“If it isn’t a pure pleasure, why use it?”
I found this great question on Basq’s website. It’s so simple, but so true – your skincare routine should feel like a mini-indulgence rather than a chore.
The Basq NYC line of skincare products are made with high quality, effective ingredients like essential oils and plant extracts. What makes them particularly enjoyable to use, however, are the luxurious textures, pretty packaging, and delicate, gorgeous scents. All of their products are suitable for sensitive skin and have been tested for irritation and allergies without the use of animals. They are also free of questionable ingredients like parabens and phthalates.
I have been sampling three of their products over the last few weeks. I like them all so well, it’s difficult to pick a favorite. Here’s a little more information about each:
Calm Firming Body Oil $18
I know I just said it’s difficult to pick, and it is, but this amazing moisturizer is totally my favorite of the three products. I know this because I dropped it last night and it smashed on the bathroom tile. I let out a pathetic scream-wail and then repeated, “no, no, no, no, no” before swearing loudly. So, I guess I like it. A lot. Here’s why…
This body oil absorbs quickly and leaves me feeling super soft and lightly scented with an incredible blend of lavender and pear. The fragrance alone is just reasoning to love it. As a bonus to my post-pregnancy belly (yes, still), it contains 100% pure plant oils including toning rosehip and grape seed.
Cucumber Tea Eye Gel $24
Eye bags are my number one complaint about my skin so I love a good eye gel. This soothing gel contains cucumber and tea to combat puffiness while fighting fine lines and wrinkles. It has a pleasant cooling effect, especially when stored in the refrigerator.
Rebalancing Facial Cleanser $28
This gentle scrub refines skin texture without stripping or irritating skin. It is formulated with mild astringent, oak root extract, to clarify skin and treat blemishes, blotchiness, and redness. The compound is rich in tannins, which draw out irritants without drying skin.
These products and other skincare offerings, a description of key ingredients, and a plethora of celebrity endorsements can be found at basqnyc.com.