Sugar Coated is the future of hair removal and the ethical alternative to waxing. Sugar Coated provides an ultra-effective hair removal treatment that is gentle on your skin and the environment. Our vegan sugar wax is 100% natural and made from just sugar and water. It is completely water-soluble and biodegradable (no more messy spills ruining carpets and clothes) and is eco-friendly with our washable and reusable strips. Unlike all other waxes and sugar waxes, it is registered as vegan with The Vegan Society and approved as cruelty-free under the Leaping Bunny programme, and all our products are manufactured in the UK. Say bye to those super sticky waxes, burning creams and painful epilators and treat your skin to Sugar Coated Vegan Sugar Wax.
Sugar Coated is the brainchild of Rosie Khandwala. Her story goes back to the shores of the Indian Ocean on the north-east coast of Tanzania. Growing up in Tanzania sugar waxing was the only form hair removal she used. She learnt the 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 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 and even gentler product that removed the irritation that could be caused by citric acid. To this day we are the only company in the world who 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.
Sugar Coated is the vegan sugar wax that you know works! It has the heritage and a recipe with a track record. Now we have taken it up a notch and packaged it in a way that reflects all the amazing things about it. This is the “face” of ethical hair removal. Made in the UK by a family owned and operated business with eco-friendly and ethical manufacturing at the heartbeat. Sugar Coated is a product we want you to be proud to buy and share you experience with you friends just as its creator Rosie is sharing hers with you!