Seriously, how darling is this line of skincare? This Brooklyn based S.W. Basics is oh so hip, oh so green, and oh so… well… smart. They use the most simple products that are ethically sourced and made by real people, all wrapped up in killer packaging. Oh, and bringing the hip Brooklyn stuff to the regular people in the suburbs of Chicago via Target? Genius.
Recently I had a chance to sample some of these killer products, and what better place to test out the all natural green hippy feel than Big Sky, Montana? I was so excited to pack these in my suitcase and give them a good trial run.
The results? Heaven.
I felt like the exfoliant is what’s been missing from my life. Every one I try is typically so gritty… sandy… and while I’m sure it gets the dead skin off, I always question how good it actually is for my face. This one felt more like a paste, similar to wet flour. It went on easy and my skin felt super smooth afterwards.
The face wash took a bit of getting used to. I think we are so conditioned to believe that lather = working, but most of what those suds are made of isn’t exactly the best for you. This cleanser is three pure ingredients and my skin felt squeaky clean, sans the lather.
Addicted to the chapsticks… especially the cocoa one.
The cream is a dream. Especially in the dryer weather of Montana, it was just what I needed to slather on at night. Love that it has olive oil in it, as I’ve heard great things about using it for your skin. I can’t see myself using this as a day cream (have to stick with my go-to SPF one), but for night I’ve found a new BFF.
Sold? Give it at whirl. Target offers many options from the line, or you can shop the entire selection here. And hey, guess what? ALFS readers can receive 15% off their order through August, 7th by using LIFEFROMSCRATCH. Score.
Have you had a chance to try S.W. Basics? I’d love to hear about your experience in a comment below!
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