Everyone knows that sun protection is a daily essential, especially in the summer. But what if this important part of your daily routine could actually be, dare I say it… glamorous? After years of research and formulation, the Nuxe Sun collection has launched, and it aims to be just that.
Nuxe created its long-awaited Sun range with a key purpose: to ensure that each new formula not only provides the protection that you need, but is also pleasurable enough to that you’d want to keep on reapplying right through the day, which is so important for adequate sun protection. The result is a capsule collection that spans different textures and SPFs to suit all types of sun exposure, enhanced with the addictive aroma of sun-warmed solar flowers and vanilla.
The protective arm of the collection is comparatively small when sized up against most other pharmacy brands, but what it does have, it does very well. The smaller range also has the added advantage of making choosing the right product for you very simple. There are two products that offer universal sun protection for both the body and the face: the Nuxe Sun Tanning Oil SPF10, and the Nuxe Sun Milky Spray SPF20, plus a higher level of protection for the face: the Nuxe Sun Delicious Cream for Face SPF30.
Now, the Tanning Oil’s SPF of 10 is something of a rarity in a dedicated suncare product (though quite common in make-up and skincare), as most tend to have a protection factor of at least 15. Nuxe maintains that this lower protection product should be used by those with already tanned or dark skin, and that reapplication every two hours is essential. If you’re pale and interesting, this isn’t the product for you! The higher protection Milky Spray for Face and Body with its SPF of 20 is suitable for most other skin tones, as is the Delicious Cream for Face, which offers the highest protection in the range to suit delicate complexions.
Each of the products is formulated with the same cocktail of antioxidant ingredients, including patented Water Hyacinth to protect the skin from dehydration, Kau Pe Flower to relieve burning sensations, and carob seed powder, which stimulates melanogenesis and prolongs your natural tan. The difference between them lies in their texture, and their level of SPF protection. The Tanning Oil, seen above on the left, has a lightweight, moisturising finish that isn’t quite a dry oil, but isn’t greasy either. It’s formulated without silicones, alcohol or mineral oils, and makes your skin feel so satiny after use. The Milky Spray, seen above in the middle, is equally lightweight, spraying on in a fine mist that dries to a transparent finish. The Delicious Cream is a little richer, offering lasting moisture and protection without leaving a chalky cast.
When you finish your fun in the sun, there’s the intensely soothing Nuxe Sun Refreshing After-Sun Lotion for Face and Body to come home to. Created to replenish lost moisture and soothe overheated sensations, it really does the trick on parched skin. Like the rest of the Nuxe Sun collection, it contains moisturising Water Hyacinth, soothing Kau Pe and a generous helping of carob seed powder to help prolong your tan for up to two weeks.
The finish is predictably quenching, with lots of slip to glide over sore skin without tugging, and an instantly cooling feel (without menthol or alcohol, I hasten to add). Added sunflower oil and coconut extract add greatly to this melting texture, giving skin lots more flexibility and suppleness. Another trait that this after sun borrows from the rest of the collection is its absolutely delectable summer holiday fragrance of warm sand, plush white flowers and creamy vanilla. You’re completely forgiven if you wear this one as a daily moisturiser to bring on the feel-good summer vibes – I already am!
Now closed! Congratulations to our winners Bel S, Laura C and Victoria H!
We have three full sets of Nuxe Sun products worth £65 each to give away, just in time for the sunny weekend! So whether you’re planning on a weekend jaunt, or a stay-at-home sunning session, you’ll be well protected. To enter, simply comment below and let us know your dream holiday destination. Each of the three winners will receive:
- 1 x Nuxe Tanning Oil for Face and Body SPF10 150ml Spray
- 1 x Nuxe Milky Spray for Face and Body Medium Protection SPF20 Spray
- 1 x Nuxe Delicious Cream for Face High Protection SPF30
- 1 x Nuxe Refreshing After-Sun Lotion for Face and Body
Competition closes on Thursday 22nd May. Best of luck!
No purchase necessary. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Contest begins 15th May 2014 and ends 22nd May 2014. Winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about 23rd May 2014. Three prize winners will receive the items stated above. If the winner doesn’t respond within 7 days, the competition will be redrawn. Prizes must be accepted as awarded; not redeemable in cash or credit.