Huile Prodigieuse is French brand Nuxe's iconic product. It's been around for a long time (created in 1991), and it has gained cult status and following in France. It is, indeed, a great product that can be used in many different ways, making it a versatile staple in a woman's beauty cabinet.
What's Huile Prodigieuse?
It's a dry oil that can be used on body, face and hair to nourish and soften. It is quite strongly scented - the fragrance reminds me of Tahitian monoi, it's a sweet tropical flowery scent. Nuxe claims that it contains 96% natural ingredients, and it's made mostly of Macadamia, Hazelnut, Borrage, Almond, Camellia and St. John's Wort's oils.
Here is the INCI ingredients list: 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 Officinalis Seed Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (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. (* indicates a vegetal ingredient).
My opinion on Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse
I've used this oil for a long time now and I think it's a great body and hair oil. I personally don't like to use strongly scented products on my face, but I know it's also possible and can help with dry skin.
Huile Prodigieuse means summer to me: its tropical scent makes me think of a day at the beach! It's the best oil I've found to give my body than glowing ultra-smooth skin that looks so sexy in the summer when you have a nice tan. Think beach goddess...
It is a dry oil but not quite as dry as others I've tried, so it requires a little bit of massageing in to be fully absorbed by the skin, leaving no greasy feeling but a nice sheen. On the other hand, it has a real and long lasting nourishing power (unlike silicone based oils). It also works well to soften and nourish the dry ends of my hair, and adds a nice shine to my locks.
Get a spray bottle! Some smaller bottles don't have a spray and it's a lot less convenient.
If you want more glam for your summer night, there's an Or version, saturated with golden particles
13 Ways to use Huile Prodigieuse
After a day at the beach to soften and repair skin
As an after sun to nourish and prolong tan
In the winter to soothe very dry skin, under your regular body cream
Just after shower to nourish your skin
A few drops mixed with your usual body lotion for fragrance and added softness
On legs, arms and decolletage to add a healthy sheen for a night out
As a bath oil, a few drops under running hot water to add fragrance and nourish your skin
As a sensual massage oil
Applied daily to risk areas to prevent stretch marks
As a nail and cuticle oil for hands and feet
On wet hair after shampoo to soften dry hair and add shine
As a mask before shampoo to deeply nourish hair
Apply before a day at the beach or pool to protect hair from salt or chlorine damage
Where to find (US)
Nuxe was recently introduced on walgreens.com You can also buy it from various websites, including the brand's official site, for $45 for the 3.3oz spray bottle ($58 for the shimmery Or version).
The product featured in this review was purchased by Lulle. I received no compensation to write this post, which only reflects my personal opinion. This post does not contain affiliate links.