What better way to kick off the holidays, than to Green your Glam with no frills skincare from S.W. Basics!
Welcome to Day #3 of The 12 Days of Green Beauty GIVEAWAY on The Glamorganic Goddess! Today, I’m gonna hook you up with some of my fave, simple skincare products from the one + only… S.W. Basics of Brooklyn! At S.W. Basics, they use the simplest possible blends of whole, high-potency ingredients to create products that truly work. Imagine waking up Christmas morning + finding a pony under the tree. A pony on a brand new bicycle. With a kitten on its back. That’s nothing compared to how they’ll feel when you WIN their S.W. Basics Holiday Pampered Mini Kit!
A lot of companies toss around the phrase “all natural” these days. Unfortunately, labeling laws for personal care products are extremely lax, and, “all natural” almost always translates to “not-at-all natural.” S.W. Basics was created to be an absolutely, positively, 100% truly all-natural line. Their products are made simply using only the purest quality ingredients they can find. And because they believe every business has a responsibility to preserve a sustainable environment, all of their ingredients are either certified organic, Fair Trade, or sourced from small family farms.
S.W. Basics is known as the “no-frills skincare brand”. That doesn’t just mean they cut out crazy synthetic chemicals; it also means they leave out trendy, exotic botanicals, + luxury fillers. Instead, they use the fewest possible ingredients for effective skincare. S.W. Basics products are made simpler for a reason: fewer ingredients means higher potency + less of a chance for irritation, which is why they’re so awesome even on super-sensitive skin.
Win the Holiday Pampered Mini Kit Worth $50, from S.W. Basics!
When did scrubbing your face with harsh chemicals become the standard way to get clean? We think that’s weird. Next to rinsing with water, S.W. Basics Cleanser is about as simple as you can get. It’s perfect for problem andsensitive skin. It’s gentle, non-drying, and contains no alcohol. Plus it smells awesome. We start with a traditional organic rosewater-and-glycerin base and add a tiny bit of organic tea tree oil. No soap, no alcohol, no para-sulfate-whatchamacallits.
For most people, a good toner is an afterthought. But our Toner is an absolutely essential step in our nighttime routine. It evens skin tone and neutralizes pH, meaning we wake up both less oily AND less dry. Plus this product supports small, family farms, and that makes us sleep a little better.
This is the mother of all S.W. Basics products. You know how lots of lotions and moisturizers leave you needing more, like ten minutes after you put them on? That’s because they use water as a base. When it evaporates, you dry out all over again. Our Cream starts with wild-harvested shea butter we get from an incredible Fair Trade women’s cooperative in Ghana. We add some organic extra-virgin coconut oil and organic extra-virgin olive oil. So it’s extremely rich, sinking deep into the skin and staying there. But since all the ingredients are totally non-comedogenic, it won’t clog your pores, meaning it’s just as awesome on your face as it is on your body.
S.W. Basics Exfoliant is pure kitchen-cabinet awesomeness. We take organic oats and almonds, grind them until they’re not too rough but not too soft, add mineral-rich sea salt harvested from coasts nearby, and voila: a simple, nourishing, super-effective exfoliant that leaves your skin soft and glowing. And if all that isn’t enough, meet Steve Cook, the philosopher-salt harvester whose hard work goes into every jar of S.W. Exfoliant. We like to think that every time we exfoliate, we’re absorbing a little bit of his genius.
Mini Body Scrub
Our Scrub is like dessert for your body. (Although, lots of people have told us they like it just fine as dessert for their faces… and mouths.) We mix coarse organic demerara sugar and organic shredded coconut for exfoliation with some moisturizing organic coconut oil. Delicious!
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This year, I decided to go big or go home with a lot of things in my life… mainly giving back to YOU! Throughout my experience over the past few years, I’ve put my whole heart + soul into The GG, to try to help as many others as I can – to avoid the heartache I’ve had to go through. Possibly, from not knowing what the chemicals in my food, beauty products + lifestyle were doing to my body. Read my story here. In the process, I’ve had the opportunity to meet tons of like-minded people, try products I’d never dreamed of + work with amazing companies whose values are aligned with mine.
So, I’ve partnered with some of the best in the Green Beauty Biz to give you the same opportunities I’ve had with taking those first steps + trying better beauty products! I wanted to let you know how much I really appreciate YOU… so I’m giving away over a thousand dollars of amazing, natural + organic beauty products! Thank you for all the love + support (it means the world to me), for always reading what I write, oh – and teaching me a thing or two, every now + then. Haha. You’re ALL winners in my book! Love you guys!