Praise for basq

Kelli Kenny - Saturday, January 08, 2011

Praise for basq!

basq is starting the New Year off right with praise from fans of our products.  The following testimonials were posted on the basq website.  

Jennifer from New York City posted: “I was at a baby shower event in Manhattan, and having a SUPER ITCHY day- I saw their (basq) booth and snatched up a bottle of their Resilient Body Oil (I was desperate at the time for some sort of relief)- Well, let me tell you something- this stuff is INCREDIBLE. I mean, stop shopping around for other oils and creams, add this to your cart and buy it! I absolutely love the texture, which reminds me of a hair serum/oil- but it has a faint powdery scent and once it's applied, absorbs right into the skin! Not sticky, not greasy- just smoothing, hydrating, and most importantly- relieves my pregnancy itch and skin dehydration. I am now online purchasing a few more as gifts for my newly pregnant friends. Try this stuff- you will be IN LOVE. ”

Resilient Body Oil

            Andrea, a certified massage therapist posted: “As an Certified Massage Therapist I enjoy all the Basq product with my Mothers2be but recently had a pleasant experience in which my client experienced relief from her aching and tired legs after I used the Energizing Body Lotion.”

           Energizing Body Lotion     

            Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about basq!  We love the feedback. 
By: Brooke Ditlow 


The Dry Skin Cure

Kelli Kenny - Monday, October 25, 2010

The Dry Skin Cure

By Brooke Ditlow

                Is your skin starting to react to the change in season?  As the temperature drops, it can really do a number on our skin.  I live in a dry climate and the colder it gets outside, the worse my skin looks and feels.  It got to the point where I was putting on lotion several times a day and my hands were still cracking.  Luckily, I discovered a cure!  I started treating my hands to the following routine several times a week.  It has made a world of difference.

                Step 1- Wet hands and apply basq Citrus Body Polish.  Massage into hands and each finger in a circular motion.  This Citrus Polish is great because it exfoliates but it doesn’t dry out the skin.  It has Shea Butter and Essential Oils so it leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.


Citrus Sugar Body Polish


                Step 2- Rinse and dry hands.

                Step 3- Apply basq Resilient Body Oil.  I fell in love with this oil when I was pregnant.  basq’s Resilient Body Oil provides amazing hydration without leaving skin feeling oily.  This oil sinks in very quickly and it has an amazing smell that makes me feel like I just left the spa.   


Resilient Body Oil


If your hands feel this good after using these products, imagine what it will do for the rest of your body!

Take it from the Experts - Mom Generations Raves about basq

Lauren Parisier - Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Beauty Advice: Try basq Products

August 26, 2010 by Audrey   
Filed under BeautyMom Fashion Report

I’m always on the lookout for some great beauty products to recommend to moms. I’ll never forget one of my good friend’s (thank you, Susan!) introducing me to basq. We were at lunch together and she started talking about this incredible moisturizer she was using called Illipe Butter. She had just had a baby 4 months previous, and was telling me how amazing her skin felt using Illipe Butter. It didn’t take me too long to get home and (literally) run to the basq site online.

What was the first thing I loved about reading about basq? basq was started by 2 moms (and good friends) – Kelli Kenny and Lauren Parisier – when they couldn’t find any safe products that they could use during their own pregnancies. As they say on their site and what captured me, “The idea of basq – gentle, effective products that splurge on beauty and deliver on results – is one that appeals to women and men (yes we said men) in all life stages. From pregnancy to weight loss, sensitive skin to mature skin and all the combinations in between, basq offers beautiful solutions that work.”These are the kinds of products you want on your skin.

Now in the trenches of motherhood myself, I find it a luxury to find some products that are soothing, relaxing to my skin and products I actual see results in. I want (and need) my skin to be replenished… especially having 4 boys that literally keep me on my toes day in and day out!

Here are 4 products I highly recommend for moms:

1. basq Energizing Body

The name alone gets me every time. Anything promising to energize my body is something I must try out! This lotion is perfect for all moms (even expectant ones!). If you’ve got swollen legs and feet. If you’re suffering from an achy back or sore muscles (which is me most of the time!). Or if you have a swollen bust, you will really feel the replenishment from Energizing Body. Massage this on your body and feel relaxed. The blend of green tea, eucalyptus, cucumber and lavender is heavenly. The coolness is immediate and the aroma is amazing.

2. basq Cucumber Tea Eye Gel

This is the perfect cure for when you’re up late with the kids and wake up with tired eyes. Sunglasses may do the trick to work or to school drop-off, but there’s still the rest of the day! The cucumber and green tea soothes your eyes and gets rid of the puffiness. Quite frankly, this should be stocked in every mom’s cabinet.

3. basq Illipe Body Butter

It has the word “butter” in it… enough said. Oh, my… this is one of my favorite’s! You can use the Illipe Butter from head to toe. It hydrates your body beautifully. It has a 3 moisture complex of illipe, jojoba and shea butters that really do their job in moisturizing your skin. My feet get so dry in the summer, I have been lathering this on them every single night. It just works instantly. I love it and the smell is fabulous! I just recommend using this all the time and all over your body, especially if you’re expecting.

4. Rebalancing Face Cleanser

Cleaners are tough to find for your face. I really like this one. It works really well. My face feels cleansed and it doesn’t dry my skin out. If you’re looking to get rid of blemishes during pregnancy, you will love this product. I had some breakouts with Alexander that were horrible, I wish I had had a product like this at the time to help me out. Important thing to note here – WINNER of the iParenting Product of the Year Award for 2010, our Rebalancing Cleanser first got it’s fame when mentioned as a Heidi Klum favorite in Us Weekly Magazine. Also a WINNER of Pregnancy and Newborn’s Readers Choice Awards, this cleanser has been spotlighted in countless publications including Fashion Wear Daily,, Cookie and Pregnancy.

Disclosure:  basq provided me with product for review.

Do My Eyes Look As Tired As I Feel?

Kelli Kenny - Thursday, September 02, 2010

Do my eyes look as tired as I feel?- By Brooke Ditlow

Back pain, discomfort, and indigestion along with nonstop worry and anxiety can make it very difficult to sleep during pregnancy.  Once the beautiful bundle of joy is born, a full night of sleep certainly does not get any easier.  How do you go out to face the world in the morning with those puffy tired eyes?  Try the basq Cucumber Tea Eye Gel.  Not only does it feel great on tired puffy eyes, but the natural coolant of the cucumber fights swelling and puffiness.  The green tea fights environmental free radicals that damage the skin.  The best part is that this gel feels wonderful and truly makes me look more alert.  I like to store it in the refrigerator for an extra cooling sensation.  The basq Cucumber Tea Eye Gel is featured in the September 2010 issue of Pregnancy & Newborn magazine as well as OK Weekly.