My skin has gone to shit. It can’t just be me whose skin has gone to shit right now – how is yours holding up? Pretty battered by cold winds, then arid as the desert once the central heating kicks in? Yep, me too.
So I’ve been delving into my skincare arsenal and really ramping up the mositurising and treatments. And one product has got me stumped – Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm. No matter how much I use it, and I’m using it day and night right now, it never ever seems to run out. If you don’t believe me, I can track it via the magic of blogging.
In July 2015 I had the most glorious trip to Paris, including a riotous run round the beauty Mecca that is City Pharma. Here’s a picture of my haul – notice if you will the pristine, boxed Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm at the top of the pic:
I’ve been using it most days since then, often twice a day when things get bad like now, and this is where we’re at with that little pot:
See that? There’s absolutely loads left, despite 18 months of dedicated use. All the other stuff in the picture has been and gone, yet the tiny pot keeps giving. What kind of witchery-pokery IS this? Some kind of French skincare voodoo, that’s what.
The thing about it is, it’s not really just a lip balm. It’s really more of a treatment product, with ingredients including honey and concentrated precious oils. It’s supposed to taste of grapefruit, but I don’t find it tastes of anything much, but then again I’m applying it, not eating it. Possibly this is why it has lasted so long.
The scent is a kind of citrus/honey mix, though it’s not over powering. What I really like about it is that you can put it on in the morning as a moisturising lip treatment, but you can also put your lipstick on top and it doesn’t slide off. If you like wearing matte lipsticks, which can be very drying, this would pair perfectly with them.
The texture is more solid and fudgy than creamy, so you’ll need to warm it up under your fingertip as you apply. It’s very smooth and perfect for protecting your lips in harsh weather, or for giving an overnight treatment when, as we now know is unavoidable, your skin has gone to shit.
I bought this Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm in City Pharma in Paris for EUR6.48 (£4.60), which would be a bargain if you didn’t include travelling costs to Paris. It’s widely available around the world. In the UK you’ll find it in Marks and Spencer and Boots, usually priced at £9.50, and at the Nuxe website here.