A truly touch-y, feel-y event it was…after having the arrival of skincare brand NUXE Paris sneak up on us out of nowhere. The air at the Peninsula conservatory was positively laced by the aroma of candles carrying the unmistakable scent of their star product, the Huile Prodigieuse dry oil…which I did mental somersaults over following the event because I had discovered it for the first time. Could something quite reasonably priced really smell this good and feel that way over the skin? Oui, apparently.
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil:
Face, Body and Hair
“Huile Prodigieuse is France’s leading beauty oil*. This multi-usage dry oil, made using six Precious Plant Oils (Macadamia, Hazelnut, Borage, Sweet Almond, Camellia and St. John’s Wort), nourishes, repairs and softens skin and hair. It is a unique dry oil texture and has a captivating fragrance.”
Php1700+ for 100ml, Php900+ for 50ml (spray pump only on 100ml).
NOW AVAILABLE at Rustan’s and Beauty Bar outlets.
I remember first learning about NUXE from YouTuber Ruth Crilly and Makeup Pro Lisa Eldridge. Albeit a reasonably priced French pharmacy staple it was still often described as something many European models had on hand and could whip out for quick fixes, an overnight pamper,and a nourishing glow whether on face, hair, or body. There is a shimmery golden version for summer shoulders and legs with a bit of sheen. Oh, and by the way…NUXE kind of do a lot of good with varying products for different skin needs and what I love about Rustan’s is…they practically brought nearly everything in. The topmost thing about this oil for me…even above how it softens skin is the warm but not at all sickening romantic scent. Think in the same vein as Benefit Bathina oil but less pink and flirty, this is more sophisticated, grown-up but not old, alluring warm notes without the muskiness. The scent makes me think of lightly toasted blossoms (that’s us right, lol) by the beach. It should layer well as a base under scents I love like Elie Saab Le Parfum and Miss Dior. I can sense that many husbands would probably love this simple yet deep scent on their lady beside them in bed (it’s the type you’d love to have left lingering on your pillow). I typed back to Cat Juan Ledesma when she asked me about the scent out of curiosity…it’s subtle but there, warm but not sickening. I actually feel this could be my “autumn” scent even if we don’t have autumn…or used as a fragrance booster to warm up Elie Saab once I have it again.
The nourishing hydration this provides leaves no greasy finish and leaves you feeling sublimely royal especially after using it overnight. I’ve even used it on the face and it’s so gentle that I got no bad reaction…only softly nourished skin that didn’t feel heavy the next day. You can do the pre-blow dry spritz, rub this into your arms and legs, or even combine the NUXE Reve de Miel lip balm with the Prodigieuse oil to create an overnight lip mask that really resurrects those chapped pouts, I tried the oil solo on my lips and am so excited to do it every night before bed for as long as I can.
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse is available in a 50ml splash bottle for Php900+ or a 100ml spray bottle for Php1700+ from Rustan’s or Beauty Bar.