After my Bono and his eyeliner post last week, a member of a U2 fan club wrote in and mentioned Bono’s use of and hand in creating Nude Skincare line (he and wife Ali Hewson are investors and she suggested the name to creator Bryan Meehan). Curiosity piqued, I contacted Nude directly to check it all out.
I do just love trying a new (to me, I realize Nude has been around for a while) line of nontoxic skin care and the customer service at Nude was speedy and courteous. My samples were sent out right away and I had them in my hot little hands no more than a few days after my initial contact.
Three products arrived for review; Miracle Mask, Age Defence Moisturiser and Replenishing Night Oil. The Miracle Mask warned those of us with sensitive skin that it was not suitable for our type. Being the skin care guinea pig that I so willingly am, and after a quick inspection of the ingredients label for any common triggers, I gave it a whirl anyway but avoided the five minute leave-on directions and went for a mere one minute, maybe. Designed to brighten and smooth skin, the mask contains natural AHAs and I noticed the scent of fruit acids right away. My skin did look rosy afterward, as if I had exfoliated with a mild scrub.
Next up, Age Defence Moisturizer. We all know what a truly terrific moisturizer can do for us and can usually spot one on the first use, if not by a simple back-of-the-hand test. Well, this one is instantly recognizable as a quality moisturizer. It is light and has a mild, pleasant scent. Sometimes scent can mean skin irritant to someone with sensitive skin, but this moisturizer left my skin hydrated and not the least bit irritated.
Last, but not least, my favorite of the bunch, Replenishing Night Oil. Designed to work on all skin types this exquisite essential oil blend is deeply hydrating and nourishing. I applied to freshly cleaned skin, per package instruction, and the scent caught my attention immediately. The Tahitian vanilla oil and rose absolute combine to create a delicate yet intoxicating scent, and you get to smell it all night long. The best part, though, was the way my skin looked the next morning. Calm, smooth and even.
After a week of using the Nude products my skin tone is even and smooth as can be. And the Nude products stand up to their “safe” claim, no nasty ingredients polluting these products.
Nude skin care was developed to protect the skin’s acid mantle which is the protective barrier that defends skin from external damage and helps to maintain the skin’s good bacteria, keeping skin naturally moist and hydrated. Nude formulas also contain a variety of peptides, phytoactives and bioactives to combat signs of aging and firm and smooth the skin. Bioactive milk peptides reduce the appearance of wrinkles and antioxidants, like buriti oil and argan extract help fight free radicals.
I cannot end this post without mentioning the Nude packaging. It is very sleek and modern and good looking enough to leave out on the bathroom vanity, but the coolest part is that each sleeve is biodegradable and the bottles recyclable.
So, now we know that Bono is using safe skin care. Anyone know about the makeup?
Image credit: Nude Skincare