When I learned that I was going to be having lunch with Salma Hayek, to discuss her new cosmetic and body care line, Nuance, I was in complete awe. Let’s face it, there is nothing subtle about Salma Hayek. Her beauty and sensuality are obvious. The passion that she has for her career is well documented by her body of work. The belief that we all should live a good, healthy life is noted by the charities that she supports. Did you see the ABC interview where she nursed another woman’s baby? And now, she’s sharing her family beauty secrets with her new skincare, haircare, and color line, Nuance.
(Style/beauty editors and bloggers join Salma Hayek and CVS Pharmacy for lunch to get the inside scoop on Nuance. – photo by Jamie McCarthy)
Salma shared that she created Nuance because she felt that there was not a great affordable product line on the market that used excellent ingredients, that actually did what the box claimed it would do for you. While she’s not against using high-tech skin, and body care treatments, she feels that using ingredients from the earth is more effective. And, being an aesthetician I agree.
In creating the line, Salma chose not follow the usual protocol of hiring a cosmetic lab to create the products, she used various cosmetic chemist labs and was involved in choosing ingredients for each product.
Nuance is a line that uses indigenous formulations that Salma learned from her Mexican grandmother, who is the inspiration for this line. Her grandmother was a cosmetologist and self taught cosmetic chemist, that some referred to as the “Witch Doctor”. And how grateful we all should be as this is one of the best treatment and color lines on the beauty shelves today.
The Oxygen Activated Foaming Face Wash is wonderful. It provides a deep cleanse that also is very hydrating. Just a drop is needed as the spreadability is amazing and even better when used with the Clarisonic Cleansing System. Salma’s Tip: “Cleanse your face well at night and upon waking in the morning wait as long as possible to rinse your face. Your skin is at it’s perfect Ph balance upon waking and it’s best not to disturb it. And, if you’ve cleansed your face properly the night before, you only need to rinse, not use a cleanser.”‘
AM/PM Super Anti-Aging Cream is very effective. I like it because it does not contain any sunscreen. This allows the product to be more effective as adding sunscreen changes the formulation greatly. Salma’s Tip: “Use treatment creams for your skin type and age. Do not layer your skin with to many products as if will make your skin work harder to maintain it’s proper age and condition.”
Nuance body care is by far one of the most gentle and luxurious that I have ever tried. The Walnut Body Scrub is made with finely crushed Walnut shells, and infused with Annatto Seeds, and Rice Bran Oils which not only thoroughly cleanses, it leaves skin super soft and smooth.
Salma’s favorite body care product is her My Secret Super Moisturizing Body Cream. This is a rich moisturizing body cream that is absorbed well. I love everything about this cream. It’s made with Shea Butter, Honey, Babassu and Macadamia seed oil. Salma’s Tip: “This is great to use on your face while flying, or if in very dry climate, and it’s a wonderful moisturizer for your hair as well.”
Nuance Ultra Shine Lip Gloss, is my daily gloss. It tastes of a mixture of strawberries and bubble gum but not sticky or overwhelming with the smell. And, as Salma shared, “My husband says your lips taste good!” The gloss is made with Mimosa Extract, Mango Seed Oil, Vitamins A, C, and E. It’s great to wear alone with a liner, or over a lipstick.
Salma’s My Favorite Lipstick. This color can be worn by anyone and looks different on each skintone. Salma was wearing it when I met her, and I also had it on, and it looked completely different as it picks up different undertones in each persons skin. It’s hydrating and it is the perfect shade.
Salma’s Secret: Be a vision of beauty for your husband; find the perfect shade of lipstick. Wake up 15 minutes before him, brush your teeth, your hair, apply a little lipstick and dab some on your cheeks, lay back down and when he wakes to look at you, all he’ll see and remember throughout the day is how beautiful your are and cannot wait to get back home to you.
Nunace is a complete body care treatment line. From the top of your head to the soles of your feet, affordable luxurious beauty has finally arrived. Salma Hayek is truly a Woman’s Woman. She is smart, savvy, sexy and fun. I love that she thinks that spending $300 for a excellent skin, body and haircare is not necessary, and set out to prove it with her own line. I am a fan of the woman, star and of Nuance.
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