Today I’ll be reviewing the Nuxe White Brightening Moisturizing Emulsion ($68 SGD). The product contains 50ml (1.7 o.z) and it’s paraben-free, silicon-free, and non-comedogenic.
The Nuxe White Brightening Moisturising Emulsion is a light and silky emulsion to target the appearnce of dark spots and enhance skin transparency.
It contains White Crocus, Stargazer Lily with Vitamin C to reduce apperance of dark spots and the Porcelain Rose to improve the skin complexion with a radiant effect. Its matte finish from the Rice Powder makes it a great make-up base.
The first thing I noticed about this emulsion was the strong fragrance. I don’t mind my skincare having fragrance in them but this emulsion had a floral scent that was very overpowering. It was good thing that the emulsion absorbed into the skin quickly, however the scent still lingered on my face. I’m usually ok with fragrances but sad to say this fragrance was just too much for me. But being a dedicated beauty blogger, I decided to press on and continue using the product.
As seen in the above image, the ingredients work together to reduce melanocyte activation, thereby reducing melanin on the skin. To help you understand the image better, here’s a quick biology lesson.
Melanin forms in specialised cells called melanocytes. Melanocytes are especially abundant in the basal layer of the epidermis and underlying dermis and are responsible for the pigmentation of the skin. The melanocytes, by increasing the production of intracellular nitric oxide (NO), they trigger signal transduction cascades to initiate melanogenesis through a series of oxidative reactions involving the amino acid tyrosine in the presence of the enzyme tyrosinase. This leads to the production of melanin.
Or to put in layman terms: Melanocytes make a pigment or colouring for the skin. The pigment helps to protect the body from the ultraviolet light of the sun. People who originally come from hotter climates with more sunshine tend to have naturally darker skins. They do not have more of the melanocyte cells than paler races. But their melanocytes are more active and make more of the pigment. Exposing your skin to the sun makes the melanocytes make more pigment. The pigment is then transferred to the other skin cells to protect them against the sun’s rays. source
My skintype: I have very dry skin and only a slight oiliness around my nose. In addition, my skin is quite sensitive and has natural redness. 🙁
I used this emulsion as a moisturizer for both day and night for 2 weeks. For skincare, it’d take weeks before any results of whitening appear. I am naturally fair (NC05-10 in MAC, Nars Siberia) so I cannot say I saw visible whitening in my skin. However, upon immediate application, my skin appeared to be more radiant instead of the usual dull looking skin.
I have freckles on my cheeks and dark circles around my eyes. And yes, you can see tiny capillaries on my face. Thankfully they are not too obvious. 🙂 I don’t really have many dark spots or obvious pigmentation but I do like how this emulsion helps to brighten my overall complexion.
I found this emulsion to be lightweight which is great as it doesn’t make my skin oily. 😀 While the light texture does not cause breakouts, it can also be a downside for extremely dry skintypes like mine. I still feel the need to put another moisturizer over top, especially if I’m in an air conditioned room. I’m happy to say that it was easy to blend my foundation on top of this and it lived up to it’s claims as being a good makeup base.
As I would always advise my friends, truly the best way to avoid getting spots and pigmentation would be to avoid the sun from 10am-5pm and always apply sunscreen. Also, please do not rely on your makeup for SPF. It is insufficient! I make sure I use a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 under my makeup. 🙂 The Nuxe white range has a sunscreen called the Nuxe White Daily UV Protector SPF30 PA+++ which is worth checking out. The texture is very much akin to the Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF50 PA++++.
Overall, the Nuxe White Brightening Moisturizing Emulsion is perfect for all skintypes. For $68 for 50ml, the price is not too bad considering other whitening products from other brands can go up to $100. Now, in terms of whitening, I didn’t notice a huge difference but I believe with prolonged use, together with sunscreen, you’ll get less spots than before. After all, prevention is better than cure. But before you purchase this, do give it a whiff as some may find the fragrance too strong.
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