Nuxe is very popular line sold in France, it is available at nearly all pharmacies and beauty stores. As a bit of background, selling a product in a pharmacy does not necessarily classify a product as a “drugstore” line the way that we categorize products in the U.S. Some French pharmacy products can reach up (or perhaps even over) the 100 euro price mark. Fortunately, Nuxe is not one of the more expensive drugstore lines.
I’m a firm believer in the thought that if I wanted to know the skincare secrets of the French, I have to know a little bit more about the skincare that they actually use. Nuxe is well known as an affordable, effective skincare line. Perhaps one of the most popular Nuxe product is the Huile Prodigieuse, which is sold in both the clear version that you see pictured, and a shimmery version that can be used to add gold shine bits over a summer tan. This sells for around 20 euros for a large 1.6 ounce bottle, and is available for shipment to the U.S. here on Le Guide Sante.
As a dry oil, Huile Prodigieuse is intended to be used on the face, hands, body and hair to add moisture. There is a very light, pleasant scent that seems to fade after an hour or so. The product is made in France, and the label reads that it is 98% of natural origin. I’ve used the clear version for the last several days, and find that application after a shower or bath helps me feel very pampered and with very soft skin. Although this is not the shimmery version, Nuxe’s Huile leaves the skin with a slight, moisturized sheen. It absorbs in about five minutes, and leaves no color on the skin. I was not surprised to see men buying Nuxe products in the stores, including some items from their summer bronzer line.
When I first arrived in France, I bought an inexpensive hand moisturizing cream from Sephora, called Sephora Nourishing Hand Cream in Hard Candy (around 7 euros). I strongly prefer the Nuxe Huile Prodigiuse, as there is no “creamy residue” feeling afterwards. Nuxe’s oil dries down so that the skin on my hands feels like….actual skin. Not cream-coated skin.
Nuxe’s Huile Prodigieuse is a good, everyday and very well-priced moisturizing product. I like that it’s no-fuss, works everywhere and does not break out my skin. It provides a nice, light, moisturizing feel on the skin. Highly recommended.