I need to fill you in on a secret … I have stretch marks. If I could make these words illegal, I would do so in a heartbeat. I have tried so many products to help me get rid of these evil marks, but most didn’t even lighten them up—waste of money and my time. So when I heard about Basq Skincare, I just knew I had to get my hands on their products!
Basq was created when two moms couldn’t find anything safe that was worth using during their pregnancies. After working with the best minds in beauty, skin science and aromatherapy they created Basq Skincare. As moms, they know how much we dread stretch marks. Whether we get them from pregnancy, weight loss, or growth spurts, they knew they needed to create products that actually worked. And I am here to tell you, they did!
I have been using their Citrus Sugar Body Polish for a couple weeks now and I’ve noticed a big change in the appearance of my stretch marks. They are not gone, but definitely not as noticeable anymore. On top of being thrilled about lightening my stretch marks, the sugar scrub makes my skin feel so amazing. You know how soft a newborn’s skin feels? Yep, that’s how my skin feels after every shower now.
Why it works:
Sugar exfoliation keeps skin in a constant state of renewal and rejuvenation, sloughing away dull layers that leave skin dry and dull. Rosehip oil has great skin rejuvenating properties due trans-retinoic acid, the component responsible for its remarkable cell healing and fortification capabilities. It also contains essential fatty acids Omega-6 and Omega 3 which renew damaged skin. Grapeseed oil contains a high amount of linoleic acid, which nourishes skin to keep it smooth and hydrated. The nutrients in grapeseed oil absorb deeply to fight free radicals and stop some of the enzymes that destroy skin functioning which leads to drying. Hazelnut oil is rich in essential fatty acids that deeply hydrate and repair. Wheatgerm oil has a high content of linoleic acid, oleic palmitic and stearic fatty acids that help in healthy cell regeneration for skin repair. Shea Butter is particularly high in essential fatty acids plus vitamins A, E and F skin nourishment and moisturizing.
As amazing as the Citrus Sugar Body Polish is, it is only step one in fighting and repairing stretch marks. I have been
obsessing using their Illipe Body Butter and oh my gosh, if you could wrap up Heaven and store it in a lotion container, that is exactly what they did. The Illipe Body Butter is a beautiful, thick butter that fortifies skin from the inside out and a perfect way to fight stretch marks all over the body. Although super rich, their blend absorbs quickly and deeply like other butters don’t, giving skin super-deep nourishment without a heavy, greasy feel.
Why it works:
Shea butter is particularly high in essential fatty acids, vitamins A, E and F, and widely used for moisturizing and rejuvenating the skin to prevent premature aging and to cure damaged skin. Jojoba butter is an excellent moisturizer that supports skin regeneration. Borage seed oil has the highest concentration of gamma linolenic acid an Omega-6 essential fatty acid for skin nourishment and strengthening. Rosehip oil has a high content of essential fatty acids known specifically to heals scars and restore normal skin color. Grape seed oil is abundant in fatty acid linoleic acid, that critically helps maintain the health of cell membranes, supports regeneration and restructuring of damaged, stressed skin tissue.
I am not the only one obsessing over Basq Skincare products, Heidi Klum is just one of the many celebrities who love Basq as well.
All Basq products are rigorously clinically tested for ZERO skin allergies and irritants. The line is paraben, phthalate and animal testing-free. You can learn about all their amazing products by visiting: www.basqnyc.com and stay up-to-date by liking them on Facebook.
I received products to review but all opinions are my own.