After experiencing positive results from using NUDE Skincare Progenius Oil for several months, I decided it’s time to try more products from the brand. I am still booked solid on serum and moisturizer testing for the rest of the year, but cleansers always provide instant results and it takes only 1 or 2 uses to know if the formula is good. I picked to try, and the results were as surprising to me as they will probably be to you.
Those of you unfamiliar with my cleanser preference will need a little info on why these products were so shocking. Following the footsteps of Skin&Tonics, I started paying close attention to pH level in my beauty products after reading this article about healthy acid mantle. This changed everything for me! Now I try to avoid harsh cleansers and only use gentle ones within 5.0 and 5.9 pH range.
Problem is, most cleansers are way too drying. Seriously, about 90% of all cleansers I’ve tried had pH higher than 6, and my stash of cleansers is enormous. It used to be even bigger before I tossed or found new homes for some of the more alkaline products. Since I consider proper cleansing my anti-aging secret [after sunscreen], I currently have more cleansers than any other types of skin care in my collection.
Today I wanted to introduce you to two new cleansers that recently earned their spots in my routine: NUDE Skincare Detox Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash and NUDE Skincare Perfect Cleanse Omega Cleansing Jelly. Just by looking at the names you probably guessed that nether of them is your boring liquid cleanser, and you would be right!
NUDE Skincare Perfect Cleanse Omega Cleansing Jelly is “a daily all-natural cleanser with omegas, orange extract and annatto seed extract that transforms from an airy gel to a soft milk, melting away face and eye makeup”. It has a jelly-like texture that truly shines when it’s used as a first step in the routine. After wiping away my eye makeup with a bi-phase makeup remover, I use a quarter-sized dollop of the jelly and massage it into dry skin until it starts feeling oily and runny. When it’s time to rinse off the jelly, it turns into milky moisturizing emulsion, which feels like you’re washing your face with a serum. I usually follow up with a foaming cleanser or a scrub afterward, but sometimes I just wipe off the residue with some toner or micellar water and proceed with the rest of my skin care.
Key ingredients include iris root, orange, great burdock, and annatto seed extracts, which are paired with sunflower seed oil rich in omega 6 and 9 to nourish, protect, detoxify, and gently cleanse even sensitive skin without irritation.
Detox Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash is “a brightening and refining effervescent powder treatment wash with multiple sources of vitamin C, enzymes and rose hip seeds”. The bottle has two caps, and comes filled 2/3 of the way with dry powder that starts bubbling up and fizzing when it comes in contact with water.
This vegan formula combines benefits of physical and enzymatc exfoliation, effectively unclogging the pores and polishing the surface for instant smoothing results. The company also included several brightening and skin-softening ingredients, like Vitamin C, vanilla orchid seeds, coconut oil, and cold-pressed Inca gold oil.
To use NUDE Skincare Detox Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash dispense a pea-sized amount on your wet palm, add water, massage the fizz into damp skin, and thoroughly rinse off. I like using it 2-3 times a week in the evening after first removing makeup with an oil cleanser, and then follow up with micellar water or a toner to remove any residue and prepare my face for the rest of the routine.
Here’s the deal, ladies, remember what I said about the pH at the beginning of the post? I have never seen a foaming scrub with pH 5.0 before, and I wasted 5 or 6 testing strips which all showed the same result. Never. This is as perfect as it gets. Same goes for the jelly cleanser – the milky emulsion it turns into is not much higher – the strip shows pH 5.5, which is still within the ideal range for skin care. I mean, I honestly didn’t expect either of these to be below 6 or a 7, but to my surprise and delight they both get A+ with flying colors.
Would I vouch for these? You bet! And I already did – you can read about my friend Leticia’s experience with Detox Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash after she bought it on my recommendation.
WHERE TO BUY:
- Detox Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash – $42 USD for 2 oz, Available at Sephora.
- Perfect Cleanse Omega Cleansing Jelly – $38 USD for 3.4 oz. Available at Sephora.
Have you tried NUDE Skincare products before? What is your favorite cleanser? Let me know in the comments below!
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