here) and this cleanser.
Nubo is a line sold exclusively at Harrods that combines advanced ingredients and formulations with a clean no parabens/SLS/petro-chemicals stance. The USP of this line is the Cell Dynamic Technology complex, which allegedly helps the cells to continuously rejuvenate, instead of getting used to the products and gradually stop responding to them. (Has this ever actually happened to anyone? I tend to just become bored due to my product ADD, and get seduced by the coolness of new lines. The one time I was really faithful was when I used Renee Rouleau products from the US for about 2 years continuously until our currency went down the toilet, and it still suited my skin on the day I finally ran out.)
The bottle packaging looks a bit cheap (incongruously with the rest of the line, which is very luxuriously packaged.) It's a white plastic foam pump dispenser with a label stuck on it. It's a glycolic formula in an olive oil castille base, and like the rest of the range contains no parabens, SLS, petro-chemicals or artificial fragrance or colouring.
The product dispenses as a whipped foam, and I use it as the second part of my double cleanse night time routine, 2-3 times a week, and when I remember I leave it on for 5 minutes for a deeper treatment once a week (as one of those 2-3 times, not in addition to.) You really cannot use this around the eyes; it would sting like mad. I find it does help to keep my skin comfortably exfoliated and clear, although it is a little drying; I have to use a bit more moisturiser on my drier areas on the nights that I use this.
This is £35 for 125ml, and as it is dispensed as a foam you really don't use much each time. I'd estimate that it would last me 4-6 months, if I used it continuously 2-3 times a week (if I'm testing out specific skincare to review, I discontinue use of all other treatment products; it wouldn't be fair to say a particular product gave me a particular result if it actually came from something I routinely use.)
In summary, this is an excellent quality, simply-and-effectively formulated, gentle exfoliator. I'll buy it again when I finish my current tube. I'd like to try more of the line, but the moisturisers and serum are incredibly expensive, and so I'd need to have a look at the counter before I decided whether to spend that much money on them. The counter is at Harrods, and the prospect of the schlep to Knightsbridge has so far saved me from myself. Incidentally, the Voile has been launched in a 30ml size for £98, which is much better value for money than £40 for 10ml.
Ingredients: water, olive oil castile, glycolic acid, glycerin, rose hip oil, chenopodium ambrosiodes extract, laminaria japonica extract, citrus japonica fruit extract.