NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-purpose Dry Oil review, usage, photos

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-purpose Dry Oil review, usage, photosFrom the time Feelunique sent me samples of the NUXE Multi-Purpose Dry Oil or Huile Prodigieuse in August, I have been hooked to it, purchasing the 10ml bottle in the NUXE Essentials Set and finally the 100ml bottle. As the name says, this is a multi-purpose product for the face, body and hair, though I use it as a regular overnight oiling treatment for my dry hair.
Any leave-in oil treatment usually gives me a stiff or sprained neck - always on the right side - the following day, even if I apply the oil for just an hour. This can last for a week and poses problems while driving (sprain-prone muscles inherited from aunt) and, if I dare to use an oil overnight, the stiffness can radiate from my neck all the way down my right arm. I use the Yarok Feed Your Youth serum for the scalp reviewed here, but that is for dandruff and you only need a few drops on flaky areas. I do experiment with new oils and suffer the consequences, but my dry hair does not get the much-needed deep conditioning that overnight oiling provides. My hair remained dry until the first sample from Feelunique came in.

Here is my review of the NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil.

Packaging of NUXE Multi-Purpose Dry Oil

Whether 10ml or 100ml, the NUXE dry oil comes in square glass bottles. There is also an information card with the 100ml bottle. The packaging looks more like a perfume bottle!
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-purpose Dry Oil review, usage, photos
The smaller bottles do not have a spray option, but the 100ml bottles comes with a handy pump-spray. All you have to do is spray it on the hair and brush it out, so the oil doesn't even get on the fingers. Brilliant!
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-purpose Dry Oil review, usage, photos

Formula of NUXE Multi-Purpose Dry Oil

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-purpose Dry Oil review, usage, photos
This is more of a multi-purpose serum than an oil per se, and does not feel greasy anywhere, whether on the skin or hair. 98.1% of the ingredients are of natural origin and there are no preservatives, silicones or mineral oils. There are six precious plant oils in this product - Borage, St. John's Wort, Sweet Almond, Camellia, Hazelnut and Macadamia.
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-purpose Dry Oil review, usage, photos
The oil itself is very light and runny but is absorbed easily, leaving no shine on the skin - hence the term "dry" oil.
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The oil smells of... cake mix. Of warm doughnuts. Of freshly baked scones. It is a delicious smell and not too strong. It is a secure, comforting, Gran's-cooking sort of smell, if you get my drift. I can't describe it, you'll have to try it yourself.
NUXE has a shimmery version of this oil. And they've also released a perfume based on this oil - I hope to get my paws on it soon!

Usage of NUXE Multi-Purpose Dry Oil

I apply the oil to my hair overnight and I do not get a stiff neck the following day - that itself is a huge win for me. When I leave it in overnight, I braid my hair - the oil does not leave grease marks on the pillows, so I don't need a towel. I also apply it to the ends alone after a shower sometimes. For my hair, which is well below my mid-back, I need six to eight sprays all over as I like good coverage for deep-conditioning. I do this treatment once a week or every 10 days. I do not apply the oil to my scalp.
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-purpose Dry Oil review, usage, photos
I wash the oil off my hair in the morning and end up with soft hair and much less frizz than usual. I have been using the Dry Oil from September 2013 and it has made a huge difference in hydrating my hair.
You can use it as a styling serum - just the one spray for the ends will suffice before blow drying.
On the skin, it feels just like a moisturiser. It doubles up as a cuticle/hand cream, a foot lotion, and, with a few drops in the tub, as a fragrant soak. 
Bottom Line
I cannot do without the NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil anymore - my hair is so used to it and is a lot less dry than it was last year.
NUXE is a French brand, and while this oil is freely available in pharmacies and Boots outlets in several countries - I picked up the 100ml from the Middle East and smaller bottles online - you can easily get it online from Feelunique and Lookfantastic, both of whom ship worldwide for free. The NUXE website also ships this, with complimentary samples, but only to select countries. The 100ml bottle costs £28 and I can tell you it is worth every penny. I will definitely keep repurchasing it!
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  1. i hv had my eyes on this for long.. infact on other nuxe pdts as well... once i m out of my forced bad shall try out this oil first....

    coming to clarins.. it bills as so heavily.. but most of its products has mineral oil listed high on its ingredients list.... picked their double serum and gave it to mom :(

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    1. I agree ENTIRELY about Clarins. Almost every product I've tried so far has not worked for me. Lol I know you'll pick up a few NUXE goodies off Feelunique after your ban! Try their Essentials set (link to my review in the post above) - it contains a bit of everything including a generous portion of the dry oil.

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  2. I have tried it and loved it. I used the shimmery version of it :)

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    1. The shimmer version's bottle is super-attractive. Is it too gold, though, leaving mad glitter all over the skin, or is it really subtle?

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  3. I'd like to know how this oil feels on the scalp and if massaging the scalp with this would help reduce hairfall. Have you never, not even once, tried it on your scalp?

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    1. I never oil my scalp, unless it is an anti-dandruff treatment or something - it's a pain to get the grease out, and my roots are a tad prone to greasing up. Plus, that's a sure-fire path to a badly sprained neck.

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  4. Nice reviews dear.......sounds amazing.....xoxoxo..:)

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  5. Sounds like a must have! I so wanna try this!
    Nicely reviewed!

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  6. nice review cant wait to try it out

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  7. Thanks to your raving I gave this product another go a couple of months back and now I am all for it.. It works wonders for your hair.. This combined with The Macadamia Nut Oil Mask makes my hair so shiny I can't tell you!

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    1. I finished the Macadamia mask a couple of weeks ago lol. It was amazing, but I wish I had thought of combining. Time to repurchase, then!

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  8. I love this oil ! great for the skin !

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    1. True, and it is absorbed nicely.

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  9. this and the shimmer version of it.. what's the difference in their effectiveness?

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    1. The skin/hair-care benefits are the same - the shimmery version adds a subtle glow to the skin, that is all.

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  10. HI Renu...right now I am using pure argan oil. I will try this oil . I had ordered from feel unique but I didn't get any samples plus had to pay heavy custom duty also....Any tips while ordering from international sites?

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    1. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. Feelunique sometimes had offers, I got three samples for ordering more than 20 quids' worth. You need to wait for them, though. Also, as soon as you place your order, email them asking them to write "Gift, no commercial value" or "For personal use" on the green customs declaration. That helps.

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  11. Okie... Thank you so much. :)

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