NUXE Reve de Miel Hand & Nail Cream

This has been my first experience with Parisian brand NUXE. I have heard a plethora of good things about some of the products, primarily the little lip balm in a glass pot, but I needed a new hand cream and this popped up on trusty FeelUnique. At £10 for 75ml, this one definitely wasn't the cheapest, but I thought I'd give it a whirl.
In a daytime hand cream I look for good ingredients, quick absorption and a definite lack of greasiness. For night creams I'm not too bothered if they are a bit greasy and thick. So how does this one rate?

Ingredients: I had a little look around (obviously not hard enough) but couldn't find the ingredients list online. Upon arrival, I was a little disappointed to see propylene glycol and parfum on the list. Propylene glycol provides no skincare benefits. It is a by-product of crude oil and thus only acts as a filler in cosmetic products. Fragrance I am fine with, but only if it is from natural essential oils. Artificial fragrances can sometimes irritate my sensitive hands. Some of the good points include a lack of parabens and a nice addition of vitamin E, sunflower oil, almond oil and avocado oil amongst others.

The product absorbs pretty quickly and doesn't leave a greasy film, so this definitely works on the plus side for me, but the scent I have a problem with. Think of all the rosy/floral scented perfumes out there and combine them into one. That is the scent of this hand cream. Depending on my mood, I don't mind a rosy perfume, but this scent is just so strong and quite irritating if your hands are really dry and sensitive.

So for £10 I really was quite disappointed. I had such high hopes for the brand but can't see myself trying anything from them in the immediate future due to this little blip. If you like strong floral scents and aren't particularly sensitive, this may be the cream for you, but if you are at all irritated by perfumes then stay away!

Anyone tried any other NUXE products? I'd love to hear your opinion!


  1. It's such a shame that it let you down. I'd really recommend L'Occitane for hand creams or if you want something with next to no scent then No 7's Protect and Perfect hand cream, it is seriously hydrating!

  2. I liked this handcream but I do totally agree that it have a very strong scent. I've used their lip balm and I really like xx


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