Whether it’s pigmentation, uneven skin tone, blemishes or more wrinkles than you think are fair, most of us definitely do not have flawless skin. And a lot of us wouldn’t even think of leaving the house without applying foundation.
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Nimue wants to put a stop to that. Inspired by the no make-up trend, they’re challenging us (and you) to take their 12 week challenge. In fact, they’re so confident that their scientifically formulated treatment regime will transform your skin that they’re saying after sticking to it for 12 weeks, you’ll be happy to go foundation free in week 13!
Why sign up
Yes, this skin transformation comes at a price – R6 000 to be precise. Now we’ve been known to spend more than we should on beauty buys, but R6 000 is a lot of money for 3 months of skincare, so it’s important to find out exactly what you’re going to be getting for that.
Included in your 12 week challenge kit is:
- A skin analysis to determine which range you should be using to best address your skin concerns.
- All the homecare products you’ll need for 3 months, from cleanser and exfoliator to moisturiser and sunscreen.
- Transdermal solutions that were previously only available through professional treatments at salons.
- 4 appointments for professional skin treatments to accelerate your skin transformation.
What the challenge is like, 4 weeks in
We found our own skincare guinea pig, Claire, and signed her up for the challenge. She’s been participating for almost 4 weeks and here’s what she had to say so far.
“After having my skin analysis and discovering that I have the driest skin in South Africa, some hyperpigmentation and fewer wrinkles than I should for someone my age (at least I have that to comfort me), my therapist recommended I use the range for hyperpigmented skin.
Although the slight pigmentation on my forehead and upper lip never really bothered me, I know it’s a skin issue that a lot of women suffer from. So I was happy to put the Nimue regime to the test.
I’ll admit that the Nimue 12 week challenge introduced a few more steps to my usual skincare ‘routine’. Don’t judge me, but I don’t wear sunscreen as often as I should, and yes, fine, sometimes I even sleep with my make-up on.
But when someone gives you a whole bunch of fancy skincare products, you follow the instructions and take your make-up off, no matter how tired you are after watching a few too many episodes of The Walking Dead.
It’s been almost 4 weeks and so far the products are amazing and I’ve been for one of my professional skin treatments, which was such a treat! I can’t wait to see the results after the full 12 weeks. I can also already see that a few of the products will definitely last longer than 3 months, making it an even better deal.”
How to take the 12 week challenge
If you’re as intrigued by the promise of flawless skin as we were, getting involved is really easy. Use the Nimue skin locator to find your closest participating salon, give them a call and make an appointment for your skin analysis. But don’t take too long to sign up – the challenge is only on until the salons run out of the 12 week challenge kits.
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