Sunday, July 29, 2012

Nuance By Salma Hayek - Proper Skin Care

I have recently started using, and have fallen in love with a skin care brand called Nuance.  This line was invented by the actress Salma Hayek. I know, I know....a skin care line created by an actress? Weird right? I've noticed other celebs jumping on the skin care bandwagon. Jessica Simpson has a line now, I think Cindy Crawford has one etc. I have not tried any of the other lines, nor do I plan on it, but so far I have tried several products from the Nuance line and I am more than impressed. The actress took 3 years off of acting to focus on the line which was inspired by her grandmother's home recipes. One of the keys to good makeup application is having a good base to apply it to. While a large part of how good or bad our skin is is due to genetics, there are things we can do to help. I think that skin care is a worthwhile investment, and would not hesitate to spend money on creams that truly work. I have tried some of the most expensive brands on the market, and let me tell you, this drugstore brand is just as good, if not better than most of the creams I've tried. Furthermore, Nuance does not test on animals and is paraben free! What more could a woman ask for. Wallet friendly, and delivering true results, this skin care line should not be missed. Nuance also has a line of cosmetics out as well, so I hope that this review helps you navigate your way through the line.

*I have not received any compensation for this review.  All items seen in this post were purchased by me.

Here is a collection of just some of the standout items I own from the line.  From left to right: AM/PM Anti-Aging Super Cream, Just behind is the Intense Hydration Overnight Rejuvenator, Renewed Radiance SPF Moisturizing Day Cream, Overnight Retinol Capsules, Rose Petal Hydrating Balm, and the 2 items in the front are the Anti-Aging Wrinkle Filler Eye Serum and Smoothing Anti-Aging Eye Cream

If you only try 1 item from the line, I recommend the AM/PM Anti-Aging Super Cream or the Retinol Capsules. Both are amazing stand out products. As a test, I applied my usual night cream on 1 side of my face, and Nuance on the other side. The side where I applied Nuance was still moist & hydrated the next morning when I woke up. The Retinol Capsules apply like a primer, making skin look instantly matte and smooth. However, this is recommended as an evening use product due to retinol's ability to increase one's sensitivity to sunlight. If you do use the Retinol during the day, be sure to follow with a sunscreen, such as Nuance Moisturizing Day Cream which contains an SPF of 30.  This cream has Jojoba, Natural Licorice Extract, Shea Butter & Sunflower oil.

 Here are some items from her makeup line including Lights Camera Action Eye Trio, a brown gel eyeliner, lip quad and the Shape & Define Brow Kit in Medium Blonde.  The eyebrow kit comes with 2 little brushes and a mirror for easy travel.

 Here is a closer look at the lip quad, I believe there are 2 different quads available. I have never seen a product in a unique design like this. You get 4 lip colors, that feel very creamy and are very pigmented. In the center is a little lip brush to apply it with.She also makes eyeshadow quads in this format, but I have not tried those yet.
 This is the Hydrating Balm for your lips. This reminds me of the Rosebud Salve that comes in those little blue tins, but this comes in an adorable little jar. I use this on everything from lips, to dry elbows, to cuticles and it works like a charm. This balm contains evening primrose, which is rich in essential fatty acids and helps condition the skin to ease irritation. I found this lip product to be very long lasting, and is a staple for me as a before bedtime ritual.
 Here is a closer look at the Eye Trio. You get a white shimmery highlighter great for under the brow bone or inner corners of the eyes, a black eyeliner and a cream shadow.  This is great for travel as you have all 3 products in one connecting wand.

Here I have swatched them for you. This took no pressure at all, and was just 1 swipe of each product.

 This is the Anti-Aging eye Serum which comes in a rollerball squeeze tube.
 This is the Anti-Aging Eye Cream which has a slanted tip applicator for easy application directly to the eye area.
 So in conclusion, if you are thinking of spending a lot of money on anti-aging products, DON'T!  This line is affordable, and works just as well if not better than most high-end brands I've tried.  There are wonderful natural ingredients in them, they don't contain parabens and best of all, they don't test on animals.

If you try these products, I'd love to hear how they worked for you!


  1. Very important point you are making here. Proper diet, hydration, rest etc will all help keeping your skin look fresh. One must alo exfoliate properly to help with dead cell turnover either with a scrub, or chemically with an AHA. However, some things, such as dark circles may be simply genetic and no amount of sleep can help them. Dark circles like this can be lightened with a product containt hydroquinone. Sunscreen is the number 1 most important beauty product. It is extremely important to protect your skin. I also listen to my skin and try to give it what it needs. On a regular basis I cleans, tone and moisturize twice/day (morning & night). Once a week I treat my skin with retin-A and as needed I'll add a treatment product into the mix either for acne control or anti-aging depending on what my skin needs. The one product I wear every single day is sunscreen.

  2. I just bought the anti-aging supercream based on reviews I have seen all over the internet. This will be my first anti-aging product I have ever used. At age 29, after a premed degree and four years in the military as a combat medi , I have wrinkles and sun damage beginning quickly. I also continue to fight stubborn acne with BP and a monthly Glycolic peel. The results I am hoping for are: 1. NO breakouts from it, 2. To combat the dry patches and overproduction of oil I have going on from the drying acne products 3. anything to help manage the aging a bit better. So long as there aren't any Negative effects on my sensitive, northern european skin, I will probably be pleased, especially for the price. I will be back in a week to update :)
    [30 year old, fair/sensitive/acne prone skin, Normal regimen: Tea Tree wash from SkinScripts, 5% BP, 30% Glycolic peel every month, Daniel Kern moisturizer].

  3. Your review is spot on. I just started using a few of these products, beginning with the body and facial exfoliating products. I just reviewed Dr. Lance's "Younger" for another publication, and learned that exfoliation is key to better skin and anti-aging results. So I picked up a couple of the Nuance products sat CVS, given that they were reasonably priced and carefully packaged. I was so impressed, I went back to try other products. Very impressive, well-crafted line -- just as you said in your post. Thank you.


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