13 Feb 2012

Trying out my first NUXE products

Recently I had the opportunity to try my first ever products from Nuxe, a French brand specialising in natural-origin ingredient products based around aromatherapy and phytotherapy (don't worry if you have to look the second one up on Wikipedia, I did too!).

First up, the most exciting and intriguing product (to me anyway) of the three - Huile Prodigieuse OR - multi-purpose dry oil.







This is a dry body oil with a golden shimmer - you can see the make up of the product more clearly in the last picture as the ingredients start to separate when the product has sat still for a while.  A little shake and it's ready to use.  The spray pump gives control over the amount of oil you're using - I was pleased to see this as for some reason I had expected a pour top and had visions of me making a real mess splashing the oil everywhere.

Now if you don't know, the difference with a 'dry' oil is that it's absorbed pretty much instantly into the skin and it doesn't leave any greasy residue.  This dry oil is multi-purpose and can be used anywhere on the face or body and even hair to give instant moisturisation and a fabulous shimmer.

You can see in the swatches the lovely shimmer this gave on the inside of my arm - just imagine that in summer on tanned legs, fab.  I've also given this a go on my collarbones on a night out just to add something a little extra special to my look.

This is £38.00 for 100ml, which is rather pricey I know, but I can tell this will last me a very long time as you only need a tiny amount.  It also comes in a 50ml size - both are available on feel unique.


Next, the Rieve de Miel hand and nail cream.  You have no idea how much it annoys me that I took this photo the wrong way up.  Anyway, I need to get over that and on with the review.  This is a lovely hand cream which I've been relying on over the winter months.  

It's a plain white cream with a lovely delicate smell  of honey and sunflower and it instantly hydrates my hands and feels especially comforting after being out in the harsh winter weather.  

This product costs £10 for 75ml and you can also get it here on feel unique.  


And finally  I tried out the Reve de Miel lip moisturising stick.  This also has honey and sunflower, which gives a lovely fragrance to the lip balm.  To me it smelt of honey and lemon, although I know it's not lemon fragrenced.  Maybe that's just my nose!

I've literally used this lip balm daily over winter - it was originally shaped like a proper lipstick bullet and as you can see I've worn it right down.

I was actually surprised by the price on this one - it's £5.50 on Feel Unique - I thought it was going to be a lot more.

Having a browse I've seen that Nuxe also have an ultra nourishing lip balm in a jar, which looks to me like the perfect over night lip care product.  Actually I noticed quite a few Nuxe products that look pretty good, so here are the ones making it onto my wishlist - all available at Feel Unique.


Have you used Nuxe products before?  What do you recommend I need to try next?

*PR samples

6 comments:

  1. I received the gold dry oil as part of my Feel Unique Beauty box and it's so pretty and shimmery! Unfortunately it is a pour top rather than a spray because it's a sample so I'll have to be careful not to get oil everywhere when I do use it.

    The other Nuxe products on the Feel Unique website sound great too - especially the Gentle Purifying and Clarifying Mask! xx

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    1. I didn't realise it had just been in a beauty box! The mask sounds good, I shall look that up xx

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  2. I haven't tried the dry oil with the sparkle but the regular dry oil is gorgeous, as is the all in one cleansing water with 3 roses. The lip balm in the pot is my absolute winter hero product though, you must try it!

    http://athingforbeauty.blogspot.com/2011/11/nuxe-reve-de-miel-lip-balm-and-hand.html

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    1. So glad to hear a recommendation on the lip treatment. It looked good to me, but even better to find someone who loves it, thank you!

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  3. Please update my button on your sidebar as my Photobucket has ran out of bandwidth. The new one is on my sidebar.. its still the same design :)

    Thank you xx

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  4. Ooooh my work colleague is French & she always has Nuxe products on hand. She gave me some of the hand cream last week & I am officially in LOVE! It is gorguz :) and I've had that stunning looking dry oil on my wishlist for yonks! :D

    Love Aysh xoxo

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