Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract

Glycolic acid derived from sugar cane which works by sloughing off dead skin cells and stimulating new growth.

Category: Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Benefits: Skin rejuvenator that promotes hydration, exfoliation and cell renewal, as well as preserving skin integrity from oxidative stress that leads to visible signs of ageing.

Who it's for: Suitable for normal, oily, and acne-prone skin, plus those experiencing premature ageing.

Find it in: Renew Exfoliate Serum

Saccharum officinarum is the botanical name of the sugarcane plant. The extracts from this plant offer a multitude of skin benefits, making it a valuable ingredient in natural skincare formulations.

The main benefit of sugar cane extract is that it contains a natural Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) called glycolic acid, which works by sloughing off dead skin cells stimulating new cell growth. This gentle exfoliation helps to unclog pores, refine skin texture, and unveil more even-toned skin, making it particularly beneficial for those with dull or congested skin.

Glycolic acid is a very small, water-soluble molecule that can penetrate the deepest and fastest out of all the AHAs. This gives it the ability to boost hydration and aid in skin ageing concerns like hyperpigmentation, dry/rough texture, and fine lines and wrinkles.

Sugar cane extract is also known to improve collagen synthesis in the skin, which is a vital element in maintaining youthful, healthy skin. Good collagen levels help to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also supporting the skin barrier function.