Monday, October 24, 2011

(Closed) Basa Body Skin Care Review & Giveaway! Ends 11/6

Basa Body is an all-natural skin care company that will be launching it's entire updated signature product line and website next month. The coconut oil used by Basa Body is produced in Mombasa, Kenya by hard-working Kenyan women trying to become self-reliant and better the lives of their families. As a socially conscious company, Basa Body is committed to improving the economic opportunities of these women by using the coconut oil they produce at Coast Coconut Farms. Basa Body also donates 10% of all profits to humanitarian projects in Africa.

NO Parabens
NO Artificial Fragrances
NO Artificial Preservatives
NO Harsh Irritating Chemicals

Basa Body products are all-natural and the key ingredient in each product is Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. They love to describe themselves as coconut oil obsessed! As you may know, coconut oil is extremely good for you, and works especially well on your skin. It absorbs easily and offers you a very natural, antioxidant-rich approach to skincare. Virgin coconut oil is known to be naturally anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and also age-defying. 
The first product I received to review is the Basa Body Coconut Oil Body Lotion. It has a wonderful coconut scent that reminds me of a Hawaiian tropical oasis! It smells absolutely delicious, and also has a great, thin texture so it doesn't take forever to absorb. This hypo-allergenic lotion is perfect for sensitive skin, and those with eczema and other skin conditions.

My hands are very dry most the time. I'm horrible at using lotion regularly, but I made the effort to use this lotion on my hands every day for a week. My young hands are back! Each day my hands looked more healthy, moisturized and vibrant. I also noticed that each day my hands absorbed the lotion faster than the day before. My skin clearly loved it and I also love the short list of natural ingredients.
I also received the Basa Body Stick. This product is a natural coconut oil healing balm that is great for protecting and healing dry, irritated skin. The only 2 ingredients in this product are 100% Virgin Coconut Oil, and beeswax. The minimal amount of beeswax keeps the coconut oil from liquefying, and allows you to glide the stick across your skin to apply unlike a liquid product. It almost melts on contact with your warm skin, and you can massage the balm into your skin from there. I like the large surface area of the product in the stick. It really makes it easy to apply over a larger area of skin like my knees. While it does absorb well into your skin, it is a little greasier than the lotion. I really felt like it was protecting my skin though and it does eventually absorb completely.

I found the Basa Body Stick to be absolutely effective in soothing my dry skin. However, I did not like the scent at all. I could smell the coconut oil a little, but the beeswax really made for a stinky combo that I did not enjoy. I will still use it because the coconut oil is so good for you and that's worth tolerating the scent.

The only suggestion I have would be that I'd like to see the ingredients list on each product actually say "organic" coconut oil. Neither product actually listed the coconut oil as organic, although their site states that all Basa Body products use only Virgin Organic Coconut Oil.

The Verdict: I'm a total coconut fanatic so I love the natural benefits of the coconut oil and scent of the lotion specifically. I love that the use of coconut oil is helping Kenyan women improve their lives. I'm looking forward to working with Basa Body in the future to check out more of their products!

Basa Body Coconut Oil Body Lotion - $13.95

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Skin and Laser Clinic said...

Most of the products i use for my skin are made by organic ingredients..the result is good and i like that it works with my sensitive skin before.