A skincare collection called BARE® sounds sexy. You might be wondering...
This is a lighthearted tale of a young woman's determination to ride out a stormy economy and come out on top.
Five trademarks later (and yes, if you are wondering, Martha does own the word BARE®), and a 280+ product line of exotic scents and luxurious formulas with names like BARE-ly Legal (http://barebodycollection.com/
Handmade by Martha Choy in her New York City studio/garden apartment on East 81st Street in New York, Bare-ly Legal® Perfume (http://barebodycollection.com/
BARE-ly Legal® body butter 4 oz. arrives, as do the other skincare products, in an amber plastic jar with silver top that looks very simple, but attractive. But the main attraction is what's inside: a very hydrating, super-thick and rich cream that smells like tropical flowers and spices: White Gardenia, Tuberose, Taratahi Lilac, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, and Black Coconut. It's a traditional, beeswax and borax body butter that purports to be over 98% natural (ingredients are listed below). The product is over 50% oil and if your skin is dry, you won't believe how quickly and effectively it works to eliminate every flake and itch and dry patch. You can definitely use it on even the toughest areas to moisturize, including "rhino-hide"
There is a lighter, creamier version of this product called BARE-ly Legal® Light 4 fl. oz. I am not sure why it is so much less expensive, but in truth, I prefer the lighter, less oil-centric formula. That's not to say it doesn't moisturize, it just leaves less of a protective film. The fragrance is slightly lighter and more floral as well, making it more daytime friendly.
I also tried BARE-ly Legal® Luminescence SPF 30 4 oz. Yes, it's pricey, but it packs a multi-tasking punch with SPF 30, a versatile, body enhancing shimmer, tint, and miniaturization. The very light cream looks liked cherry whipped cream in the jar, It is a lighter version of the Bare-ly Legal scented Body Butter, infused with complexion-illuminating mica and a touch of tint to give your skin a sun kissed glow. In case you're wondering, mica powder comes from minerals and reflects light creates an illusion of a smoother, softer and more radiant skin tone. The scent is lovely: white tuberose blossoms, taratahi lilac, white gardenia and rare blossoms from all over the world. This sensual product has. Deionized Water, Octyl Palmitate, Grapeseed Oil, jojoba oil, hemp oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Steareth-30, Ceteth-10, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Chamomile, Boswellia Serrata, Tocopherol, Borage Seed Oil, Carbopol, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Mica, Zinc. If BARE-ly Legal Luminescence doesn't get you to use sun protection, I don't know what product, will!