Nude is a new line from England that is all organic and biocompatible, meaning all the ingredients are ones your body can recognize. This process allows your body to react naturally to deliver greater results. One of the qualities that sounds most interesting to me is the protection of our skin’s acid mantle. Easier for me to quote their pamphlet:
“In addition to damage from the outside world, skincare products ordinarily remove the acid mantle, leaving the skin vulnerable. The microflora become imbalances which leads to subclinical irritation. The body respond to this irritation by creating free radicals and a collagen digesting enzyme. The result is premature aging of the skin.”
Most beauty products are now aware of the importance of organic ingredients but I like the fact that this line was created with that in mind at its inception. There were so many great products that I loved but the one that I was most drawn to was the Smoothing Body Refiner to reduce stretch marks. I have been using the Decleor Vitaroma Body with great results, but hey, I am addicted to beauty products and will always try the next best thing. And good thing I did because I love it! I’ve only been using it for 2 weeks but I love the texture and the smell so the act of applying this gel (it is between a gel and a cream) is incredibly pleasing. My only interest and expectation is that this smooths my stretch marks and weird tummy wrinkles caused by pregnancy but this supposedly will break down fat cells and contribute to weight loss. A clinical test involving 80 women in a controlled environment found that this product alone, without changes in diet or exercise, resulted in an average weight loss of 6 pounds and an overall loss of 1 1/2 inches over the period of 6 weeks. I am always skeptical of those claims and like I said, I only expect surface results but that would be a nice bonus! I will keep you posted on how things go. Nude Smoothing Body Refiner available exclusively at Barneys for $70.