This product was on my must-buy Paris pharmacy list but I hadn't done much more than read what this product was, what it does, and how amazing it sounds. Then I did a quick skim of reviews and discovered a whole bunch of concerns: people didn't like the smell, it didn't work well into the skin, if you buy it you should definitely get the bigger bottle because it has a pump, and most worryingly, it contains Isopropyl Isostearate, which is comedogenic and this product is rated at the highest level*
Well, I bought the small bottle (no pump), hadn't had the chance to smell it (I am fussy), and I was concerned about the acne causing properties (no one wants spots). It is rare I suffer from anything other than minor pimples yet I still feel it's important to be careful about what you put on your skin, acne-prone or not, and there is absolutely no way I am putting this oil on my face, ever.
Not having a pump is no big deal, the oil doesn't rush out and it's easy to get just the right amount. It feels luxurious when applied, working into the skin beautifully without any residue, and leaves it feeling perfectly soft. The smell is lovely - a delicate, soft scent that doesn't linger and mix with your perfume.
The majority of ingredients used are of natural origin (even the Isopropyl Isostearate), containing oil from 6 plants (Borage, St Johnswort, Sweet Almond, Camellia, Hazelnut, Macadamia), and vitamin E. The oil is free of silicones, preservatives and mineral oils. Huile Prodigieuse is designed to nourish, repair, and soften the skin or hair while never leaving it greasy.
This is one of those products I adore yet feel cautious about recommending. For me this product works like a dream; my skin feels delicately smooth. The whole process of applying the oil and working it into the skin feels like divine opulence.
Have you tried NUXE Huile Prodigieuse?
Did it work for you?
* If you're interested in learning more about ingredients used in skin care products, I found an incredibly useful list here.