Words by Helen Sanfey
June 4th, 2015
“Fascinated by the unquantifiable power of plants, and convinced that the plant kingdom is the place to start when seeking out major new treatments, I focused on 5 fundamentals [nature, innovation, evaluation, accessibility and sensory experience] that, day after day, inspire my beauty philosophy and provide my focus for building the NUXE brand.”
Aliza Jabès – founder of NUXE
Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to try out French skincare brand NUXE, in Arnotts on Henry St. I was under the impression that it would be a 15 minute facial with an introduction to their products and it would take place in the middle of the cosmetics section. On arrival I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the facial was taking place in a beauty room within Arnotts, closed off and away from the public and that it would be a full hour long. I was subsequently guided to the beauty room by the Nuxe Beauty Therapist and invited to lay back on the massage bed and relax.
How does it work?
Nuxe was created to offer an alternative to cosmetic beauty treatments, focusing on nature and showing the prodigious effects plants can have on the skin.
The facial began with the application of the NUXE Aroma Perfection Cleansing Gel and Toner. Instantly I received a scent of rose water and a feeling of silkiness on my skin. This particular product fights against imperfections, moisturises and leaves a matte finish to your skin.
Application: Apply in the morning and/or at night to obtain the full effects of beautiful cleansed skin.
Feeling completely tranquil I suddenly felt a burst of freshness on my skin when Serum Crème Fraiche was applied. As I have oily/combination skin I usually stay away from using serums as I find it leaves a further oily layer on my skin however, this serum absorbed into my skin and left a silky finish. NUXE Serum Crème Fraiche fights fatigue and is a daily thirst quenching salvation for very dry and sensitive skin.
Application: Apply in the morning. Massage well into the skin and gently smooth under the eye area.
NUXE Rêve de Miel was applied next to further moisturise my skin and give it a healthy glow. This product is a moisturising day cream and is perfect for all skin types but especially for those you who have a dry complexion. Jam packed with hydrating ingredients such as Shea butter and Argan oil this daily moisturizer is creamy with a beautiful light honey floral scent.
Application: Apply in the morning and/or evening on your cleansed face and neck.
Removing the excess of oil and cream with a warm towel compress applied next was a Clarifying Cream Mask. This particular product was one of my favorites as it tackled something that I have always hated about my skin……..patchy redness! Since I can remember my skin has always had redness on patches around my face and it drives me insane, NUXE clarifying mask made all of it completely disappear. The mask is clay based however does not crack when dried into your skin. It was left for 10 minutes on my skin and then removed with tepid water. Clarifying mask with three roses extract is designed to clarify and close pores, remove redness and brighten the skin whilst leaving your skin feeling silky smooth and regenerated.
Application: For combination to oily skin use once or twice a week. For dry to very dry skin use just once a week.
Lastly Nuxellence Eclat Serum was applied to my face to give it a gorgeous glow. As an anti-aging formula this serum works to smooth wrinkles, even complexion, and improve circulation around the face. After a number of products being applied to my skin I was left with a fresh youthful look to my skin.
Application: Apply in the morning. When finished application make light tapping movements over your face to bring out colour and radiance in your skin.
Immediately and for days after the facial my skin felt tighter and more rejuvenated, I definitely noticed a real burst of radiance for the next 24 hours with a silky texture.
The products used throughout my facial are just the tip of iceberg from the NUXE range. They are currently on sale in Arnotts on Henry Street with a limited offer on at the moment – buy any two NUXE products and receive a third product absolutely free.
To see the range and purchase from the NUXE collection please see here http://www.nuxe.com/en/skincare
Want to read other treatment reviews? Find out what we thought of Elemis’s new Biotec facial.
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