When the products from this collection arrived, I knew that they'd be perfect for our Winter Series. NUXE is a brand that we've already featured, and subsequently fell in love with (more on that in future posts!). I'm always a sucker for French brands like these, as they, well, work.
The Rêve de Miel collection has been around for a while now, but had been reformulated this year, along with the addition of three new products to the line-up. The core concept of the range is to fulfill the needs of dry and sensitive skin from head to toe with the use of acacia honey, sunflower and plant oils. As if that wasn't impressive enough, he products also contain argan oil, shea butter and barley extract.
You'd think that ingredients like this would equate to extortionate prices, but, for once, this is not the case. I was genuinely surprised when I glanced through the price list for this range. You're looking at parting with between €6.50 and €27 to bag yourself one of these products - not half bad! Read on to see what my first impressions of the range are.
I've been trialling a few different hand creams recently and they've all been lovely. However, even based on first impressions alone, I think that this Hand and Nail Cream could blow them all out of the water. It's just, well, gorgeous. It's superbly creamy and sinks into the skin well. The scent isn't unlike other NUXE products, except maybe a little more honey-ish. Absolutely gorgeous, and well worth €12.
We're both always quite hesitant to rave about products, but again, even just my first impression of the Ultra Comfortable Body Cream is that it is phenomenal. It's basically a light lotion, which really packs a punch considering its texture - my skin isn't dry, but I imagine that this would leave even very dry skin feeling comfortably hydrated all day, hence the name.
Having applied this to my forearms an hour ago, they already feel lovely and soft. Gorgeous - and, again, I would have no problem parting with €22 for 200ml of product.
If you're a bit strapped for cash but still want to bag yourself a bit of luxury from this range, then grab the Lip Moisturising Stick, €6.50. I slapped this on my kisser when I got home today, and have been reapplying like a maniac ever since. It has the same delicious scent as the rest of the products, and seems to be a pretty decent and addictive balm that will shield your lips from the biting cold this winter.
I'm fully aware that I am waxing lyrical about these products at this stage, but I honestly can't help it! The Face Cleansing and Make-Up Removing Gel really intrigued me, as I'm always pretty sceptical of products that claim to remove all of your slap in one go.
Well, consider me converted, as I just used this about an hour ago to take off a full face of make-up, including a smokey eye and Inglot gel liner. It's all gone. Need I say more? I'm super impressed, and it's just €13 for 200ml - a very fair price, if you ask me.
Finally, the day moisturiser from this range is designed for dry and sensitive skin. As this isn't my skin type, I can't comment fully on this but I know that Sinéad will love this, so, keep your eyes peeled for a review of the Ultra Comfortable Face Cream, €27, in the future.
Rêve de Miel by NUXE is available in Arnotts & selected pharmacies nationwide from October 2011.