S.W Basics of Brooklyn (+ The Ultimate Makeup Remover)
Thanks to S.W. Basics of Brooklyn for sending these products my way and sponsoring the post! So glad I found them.
The makeup post is done. The skincare post is coming in January. But until then, I need to tell you about S.W. Basics of Brooklyn and the new product that is a game changer. Well, two products, actually.
First off, I received five products from the SWBB team – the Bestsellers Mini Kit (which I recommend you check out if you are wanting to try some new skincare), and the Organic Lip Balm. At S.W. Basics, they make the products from scratch using only whole, high-potency ingredients. They’ve found that if they stick with only absolutely essential ingredients and don’t add a bunch of extra stuff, there is no need to put a hundred things into the products. Using fewer ingredients means more potent skincare – in fact, everything they sell only has 5 ingredients or less. Bonus – S.W. Basics supports sustainable agriculture by buying only from organic, Fair Trade, or small-farm sources.
So, let’s get down to it. Ladies, let me be frank. At times I don’t have it in me to stand over my sink and wash my face at night. I don’t know exactly why – I mean, it doesn’t take that long at all, but it’s something about the water running down my arms to my elbows and then my shirt sleeves get wet and then I AM SO MAD AT THE WORLD. (Seriously, what it is up with that? I try to bend at an angle NOT conducive to water running in that direction, but it never works. Can someone invent something to fix this problem?)
laziness wet arm problem in mind, I was immediately drawn to the cleanser and the makeup remover. First off, let’s talk about the ingredients in these products. The cleanser has three – rosewater, vegetable glycerin, and tea tree oil. The makeup remover has three as well – sweet almond oil, extra-virgin olive oil, and Jojoba oil. That’s it, ladies. Talk about beneficial for your face. They both score a big fat ZERO on EWG’s Skin Deep website. The cleanser is great – you apply with a cotton ball and then rinse off (with a wet washcloth or running water) – but can we chat about the makeup remover? Makeup, be gone. Mascara and liner included. And? The best part? It doubles as a moisturizer, so let’s say I’m in my bed watching The Affair and can’t get off my rump to go wash my face. I just apply this remover all over my face, remove with a cotton ball, and then massage in any remaining oil to moisturize my face. And I’m done. You guys, I’m in love.
Oh, and the lip balms. I’ve written about them in the past, but they are the creamiest balms I’ve ever felt, Not hard and waxy, like lots of roll-up balms.
Yep, I’m a fan. If you think you might be too, be sure to sign up for their newsletter for 15% off your order. Also, S.W. Basics is now available at Target!