Skin care has been a top priority on my list since the first zit sprouted on my face as a tween. Until I began blogging in 2007, my beauty routine was limited to African black soap (still a must), toner, moisturizer and an SPF. I spent more money on Chanel nail polishes and MAC pigments and opted for inexpensive makeup and skincare brands from CVS and Walgreens. Now as a 30-year-old, I have graduated my skincare routine to include powerful ingredients and more expensive brands that tout ‘AMAZING’ results. I do occasionally try drugstore brands that wow me into submission. One such brand is actress Salma Hayek’s line, Nuance.
Inspired by her grandmother’s Salma Hayek’s beauty brand Nuance, exclusively at CVS, has been a top seller for its quality ingredients. The Nuance line includes hair care, skin care and makeup but I’ve been hooked on the Age Affirm Glycolic Cream Cleanser ($13.99), Age Affirm Firming Neck & Chest Balm ($21.99), Age Affirm Firming Day & Night Cream ($21.99), Age Affirm Firming Eye Balm ($19.99).
All four products are made with rose petal complex derived from rose petals, violet leaf and lavender flower to calm and reduce inflammation and redness. The glycolic cream cleanser is rich, with micro-beads that gently exfoliate dry skin. The cleanser doesn’t leaves the skin feeling clean yet still moisturized. It’s perfect for combination and oily skin.
It’s imperative to add a neck cream to your skin care routine after your twenties. The delicate areas of the neck and chest are a big indicator of your real age, which is why adding a product specifically formulated to target this area is a must. The Nuance Salma Hayek Age Affirm Neck & Check Balm smooths and firms sagging skin while reducing the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles for a tighter, more toned look. It contains Shea Butter to nourish the skin and Avocado, Macadamia Seed and Sunflower Seed Oils to restore and maintain essential moisture levels in mature skin.
The Nuance Salma Hayek Age Affirm Day & Night Cream is a 2-in-1 formula that can be used either day or night, which means you don’t need two moisturizers on your vanity. It is rich and creamy and keeps my face moisturized and hydrated all day long with oat kernel and aloe vera. It also firms the skin and smooths wrinkles and reduces the appearance of deep lines. Erase a night of partying from your eyes with the Age Affirm Firming Eye Balm, which reduced puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.