As someone with combination skin, I know how temperamental it can be. If it’s not excess sebum ruining my base it’s pesky blemishes stealing my confidence, and that’s why I believe combination skin types have drawn the skincare short straw. Not only do we have to contend with blemishes and enlarged pores, but we also need to ensure our skin remains optimally hydrated, throughout the purifying process. However, hydration is a sore subject for many with a combination skin type, because they believe moisture-rich formulas will clog their pores and make their skin worse. But the truth is by keeping your skin hydrated you’ll actually help to slow oil production – fact!
If you’re in the same boat as I was and you’re struggling to find a balance with your combination skin, then I have two words for you: Nuxe Aquabella. Nuxe’s first targeted skincare range for combination skin types, it stands by all the points I mentioned above, providing the perfect cleansing and hydrating routine.
If you’ve scrolled this far you’re probably interested in learning a little more about Aquabella. Comprised of 3 products, the range is simple to use and jam-packed with a plethora of kind-to-skin ingredients that all have the same aim; to keep the complexion clear and fresh.
Here’s the lowdown on the star ingredients and what they do…
White Waterlily: This ingredient has a dual moisturising/purifying action. Firstly, it helps keep skin hydrated thanks to its concentration in mucilages, which retain water molecules. Additionally, white waterlily is rich in tannins and polyphenols, which helps counteract bacterial proliferation in oily areas.
Hyaluronic Acid: Designed to moisturise skin without blocking pores, natural origin hyaluronic acid provides a hydrating veil over the complexion, while still allowing the skin to breathe.
Natural Blur Complex: A combination of 3 botanical active ingredients (oat sugars, green lentil extract, nasturtium extract), Nuxe’s Natural Blur Complex helps to improve the skin’s appearance by tightening pores, smoothing the skin’s texture and boosting radiance.
Step 1: Cleanse
The Micro-Exfoliating Purifying Gel is hands-down, my favourite from this range. It provides my combination skin type with the ultra fresh and clean feeling it craves, while also delivering hydration and radiance. The cleanser/exfoliator hybrid has a gentle, crystalline gel texture that is infused with botanical blue micro-beads, which help to remove impurities, excess sebum and smooth the skin’s surface – goodbye uneven texture!
Suitable to use morning and evening daily, this cleanser will help imbalanced skin get back on track.
Step 2: Boost
Many believe an essence is a toner, however, they’re very different. Whereas toners help balance the pH of the skin, an essence is all about moisture, moisture and more moisture. Wondering why you need this essence if you’re using the emulsion below? Well, the Beauty-Revealing Essence-Lotion comes after cleansing but before moisturising, providing your complexion with comfort (perfect if your skin is irritable) and it will also deliver an additional dose of the Aquabella star ingredients, which help overall skin health.
By using this essence-lotion your skin will be better hydrated and thus be better able to support the benefits of the rest of your skincare – think of it as a booster!
Step 3: Moisturise
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: hydration is crucial to skin health – yes, even for combination skin! However, the Beauty-Revealing Moisturising Emulsion delivers hydration a little differently to other moisturisers on the market, adapting to the needs of different areas of the face. Where the skin is dry, white waterlily and hyaluronic acid help to hydrate. Similarly, where the skin is oily, it uses silica powders to banish shine.
The perfect way to keep skin balanced all-day long, the skin-perfecting formula also harnesses the power of the exclusive Natural Blur Complex to even the skin’s texture and keep it matte and radiant.
Are you intrigued to try the range for yourself? If so, we have three Nuxe Aquabella skincare rituals to give away (worth £46.50 RRP), each including:
– Nuxe Aquabella Micro-Exfoliating Purifying Gel
– Nuxe Aquabella Beauty-Revealing Essence-Lotion
– Nuxe Aquabella Beauty-Revealing Moisturising Emulsion
How to Enter
Ends 5th March
No purchase necessary. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Contest begins 26th February 2018 and ends 5th March 2018. Winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about 6th March 2018. Three prize winners will be drawn. 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.