NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil Review

WHY I BOUGHT IT

Remember my French Pharmacy wishlist? It sucked. I ended up giving everything on it except the Bioderma micellar water (which is amazing) to a friend because they broke me out, made my skin unbearably itchy, or just weren’t cosmetically elegant enough to warrant a spot in my already bloated skincare routine. Near the end of my trip, I went back to the pharmacy and grabbed a bottle of Nuxe dry oil and lip balm. I’ve used both before and already knew I liked them but they were 1/3 the price I find them for in the states.

nuxe huile prodigieuse

WHERE I BOUGHT IT

Pharmacie Monge for 10 Euros! I really wish there were a French version of Avecko, because the markup on French stuff in the US is so much. This is also available on amazon for about $30.

PACKAGING AND APPEARANCE

The transparent, square, glass bottle houses 50ml of this beautiful golden oil. I used to have the 100ml size bottle and it came with a spray nozzle. I actually prefer the non-spray option because I am embarrassingly bad at aiming when using spray bottles.

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PERFORMANCE

I absolutely love the scent of this oil. My absolute holy grail body product is Goe oil, which I discovered at the same beauty store that got me hooked on Nuxe guile prodigious. Amongst the laundry list of reasons I love Goe oil is that it has this absolutely intoxicating scent that smells like liquid sunshine. Nuxe smells very similar to Goe oil, although the scent does have distinctively less developed base notes and I don’t find it quite as intoxicating, but it’s still one of my favorite scents nonetheless.

Body oils are very hit or miss for me. I’ve had a lot of success using jojoba oil and sea buckthorn oil on my body, but other oils, including shea butter, coconut oil, and even argan oil, like to do little more than sit on top of my skin. Nuxe huile prodigieuse sinks in nicely on my skin and keeps it adequately hydrated throughout the day.

On my body, I mix this oil with jojoba oil in a 3:1 ratio. My skin loves it and it injects some much needed lux into an otherwise boring body oil. This also makes using Nuxe huile prodigieuse much more cost effective.

On my face, this cream absorbs well and adds a nice glow, but truth be told I very rarely use it on my face. Even though I like the fragrance, it’s a bit too strong to apply on my face.

TL;DR

Highly recommended oil for dry skin. If you mix with other carrier oils (I use jojoba), it’s actually very economical as well, and injects a serious dose of luxury to my usually very boring body care routine.

Pros: lovely smell, lovely bottle, lovely absorbability. overall, just a very lovely product

Cons: scent a tiny bit too strong. Markup in US is really high.

Texture 5/5
Effectiveness 4/5
Fragrance 4/5
Price 5/5 (in France), 3/5 on the US
Repurchase? YES
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