Beauty Test Drive: Nuance Salma Hayek Face Wash

If you are unfortunate enough to be born with dry skin, your life will go something like this:

  1. Everyone from dermatologists to fashion magazines will tell you that you have to wash your face with Cetaphil.
  2. You will realize they are right, so you will wash your face with Cetaphil.
  3. This will get very boring very quickly and possibly not even work.
This was the story of my life. And then a lovely actress decided to try her hand at skincare and beauty products, price her line, called Nuance Salma Hayek, quite reasonably, and sell it as CVS … and change my skincare routine forever.
Price/Availability: $7.99, CVS stores and 

Packaging: All the Nuance Salma Hayek products — from skincare to beauty products — come in enamel-colored white packaging with little bits of black filigree design. They’re quite pretty, actually. (Much more attractive than the Cetaphil bottle, for sure.)

How To Use It: Salma’s chamomile cream cleanser is a daily face wash that I usually use once, if not twice, a day and then put on Nuance Salma Hayek moisturizer (which I also recommend for dry skin!). Unlike Cetaphil, which was goopy/sticky and was annoying to wash off my skin, this cleanser is light, fluffy and easy to wash off. And it smells devine. I’m assuming that’s the passion fruit oil and babassu oil?

Overall: This chamomile cream cleanser is particularly great for my skin because it’s soap-free and not drying.  The results are fantastic, moreso than Cetaphil ever was! (Why else would I be using it twice a day?) About two times a week I will buff my dry skin with my beloved Clarisonic Mia 2 and about two other times a week I’ll use the Nuance Salma Hayek walnut face scrub, which is like a more gentle version of that St. Ive’s Apricot Scrub that everyone loves. I’ve been doing this routine for about two months now and my skin has looked the best it ever has in my whole life. And for only $8 a pop, I feel like I’ve found the steal of a lifetime.

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