Oh my gosh, what an absolute mouthful! I received this full size bottle of NUXE Masque Creme Fraiche de Beaute 24hr Soothing Rehydrating Fresh Mask as part of October’s Glossybox subscription. Turns out I unsubscribed at the start of the month, but not in time to avoid being charged and sent this month’s wares. It’s okay though – I’ve been wanting to try this brand for a long time, so I’m actually quite pleased to have received a full size bottle for only £10 (plus the various other bits and bobs you get from Glossybox).
I find this product a little confusing. It’s a “24 hour rehydrating mask”; the instructions on the back say you can either apply it to the face, leave it 10 minutes and wash off, or massage it in and leave it on. Okay. What, exactly, is the point in washing it off? I’d understand if it contained ingredients that could irritate the skin or if it left a residue like clay masks, but I don’t see the point in going to the trouble of removing it if you can just as easily rub it in and gain more benefits. It sounds like a glorified moisturiser to me.
Anyway, it’s performance: it’s a very light lotiony type consistency, and doesn’t irritate when applied, even around the eye area. It smells lovely – fresh and delicate, but not overwhelming. It feels like it hasn’t absorbed properly, leaving a sort of sheen. I guess this is why it says you can wash it off? I still think it would probably be okay under makeup. I left it on overnight, woke up and my skin was still sort of sheeny. After washing my face, my skin look beautifully plump and hydrated.
Great results, but honestly? I get the same kind of effect applying a layer of Vaseline or Nivea Creme when I go to bed. Perhaps it delivers a surge of moisture in a shorter space of time, hence why it says you can wash it off after 10 minutes? I don’t know. Either way, as nice as it is, I wouldn’t buy the full size version of NUXE Creme Fraiche de Beaute 24hr Soothing and Rehydrating Fresh Mask *inhales deeply*.
Have you tried NUXE Masque Creme Fraiche de Beaute 24 hr Soothing and Rehydrating Fresh Mask? Does your jaw ache after saying that 5 times? Because mine does.
Consistency: Light and fresh feeling.
Sensitive Skin Suitability: 4/5. No irritation and suitable for the eye area. Watch out for that fragrance though.
Price: Usually £19.50 but currently on offer a FeelUnique.
Overall Rating: 7/10. Taking NUXE Creme Fraiche de Beaute 24hr Soothing and Rehydrating Fresh Mask as it is, it works great, smells nice, doesn’t irritate. Lovely product, but I definitely think there are better (and less expensive) products out there that deliver the same or better results.