so what is your method?
I've heard that but for some reason I feel like the leather still needs something? at least some conditioning no?
Infrequent conditioning, frequent brushing and wiping. CXL is stuffed with oils. It really doesn't need much protection against the elements. I've worn cxl and other similar pullup leathers through storms and submerged them in deep puddles without any issues.
Unless the leather is definitively dry out of the box, you don't need to do anything to it immediately.
Saphir greasy leather creme will condition, when infrequently needed, and get rid of any scuffs or scratches that a good brushing can't handle.