Dry oil is something that I have a bit of a love hate relationship with. My skin is naturally more oily than not, so I’m always really careful to use products that won’t make it oilier or block my pores. I generally avoid oily products like this, with one exception. My legs get really dry regardless of which moisturiser I try, so once or twice a week I’ll give them a dry oil treatment as an intensive moisturiser. I’ll continue to use my moisturiser as normal, but smother them in coconut oil in the evening, and leave it on overnight. In the morning they are lovely and smooth. I can’t wait to see how this product compares.
The full name of this product is “Huile Prodigieuse” by Nuxe Paris. I adore products with French names, I think that everything sounds sexier in French! This is a 10ml sample, which will last a few applications. Larger versions of this are for sale in 50ml and 100ml bottles, average cost is around £17, or £28 respectively. I found the product widely available online, but notice escentual.com have a 1/3 off Nuxe promotion, meaning the 50 ml is £11.33. That packaging is designed to look really high class, except my labels haven’t been stuck in the centre of the bottle, which is a shame as it lets the product down. Nuxe have opted for a glass bottle to show the contents on the product, which is light gold in colour – it looks like nectar. The lid of the bottle is also gold, and adds to the high class finish. My only other criticism of the packaging is that there is writing on both sides of the bottle, but as you can see through the oil it looks muddled, and makes it difficult to read. I think a little more attention to detail in the packaging would really help to make this product stand out from other brands, but on the whole it’s a good looking bottle.
The bottle says you can use this dry oil on your face, body or hair. To be as fair as I can to this product I’m only going to use it on my legs. I already know I might not get a great result elsewhere and I feel I would be setting it up for failure if I went ahead and tested it in other places. The oil smells like a high class perfume. It’s sweet and full of scent, but subtle enough to not be overpowering like an eau de parfum. It’s also subtle enough not to clash or interfere with your favourite perfume, but still make you smile whilst you’re rubbing it in. The oil glides on beautifully, it’s not sticky or greasy in any way.
The result the next morning was excellent, my skin was soft and hydrated and felt incredible. I’m really happy with the result of this oil but I wouldn’t buy it again for my legs. Whilst I had soft legs after application, I also have soft legs after using coconut oil, which is a fraction of the cost and has many other uses. I haven’t be tempted to switch to Nuxe this time, but I’ve loved testing it, and hope to try more Nuxe products in the future.