FABSUGAR UK- Pregnancy Beauty Products to Help Keep Kate Feeling Calm

Brooke Ditlow - Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pregnancy Products for Morning Sickness

Pregnancy Beauty Products To Help Keep Kate Feeling Calm

Updated 05/12/2012 - 03:28 PM · Posted by · 0 comments


The saying is true that money can't buy you good health, and it is case in point for our poor Duchess of Cornwall Kate Middleton. The 30 year old Princess is feeling quite under the weather lately and has been admitted to King Edwards VII Hospital for acute morning sickness. Along with some ginger tea and bland biscuits, I've gathered a selection of beauty products to help calm, relaxe and soothe her growing and very tired tummy. Take a peek below!


Mom-To-Be Gift Set

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All the beauty must-haves for every expecting mom. With the big news comes big change. This all-in-one kit lets her look and feel great during pregnancy and new motherhood. Each product is designed to relieve, revive and rebalance for gorgeous skin that really has "That Glow." The Mom2Be Kit includes: two 0.5 oz bottles of Resilient Body Oil, one 1 oz. Bottle of Sweet Dreams Aromatherapy, one 2 oz. jar of Rebalancing Face Cleanser and one Facial Cleansing Brush.

Examiner.com Skin-hydrating beauty products

Brooke Ditlow - Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Skin-hydrating beauty products

Basq Energizing Body Lotion

Basq Energizing Body Lotion: This blend of Green Tea, Aloe Vera, Cucumber, Eucalyptus and Lavender is lightweight and quick absorbing, leaveing your skin feeling soft and velvety. All basq products are rigorously Clinically Tested for ZERO Skin Allergy and Irritancy. The line is Paraben, Phlathlate and Animal Testing Free. basqnyc.com, $22

See more at: http://www.examiner.com/article/skin-hydrating-beauty-products

Africa's Blog- Advanced Stretch Mark Butter Review

Brooke Ditlow - Tuesday, April 16, 2013

basq NYC Skincare – Advanced Stretch Mark Butter ~ Review & Giveaway!!

by Africa on April 6, 2013

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I am sure all moms out there can speak to the dreaded stretch marks we can encounter while pregnant. I am a first time mom and I have been working really hard at ensuring I don’t get stretch marks, and let me tell you it’s not easy. While I was online doing some research about how to prevent stretch marks I found basq NYC Skincare and I am so happy I did!!

Prior to this I had not heard of basq NYC Skincare - so I wanted to share a little with you about this company. At first, basq was formed to meet the unique needs of expectant and new moms and over time they have evolved to meet the needs of these woman well beyond the pregnant years. Today basq NYC Skincare covers woman from pregnancy to weight loss, sensitive/delicate skin to the mature skin and pretty much all skin types in between. What I really like about basq is that all of their products are phthalate and paraben free and there is NO testing on animals.

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Advanced Stretch Mark Butter

I was lucky enough to receive the Advanced Stretch Mark Butter from basq NYC Skincare. As most of my readers know I am currently expecting our bundle of joy, I am 25 weeks pregnant, right near the end of my 2nd trimester. I received the 4oz container of Advanced Stretch Mark Butter a few weeks ago and have been using it since.

Most of us know that prevention is key – that is why I started using stretch mark products at the very beginning of this pregnancy, but I am also well aware that stretch marks can also occur anytime from the beginning of pregnancy until after child birth, therefore I plan on continuing using the basq Advanced Stretch Mark Butter for some time to come.

What is the key to basq’s advanced stretch mark butter? I will be honest and say that I don’t always understand how products work, but I can tell you that for me, this product has worked. I have taken the following information from the basq website to explain how it works – “basq Advanced Stretch Mark Butter uses a three prong strategy to fight marks: Clinically Proven Ingredients, Essential Oils known for scar prevention, and rich Butters. To read more about the ‘scienftic’ ways in which this products works make sure you check out the website.

The 4oz container of basq Advanced Stretch Mark Butter retails for just $35 and can be purchased by clicking HERE. While you’re on their website also make sure to check out their wide variety of products, you won’t be disappointed. Also make sure you stop by and follow/like their Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter pages – I have to make sure I stay am in the loop with all new product developments and promotions/special offers.

Now I am happy to let you know that the extremely generous people over at basq NYC Skincare have been kind enough to offer a lucky reader the chance to WIN basq Advanced Stretch Mark Butter for yourself or as a gift for someone you know who is expecting!!! All you have to do is enter via the rafflecopter entry form below.

Lady Antebellum's Hilary Scott Tweets About Basq

Brooke Ditlow - Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Basq: From the Corporate World to Mompreneurs

Brooke Ditlow - Monday, April 15, 2013

Basq: From the Corporate World to Mompreneurs

Posted In: Mompreneurs : 4/8/2013

Author: Staff Writer

Business women, moms, and product junkies!

Before creating basq, Lauren worked in skin care as a new products specialist with a focus on global ingredient research and skin care trends. She is married with two children. She and her family love sports, traveling spending time with friends and family and cooking. Kelli had a long career in financial services, from product development and marketing to overall management. Kelli lives in Manhattan with her husband and three kids and they lead a very active lifestyle of sports and travel.

They met through work in a consulting business doing market research and trend analysis across industries.

Why and when did you form your company?

Having a partner who shares your entrepreneurial spirit, vision and work ethic was a major factor for both of us and helped answer “when.” After working together closely, we realized we would make an excellent business team and having the right fit is critical. The idea for basq came from our own experiences during pregnancy combined with a desire to run a business that’s all about women run by women. We knew from our larger mom circles there was a real need for gorgeous skin care products that deliver results for the needs of pregnancy safely without compromising on beauty. At the time, there was little in the market that dealt with all the issues of pregnancy and some of what was out there had ingredients best avoided. After a lot of research with women, Ob/Gyns and Midwives, we launched in 2005.

What’s the first thing you did when you realized you were serious about launching?

We first spoke to hundreds of women literally from the playground to the friend circles to hear their wants and needs. We launched a full scale market research campaign from surveys to focus groups. At the same time, we were lucky enough to be picked by a highly regarded manufacturer in their entrepreneur program. Working with the best in the business, they helped us create the skin care products. Our lead chemist had worked on everything from the top baby and pharmaceutical brands to the best in high end beauty. With great products ready to show, we went to the national meetings of Obstetricians/Gynecologists and then Midwives and got their feedback and approvals for the line. It was a full scale effort that used the best practices in the industry for a market that the big companies often forget because they see her as short term clients.

What makes your product different?

We start with the simple yet critical principle that every one of our skin care products has to deliver change from deep within skin – we stop damage where it starts. The idea is simple yet effective, feed the skin what it needs to build Collagen and Elastin so it is stronger for the big stretch and bounce back after. Every basq product absorbs quickly because the skin needs to break it down to make it useful – anything that feels greasy or sits on top isn’t helping. Once we’ve conquered how deliver results we Demand Beauty! The textures are decadent and the aromas leave you wanting more not less! We understand that some time you need a scent that’s a pick-me-up and sometimes it’s all a cool down – the line is built for the many moods of pregnancy. Finally, we take safety seriously so she can relax and enjoy – Everything is clinically tested for zero allergy and sensitivity and every product is FREE of Phthalates, Parabens, Sodium Laureth Sulfates and Animal Testing.

What was your worst moment in trying to get your company up and running? What was your best?

The worst moment was when we realized there is no safety rule book for pregnancy products. It’s a pretty open field and it’s up to the company to care! There are products out there that use ingredients that are better off being avoided during pregnancy. It takes a lot of time and effort to get things right, and still create products that deliver a beautiful usage experience too. This also turned out to be our best moment because it shaped our company – we wanted to make products that we could use and pass along to all our loved ones- that sets the bar! We worked with the best to create basq: Skin Scientists, Doctors, Midwives, Aromatherapy/Essentials Oils experts as well as Independent Clinical Labs. We have found that our drive for excellence is what sets the brand apart – real benefits and results, gorgeous textures and aromas and uncompromising safety efforts.

What’s something you can recommend other potential mompreneurs do before launching their brand?

Talk to your market first and listen with open ears – forget what you think and make sure you ask the question in an open way so you get real answers. You need to make sure you have an idea that people really want first. Once you’ve found the opportunity it becomes a step process to build it.

How did you get someone like Disney to notice your product? What did that feel like?

We were absolutely thrilled. Like all the basq stories, the lead came from a fan of the line. A Disney executive was at a dinner party and basq was brought up by someone who used it when she was pregnant. She was raving about the products and it just happened that they were looking for a high quality partner in the maternity / baby category. Once the consumer products group did their research and experienced the brand they wanted to partner. We share a lot of the same core values – high quality products you can trust that bring good results and fantastic experience.

Fun Question! If you could trade places with any person in the world for one day, who would it be and why?

Lauren – I would trade with Oprah because of all the fascinating people she meets and business she built – but better yet my husband!

Kelli – Probably Cleopatra – she had an amazing life in incredibly complex times.

ABOUT BASQ:Basq founders

Basq is a luxury skin care that delivers on the promise of Real Results with Real Beauty. Founded in New York, NY by Kelli Kenny and Lauren Parisier, these two long time friends and mothers created this brand with a labor of love – skincare for the expecting and new moms. Basq presents gentle, effective skincare that splurge on beauty and deliver on results, appealing to those in all life stages. From pregnancy to weight loss, delicate skin to mature skin and all the combinations in between, basq offers beautiful solutions that work. The upscale line offers a vast array of products for the body and face featuring rich textures, gorgeous scents and beautiful packaging. For every creation, basq starts with the premise that change begins deep within. Each product features a combination of nutrient rich essential oils and plant extracts that accelerate the building blocks that strengthen, rebuild and replenish within the skin. The products are rigorously tested for allergy and sensitivity and the entire line is paraben, phthalate and animal testing free.

The company’s steady growth over the last 6 years has lead to recognition and countless awards by iparenting Media, Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award, World’s Best Skin Care by Frommer’s Shopping Guide, PTPA Media Award recipient, Shecky’s “Beauty At Its Best” recipient, Family Review Center Seal of Approval, among others. In 2011, basq was honored to be invited by Disney to collaborate on a mom and baby skin care collection as part of their “It’s a Small World” collection (http://basqdisney.com/) and most recently created an exclusive line for Disney- Disney Baby Maternity by basq.

Sharp Mamas Review

Brooke Ditlow - Monday, April 01, 2013

Product Review: Basq Resilient Body Oil

There has been a lot of buzz about the Basq line of prenatal skin and body care. Suffice it it to say, Basq has earned every bit of the buzz. What an amazing line of products. This Sharp Mama was especially impressed with their Resilient Body Oil, specially designed to fight and prevent stretch marks and maintain hydration on the ever growing baby belly.


Some stretch mark oils on the market are greasy, don’t smell great, and leave lovely little stains on our shirts. Gross. Basq’s product is the exact opposite. The oil has a lovely spa-like fragrance, absorbs beautifully into your skin, and because it absorbs so well, no stains! I’ve used and sampled many other tummy specific stretch mark oils in the past, but to me, Basq’s product feels far superior. Its also a great product to use post partum to make sure your skin bounces back to normal and stays hydrated. I can’t wait to try more of Basq’s line! This product is officially Sharp Mama approved!

A little more info on what’s in the Resilient Body Oil:

Active Ingredients: Rosehip Oil, Grapeseed oil, Hazelnut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Sunflower Oil, Sesame Oil
Why It Works: It’s all in our beautiful, carefully selected oils. Hazelnut, Sunflower and Sweet Almond Oil provide intense skin cell nourishment with Essential Fatty Acids and naturally occurring Vitamins that protect skin from damage. Sweet Almond oil also has natural antimicrobial properties which help prevent local bacterial infections in healing wounds, thereby minimizing the chances of scarring and ugly marks. This oil also has the natural property of tightening sagging skin.Rosehip Oil has a high content of essential fatty acids known specifically to heals scars and restore normal skin color. Grapeseed is plentiful in antioxidants and fatty acids to moisturize deeply to restructure of damaged and stressed skin tissue. Due to its nourishing and detoxifying effects, Sesame Oil reinforces the body for skin regeneration and smoothes the skin.