|Nuance by Salma Hakek|
I had the opportunity to select some of her latest offerings and opted for Smooth & Firm Perfector and Tinted Eye Brightener.
I know I should be wearing at least SPF 20 on my face daily, but often skip it because I don't care for the zinc oxide like color and texture SPF often imparts.. When I read Smooth & Firm Perfector described as a, "silky, age-defying formula which melts into skin, filling lines and wrinkles and locking in hydration" with vitamins and SPF 20, I knew I had to try it. It also contains, "natural licorice extract to help control hyperpigmentation and even skin tone". What could be bad???
|I'm a little confused about what Smooth & Firm Protector is...I don't know if it is a moisturizer, a primer, a serum or a hybrid of all three. I applied it on top of my moisturizer and serum. It does have a silky texture, there was zero chalky residue and my makeup applied beautifully over it. Improvements in texture, tone and wrinkle reduction were seen by a small panel at 4 weeks. I think I saw an improvement in one use! I'm an instant grat kinda Girl and if I can look better now and even better in a month, I'll stick with it and I do feel good about protecting my face with SPF 20 daily.|
Whenever a new "eye brightener" is introduced, I always try it. Usually, they have either a pink or ivory cast, often with a subtle, (or not) amount of "sheen". Nuance Tinted Eye Brightener has neither and none...it's a rich sheer camel. I checked the package to see if it came in different shades and if perhaps I was sent the darkest one, since I do have a penchant for fake baking, year round...
Nope. Nuance Tinted Eye Brightener comes in a single shade. I wasn't sure how this was going to "brighten" my eye area, since the color was darker than my concealer, but of course I was game to find out. It glides on with a self brush and I blended it with my pinkie. I then applied my concealer over it. The key ingredient is blue agave which has "age-defying properties that help soothe, hydrate and firm the skin both instantly and continuously".
The results are very subtle. I found it to be a terrific primer for my concealer and my under eye area looked fresh, smooth and flake free, requiring zero touch ups, throughout the day.
One of the really nice aspects of Nuance skincare is that the products aim to instantly improve our appearance while delivering real improvements with time, care and continued use. Considering the quality of the ingredients, I they are affordably priced...particularly if you click on this link and buy them now at CVS on sale.
Have you tried any of Nuance Salma Hayek's beauty products? I'd love to hear your experiences. For me, so far so good.