Just when I thought winter was over, we just got another snowfall today. It’s cold and dry, and my skin has seen better days. Montreal winters can play havoc with your skin, leaving it feeling a little neglected, but Nuxe’s refreshed Crème Fraîche de Beauté range replenishes your skin with 48HR moisture. These products have a new look and a revamped formula to give our skin a little more TLC that it deserves. No matter where your skin falls on the spectrum, you’ll find the perfect product for you.
Nuxe is known for infusing their products with nothing but natural ingredients, and they don’t fall short of that here. Not only do these products quench your skin, but they also protect it from external aggressors that we face on a day-to-day basis whether we like it or not. That’s why they’ve harnessed the power of plant milks (acacia, blonde pea, green tea, almond, oat, coconut, soya) and algae extract in each and every one of these products to deliver moisture all day long. What’s more, it also creates a shield on the skin against pollution. Did I mention that they smell so divine as well!?
I began my skincare routine with the mask. The 48HR Moisture SOS Rescue Mask is a non-rinsing product, which I’m unfamiliar with. I’ve always used either a sheet mask or a product that dries on my skin and that gets either peeled or rinsed off. But I thought I’d give it a go! Once applied, I immediately noticed my skin drinking the product in. After the directed 10 minutes, I massaged the excess product on my face and neck and went on with my day. My skin felt so refreshed, relaxed and plump. This mask is rich in Botanical Milks and Hyaluronic Acid that provides hydration to even the thirstiest skin. It’s a product that is recommended to be used 1 to 2 times per week, either in the morning or evening.
I’ve only recently started using a serum because I thought that a moisturizer would suffice to hydrate my skin. However, the more I got to learn about serums, the more I kicked myself in the butt for being so oblivious to its positive benefits and for omitting it out of my routine. A serum has incredible power because it’s highly concentrated with rich active ingredients, giving your skin nothing but nutrients. Here’s how I see it: our skin is a sponge, soaking in whatever we put on it. Since a serum is a light-weight gel texture, it will seep into our pores and deeply hydrate our skin. On the other end, a cream with a thicker consistency will hydrate at the surface and will create a barrier, protecting it from external aggressors.
Following the mask, I dotted my face with the 48HR Moisture Skin-Quenching Serum (the name says it all!) and let my skin breathe it in. Once applied, my skin felt so soft, radiant and fresh. It gets quickly absorbed, allowing you to quickly move on to the next step of your skincare routine.
The next few products are hydrating moisturizers, but they target different skin types. The 48HR Moisture Mattifying Fluid is my moisturizer of choice, as my skin will reap all the hydrating benefits this range has to offer without a greasy finish. It is a lightweight formula that has a powdery texture that dries down to the perfect makeup primer. Your skin feels fresh, soft and radiant, and provides a solid foundation for your makeup routine. Any product that will leave my skin shine-free all day long gets two big thumbs up!
For you darlings who are blessed with normal skin, the 48HR Moisturizing Cream is just for you. It will melt into your skin, giving it a replenished look throughout the day. For those of you with dry to very dry skin, even sensitive, the 48HR Moisturizing Cream Rich is your new BFF. Your skin will feel intensely nourished and velvety soft. With either of these, your skin will get the boost it needs to look healthy, hydrated and happy!
The Crème Fraîche de Beauté by Nuxe range is available in-store as of today, so head to your local pharmacy to get your hands on these goodies!