Nude are a brand that have always been on my radar, but that for some reason I had never tried. I came very close to purchasing their cleansing oil in Selfridges London beauty hall but was sweet talked by the Eve Lom sales assistant (how things could have been different, I wasn’t a fan of that cleanser!) and came away with that instead. We have spoken before in videos and on here about how I like to mix things up when it comes to cleansers, but something I didn’t feel I had a perfect product for was exfoliating. Now I’m in my mid twenties (although I am quite aware I’m not old) I have noticed my skin change and start to lean towards a more dehydrated, dry skin type. Personally I like to stay well exfoliated because as we all know, makeup doesn’t sit nicely on dry skin, and the fine lines dehydration causes are all the more visible when you put a bit of powder on. I use my Clarisonic (video review here) every day to cleanse my face using the sensitive brush head, and although this gently exfoliates my skin I also like to use a product every now and then to really go to town. Everybody loves a good scrub.
In the past I have used cheaper exfoliators like St Ives, but as I’m getting older I’m more and more aware that I can’t slap anything on my face and get away with it, and the annoying hormonal breakouts I get sometimes can be easily aggravated by more harsh exfoliants. I have tried using AHA based exfoliators but sometimes you just need the satisfying feeling of exfoliating with a scrub. Am I alone here? I’m starting to feel a little insane talking about my scrubbing obsession…
Enter the Nude facial scrub – this baby isn’t the cheapest on the market at £28 but it certainly won’t break the bank either, and the amount I need to do the job is tiny, meaning despite using this twice a week (minimum) for the last few weeks has hardly made a dent in the product. The exfoliation comes courtesy of rose quartz crystals, oats, and coconut and palm kernels and is paraben, mineral oil, sulphate and silicone free for those of you trying to avoid them. There is also rosewater which helps to calm and soothe the skin. Personally, I love this, its creamy and gentle but doesn’t just tickle, it really gets the job done and my skin feels smooth, leading to better makeup application and better absorption of my skincare products. The packaging is nice, and a refreshing alternative to traditional tubes of exfoliator. Of all the products I’ve tried from Nude, this is the one I’m most impressed with. If you have the chance to try one thing, I’d recommend this.
The Nude Facial Scrub is £28 here.
Have you tried any Nude products? What is your favourite exfoliator?