Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sugary Beauty . . .

I’m a little bit addicted to Sephora.  I’m shamelessly girly and I can’t help it.  I’m a Beauty Insider so I often find Sephora emails in my inbox.  And the one that arrived the other day really got me thinking.  It featured a line called  Fresh Sugar.

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Photo Credit: www.fresh.com

Beauty products made with sugar sound pretty luxurious to me.  But I worry about the impacts, diabetes-wise.  Would regular applications of lip balms and glosses full of sugar cause a spike?  Would I need to bolus for the carbs I am absorbing?  (Am I the only one who finds thoughts of bolusing for lip gloss completely ridiculous?)  And would using the hand creams or washing with the soaps before a finger stick leave traces of sugar that throw off my meter reading?

I think I’ll play it safe and stick with my cute eos lip balms and my Gold Bond Ultimate.  How about you, would you be willing to give them a try?

7 comments:

  1. That's a really good point! I don't think I'd chance it either. Not worth the risk. I really like my eos lip balm too. So many fun flavors.

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  2. I've never thought of that but since I use those sugar products (thanks to my good friend who works for Fresh!!) I've never noticed a BG spike. From my personal experience, I think they're safe :)

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    1. Thanks, Stacey, that's great to know. Maybe I'll give them a try.

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  3. I've been using the Trader Joe's (least girly place to buy a beauty item?) lavender salt scrub. Do you think it could raise my blood pressure?
    : )

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  4. I'm Sephora tramp and I'm addicted to the Fresh Sugar line - BIG TIME. I use their Lip treatment balms and lip sugar scrub (and trust me, even though it tastes good, you won't eat it) on my lips and I haven't noticed a spike at all. I will say that even with all the water I drink, I still get chapped lips, and Fresh's Lip treatment ( my favorite color is the plum) was and is the ONLY thing that has helped to elevate my chapped lips.
    http://www.sephora.com/sugar-lip-treatment-spf-15-P57002?skuId=1260157&om_mmc=ppc-GG&mkwid=pnjjAloT&pcrid=44432900199&pdv=c&site=us_search&country_switch=us&lang=en

    And Stacey D, tell your friend at Fresh they broke my heart when they discontinued Fresh Sugar Lip Gloss Line - Best lip glosses EVER.

    Karen - Give Fresh a try, you'll love the brand!

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    1. Yay, glad to know these are "diabetic friendly" (I hate the term and am using it in a cheeky way here). I will try them out!! Dry lips, hands and feet are problems for me, big time.

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  5. Karen I have used the sugar scrubs now from several different lines and never had a blood sugar spike. I have noticed no upward movement after using. I was like you a little worried but I have no no issues so far. I would give it a try if I was you.

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