Nuxe Crème Fraîche de Beauté, 48hr moisture skin-quenching serum


Andrea Mitarotonda
Neal’s Yard Remedies, Gillimgham, Dorset, United Kingdom

The Nuxe Crème Fraîche de Beauté range has been reformulated and recently re-launched in the market.
The 48HR Moisture Skin-Quenching Serum is claimed to offer milky softness and 48-hour hydration, soothing and protecting even dehydrated and sensitive skin from pollution.
It is essentially a rather simple formula consisting of a main emollient (Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil) dispersed in water and stabilised by mean of hydrophobically modified acrylic-based polymers.
The quick breaking properties of such polymers confer a light and watery texture.
The polymers used are Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer and Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer.
The former is normally dispersed in a liquid carrier (Squalane in this case) and stabilised by both an oil-in-water and a water-in-oil emulsifiers such as Polysorbate 60 and Sorbitan Isostearate.
Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer is a copolymer of sodium hydroxyethyl acrylate and acryloyldimethyl taurate monomers.
It works by the so called Hydro Swelling Droplet mechanism: the polymer is pre-neutralised (it is, in fact, ...