Nuxe is a French skincare brand that I've recently become acquainted with on my quest to incorporate more naturally sourced products into my routine. I first tried their signature dry oils awhile back and LOVED them so I was eager to try out more from the brand.
The Nuxe Bio Beaute Vitamin Rich Detox Mask is unique among my mask collection as it's a "detoxifying" and purifying mask. Generally, I purchase my masks to fulfill one of two purposes: either deep cleansing or moisturizing, so the whole "detoxifying" claim is quite new then for me and to be honest sounds a little hand-wavey and hokey. From what I can tell, the idea is that this mask helps to do everything it can to make your skin better: deep cleans, hydrates, refines texture and generally make it look more radiant and youthful. The Nuxe Bio Beaute Vitamin Rich Detox Mask also seems to have a brightening component to it, with extracts of orange water, beta-carotene and other citrus elements.
The primary ingredients in this mask are:
- Coco-caprylate/caprate - an emollient
- Sesame see oil - an emollient
- Glycerin - a humectant
- Sucrose laurate - an emulsifier and cleanser
Other ingredients of note are orange fruit water (astringent, could be irritating), tocopherol (vitamin E), myrtus communis (myrtle) leaf extract (skin conditioning, could be irritating) and beta-carotene (antioxidant).
Price & Packaging
A single jar holds 50 ml of product and costs between $30-40. You can purchase Nuxe products at Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale, Holt Renfrew and online. The Nuxe Bio Beaute Vitamin Rich Detox Mask comes in a clear plastic jar, so nothing super fancy, but it is nice to be able to see how much is inside without having to open the jar. After the simple elegance of the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse bottles though, I was a little disappointed that the this mask wasn't packaged in a similarly high-end manner.
To use, simply apply the mask to dry skin for at least 5 minutes before rinsing off. The Nuxe Bio Beaute Vitamin Rich Detox Mask can be used 1-2 times a week or whenever your skin needs a quick pick-me-up. I've been using this mask once a week for the past few weeks in place of my usual deep cleansing clay masks.
The first thing I noticed, and absolutely loved, about this mask is the smell. The Nuxe Bio Beaute Vitamin Rich Detox Mask smells incredibly zesty and citrusy, so of course I was over the moon! I literally just held the jar up to my nose and stood there breathing in its heavenly scent. I just can't get enough of citrus everything!
The texture of this mask is really cool as well. The Nuxe Bio Beaute Vitamin Rich Detox Mask kinda resembles a glossy jar of jam or honey. It's really satisfying somehow to scoop this mask out with your fingers and then massage it onto skin. Unlike honey, the Nuxe Bio Beaute Vitamin Rich Detox Mask spreads easily and feels pleasantly cool. I was a little worried that with all the citrus ingredients that this mask would sting a bit, but I felt nothing at all. After 5 minutes is up, simply massage this mask with damp fingers and it changes into a luxurious cleaning oil, which then emulsifies into a milky film that rinses away easily with water.
Unlike a clay mask, the Nuxe Bio Beaute Vitamin Rich Detox Mask didn't leave my skin feeling tight at all, but neither did it give me that "deep-down" clean feeling. If your skin is super oily or combo, I don't think this mask will be anywhere strong enough to make any difference, as I didn't notice any change in the size of my pores or the general clarity of my skin. What this mask does do is to gently refine and polish your skin's texture so that it feels softer, brighter and more hydrated. I would recommend this mask if you have normal-dry or mature skin and you want something that will help you look a little bit more perked up and even.
Ditch - although it has a lovely scent, I found this mask to be kinda meh. Yes, it does hydrate, refine and clarify, but the effects are subtle and don't seem strong enough to pack a punch on anyone except those who already have pretty good skin.