When you think ‘dark spots’, do you instantly think age-related hyperpigmentation? I’ll put my hand up there, because for the longest time I have. It’s time for a rethink though, because dark spots are a hot potato issue for women of all ages all over the world – and it’s an area of skincare that’s gaining massive momentum.
Nuxe are calling for a change in attitude towards dark spots with their newest skincare collection Splendieuse, a collection catered towards all types of dark marks, from age spots and sun spots through to the marks left behind by imperfections.
In typical Nuxe style, they’ve innovated a seriously impressive intervention program based on vegetal extracts, using the power of white crocus, star lily, vitamin C from prickly pear and cocoa cells to inhibit the size and colour of dark marks, no matter their cause. Added polyphenol-rich porcelain rose works to boost the skin’s radiance, ensuring a brighter, more even complexion.
Let me introduce you to the line-up…
Step 1: The Booster
The most concentrated of all of the Nuxe Splendieuse products is also the one you use at the very start of your routine. The Splendieuse Serum contains the most potent blend of porcelain rose, stargazer lily, white crocus and vitamin C, a magic combination that’s so good at reducing the appearance of dark spots, Nuxe has applied for 5 patents to protect it.
The ultra-silky formula has a GREAT texture. It’s as lightweight and fluid as you’d expect from a serum, but it leaves behind this amazing velvety touch to the skin. This barely-there, ultra comfortable feeling is really important, as many people don’t use a serum for fear it may be too heavy for them to use alongside a moisturiser (especially if they have a particular skin concern like oiliness, blemishes, sensitivity, etc). Not so with the Splendieuse Serum, though – its lightness pairs beautifully with the Splendieuse moisturiser, working to double up on that dark spot-fighting action for a more flawless result. The serum can also be used with any other moisturiser to give your skincare a radiant boost.
Step 2: The Daily Defense
The Splendieuse Anti-Dark Spot Cream is infused with macadamia oil to pack more of a moisturising punch. This makes it especially good for drier skin types who prefer that gorgeous plump and cushiony feel to their skin after moisturising (like me!). Though richer than the Splendieuse Anti-Dark Spot Fluid, it’s by no means a heavy formula, and sinks in almost as quickly. Make-up applies like a dream on top of this!
While the Splendieuse blend of porcelain rose, stargazer lily, white crocus and vitamin C is getting to work reducing the appearance of dark spots, added sun protection of SPF 20 ensures that skin is shielded from further sun-induced hyperpigmentation. After use, the complexion is luminous.
Crafted for those with a combination to oily complexion, this thinly textured moisturiser hydrates the skin with sugars rather than oil for a much lighter feeling on the skin. It glides with a lot of slip to infuse skin with brightening care and sinks in immediately, ensuring that finicky skin doesn’t feel weighed down.
As with the Cream, the Fluid is packed full of porcelain rose, star lily, white crocus and vitamin C for brighter and more even skin, and also benefits from SPF 20 to protect against damage.
Step 3: The Treatment
And finally, the pièce de résistance of the Splendieuse range: a pampering set of treatment masks. Presented in 6 individual sachets, each 100% cotton sheet mask arrives pre-soaked in 21ml of concentrated Splendieuse serum and is ready to pop straight on to the face.
So… what’s so good about sheet masks? Well, for one, they’re absolutely fantastic at quickly targeting skin concerns (in this case, potent anti-dark spot and brightening action) and locking in beneficial ingredients, as the serum-soaked sheet is in constant contact with your skin. Take 10 minutes out of your day to relax with the mask on, and then massage any leftover serum onto your face afterwards to reap even more of the brightening benefits. The Splendieuse formula has an instant perfecting result from the potent active ingredients – it’s the perfect Sunday night treat, allowing you to start the week with a bright and even complexion.
Head on over to Twitter (@Escentual), and until the 16th of September you could win a Nuxe Splendieuse hamper worth £151! Simply RT our competition tweet here and you’ll be in with a chance. Usual T&Cs apply.