French dry oil still a must-have in your skincare arsenal

It might surprise most people to know that the “clean beauty” philosophy began way before the term even made it to the glossies and Tiktok beauty brigade.

Aliza Jabès, described as a “very young entrepreneur with a passion for beauty,” experimented on a product three decades ago alongside “researchers in a small formulation laboratory in Paris.”

The very first NUXE care product, Huile Prodigieuse, was born.

Today, this “ultra-sensorial” dry oil remains a must-have in beauty arsenals worldwide as it delivers effective skincare that is kind to the planet with the “consume less but better” approach.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Neroli

What’s even more amazing about it is that people continue to find a use for it in other ways than just a dry oil you rub on your skin to make it supple and smooth. With its “precious botanical oils, all 100 percent made in France,” the oil today is favored by some makeup enthusiasts for helping deliver “glowy” looks – a huge trend in beauty.

At a recent event held in Rustan’s Makati’s revamped beauty floor, Nuxe unveiled its newest variant – a unisex dry oil called Huile Prodigieuse® Néroli, “the first certified organic dry oil.”

The newest variant carries notes of Neroli, Bergamot and Lavandin, which gives its users a “spa-like” relaxed feel.

While this oil works just as well as the original variant, the Or or gold-flecked oil, and the Florale, with its delicate scent, the Neroli contains organic Ente Plum Oil and organic Sesame Oil which gives a subtle sheen on the skin and hair without an oily finish.

Don’t be afraid of the word “oil,” though. “Dry” refers to “how the oil sinks into the skin, not the oil itself,” explains Leigh Winters, neuroscientist and psychologist, in an online article about dry oil and its benefits.

Nuxe shares these tips to maximize the dry oils. Remember, a little goes a long way!

1. On your face, apply on its own, or mix a few drops in the palm of your hand with your NUXE moisturizer. Spread using smoothing strokes, working from the center of the face towards the outer contours. 

2. Men can use it to care for their beard and leave it feeling soft and silky. They can also apply it before shaving (before a foam or gel) to create a protective film to reduce any irritation from shaving.

3. On your body, apply using circular movements on the chest, legs, etc., paying particular attention to very dry areas of the skin and/or stretch marks.

4. On your hair, apply to the lengths and ends as often as required. For an intense conditioning effect, you can also apply it as a hair mask, once or twice a week. Before shampooing, apply all over your hair and leave for 10 minutes.

Here are other ways to use the dry oils:

1. Mix a little amount of the classic variant with your foundation, blend together with a brush and apply on skin for a dewy look.

2. Mix a small amount of the golden variant with your skin lotion for some shimmer on your skin, or apply some of the dry oil on key areas like clavicle and shoulder, arms and legs for amped-up glow.

When used regularly on skin and hair, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse nourishes, soothes and makes them look healthy and glowing.

In a study, the new Néroli is said to have reduced the color of stretch marks by 68 percent and deliver protection from pollution.

The Neroli oil is also perfect for at-home spa evenings as it soothes the senses in a massage that also gives the skin a boost.

Huile Prodigieuse® Néroli comes in Multi-Purpose Dry Oil and soon in Le parfum and Relaxing Scented Shower Gel formats.

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