My First Nuxe Experience: Huile Prodigieuse

Time for bathtub photos again. It’s been a while, and I think it’s appropriate to show you the clean crisp side of this multi-purpose dry oil. I have been reading lots of good things about this French brand called Nuxe, and one of their cult favourites is their Huile Prodigieuse. I bought this at Sasa when there was promotion, and paid about RM120 for it. For the uninitiated, Nuxe means Nature and Luxury (Nature and lUXE in French). Taken from the website…“Thanks to the Prodigious® power of nature, I have created products that are a combination of performance and sensuality to enhance skin beauty” – Aliza Jabès, Director of the NUXE Group.

 

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I have used dry oil once, and it was Body Shop’s. I used the olive one when I was pregnant, and it soothed my expanded irritated belly. I find Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse to be a little heavier than Body Shop’s but given some time, it absorbs completely into skin, leaving it feeling soft and silky. I like to mix this with my body lotion and apply it at night. I don’t feel like I stick to my bed sheets, something which I find is of utmost importance.

If you’re concerned about the ingredients, you’d be happy to note that 98.1% of the ingredients in this dry oil are of natural origin. It is a combination of 30% Precious Plant Oils and Vitamin E with the purpose to to nourish and repair in a single step. You will find 6 precious oils in the ingredients, including Borage, St. John’s Wort, Sweet Almond, Camellia, Hazelnet Hazelnut and Macadamia. The brand also claims that they do not use any preservatives.

 

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I think it’s also important for me to talk about its scent. I don’t think it’s for everyone. To me, it smells like a mixture of jasmine and coconut, and it’s a little musky. Truthfully, I don’t care much about it. I don’t love it and neither do I hate it, but my children say it smells heavenly! I never liked jasmine in particular, and that might be why I don’t love it. I have a very sensitive nose, and I say no to anything that smells like jasmine. However, for this, I say yes.

Other than using this on my skin, I also use it on my daughters’ hair, especially after their swimming lessons. It makes their hair more manageable and they wake up to soft untangled hair. In fact, I actually love smelling their hair in the morning, a little musky, and a little of their baby scent :-) However, I can’t use this on my hair which oils up quickly. Even when I apply this at the ends, it still makes my hair oil up faster than usual.

 

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Another way of using this is to add it to your bath. The hot water diffuses the scent to a lovely warm soothing scent, no jasmine detectable. LOL! I love that my skin feels extra soft when I get out of the bath, a treat for my sometimes dry skin. I’m always in air conditioned places, so my body is a little drier. I’ve only been using this dry oil for a few months, and I really like that it’s multi purpose. I don’t and probably won’t use this on my face, but I’ve read that you can add a tiny bit to your foundation if you have dry skin.

There’s also a shimmer version, and I think that will be lovely if you like to apply it in the day. Gives you the extra glow that mimicks healthy skin. Have you tried Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse? Do you use dry oils?

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

 

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  • http://www.beautyreflectionsblog.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    I love Nuxe, but this one not so much. I had a travel version, and like you I didn’t really care for the scent all that much, and I found it a bit heavy too. I’m not big on jasmine either so I guess that’s why! I do like the rest of their products though!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      So I’m not the only one who dislikes the scent of jasmine. LOL! I’m now using one of Nuxe’s eye cream and so far so good! Not too crazy about their cleansers though…

  • http://www.lifecellskin.us/ Emma Brown

    I love beauty oils. I am using it on my body and sometimes on the ends of my hair. It smells beautiful. :)

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      I on the other hand, am very careful with oils. I don’t like the greasy feeling, and I’m really picky. LOL!

  • http://www.nailsandcupcakes.com Isabelle

    I’ve tried this one before, in a small sample size, and I went a little ‘meh’.. I don’t like using it on my body & my hair didn’t seem to like it either. I still have a little & I’ll see if I like it more mixed with a scentless body lotion. I never thought of giving it a go like that! Thanks :)

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      I don’t like it on my hair either, but I love how manageable it makes my children’s hair after the dip in chlorine. Yes, adding a little in body lotion makes it lighter, but I actually love it best for hot baths :-)

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny

    Hey Lily, I don’t know why I still haven’t tried this one! My favorite multi-purpose dry oil is Caudalie Divine Oil. I use it in my hair as a pre-shampoo treatment to end up with softer and healthier hair! If I use it on my hair after I shampoo it however, I have the same experience with hair greasing up faster ;)

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      I have yet to try the Caudalie one, but it’s really expensive here. I might have to try using this before I shampoo! It might work better :-)

  • http://icarias.blogspot.ca Icaria

    You’re right Lily, the fragrance of this oil is not for everyone. The first few times I tried it I didn’t like it. It was after receiving a small size and trying it here & there that I developed a love for it. It was my go to this summer. Had it been available here, I would have probably purchased the Parfum Prodigieux! :)

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      It’s the strong jasmine smell that puts me off. LOL! I still haven’t developed a love for the scent, I mean, I don’t really care for it and I certainly don’t want my perfume to smell like that. HAHAHAHA!!!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    Hmmm..I like jasmine sometimes and not other times, so I don’t know how I’d do with this one. I guess I’d have to try a trial size first!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Yes, definitely have a sniff first. My mom really hates it. HAHAHA!

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    I think that I prefer the Caudalie or MoroccanOil scents compared to Nuxe but I’ve only sniffed at the store and not applied all over. It’s a scent that I can grow to like, maybe. I’ll get around to using this at some point! And now I want to smell your daughters’ hair, lol.

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      I have yet to smell the Caudalie one but I’ve read so many good things about it. You’re welcome to smell my daughters’ hair. Come on over! :-D

  • http://www.glambunctious.com Kristen @ Glambunctious

    UM GREAT uses! I have a dry oil that I’ve been a bit perplexed as to how to incorporate it because I too cannot stand that oily, sheets-sticking-to-you feeling. Thank you, Lily! I would seriously never have thought to add it to a bath! Brilliance! Thank you!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Oh Kristen, this is great for a bath! I mean, you might have to skip the bubbles because it defeats the purpose when you add the oil and the bubbles disappear, but the oil itself is moisturizing enough :-)

  • http://www.glambunctious.com Kristen @ Glambunctious

    PS: Your next Nuxe purchase needs to be the Reve de Miel lip balm. Tracy and Sunny receommended it to me and I am madly in love! You apply it at night, go to sleep, and wake up with perfectly soft, happy lips. Even after wearing drying lipstick all day, I have only exfoliated once since I stated using the Nuxe. I was exfoliating my lips every day before! It is gold!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Is the lip balm sticky? I have a love hate relationship with lip balms. LOL! And would you believe I never exfoliated my lips? That probably explains why my lips look like that >.< Also, does the lip balm has that signature scent too? I’m not sure if I want to eat that smell. HAHAHAHA!!

      • http://www.glambunctious.com Kristen @ Glambunctious

        Lily, do not be crazy – you know I would never recommend you any shoddy sticky lip products, LOL! It’s an interesting texture going on, it’s thick but not sticky at all, and a little bit does your whole lips. It smells a little bit lemon-y and honey-ish, it’s nice and subtle. And girrrrrl – your lips the next day feel like PERFECTION. Not a flake in sight, just perfect smoothness! Highly recommend you pick some up! :)

        • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

          I did I did! I picked it up last weekend and it’s interesting. Love that scent! Been using it nightly and you’re right. Thanks so much for recommending this! I love you! :-)

          • http://www.glambunctious.com Kristen @ Glambunctious

            Oh yay!! Love you, too! Interesting is a good way to describe the texture! It’s like a paste…to an oil-based gel??!?!? I don’t know what the hell it is but it WORKS! :) So excited you picked it up and love it!

            • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

              It IS hard to describe the texture. Chloe and Ashlyn love it too. It’s become their nightly beauty routine. Hahaha!

  • http://www.glambunctious.com Kristen @ Glambunctious

    Sorry for my spelling blooper on recommended, lol!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Oh, don’t worry about it. More like typo :-P

  • http://papayapieces.com/2013/09/11/my-mums-spring-rolls/ Sofia

    Hi Lily! I did read this post a few days ago and just hadn’t had the chance to write. The timing was just right, because funnily enough I had just had my 1st experience with this Nuxe oil recently, but I actually really liked it (the extreme conditions helped in that sense) and am considering it a must now for when I travel because of how versatile and hydrating and small it is). I spent 10 days in the North of France where air was considerably drier than in Barcelona and the body lotion I bought was rubbish. My skin was making me feel like a crocodile, when after about a week I remembered I had a tiny sample of the Nuxe Huile Prod. I used it and it was like magic! I even stayed moisturized AFTER swimming in the English Chanel that afternoon. Amazing! Regarding the smell, yeah I did find it quite strong and “sunscreeenish” but I was so blinded by the moisturizing effects that I’m won over.

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Nuxe and France and the English Chanel. The combination sounds just about perfect!