Whipped Sugar Scrub - Vanilla Coffee
Who doesn't love the combination of sugar, coffee and vanilla?! Our creamy, decadent vanilla coffee scrub smoothes, moistures and sloughs dead cells to reveal softer, more radiant looking skin. Formulated to go on creamy and thick, then wash off without an oily residue.
- Sancha Inchi Oil: A natural oil obtained from the seeds of the sacha inchi plant from the Peruvian amazon jungle. The oil is extracted without the use of chemicals or solvents at low temperatures preserving its' essential fatty acids, vitamins and nutritional properties. Sancha Inchi oil contains high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega-3's and omega-6's, and has an ideal balance between omega-3 and omega-6 levels (1.4 to 1). It also contains omega-9 fatty acids and a high concentration of tocopherols. Organic sacha inchi oil is a good source of plant derived omega-3's and It's moisturizing and antioxidant properties make it ideal for the skin.
- Shea Butter: Contains concentrated amounts of natural vitamins and fatty acids that are incredibly moisturizing for skin.
- Sweet Almond Oil: A lightweight oil which is known to be rich in vitamin A, E, and B as well as Oleic and Linoleic essential fatty acids. Almond oil is easily absorbed, won't clog pores and leaves the skin with a healthy glow.
- Coffee Oil: Like most seeds, coffee beans (which are seeds) contain a lot of natural oils. Coffee oil is high in terpenes, omega 9, omega 6, ferulic acid, polyphenols (potent antioxidants) and palmitic acid which is a potent antioxidant. 2,3-dimethyl benzofuran is a chemical compound responsible for giving coffee its smokey, woody, and sweet fragrance. Dihydrobenzofuran is one of the most important chemical compounds found in the brain and primarily functions as a serotonin receptor. Low levels of serotonin have been linked to depressive disorders, memory issues, low libido, and a reduced appetite. Known as the happy hormone, serotonin is able to improve cognitive functions and mood, so it is thought that an increase in the amounts of dihydrobenzofuran available in the body correlates to an increase in serotonin levels. Coffee essential oil is said to be one of the best homeopathic remedies for aching joints and sore muscles. Kahweol is the compound responsible for its anti-inflammatory properties, and studies have shown its effectiveness in reducing inflammation. Coffee essential oil is also a potent topical analgesic that increases blood flow to the area applied, thought to increase the rate of healing while providing relief. Coffee oil is jammed packed with components good for the skin such as antioxidants, vitamin E and may even have some skin damage protection in some studies that show it's ability to remove damaged cells. Due to the antioxidants in coffee essential oil, it has fantastic anti-aging properties. These antioxidants actively work to reduce oxidative stress on the skin, leading to increased blood flow oxygen delivery to cells. Increased blood flow is thought to stimulates collagen production in the epidermis and results in the reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes, and age spots. The caffeine content found in this essential oil has also been shown to drastically reduce the appearance of crow’s feet by reducing their depth.