Apr 042011

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.


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  4 Responses to “Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse”

  1. I have the golden shimmery one and it is a must for summer.

  2. Yes, Nuxe’s Huile Prodigieuse is amazing. I’ve been using it for years now on my skin and hair (not on the roots though).
    Another great Nuxe product that I use religiously as a night treatment is the Ultra-nourishing Lipbalm (Baume Lèvres Ultra-Nourrissant). The container may look tiny, but it lasts for up to 9 months. If you get the chance, try it!

    I see that another favorite (not from Nuxe) is sold at Le Guide Santé: Bioderma Crealine H20 perfume free cleansing soution. It’s perfect for removing make-up and cleanse sensitive skin.

  3. Such brands are Nuxe, Lierac and other similar French brands are available in a lot of European countries but for some reason I always end up getting La Roche Posay or Avene although I plan to explore more in the future. Luckily it’s not a problem as I have a lot of places to get these products from. Happy to hear you had a nice experience with Nuxe though!

  4. I adore Nuxe. Its name is blend of Nature and Luxe. Everything I had was great, cleansers & moisturizers are my No1. Self tanner is my favorite, it gives golden glow without sun exposure, color is light, stays on for week without spots evan if you rubb it with towell!

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