Thursday, 7 February 2013

The Game Changers #2 NUDE Cleansing Oil

Nude is a brand i have truly enjoyed discovering. Its a home grown British company who's origins are in fashion and food. Some of my favourite things. 
Created by eco-entrepreneurs Bryan Meehan (known for his Fresh & Wild organic food stores) and Ali Hewson (founder of eco fashion brand EDUN), NUDE is committed to making natural, intelligent and sustainable choices.

What it is

Basically it is an oil that cleans your face very well with minimal effort. It is water soluble so washes off leaving no trace or oily residue. It removes every trace of makeup. It cleans skin deeply and eliminates all impurities but because it is so delicate it doesn't leave the skin feeling tight or sore, it is soft and comfortable with lots of moisture left. Its suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive because of its natural ingredients. Oily skin will not be left oilier, mine is in fact less oily.

The Ingredients

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, N° 07077/A

Formulated without

  • Parabens
  • Sulphates
  • PEGs
  • TEA
  • DEA
  • Propylene glycol
  • Phthalates
  • Synthetic colour
  • Synthetic fragrance
  • Mineral oil
  • Silicones

How i use it

I pump three or four squirts of this onto dry hands and massage onto my dry face for a minute or so. Most of the makeup is sort of sloshed out of place by then. Next i add a little water to my hands and massage into my face so that the oil turns into a milky consistency/colour. Then i wash off with water and all the makeup is gone. 
I tend to do this is two stages. I will do this for my face and then go back and so my eyes. There is not reason you cant do them at the same time i just don't like the mascara making my face look really dirty and I'm rubbing the oil in.

The result

CLEAN SKIN! But not squeaky clean because this baby doesn't strip any of the good stuff from your skin. All makeup/oil/dirt will be swirling down the drain and not left clinging onto your face. My skin always feels very soft after I've used this and doesn't feel overly oily in the morning.

What it changed

Before i discovered this i was face wipe mad. Lets just put it out there and get it over with i was obsessed. They were the only thing i could clean my face with. Ugh, i know. It wasn't even that i particularly liked them, i just hated every make-up removed i had ever tried my. (Read as mum had ever bought). I would scrub away at my eyes to get the tough mascara and eyeliner off. My face would be red and blotchy by the time i had finished and tbh i probably had most of it still on my face. 
This gem was when i saw the light! It shone down on me in a beam of light and i heard the words of wisdom!!! 
Three/four pumps of this takes every trace of makeup away with no effort at all. Even the most waterproof of mascaras. 
Now i have a wide range of oil/cream/ balm cleansers but this was the one that changed the way i thought about about cleaning my face and started me cleansing properly.


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