When people tell me that they avoid oil based beauty products because they clog pores, feel heavy and causes breakouts I often ask if they are using organic oil which tends to penetrate and nourish rather than cause flare-ups and pimples. Natural oils are deeply hydrating and the botanical benefits can help you achieve a supple, radiant complexion while soothing and regenerating.
The luxurious dry oil by NUXE has been a French beauty secret since 1991 and if you are unsure what “dry oil” means, it refers to the lightweight, non-greasy, ultra silky texture that leaves no residue or annoying stickiness behind. In fact you can think of this oil as more of a bountiful elixir, enriched with a fabulous blend of Macadamia, Hazlenut, Borage, Sweet Almond, Camellia and St. John’s Wort. The thin, wonderful texture also makes it suitable for warm weather and if you plan to show some skin this season it adds a healthy, luminous sheen.
The oil is available in the classic clear bottle, the limited edition “so chic” black lacquered bottle which evokes red carpet elegance, glamour and Parisian style and the classic formula + gold shimmer.
Huile Prodigieuse has a spray applicator to deliver a gentle mist of fragrant oil that lightly blankets the skin. I like to rub it in for better coverage and since the formula is 97.8% natural and free of preservatives it doesn't irritate or feel slick. The best thing about the elixir is that it can be used on the face, body and hair for head to toe hydration!
For use on the face and body I simply spritz it on, let the mist settle and massage in, the oil is actually lighter than many of my body lotions and feels more comfortable on hot summer days. To alleviate dry, peeling lips I like to exfoliate first and then dab the oil on or mix a drop with my lip balm or gloss. You can also blend a bit with foundation for a smoother glide and a more dewy finish. If dry hands are an issue the oil helps diminish roughness, brittle nails and damaged cuticles and it works wonders on the feet to get you ready for sandal season!
I also apply it to both damp and dry hair focusing on the ends to eliminate dryness, brittleness and damage. It makes a great finishing product if you crave luminous shine and you can use it as a hair mask prior to shampooing. For curly hair fashionistas who want to tame frizz without weighing down those sexy spirals dry oil definitely helps and for straight, sleek styles it keeps flyaways under control. The lavish vitamin E enriched formula helps soften, repair, moisturize and condition hair and skin all year round!
If you want to awaken the golden goddess in you and play up the bronzed, sunkissed look then the shimmer formula is a must! It has all the same nutritive properties as the original plus the infusion of gold sparkle dust to illuminate and highlight the body so you can gleam with confidence!
The oil also acts a light, summery fragrance with top notes of orange blossom, bergamot and mandarin, middle notes of rose, gardenia and magnolia and base notes of vanilla and tropical coconut. The scent is very warm, calming, rich and kind of delicious!
With no parabens or heavy mineral oil I absolutely love this moisturizer and I can see why it has been a cult favorite for so long! The 100 ml bottle retails for $45.00 and NUXE products can be found at Hudson's Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu & Murale.
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