If you’ve been following me for a while, you might know by now that I have very dry skin which means I’m constantly looking at lotions, body oils and moisturisers to help calm and soothe my skin. I was towards the end of another bottle of baby oil when I thought I’d look to see what else is out there. I wanted to see if I could find a vintage product that’s still sold and instead I stumbled upon a 2013 interview by Elle with Dita Von Teese who mentioned her love of Nuxe Oil. Now, if the queen herself is recommending a product, my curiosity will always be peaked so I thought I’d test it out and see how I go.
In this interview, Dita Von Teese lists some of her favourite beauty products including her perfume, lipstick and hair setting preferences. It was a great little insight into her beauty routine and although I know it’s changed since the interview (her book shares a lot of information), I thought I’d still try out the Nuxe oil as it caught my attention. Regarding the oil, Dita states, “I love Nuxe oil on my body… I discovered it when I was living in Paris. I just love it!”. Well, I don’t know about you but I’m sold.
Nuxe oil is described as a “firm fixture in every French woman’s bathroom cabinet, Nuxe’s Huile Prodigieuse is a luxurious, heavenly scented dry oil that replenishes moisture and leaves your skin with a sensuous lustre. Suitable for nourishing face, body and hair, this lightweight blend of six skin-restorative plant oils – Borage, St. John’s Wort, Sweet Almond, Camellia, Hazelnut and Macadamia – not only smells intoxicating, but is instantly absorbed to intensively hydrate and protect skin with no greasy residue. A French pharmacy favourite, this oil-non-oil transforms skin from cotton to cashmere, seals split ends, highlights shins and collarbones and can even be mixed with your usual moisturiser, to deliver an extra shot of moisture to your face when needed.
If your outfit shows any skin, this is an essential post bath moisturiser to enhance and add sheen; from collar bones to peep-toes. From one of France’s best-loved pharmacy brands, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is a multi-award winning must-have product, formulated with nourishing Vitamin E to rehabilitate stressed skin and maintain its optimal hydration levels. Over 98% of the ingredients are nature-derived and Nuxe’s founder – Aliza Jabès – is firm in her belief that plants hold the key to healthy luminous skin. A true multi-purpose oil, this can be applied directly to skin, added to bathwater or spritzed onto your hairbrush to nourish and add shine to parched locks”.
In terms of usage, Nuxe oil states that it can be applied in a multitude of different ways. It can be sprayed onto the skin after bathing to keep the skin hydrated, onto a hair brush and brushed through hair to add shine, as a massage oil, it can be added to a bath and it can also be used to moisturise the face and calm the skin. It is formulated to suit all skin types and has 7 precious botanical oils all aimed at improving the hydration and appearance of the face, body and hair.
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 Officinale Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinale (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 [N1005/D]
It all sounds very fancy if you ask me and there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself to a lush product every now and then. Let’s start with my first impression. The oil comes in a delightful squared glass bottle with a good size and weight to it. It has a small round gold lip with the tree logo engraved on the top. Upon removing the lid, there was a gold spray nozzle which delivered a small amount of product. The front and back of the bottle contained information about the product in multiple languages. My bottle had a little information card attached to the nozzle explaining its purpose, usage and ingredient points. The bottle has a slight vintage feel to it and it reminds me of old perfume bottles which is something I love to look at. This bottle could easily be placed on a boudoir table or bathroom counter and look delightful and opulent. For the purpose of this review, I purchased the 50ml bottle but the oil is also available in 100mls.
As there were multiple ways of using this oil, I began by applying it to my body (mainly by chest, arms and back) after shower every second night (I wanted it to last). I then started adding a spritz to my hair brush before brushing my hair in the evenings before I felt brave enough to add it to my moisturizer. I always like to start slow with oils as I’m worried about clogging my pores which can lead to a break out but after using the oil on my body, I noticed just how quickly it absorbed into the skin without leaving a thick residue. I never felt greasy or sticky which was always a plus. I have to say the smell of the product is divine; it’s got a sweetness to it without being over powering but also a soft powdery/vintage scent to it. The oil claims to be made completely from 100% botanical oils and is vegan friendly.
After a few weeks of use, I noticed that my skin was looking and feeling hydrated and smooth. I was happy to note that I wasn’t experiencing any new break outs and my skin wasn’t looking clogged. I started to really look forward to using my oil after my shower and it felt really lovely to take a page out of Dita’s book and follow her routine for a while. I sometimes reached for the oil as a hand moisturiser and again, my skin drank up the oil and no residue was left behind. I am really surprised how light and thin the oil is; it’s consistency is close to water and I can’t get over the delightful scent. I sometimes now apply it to my chest as a soft perfume before I leave the house.
The queen was right, this product is amazing and is well worth the recommendation. I shopped around a bit to get a good price for the oil online and ended up buying from Catch.com.au who had the oil for $20AUD. I figured this was a good price for a luxury oil and although there are cheaper alternatives on the market, there really is something special about Nuxe oil. After my bottle is empty, I plan on buying the larger bottle and continue using it. This is a great product so if you are looking to treat yourself, try something new or just taste the Dita life, look no further than Nuxe Oil.
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