Some words just belong together, ya know? — like “super” and “secret,” especially when the super comes before the secret.
Maybe that’s why I keep wanting to call Salma Hayek’s new Nuance Secret Super Moisturizing Body Cream ($14.99) “My Super Secret” body cream instead.
Of course, it’s no longer a secret; this cat’s out of the bag, as it and the other products in the new Nuance line of makeup, skin and hair care are available now exclusively at CVS/pharmacy stores.
I applied the cream before bed both nights last weekend, and color my dragon scales impressed! Not only has it soothed and smoothed the thirstiest parts of my bone dry bod (my legs, ankles and elbows), it even gets a paws up from Tabs.
Salma’s cosmetologist grandmother whipped up the secret sauce herself, or so the story goes, to nourish, relieve and restore dehydrated skin. The tube lists a bunch of plant-based and natural ingredients (many of them up near the top of the list) like shea butter, honey and macadamia nut oil.
When he heard that Salma’s crew refrained from testing the cream on animals, Tabs voiced an enthusiastic, “meow.”
Scrolling down the list of ingredients, I spotted something I’d never seen before called heptyl undecylenate. Turns out that it’s a new emollient derived from castor oil, and it’s being touted as a natural alternative to synthetic silicones and mineral oils; it can also be mixed with natural oils to make them less greasy.
So far, I think Salma’s grandmother did a great job; I’m really loving this cream. It absorbs quickly, delivers mega moisture, doesn’t leave behind a greasy residue or film and has a faint green-tea scent that I like.
PRICE: $14.99 for an 8-oz. tube
AVAILABILITY: Available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (it’s a little pricey for drugstore; otherwise, I’d give it an A+)
It looks like we made it through another Monday, my friend.
This is totally random, but I’ve been trying to think of ways to reward myself for doing things like working out and dishes, and a friend of mine suggested stickers.
So…every time I write in my journal, which is something I’m trying to get better about doing, I get a foil star sticker (I found a pack of them at Target for $2) to place in my day planner.
A little corny, I know, but I think it helps. Heck…who doesn’t like stickers?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,