The black sugar sourced by SKINFOOD comes from one of Brazil's leading producers. Its rich brown color derives from the amount of molasses, a syrup separated out from sugar after the refining process. While most commercial brown sugar is simply refined white sugar coated with molasses, black sugar is unrefined, leaving behind more of the natural benefits. Enriched with vitamins and minerals and organically farmed without pesticides, it's sweet to the taste and to the touch! Sugar is a natural exfoliant. With its grainy texture, it's the perfect ingredient to heighten the scrubbing action that removes dead skin cells, which can clog pores and make your complexion look dull. Sugar is also a natural humectant, which means that it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. So when you use our Black Sugar product line, you're hydrating your skin and helping it to retain moisture, two effective ways to treat signs of aging. SKINFOOD Black Sugar Cleansing Oil is an oil-based cleanser with black sugar extracts, recommended to remove heavy makeup easily and thoroughly.