Are you prepping for summer and looking for a product that will highlight your new tan? Are you maybe considering trying out the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse OR Dry Oil with golden shimmer? If that’s the case then I will try to keep you away from it.
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse OR Dry Oil is a all purpose dry oil, meaning that it can be used on face, body and hair. It absorbs quickly (so it appears at first) and leaves your skin shimmery. However there are a few issues with this oil that must be mentioned.
Issue 1: Seems to absorb quickly but DOES NOT!
The oil seems to absorb quickly in normal temperature, however, when spending time in a warm environment (even a few hours later) the oil comes out again and is left as a layer on top of your skin giving you the feeling that you are sweaty. This is also bad for your clothes since the oil will definitely leave stains.
Issue 2: Does not moisturize
It does not moisturize the skin. In my case, it even dries my skin out. I’ve actually felt uncomfortable at times wanting to scratch my body due to the itchy feeling of being dry – which I never am, not even without moisturizer.
Issue 3: Not appropriate for face
Even though it says that it can be used on face, I wouldn’t recommend it. Putting it on your face can be compared with adding a shimmery eyeshadow to your entire face. I would only use it on the areas you want to draw attention to, however, remember that this shimmer is more apparent in comparison to highlighters. It will be obvious that you have added some shimmer to your face rather than giving you the natural glow you gain from highlighters.
Issue 4: Not absorbed by hair
The shimmery effect can look great on hair. However you will have to wash your hair the next day or even the same day (if you want to avoid stains and shimmer on your pillows).
Issue 5: Smell
I really don’t enjoy the smell. It gives me the feeling of putting on something artificial.
Comparison between the original Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse OR dry oil and the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse OR dry oil with shimmer
By looking at the ingredients there does not seem to be much difference between the two of them. However, if you like the original Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse OR dry oil I would still not recommend you to try the one with the golden shimmer. This is because it makes your skin feel a lot drier, the smell is off putting and you won’t be able to use it on your face. I never liked the original either however, I prefer the original over this one.
Before & After
Left leg: No moisturizer of any sort
Right leg: Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse OR Multi-Purpose Dry Oil Golden Shimmer
I exaggerated the amount to show the off the colour and shade of the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse OR Multi-Purpose Dry Oil Golden Shimmer