Thursday, April 25, 2013

Talk About Skin Care - S.W. Basics of Brooklyn (+ closed GIVEAWAY!)

Adina Grigore originally created several products for herself and her sensitive skin but now her line of healthy and eco-friendly products are sold online and at retailers across the country. Each and every one of Adina's products are 100% pure, natural, and sustainable. S.W. Basics of Brooklyn is a "no-frills" line of skin care products made with 5 or less ingredients each that are either certified organic, Fair Trade, or sourced from small, family farms.

I've been testing out a few of their products, including all 4 of their lip balms, lately and have really been enjoying the simplicity of them. The first one being the Makeup Remover, which is made up of Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Olive Oil, and Organic Jojoba Oil. I typically make my own eye makeup remover but it's really nice having a bottle of it all ready to go. The combination of oils is great! It doesn't leave behind a film or irritate my eyes. It works really well and gets every last bit of makeup.


I have also been trying out the Toner for the past month and a half. I tend to use this toner during the day because it really helps banish any case of oily skin and prevent pesky pimples. The ingredient list is comprised of Water, Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, Witch Hazel, and Organic Essential Oils of Clary Sage and Sandalwood. I don't really like the scent of this toner, at all, but it goes away really quickly. It helps to cleanse my skin and help speed up the process of blemishes so it's totally worth it!


Now let's talk about their Organic Lip Balms, because they are fantastic! All four balms (Cocoa, Peppermint, Cinnamon, and Citrus) have the same base ingredients of Organic Beeswax, Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil, and Organic Cocoa Butter. The Peppermint, Cinnamon, and Citrus all have added Organic Essential Oils. I've been totally obsessed with all 4 of these balms and reach for them more than any other lip product lately. The Cocoa Lip Balm is my favorite, but the others are lovely as well.

You can learn more about the company or purchase some products of your own by clicking here to be taken to their website. You can also visit them on Facebook or Twitter.



Adina was kind enough to offer a Complete Mini Kit as a giveaway prize for you, my lovely readers. All you have to do to enter is use the Rafflecopter form below. It may take a moment or two to load. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

(FTC: These products were so generously provided to me free of charge for review consideration by the company. I am not being compensated to write this review. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own and honest.)

69 comments:

  1. I'd like to try the S.W. Basics Make-Up Remover because I'm curious about the oil cleansing method.

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  2. I would like to try the Makeup remover also

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  3. Would live to try the cream. Love the fact it only has 3 ingredients

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  4. Oooh I love their lip balms and I've been eyeing up the rest of the line for forever!

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  5. I'd love to try the makeup remover as I've heard people rave about oil cleansers!

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  6. I am most excited about the cream, which they state is the "mother" of all S.W. Basics. I am interested in it because of the short list of ingredients and that water is not one of them.

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  7. I would like to try the vegan lip balm because I'm vegan and I have chappy lips. It'll be interesting!

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  8. I'd most like to try the toner because I have been trying to find a toner that I really love.

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  9. I'm most excited to try their EXFOLIANT because the ingredients look so natural and great for my skin.

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  10. i wanna try CREAM

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  11. I would love to try the toner. Thanks!

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  12. i'm most excited to try the body scrub-i love the way a good body scrub leaves my skin feeling so soft

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  13. I'd like to try the makeup remover

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  14. I would love to try their Body Scrub

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  15. Christina FergusonApril 27, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    I would love to try the Body Scrub. I absolutely love the scent of coconut...to be able to exfoliate and moisturize with coconut is fabulous.

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  16. Love to try the makeup remover

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  17. the makeup remover for sure!

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  18. I am always looking for a really good lip balm, so I would love to give theirs a try and the fact that the ingredients are not complicated makes it easy to find out if you are allergic to anything they use.

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  19. The exfoliant!

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  20. I want to try the makeup remover

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  21. I would love to try the cleanser!

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  22. i would like to try the cream, i have very dry skin

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  23. Rachelle AndersonApril 29, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    I would love to try the toner.

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  24. I would love to try the EXFOLIANT because this sounds like it will remove all debris from outdoor work.

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  25. ashleymorrissey90April 29, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    I'd looove to try the toner!!

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  26. Organic lip balm!

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  27. I'd love to try the Toner! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  28. I'd like to try the Body Scrub...I love the fact that it has coconut in it, yum!!

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  29. I'd love to try the toner. Its hard to find a decent toner

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  30. I would love to try the toner!!!

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  31. I would like to try the cream because just maybe this would help my dry skin nothing else seems to help

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  32. I'd love to try the Makeup Remover because not only would it help to remove my makeup but it is made with organic oils that are nourishing and moisturizing to my skin.

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  33. The Body Scrub! Or the makeup remover :)

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  34. Cristina ColtraneMay 1, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    I'd love to try the Body Scrub

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  35. I am most excited to try the makeup remover. It states it does not leave greasy residue, it is hard to find ones that don't.

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  36. Nancy PintinalliMay 1, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    I am very interested in trying their Cream, specifically because it is good for dry skin andcstsys on instead of evaporating

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  37. I'm excited to try their EXFOLIANT!!!!

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  38. I want to try the BODY OIL.

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  39. I want to try the cinnamon lip balm. It sounds like an interesting and different flavor.

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  40. Becky VanGinkelMay 2, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    I would love to try the Peppermint Lip Balm because I am addicted to lip balms.. plus my friend has their Cinnamon Lip Balm and I've used it before and LOVE it! It makes my lips so soft and silky:)

    babydjs_mom@yahoo.com

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  41. I would like to try the toner the most

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  42. Darlene carbajalMay 3, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    I would love to try the exfoliant because I love when my face is so smooth and soft.

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  43. The clove body oil sounds wonderful.

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  44. I'd love to try the S.W. Basics Exfoliant.

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  45. i would like to try their toner.

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  46. I'd love to try the Body scrub because I have never used something like this before and I like that it is all-natural!

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  47. The sugar scrub

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  48. meegan whitfordMay 4, 2013 at 6:53 AM

    I would love to try the exfoliant I am in the market for a new one

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  49. I would like to try the exfoliater. Ive been on the look out for a gentle natural one.

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  50. I'm most excited to try the S.W. Basics Exfoliant because my skin could use some softening right now.

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  51. Would love to try the Exfoliant!

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  52. I am most excited to try the Cinnamon Lip Balm as I love lip balm and cinnamon sounds yummy!

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  53. I like the body scrub..bet the coconut is grand.

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  54. I am most excited about their body scrubbecause good body scrubs make me feel so pampered and llike I have just come from a spa!

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  55. I would like to try the makeup remover. I would like to find a good makeup remover that is not harsh on my skin.

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  56. CoMMember13616487900177May 4, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    S.W. Basics Exfoliant

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  57. i would like to try the toner....so i could wake up and not have such oily skin

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  58. I'd love to try the vegan lip balm! Love good products without lanolin or beeswax!

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  59. Love to try the toner. thankyou, ken

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  60. I would love to try the cream...

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  61. I would like to try their makeup remover because it's organic!
    Thank You for the giveaway

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  62. the toner : )

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  63. lovely domestic divaMay 4, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    The lip balm -- because I seem to always need some, and I'd like to try an all-natural one.

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  64. I am most excited to try the EXFOLIANT, as it will help nourish and bring back a healthy glow to my skin.

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  65. I'd like to try the Cream. Always looking for a good facial moisturizer!

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  66. I'd like to try the body scrub.

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  67. I would love to try their lip balms. Love the idea of fewer ingredients.

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  68. Savannah MillerMay 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    I would love to try their scrubs :)

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  69. Most interested in their toner. I have sensitive skin so love how simple their products are and that there is nothing bad in them....I'd lve to try the toner and there other products as I think they would work well for my skin. Thank you for the chance to win!!

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