It’s not often I spend money on skin care. With so many other demands on any disposable income I have each month, generally a face wipe and a high street brand of moisturiser have to make do. The stark realisation that I was approaching my mid-20’s, however, made me reconsider my skin care regime and start to think about exactly what I was putting on my face (we only get one, after all).
I was recommended Nuxe as a good brand for normal to dry skin, and after taking a quick look at their website liked the fact that on average 80% of their ingredients are from natural origins. Although far pricier than anything I’d usually go for – around £25 for the facial moisturiser and £30 for the serum – I decided to give it a go and give my skin a treat (plus I’m a sucker for anything French).
A month or so later of using the products daily and I’m really impressed – it seems spending a little extra does pay off. I’ve been wearing the 24 hour concentrated moisturising serum each morning in place of my regular moisturiser, and applying the 24 hour moisture emulsion each night before bed. Despite being warned never to replace my daily moisturiser with a serum (apparently they work on different layers of the skin’s surface and need to be used together), that’s exactly what I’ve done.
For me, the serum works really well as a moisturising base before applying make up and leaves my skin feeling fresh and clear. It has a non-greasy, almost ‘clean’ feel that’s often difficult to find when using a traditional moisturiser. The moisture emulsion, in contrast, is deliciously thick and creamy with a mousse-like texture and works perfectly as a night cream without being too heavy.
Sadly for my bank account it looks like I’ll be replacing my Nuxe products when they run out.
Have you tried the Nuxe Crème Fraîche de Beauté range? What did you think?