Beauty and skincare aficionados may have noticed the recent launch and promotion of Nude Skincare at Sephora. My interest was certainly piqued. Today I have the scoop on Nude Skincare, as well as reviews of a few items from their line. Nude skincare focuses on feeding your skin with omega oils and their trademark n-probiotic cell nutrient*. The line focuses on creating healthy skin with ingredient lists free of gluten, parabens, sulfates, silicones, mineral oil, sulfates, synthetic color, and synthetic fragrance. All three products shown today are vegan.
|Even the boxes are pretty!|
Nude Skincare's products are packaged in mod lavender packaging with purple writing. It complements their logo quite well. I think the simple modern packaging is going to going to appeal to a lot of beauty lovers. (My mom loves this color and I can already see her calling me after this review). The plastic is matte, if you know what I mean. It's not the slippery shiny variety. Some of the moisturizers and other products in the Nude Skincare line are packaged in dark purple glass bottles with silver lids. It's also worth noting that the products I received were made in France.
The Nude Perfect Cleansing Oil has a pretty jasmine scent, which I love. Cleansing oils are great for removing makeup and dissolving away other oil-soluble impurities. Typically they're applied to the face dry, however I like to dampen my face slightly before using the Nude Perfect Cleansing Oil. The consistency is a little thicker than other oils, so this helps. Warm the oil between your hands before use helps increase fluidity. The cleansing oil does a good job of removing all my makeup. After rinsing off with warm water, a protective layer of oil does remain. It's quite a bit actually. This would work well for those with dry skin, especially in the wintertime. Since I have combination skin, I use a heavy cleanser to remove all residue after use.
The Nude Purify Cleansing Wash is a balanced foaming cleanser that cleanses the skin with the help of ingredients like cinnamon, ginger, and burnet root. The cleanser has a gentle fruity, soapy, earthy scent that I like. When squeezed it out of the tube, the cleanser comes out in a semi-solid gel like consistency. The soap is relatively concentrated so you only need a small amount to wash your face. It works on the face easily to create a gentle lather. The Nude Purify Cleansing Wash does a good job at cleansing, but it's a little shy of being deep cleanser. It leaves skin feeling comfortable, not dry after the wash. I was pleased with the Nude Purify Cleansing Wash. I think its performance runs in a nice middle ground that can please oily and dry types.
The Nude Miracle Mask brightens and adds radiance to skin via a blend of AHAs (a natural glycolic acid) and exfoliating rice beads. The scent is reminiscent of orange marmalade. It's similar to the REN peel, for those of you who are familiar with it. The peel has a thick serum like consistency that has very small exfoliating grains. The peel should be massaged onto the face for one minute, and then left on for five minutes. The result is brightened skin. There are similar 'mask/peel' products available at similar price ranges and I think it depends on your preference. REN Radiance lacks any exfoliating grains, Philosophy Microdelivery is much more exfoliating, and Nude Skincare is in between.
*Note: Science is a big part of Nude Skincare's marketing campaign, so I felt it was important to mention it here. Their products are based on the use of 'Omega Oils' and 'N-Probiotic.' First, I assume, but can't be sure, that 'Omega Oils' refer to oils rich in Omega Fatty acids. Second, concerning Nude Skicare's n-probiotic cell nutrient, their website specifically states "Within 24 hours your skin starts producing its own natural anti-aging ingredients*". This claim is based on "*in vitro"(i.e. cell culture) results. (Sephora omits 'in vitro' completely). Technically, 'your skin' should actually be denoted as 'skin cells'. This is an important designation, since cell culture results do not necessarily correlate with actual results on living skin. I hope the company will clarify these two things in the future.
Ingredients: Nude Perfect Cleansing Oil- Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol. Nude Purify Cleansing Wash- Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Isostearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Lauryl Glucoside, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Sanguisorba Officinalis Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance), Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Tocopherol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Phenoxyethanol. Nude Miracle Mask- Water, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Powder, Citric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sclerotium Gum, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Alpha Glucan Oligosaccharide, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Fragrance, Pentylene Glycol, Tocopherol.
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own