It seems just like yesterday when Nude Skincare made its debut with a delectably scented face oil. My how the little brand that could has grown up. Inside the sleek, quasi-scientific packaging is a new type of oil, the ProGenius Treatment Oil ($78), which has a list of ten meticulously edited plants oils (Black Cumin, Camellia, Camelina, Borage, Seabuckthorn, Macadamia, Sweet Almond, Crambe Abyssinica, Jojoba, and Apricot) infusing skin with a host of Omegas and more.
For the average Sephora passerby, any of the usual suspects listed above will be enough to inspire a reach for the box and confidence for softened skin that will surely follow. But, for serious connoisseur of oils, two of the above listed ingredients will inspire a quick Google search to validate the purchase and see if there’s a fuss to be made with Nude. There is.
The first – Black Cumin. Also known as Nigella Sativa, the oil is quite nutritious. Rumoured to have also been used freely by Cleopatra, the oil is 35% EFAs and 21% protein, which helps bring some reparative action to skin needing it. Rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, Niacin, Folacin and minerals including calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, selenium, copper, phosphorus and zinc, you can see why it’s a cut above the rest. Acne skins will love its ultrafine texture and ability to rebalance skin.
The second – Crambe Abyssinica. With a highly biodegradable profile, this oil has actually been used as a natural substitute for synthetic mineral oils thanks to a natural slip in its feel. Much like Jojoba, it sinks in and mimics the work of your own sebum taking in loads of Omega 9 EFAs. Like BCSO, it rapidly penetrates skin on the spot to get to work on your hated signs of aging.
The oil – a fantastically sweet serum to please all. The assortment of oils is delicately scented with a warm, meditative Vanilla and enriched with Rosemary extracts, which makes for an incredibly faint scent that will please many. It’s slightly…and I mean slightly more viscous than Nude’s Replenishing oil, leaving skin feeling very well moisturized. It’s not entirely organic, but the gluten-free formula is devoid of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, and petrochemicals.
That’s why I like Nude. Love the funk in the selection of oils. They always bring elegant but approachable oils, which are technologically sound and proven without any proverbial fluff to the marketing. And, love the flawless feel of skin days after.
Scent Classification: Floral
Viscosity: Slightly viscosity