Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse – A Multi-Purpose Dry Oil for Face, Body and Hair

by lyn on October 24, 2012 · 11 comments

in Body Oil, Nuxe

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.

nuxe dry oil

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.

nuxe dry oil

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.

nuxe dry oil

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?

Ingredients List: Isopropyl Isostearate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil*, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Corylus Avellana Nut Oil/Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Parfum/Fragrance, Tocopherol, Borago Officinale Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinale (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool [N1005/D]

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dom October 24, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Thanks for the review Lyn. You’ve got me intrigued! Maybe I should consider picking this up once I’m done with all my body lotions.
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lyn October 24, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Hey Dom, If you like similar scents, you’d probably like this oil too. I’d recommend taking a good sniff first :-) But depending on your skin requirements, this oil may not be moisturising enough.

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Lily October 24, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Oh, I have to try this. Maybe I’ll have a look at strawberryNet and see if they have it. Should be cheaper than Sasa?
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lyn October 24, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Hello Lily, I just checked StrawberryNet but they may not have the non-shimmer version. I’d recommend this without testing only if share a similar scent profile and don’t mind the smell of manoi ;-)

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xin October 24, 2012 at 11:03 AM

i wanna go check it out!!!!!! #oilyfan
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lyn October 24, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Please do when you get the chance, Xin! I really like this oil and am hoping to spread the love ;-)

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Fiona October 24, 2012 at 12:48 PM

I have 4 deluxe sample of Nuxe and once of it is Multi-Usage Dry Oil Golden Shimmer. At first I thought it’s nail polish lol. Haven’t use it yet.

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Fiona October 24, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Sorry type…it’s one not once lol

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Fiona October 24, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Sorry typo…it’s one not once lol

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lyn October 24, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Hi Fiona, No worries with the typos ;-) I’ve tried the shimmer version but find it to be a bit heavier. But it’s lovely still and looks really gorgeous on the collarbone and shoulders.

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