Is your skin misbehaving…Nuxe it!

Nuxe Huille P

As of today, my search for the perfect light serum is complete. I have been testing an old favorite of make up artists – Nuxe’s Creme Fraiche Cream and I can honestly say this cream ROCKS.

The smell is divine, like a summer garden after rain. It’s easily absorbed making it perfect for our highly anticipated hot summer, as I can’t stand creams that leave a grimy residue on my skin that only worsens in hot weather. The packaging isn’t fussy, the dispenser is well designed in ita simplicity and has excellent pump action. A little twist of the nozzle and away you go. You don’t need much, a couple of squirts is all it takes.

The serum contains 8 plant milks with anti-fatigue benefits and acts to recreate a ‘moisture reserve‘ by drawing up and diffusing water throughout the skin. With the help of Pomegranate, 5 plant saps, Macademia oil and spring wild-oats, your skin’s barriers are restored and refreshed.

Another favorite of mine from this brilliant range is the Huile Prodigieuse Or (gold). This is a multi-purpose dry oil containing 6 plant oils – borage, St Johnswort, sweet almond, camellia, hazelnut and macademia.

Many a time have I had this sweet-smelling oil lathered into my body on shoots, it is a perfect tool for illuminating skin due to the small iridescent golden particles. Goldeneye eat your heart out!! It can also be used as a treatment for hair; I spritz it on before washing and after an intense session of over-styling. It’s as good for your hair as a bottle of chilled rosé on a summer’s day is for the soul.

Nuxe is all about the wonderful effects plants have on the skin. It has remained a family business spearheaded by Aliza Jabes who bought the company from her father, a research pharmacist, 20 years ago. They are an independent company, with independent labs. The products are tested on children over 3 years of age (who said child labor was a bad thing?) and their sleb fans include Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Paradis and Eva Herzigova.

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…