Nuxe is one of my favourite brands. They’re different from any other French Pharmacy skincare we have on-site. Why? They’re not clinical; they’re classy.
With Nuxe, you get the best of both worlds: efficacy and aesthetic. Unlike the other skincare brands you may associate with the pharmaceutical category, Nuxe believe in rare botanicals and plant-powered molecules for skin health – I like to call it natural beauty at it’s best.
In this article, I’m going to give you insight into how Nuxe uses honey, one of the ingredients of the moment in their cult-favourite Reve de Miel (honey dream) range. If you love this indulgent ingredient as much as I do, Reve de Miel is all that and more.
Three reasons why honey is the star ingredient of the Reve de Miel range:
- Honey bees are vital to our existence. They’re responsible for every ecosystem, as they help trees, flowers and plants to grow, which the whole of mankind rely on.
- Honey is a natural flavonoid antioxidant that helps to slow down ageing, while protecting the skin from all kinds of free radicals, like pollution and cigarette smoke.
- Honey is amazing at repairing, moisturising, and balancing bacteria to keep the skin fresh and healthy.
Nuxe is taking action to help save the bees, as their existence is currently under threat. Nuxe work with the charity ‘Un Toit pour les abeilles (A home for bees)’, by sponsoring beehives across France to help bee colonies grow. They’ve also sponsored the creation of six beehives inside the incredible floral meadow in the Louvre Museum, Paris!
To spread the ‘save the bees’ message outside of France, Nuxe has just launched two new face and body balms that I know you’ll love. Plus, for those of you that use no other lip balm than the iconic Reve de Miel itself, the sought-after limited-edition lip balm is back, but not for long! Let’s discover the best of Reve de Miel…
#1 The Product Everyone Talks About
Our skin has a protective hydrolipidic film to lock in moisture, but our lips don’t. Hence why when the cold weather strikes or dehydration takes its course, your lips are one of the first places to feel the effects of depleting moisture. Nuxe created the Nuxe Reve de Miel Honey Lip Balm to prevent this happening whatever stage of dryness your lips are at. The star ingredient? Propolis oleoactive, a 100% natural active that repairs and rehydrates with antioxidant benefits.
Why we love it:
You heard it here first; Nuxe’s Reve de Miel Lip Balm is one of the best lip salves you’ll ever buy – even those with the driest of lips hail this as their ‘saviour’. If your lips are chapped, cracked or sore, the moisturising blend of honey, propolis and shea butter will instantly soothe and repair. We recently found out from a clinical trial that a staggering 95% of women found their lips to feel immediately nourished after using it. And if that’s not enough, 100% of our beauty team repurchase this lip balm every time our French Pharmacy month comes around – it’s a cult favourite.
What our customers say:
This was my second time of purchasing this lip balm which I wouldn’t be without now. It’s rich, non-greasy, moisturising, fantastic under lipstick. I can’t sing its praises highly enough. I have also bought it for both my daughters and they too are addicted.
Did you know? The beeswax inside this Reve de Miel Lip Balm is made by young bees, which they use to build their nests to store honey and pollen. When applied to the lips, beeswax creates a film that protects sensitive lips.
#2 The Future Favourite
Dry skin is often an indication of a lack of natural oils in the skin. Dry patches and flaky areas can stem from a medical condition, caused by harsh body washes, soaps, side effects of medicine or even winter weather-related. Luckily for us, Nuxe has packed this balm full of essential fatty acids and moisturising botanical oils (such as borage and argan oils) to instantly replenish weakened skin, plus it feels indulgent, and not clinical.
Why we love it:
The Body Oil Balm offers luxurious hydration to even sensitive skin types. 100% of women who tried this moisturiser reported all signs of irritation disappeared. When massaged into the body, not only does the sweet-smelling scent of honey, mimosa and vanilla make you feel luxe, but this nutrient-rich cream also repairs, nourishes and hydrates for 48 hours. The innovative balm-to-oil texture is what makes this body balm extra special; skin glows and is more supple, instantly.
What our Copywriter says:
It went straight in my basket!
As soon as I tried this body balm, I knew I had to have it, just because of the smell! I don’t have dry skin, but I loved its oily texture, and how dewy it made my skin look. Now I can’t wait to explore the range even more – I even just bought the body scrub to match!
From formulation to production, all Nuxe products are made in France and aren’t tested on animals.
#3 The Non-Greasy Emollient
Healthy, moisturised skin is the foundation for all good skin days. If your complexion is dehydrated, you’ll find your skin can feel tight or itchy after cleansing. Another side effect? Your makeup won’t last. It’s important to use a moisturiser daily, and Nuxe’s Reve de Miel Face Balm makes a real difference to dry patches. Its cushiony texture melts into skin and absorbs within seconds; keeping you hydrated and plumped for up to 48 hours, thanks to its high essential fatty acid content.
Why we love it:
Made to restore comfort and nourishment into the complexion, this everyday Face Balm will become a staple step in anyone with dry skin’s beauty regime. It’s unlike any moisturiser you’ve tried. The non-greasy formula contains over 300 active antioxidant molecules that provide protective and emollient benefits, without a heavy feel. In a clinical trial, 100% of women who tried the balm also said that 100% of sensitivity felt relieved after use!
What our Campaign Editor says:
Best for rescuing parched skin!
When I use retinol, I always slather on this face balm to keep my skin from stinging or drying out. As someone with combination skin that’s ever changing, I’ve found that when I use it as a night cream, it doesn’t make my oily areas feel heavy; my face feels bouncy.
This face balm also contains Propolis oleoactive. As propolis is produced by bees, Nuxe use the oIeo-eco-extraction method of deriving the ingredient to be environmentally friendly.
#4 The Smooth Skin Essential
If you have dry skin, it’s essential to exfoliate. After 28 days, your skin cells naturally shed, but sometimes they need a helping hand, and that’s where the Reve de Miel Body Scrub comes in. Removing dead skin not only reveals smoother, healthier results (while removing dry patches), it also improves cell renewal, aids circulation and doubles the nourishing benefits of your moisturisers. After all, you don’t want to waste the moisturising ingredients of honey, argan and borage oil on dead skin cells – that’s not productive!
Why we love it:
Nuxe’s Reve de Miel Body Scrub is more than an exfoliator; it’s a 3 in 1 essential that removes dead skin, hydrates and protects your body. Gentle grains of sugar crystals buff away at rough areas, while smaller rice grains tackle texture. If you’re looking for instant results, this body scrub has your name written all over it. And if you’re after a more intense exfoliation we recommend using it on dry skin – your body will never have felt smoother!
What our Product Manager says:
It’s my desert island product!
I couldn’t be without this scrub; I love how it makes my skin feel and smell. If I could, I would use it every day as it feels like a little bit of luxury after a long day at the office!
Find out how to get the best results from your body scrub with Reve de Miel.
#5 The Beauty Cabinet Must-Have
Why we love it:
Super by name, super by nature; everyone needs a Super Balm. It’s packed with only the most precious botanical oils of 97% natural origin to combat dryness – whether that’s on your face, body, hands or feet. The pocket-sized tin is always there when you need an instant dose of hydration; get yours before the cold weather has a chance to wreak havoc with your skin.
What our customers say:
This is one of the best multi-use products released by Nuxe for a while. Bought one tin and have now stocked up during French Pharmacy promotion. User-friendly packaging – easy to throw in your bag. This balm has a lovely fragrance, (light, fresh, slightly honeyed but not cloying) a good texture, not waxy, easy to warm in your hands and apply wherever, and a little goes a long way. The ingredients list indeed shows that balm is mainly composed of natural oils and plant-based ingredients.
I use it in multiple ways. As a lip balm, cuticle and hand conditioner, on dry or rough areas anywhere, hair flyaways and ends, patted on as a change from facial oil, and extra protection on the face for winter cold. I’m sure there are plenty of other ways to use it too. A welcome addition to the Reve de Miel range and a great product.
Discover 7 different ways you can use the Reve de Miel Super Balm