I purchased this in the beginning of July so I've been trying this out for the past 4 months and I think it's time to give a review.
When I purchased the Creme fraiche de beaute serum I was looking for a light serum packed with ingredients that would hydrate my skin. And I think this serum kind of lives up to its promises but at the same time it didn't wow me and it felt to heavy. I think I need to go into detail about this product.
The first time I tried this I was surprised when the serum turned out to be thicker than I'd expected. It definitely took some time getting used to it and how to apply it to my skin. 1 pump is enough for the face but I realised I had to apply it quickly because my skin absorbed it straight away. Despite the difficulties I fought on and applied it nightly (some days I used a different serum) before going to bed. The serum feels a bit sticky the first half hour after applying it.
As time went by I found other ways to use this serum. It's safe to use around the eye and this is my favourite way to use this serum because it adds some moisture before I apply my eye cream (Kiehl's creamy avocado treatment). Some days I added a drop of Vitamin E facial oil from the body shop to add some antioxidants and moisture to my skin care routine at night. I also started to use this during days when I stayed at home and didn't need sunscreen.
When I wrote 'it didn't wow me' I meant that even though I think it's rather good at keeping my skin moisturized I would still wake up in the mornings without noticing a difference to my skin tone. And I have been using it almost every day for the last 4 months so I think I should have noticed any change by now.
I give this serum 3 lippies because I expected something more from such an expensive product. Nuxe's website raves about all the amazing ingredients but I think it's not that amazing. I think The body shop's nutriganics serum is superior when it comes to making skin feeling smooth, supple and hydrated (amazingly there are no silicones in that serum).
I will continue using this until it is finished but I will make this my eye serum for when my eye area's in need of some extra moisture.
List of ingredients:
AQUA/WATER, GLYCERIN, ALCOHOL, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, MAGNESIUM SILICATE, PROPYLHEPTYL CAPRYLATE, HYDROXYETHYL UREA, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, XYLITYLGLUCOSIDE, ANHYDROXYLITOL, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, GLUCONOLACTONE, TOCOPHEROL, PHENOXYETHANOL, LECITHIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, XYLITOL, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, SODIUM BENZOATE, OPUNTIA VULGARIS EXTRACT, AVENA STRIGOSA SEED EXTRACT, POLYSORBATE 60, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, PHYTIC ACID, GLYCOLIC ACID, SODIUM STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) SEED EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, LACTIC ACID, MALIC ACID, SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT, CYATHEA MEDULLARIS LEAF EXTRACT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT, BAMBUSA VULGARIS LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, CAMELLIA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CAPRYLOYL GLYCINE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL , GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT, LUPINUS ALBUS SEED EXTRACT, PISUM SATIVUM (PEA) EXTRACT, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) FRUIT EXTRACT, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, ROBINIA PSEUDACACIA FLOWER EXTRACT, SCLEROTIUM GUM, PUNICA GRANATUM EXTRACT, XANTHAN GUM, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, ALGIN, SERINE, DISODIUM EDTA, CALCIUM GLUCONATE, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, CINNAMIC ACID, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, LEVULINIC ACID, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, CARBOMER, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, SODIUM LEVULINATE, ASCORBIC ACID, FARNESOL, GERANIOL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL [N0404/B].