Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Nuxe Crème Fraîche de Beauté Suractivée / Review

This cream is for me a guilty pleasure! We do need a few of those don't we?

I believe what first attracted me to Nuxe is this cream. The name alone takes me back to when I was a child. My parents had a cottage in the country and not far down the road there was a farm. The old farmer, Mr Paul, had a few cows and every weekend my mom would send me to get some fresh cream (crème fraîche). I would take advantage of this little excursion to go in the barn and feed his beautiful fluffy rabbits. That cream was so delicious it was heaven on freshly picked wild strawberries.

That cool, thick and smooth taste is translated beautifully on my skin with Nuxe's Crème Fraîche. Soothing moisture when my skin feels uncomfortable. I use it at night, a few times a week mainly for the joy of it. Lame I know but like I said, it's my guilty pleasure. In winter it becomes a must on cold nights. It's almost like putting on warm comfy socks. It can also be used as a moisturizing mask by applying a thick coat and removing the excess after 15/20 minutes or so.

When you open the jar, appears this beautiful milky white dreamy smelling cream. To keep it that way, it would be best to use a little spatula, it's also more hygienic. This is the main reason why I'm not a fan of jar packaging. Still, in this case, I don't care. The jar itself reminds me of some my mom had in the bathroom vanity when I was a kid.

Nuxe Crème Fraîche de Beauté Suractivée
$42.00 at The Bay and major drugstores

Nuxe Crème Fraîche is not for everyone. There are so many ingredients in it it's mind boggling. Here from the Nuxe website:
Crème Fraîche® de Beauté Enrichie reinforces the skin’s moisture levels (8 Plant Milks, Aloe Vera Sap) and maintains its optimum water content (Salicornia). It soothes the skin, significantly reduces the sensation  of discomfort and irritation for sensitive skin (White Almond and Orange Flowers) and provides intense nourishment (Macadamia Oil).
Notice "Enrichie" instead of "Suractivée". This seems to be another change from Nuxe. They've completely changed the cleansing line and now revamping the look in some way of their products, including this one.

Good to know that there are these goodies in it but when you look at the rest of the ingredients, it makes one wonder how beneficial these can really be. How much of these are in there? Could be only traces but again, my skin loves it.

Here is the full list of ingredients from Beauté-test:

Aqua/water, glycerinbutylene glycolcetearyl alcohol, diethylhexyl succinate, diethylhexyl carbonate,octyldodecanolpropylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, stearyl heptanoate, tristearin, boron nitride, xylitylglucoside, corylus avellana (hazel) seed oil, hydroxyethyl urea, anhydroxylitol, arachidyl alcohol, dimethiconecetearyl glucosidetocopherol, acetylated glycol stearatebehenyl alcoholphenoxyethanollecithin, methylpropanediol, propylene glycol, xylitol, parfum/fragrance, glyceryl stearate, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, ci 77891/titanium dioxide, arachidyl glucoside, polyacrylate-13, squalane, moringa pterygosperma seed oil, methylparabentromethamine, avena strigosa seed extract, polyisobutene, chlorphenesin, opuntia vulgaris extract, tetrasodium edtahelianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oilsodium styrene/acrylates copolymer, glycolic acid, oryzanol, triticum vulgare (wheat) seed extract,polysorbate 60butylparabenethylparaben, jasminum officinale (jasmine) flower extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, propylparabencitric acidlactic acidmalic acidsaccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract,isobutylparaben, sclerotium gum, cyathea medullaris leaf extract, potassium sorbate, sorbitan isostearate, glycine soja (soybean) oil, xanthan gum, camellia kissi seed oil, polysorbate 20, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, algin, decarboxy carnosine hcl, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, punica granatum extract, disodium edta, lupinus albus seed extract, acacia senegal gum, camellia sinensis leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) seed extract, pisum sativum (pea) extract, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) fruit extract, robinia pseudacacia flower extract, avena sativa (oat) kernel oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) extract, ethylhexylglycerin, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, bambusa vulgaris sap extract, serinetocopheryl acetate, sodiummethylparaben, tocopheryl succinate, ascorbic acid, sodium benzoatelimonenelinaloolgeraniol, farnesol [n0401/f].

Insane isn't it? Oh well, it's like I said from the start, my guilty pleasure! If this scares you, try to get a sample before buying.


From MakeupAlley it gets 3.9/5 lippies for 64 members
On Beauté-test, it's 4/5 stars for 296 members

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