Nuxe used to be available at select Parkson stores approximately ten years ago. I remembered being terribly excited when they first arrived to our shores and immediately snapped up a few items. However, they disappeared off our shelves for a very long time and it was only recently that I noticed our local Sasa stores stocking up on this French skincare brand.
I just had to pick up the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse again. I have used it a long time ago and absolutely love the scent. The other product I would highly recommend is the Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm, something I have purchased on and off over the years during my travels.
I have been into all forms of oils in recent years. I used to really adore Neutrogena’s Sesame Body Oil, again another product that was available locally many moons ago but is now completely gone. The Nuxe dry oil has higher quality ingredients and a really gorgeous scent. It smells of honeysuckle with a hint of manoi and musk, very French and subtly sexy.
The golden hue in the bottle and the warm flowery scent reminds me of sunsets by the beach. I grew up on an island and have lived relatively close to the sea for most of my growing years, so this may be a reason why I love summery scents so much. Give me a whiff of manoi, coconut or warm, musky florals any day, and I’d be in heaven. But if you are not a fan of such scents, I can imagine that it can be rather headache-inducing.
Scent aside, the product is a dry oil, which means it won’t feel sticky and absorbs fairly quickly. I have been using it night and day the past week, and love the fact that it doesn’t leave a greasy residue on my clothes but still manages to keep my skin moisturised throughout. My skin feels great after using this. I have read of folks using the oil on their face, body and hair without issues. I have only been using this on my body and hair but I find it may be a bit too oily for my hair at times.
The Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse consists of 15% vegetal oils such as Borage, St John’s Wort, Sweet Almond and Camellia plus Vitamin E to protect the skin. This may be why it feels so good on skin. However, it may not be moisturising enough if you live in colder and drier climates. I would recommend layering the dry oil over a hydrating body lotion for added moisturising properties. Also, if you are worried about the scent, you can be assured that it dissipates after a couple of hours. I personally would have preferred the scent to last longer.
All in all, the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is currently my most favoured body oil. However the price is the only thing keeping me from giving it a big fat go-buy-now stamp. I purchased the 50ml bottle because I wanted something portable and the regular retail price is RM88. Our local Sasa is known for marking up prices though so it may be slightly more affordable if purchased from Singapore (Watsons pharmacy) or other online sources.
Have you tried anything from Nuxe before and do you like body or hair oils too? What have you used that you are absolutely loving right now?