June 28, 2011

Review: Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse

Next instalment in my series of reviews for Nuxe products, the Huile Prodigieuse, which means "prodigious oil". This is the number one product of the brand, the first that was created and on which the brand started building its reputation.

Brand creator Aliza Jabès developped this product because she wanted to have one multi-tasking product she could use on her skin, her hair, and on her baby as well.

The Huile prodigieuse contains 30% oil coming from 6 plants : Borage, St Johnswort, Sweet. Almond, Camellia, Hazelnut, Macadamia. It also contains vitamin E. 98% of the ingredients used in this product are of natural origin.
In combination, those ingredients repair the skin and hair and make them feel smooth.
As I said, it can be used on 36 months and older children.

This oil is a dry formula, which means it will never leave your skin or hair looking greasy or feeling sticky. It has a slight perfume, kind of a plant smell, that is very similar to the one I love in my Crème Etincelance. However this isn't overpowering and doesn't last too long.

I love using this in the summer when I show a lot of skin - I put some on my legs, shoulders, arms and decolletage for a subtle glow and to keep my skin smooth and moisturized, it's absolutely lovely, and so quick to use.
Nuxe has an "Or" (meaning "gold") version of the Huile Prodigieuse that is more bronzy and shimmery and will look good on tanned skin but I always use the regular one since I like it so much and I find its subtle glow to be enough for me.

Nuxe Huile Prodigiuse is sold in 100ml bottles for €26 and in 50ml bottled for about USD 20.
It's on the pricey side but for me it's a must have product and a little goes a long way, so you'll keep your bottle for quite some time.

Ingredients list for the geeks: 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]


  1. I love this oil! It's so light but hydrates so well! I repurchased it but got the Shimmer one for the summer ;)

  2. Love this one too, did a review on it as well. Pricey but worth it!!

  3. I get nervous when anything has oil in it. Let alone something that has "oil" in it's title. But maybe on my legs? That might be interesting...

    Can you use this in a girl on guy oil fight? : O )

  4. Hey I tagged you in this post: http://girtasticglam.blogspot.com/2011/06/disney-princess-tag-new-series.html

    I hope you do it!

  5. @ Marty: I don't think it would hurt your legs. Regarding your question, I'm afraid the dryness of this oil would kill the fun, but feel free to try and report ;-)

    @ Kassie: oh thanks, will do that :)

  6. I've always wanted to try this! Thanks for the great review. The shimmer version looks interesting too!

  7. Ok I need to try this! :) thanks for the tweet about it. I love products that I can use for more than one thing! Awesome!

  8. I just recently discovered how great this product is. I am in love with the smell! You can read my thoughts on http://beauty-attitude.blogspot.com/


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