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
I haven't really seen Nude around, but I know it's available online. I've been pretty curious, but if it caters more to normal/dry skin, I might have to pass or use it in winter (I have combination skin too)!ReplyDelete
Hi Sunny, I think it's originally a European brand; it's always interesting to see hear your thoughts since it's hard to tell which brands are available where!Delete
i'm excited that they relaunched their line. the colors and packaging do look quite nice. I always intended to try that miracle maskReplyDelete
Hi Joyce, It sounds like you're familiar with the line! I believe they were revamped after being bought by LVMH. I'm glad we share a love of skincare!Delete
I enjoyed the science blurb, Dovey. Some of the claims that companies make are quite interesting to me. These do sound promising, though, and I also appreciate the fairly short ingredients lists.ReplyDelete
Thanks Larie! I'm trying to pay better attention to these things now. Nowadays there are so many claims out there, that sometimes the simple and well explained ones are the most believable.Delete
Huh, interesting for sure! It kind of amazes me how skin care lines always dome up with something you've never heard of before they claim to work on your skin. But this claim has piqued my interest for sure, as I'm always game to try something new in skin care! You never know what will work for you until you try it! Thanks for the review Dovey!ReplyDelete
Thanks Tracy! Let me know if you try it (and if they have Nude Skincare in Canada!)Delete
I had tried a few things from Nude via samples in Sephora purchases prior to the packaging overhaul. I LOVE the lavendar packaging! I appreciate that you included product comparisons for the mask. As I've used both products you referenced - I've got a good idea of what the mask would be like. St ill feelin' the love for REN glycol lactic radiance renewal mask. Also tried a sample of Laura Mercier's Flawless Skin Face Polish the other day. Initial thoughts were "WOW" I don't think my face has ever felt this smooth! Plan to explore this a bit more.ReplyDelete
Hi Kristi, how awesome that you got to try samples! I think I remember some of them being promoted previously. I didn't know LM had a face polish out. I think a 'wow' from you deserves extra exploration :)Delete
good timing - I was looking for a peel that was stronger than the REN glycol lactic peel but weaker than Arcona's raspberry peel for sensitized skin. Going to check out Nude's mask. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Hi FT&C, let me know if you get to try it!Delete
I haven't tried these yet but recently tested their famous facial oil on my hand and it was heavenly. So glad they finally showed up in our Sephoras!ReplyDelete
I have used there old cleanser for years, and now they changed it with the new packaging. I found this new cleanser svery drying and make my skin tight. I really loved there old one and I hope they bring it back, as now I cant use this new one.ReplyDelete
The nude skin care review is given here with perfect cleansing product. Useful postReplyDelete
The nude skin care review is given here with perfect cleansing product. Useful postReplyDelete
cleansing wash was great before they released a new version of it which is available now. Before, when you washed your face, even if it got to your eyes, it would not irritate and consistency was very gentle and mild but now....it has some irritating ingredients which makes it as any other non organic brand. It irritates, it is not gentle and it is expensive as before. So the quality really went down. I though it was just the package that changed but no....it was a waste of my money this time around.ReplyDelete
Hopefully the skin will be as beautiful as this packaging :)ReplyDelete