As well as being a natural beauty expert, Rosie Khandwala is the founder of the 100% natural sugar waxing brand Sugar Coated. Vegan, cruelty-free, biodegradable and water-soluble, this sugar wax is friendly on the planet and skin whilst also being ultra-effective for hair removal.
Naturally, Women Talking was quick to take up the opportunity to try the wax for themselves, with pleasing results. Being a seasoned waxer, the underarm & arm hair removal kit was a pleasure to use with a refreshing lemongrass essential oil soothing fragrance. Their exclusive formulation is made from pure sugar syrup and water. It does not contain any citric acid, resins, or additives, which means the formula gives a smooth application and gentle results. The fragrance of Lemongrass not only smells fresh and clean, but it also has amazing antibacterial properties.
Approved as cruelty-free under the Leaping Bunny programme.
Registered as vegan by The Vegan Society
Easy to use & mess-free
Gentler than waxing
Doesn’t damage the skin
Prevents ingrown hairs
Suitable for all skin and hair types
Completely water soluble
Strips can be washed & reused
The product is instantly biodegradable, and packaging is fully recyclable
Salon quality treatment
Sugar Coated is the future of hair removal and the ethical alternative to waxing. Sugar It is an ultra-effective hair removal treatment that is gentle on your skin and the environment. The vegan sugar wax is 100% natural and made from just sugar and water. It is completely water-soluble and biodegradable, so no more sticky mess when waxing and you are being extra eco-friendly with the washable and reusable strips.
Sugar Coated is the brainchild of Rosie Khandwala. Her story goes back to the shores of the Indian Ocean on the northeast coast of Tanzania. Growing up in Tanzania sugar waxing was the only form of hair removal she used. She learnt how to sugar wax from her mother and older sisters. Helping in her cousin’s salon after school as a teenager, she learned the tricks and techniques for the best and gentlest results. When she moved to the UK in 1987 with her young family, she wanted to start working as a mobile beauty therapist but to her amazement sugar waxing didn’t exist, she couldn’t find it anywhere, so she started making her own!
Seeing this glaring hole in the market she and her husband set out on introducing sugar waxing to the UK. Starting manufacturing at home she soon outgrew the kitchen and they found premises nearby where the sugar wax is still manufactured by her today, in the still family-owned and operated business.
Rosie got her first breakthrough in 1990 when she approached The Body Shop. It was a match made in heaven. Two ethically minded companies teaming up to introduce something innovative into the market. It was during this time that she also developed her unique recipe which eliminated the use of lemon juice (citric acid) providing an even gentler product that removed the irritation that could be caused by citric acid. To this day they are the only company in the world that makes a sugar-based hair removal from just sugar and water. After 18 years of successfully supplying The Body Shop, Rosie decided to launch her own retail brand in the market called Sugar StripEase. During this time, she introduced washable and reusable strips into the market and put ethical and eco-friendly manufacturing and packaging at the forefront.
After 10 years with Sugar StripEase, it is time for a change. Rosie has taken her 30+ years of experience and knowledge of hair removal and sugar waxing and poured it into Sugar Coated.
Not only an expert on waxing, but we were also thrilled to have Rosie’s bespoke natural recipe for the perfect DIY face mask that combines Chickpea Flour, Avocado, Turmeric, and Rose Water, which was such a joy to use, we felt too good not to share.
Google searches for Natural Face Masks are up by 71% in the UK, proving that people are still looking in their kitchen cupboards to make their skin glow.
Chickpea Flour, Avocado, Turmeric and Rose Water Face mask
Mix all the ingredients together and let the paste rest for 5 minutes to get all the ingredients fused.
Pop on a headband and cleanse your face.
Apply the paste with your finger, gently rubbing in circular motion (avoid contact with eyes)
Leave the paste on for 15-20 minutes
Using a wet sponge, remove and wash your face with cold water
Feel and see the results instantly!
The Chickpea Flour acts as an exfoliant to gently get rid of any dirt or dead skin cells. The Avocado’s fatty acids hydrate and soften the skin. Turmeric is a fantastic antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, so will help keep those pesky pimples at bay. And last but not least, the added Rose Water works as a toner that soothes skin.