Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Review

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Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Review

What They Say: “The sensorial shimmering version of Huile prodigieuse® contains tiny shimmering mineral particles. It nourishes, leaves a satin finish and illuminates skin and hair in one go. It has a unique, non-greasy feel and a captivating fragrance.”

What We Say: A summer staple that can do almost anything

The Review: Nuxe is one of those brands—like Caudalie, La Roche-Posay, Phyto, etc.—that you’ll see in every French pharmacy—and the Huile Prodigieuse is its signature offering: The square-ish bottle is as iconic in Parisian bathrooms as Maybelline pink-and-green Great Lash is in American ones. And while I don’t reflexively fan every French pharmacy product—some of them are just too subtly chic for their own good—this is the real deal, an unassuming product that does basically everything, and does it all perfectly. This is the Holy Grail.

I should point out that today we’re discussing the “Or” (“Gold”) version of the standard Huile Prodigieuse, which comes with extra shimmer. (It’s French, though, so the shimmer is kept to a minimum.) As in the non-gold version, the oils in question are borage, St. John’s wort, sweet almond, camellia, hazelnut and macadamia. That might sound oily, but it’s not: Whatever magic is involved in making an oil into a “dry oil” is in play here—you have to really slather it on to achieve actual, uncomfortable oiliness. And because it’s French, restraint is built in: The applicator is exceptionally miserly, and you have to stand there and shake it out before you get too much.

Once it’s dispersed, though, you can do basically anything with it: moisturize skin straight outta the shower, tame fly-aways, smooth eyebrows. You can use it as a body shimmer or a highlighter. You could even just focus on the fragrance, which is so excellent that Nuxe made it into its own perfume. In fact, the fragrance spurred my only criticism, which was that the scent was gone within 60 minutes of application, which was far too fast for something so nice. On the other hand, the gold shimmer lasted for hours, which may or may not be good news, depending on your tolerance level for tiny, very French specks of gold glitter.

I honestly don’t know how this could be improved upon. It’s more of a staple than milk.

Buy it here: Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse d’Or

Buy It Again? Yes

Further Reading:A Writer’s Ode to Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse” (The Cut)

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