A skin care brand for medium and dark skin tones: NUHANCIAM Paris

Behind every great brand there’s a great founder. Nuhanciam is a beauty brand for women with medium to dark skin tones that was founded by Muriel Berradia, an entrepreneur and cosmetic veteran with a vision. I read about Muriel and her brand in a magazine article and I was later introduced to her at a conference. I was so impressed by her passion and her story that I fell in love with the brand, before trying it. It took me a while to find it, as the brand is only sold in Parisian pharmacies.


Nuhanciam mainly focuses on skin care. Some of their products include their Gentle Cleansing Foam, an Anti-Dark Spot Serum, moisturizers, and an Anti-Imperfections Emulsion. The brand expanded with body lotions and fabulous skincare oils for face and body. I’ve tried their Matifying and Unifying Fluid that delivered results as promised. This cream regulated my sebum production, moisturized, and left a long lasting matifying finish. I really need this product, as my skin is both dry and oily. The cream also acts a nice base before applying my make-up and controlling the oily parts of my skin, without dryness and touch-ups, to remove that shiny look.


I also use their Photo Protective Fluid with SPF 50+ on my face. This high sun protection formula, protects against both UVA and UVB, goes on smoothly, absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave any of that whitish/grayish look on my face that I’ve gotten with other brands.

I am a heavy user of body creams, in fact, I prefer the thicker butters and cream textures, as they tend to nourish and hydrate my skin better for longer periods of time. I decided to try their Ultimate Body Treatment Lotion, which I use mostly for its softness and moisturizing benefits. The ingredients are interesting; Hyaluronic Acid provides skin hydration for 24 hours, Macadamia Oil, Milk Thistle Oil and Shea Butter to reinforce the hydrolipidic film protecting the skin, and Heart-Pea extract that provides comfort and anti-itching properties.

A strong point for Nuhanciam is that, depending on the product, the formulations can contain anywhere from 85% to 98% of natural ingredients. This, combined with the quality of the formulas, and simple yet expert packaging, makes this brand worth trying. Nuhanciam is made in France, but they offer FREE international shipping for orders over 60euros (about $69,90 USD, which will depend on the exchange rate at time of purchase). Check them out at Nuhanciam.com and don’t hesitate to let me know what you think.

Jackie Celestin-André is a Brooklyn born beauty, fashion, healthy living aficionado, with a penchant for wines and French foods (including anything chocolate and pastries) living in Paris France. As a blogger, Celestin-André shares beauty brands from Paris that work wonders on all skin tones while introducing us to French beauty makers and movers, bringing us a little closer to Paris without leaving the USA. You can follow her on Instagram @brookinparis, Twitter at @brookparis.