* - guar gum is used as a gluten-free thickener in everything from ice cream to skin care products. Derived naturally from the guar legume, guar gum helps to bind oils and solids and helps to soften the application of abrasive scrub ingredients. Guar gum will continue to increase in popularity in skin care products as a growing body of evidence supports its ability to not only effectively thicken natural recipes, but also repair damaged skin cells. Furthermore, guar gum has a unique ability to bind water to oil based products while simultaneously acting as a preservative to extend shelf life.