I have a confession to make: I’m a lazy beauty girl. I have a hard time following routines, and can’t stick to an after-bath moisturizing ritual. My mother would always remind me to put lotion every day but I disliked the sticky feel of lotion and so now, my mother’s hands look younger than mine!
Trying to catch-up and remedy my sad skin, I have made a conscious effort to moisturize my skin more and I’ve found that dry oils moisturize without leaving a sticky after-feel. My fabulous new find from France? NUXE body oils.
I first got the Or (gold shimmer multi-purpose dry oil) version as a present from my bestie and fellow Beauty Minister, Barbi Chan, who is now based in Paris. This is a very popular brand in France and she told me to give it a try. Basically, NUXE Huile Prodigieuse and Huile Prodigieuse Or are both oils that you can use to moisturize your face, body, and even your hair.
These multi-usage dry oils use six precious plant oils (macadamia, hazelnut, borage, sweet almond, Camellia, and St. John’s Wort) that nourish, repair, and soften both the skin and hair. They’re all natural and come with a wonderful scent. The only difference with the Or variant is that it comes with a subtle gold shimmer.
NUXE has cult-following status in France and has multi-awarded products including these two dry oils. They promise maximum impact for minimal effort, and I have to agree! I have a dry, rough skin patch on my upper arms and this has made the area much smoother and moisturized. I can spray this right after a bath and not feel sticky. I am also in love with the scent! It’s a floral scent, very feminine, but won’t make you smell like a lola.
I purposely skip putting on any perfume whenever I use this because the scent is already lovely. Women actually like the scent of these products so much that Nuxe made a perfume version! (Next on my shopping list!) I use the regular dry oil variant for my body and hair on regular days, and the Or variant with gold shimmer for nights out or on days when I want to look extra shimmery. The shimmer effect is very mild and subdued, just enough to catch the light and make you look like you just came from a fabulous beach vacation. I haven’t tried using these on my face as I have sensitive acne-prone skin.
These two products have made moisturizing, looking good, and even smelling good so much easier. I have always admired how French women always look so effortlessly chic and beautiful, and now I know one of the reasons why they are how they are. Give these NUXE products a try and get glowing, Bellas!
Donna is a fashion director, freelance stylist, lifestyle writer, and DIY diva. Follow her on Instagram @donnacpita.
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