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Nuxe is a brand that I’d been dying to check out and seeing as it’s a French brand, I thought I’d scope it out when I visited my sister in France.

The Nuxe Rêve de Miel lip balm has become my favourite ever lip balm, so I was super excited to try out the brand’s Aquabella Beauty-Revealing Essence-Lotion.

This essence caught my eye in France because it’s supposed to be refreshing and hydrating, and seeing as we’re now in summer, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to give my skin some extra care.

But how would it perform?

The claims

According to Nuxe, the Beauty-Revealing Essence-Lotion is supposed to: “cloak the face in a veil of moisturising freshness and improve the skin’s texture: pores are tightened, skin texture is refined, the complexion is fresher”.

It’s also suitable for oily skin as the essence claims to have mattifying effects, whilst correcting and improving the skin’s quality.

First thoughts

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Applying it in the morning and at night, the first thing I noticed about the Aquabella Essence-Lotion was that it was very hydrating. It left my skin feeling soothed and refreshed, which is great for summer when my skin can feel particularly hot.

I also found it moisturising as my skin felt soft once I’d applied it. I’ve had essences and lotions in the past which don’t do much and seem quite pointless, but the Nuxe one performed well on my first time using it.

After only using it a few times, I couldn’t tell if it had helped my pores, skin texture or complexion. But, I was hopeful that it would perform in these areas as I was impressed on my first few uses.

One month in

I’ve been using the Nuxe Aquabella Beauty-Revealing Essence-Lotion for just over a month now and I’m pleased with it.

It’s cooling, hydrating and moisturising, which is perfect for times when my skin needs a bit of a boost or when it feels dehydrated.

But, it has also improved the appearance of pores on my face, as well as my skin’s texture and complexion. My skin tone is more even, my pores are less visible and my skin feels smoother.

The essence has met its claims and my skin has 100% seen the benefits of using this product.

One thing I would note, though, is that I’ve got through the essence fairly quickly. Maybe I’m using too much product, but I wouldn’t say it will last for more than a couple of months if you use it every morning and night.

Where to buy

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Costing a respectable £14.50, the best place to purchase the Nuxe Essence-Lotion from is the Nuxe website.

While you’re at it, get the Rêve de Miel lip balm as well. You won’t be disappointed.

My final verdict

I absolutely hate it when products don’t meet their claims, but, thankfully, the Nuxe Aquabella Beauty-Revealing Essence-Lotion delivers on everything it says it will.

A multi-purpose essence, this product will improve your skin’s texture and complexion, while leaving your skin hydrated and moisturised.

Rating: 4.5 stars

As much as I really like this product, I wish it would last longer! You seem to need to put a fair bit of the product on a cotton pad to sweep it over your face.

But, I’d definitely recommend this product to people and it’s worth £14.50.


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