About The Product:
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil : My hunt for the perfect silicone free hair serum ended with this magic in a bottle.
Made In France
Type: Multi- Purpose Dry Oil for Face, Body, Hair.
Price (When I bought It): Rs.1700 for 50ml/ 1.6 Fl. oz.
Expiry: Best before 3 years from manufacture
Nourishes, Repairs, Softens
97.8% ingredients of natural origin, preservative free.
As you can see above all ingredients marked with (*) are natural Origin and do not harm your skin or hair in any way.
The rest ingredients which are not (*) marked are:
- Benzyl Salicylate :
Benzyl Salicylate is a clear colorless liquid with a sweet floral aroma. In cosmetics and personal care products, Benzyl Salicylate is used in the formulation of bath products, bubble baths, cleansing products, hair care products, makeup, moisturizers, perfumes and colognes, shampoos, skin care products and suntan products. – See more at: http://www.cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/benzyl-salicylate#sthash.IQGI4cYo.dpuf
Benzyl Salicylate adds fragrance to a product. In addition, it is used as an UV light absorber. UV light absorbers scatter, reflect or absorb UV rays, thus preventing products from going bad. In haircare products, they also protect hair from UV rays.
Linalool is a colourless liquid with a soft, sweet odour. It occurs naturally in many essential oils, such as ho wood oil, tangerine, spearmint, rose, neroli, mandarin, lemon, lime, lavender, cypress, grapefruit, cinnamon, chamomile, palmarossa and ylang ylang.
(Information from www.lush.co.uk )
Some people have allergic responses to specific fragrance materials, such as linalool. Whether an ingredient or a naturally occurring fragrance constituent, we have to include them on quantitative ingredients lists by law. This enables these people to identify which products they can safely use.
About LIMONENE: Limonene is a scent ingredient and solvent naturally ocurring in the rind of citrus fruit.
Function(s): PERFUMING, Paulas Choice rates it as a poor ingredient as fragrances can be irritating to most people with prevailing allergies or a highly sensitive skin.
Citronellol is a colourless liquid with a sweet, rose-like odour. It is a constituent of essential oils. These include rose, geranium, neroli, chamomile, tagetes, lemongrass, basil and lavender. (Information from www.lush.co.uk )
Geraniol is a clear to pale-yellow oil with a rose-like odor. In addition to being used as a fragrance ingredient – See more at: http://www.cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/geraniol#sthash.omDOUO3L.dpuf
Geraniol is a colourless liquid; it has a sweet, rose-like odour and occurs naturally in essential oils, such as geranium, rose and lemon. (Information from www.lush.co.uk)
- It nourishes, repairs and softens –All true.
- Nice Fragrance
- Nice Packaging
- Dry Oil –meaning using it does not leave your skin or hair greasy in any way.
- Ingredients used are very impressive
- Free from Silicones
- Free from parabens
- Free from mineral oil
- Price: Expensive
- Note: Geraniol and citronellol are commonly used fragrance components in consumer products. Both are listed as alleged fragrance allergens that should be declared in the European Union when used in cosmetics and consumer products. This does not mean they are harmful or toxic, just that some people with extremely sensitive skin, etc may feel irritation on application. In such a case, discontinue use.
- Using the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse as a Hair serum
I have been using the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse as a hair serum after shampooing and conditioning my hair. I use a shampoo that is SLES free and Ayurvedic. It is a very mild shampoo thus it does not perform too well if I use hair serums with silicones as those lead to build up in my hair eventually. I tried using pure olive oil and even coconut oil in place of hair serum but that did leave my hair a bit greasy and the fragrance was not too pleasant either. When I saw the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse and read its ingredients I was really impressed and I decided to give it a try. I must say that it has found a permanent place in my chemical free, natural hair care routine. I have naturally curly hair, and it it is prone to frizz. The Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse keeps my hair frizz free, softens the hair and it does not leave it greasy at all.
Comparing the softness it provides to a silicone based serum would be unfair. Only because silicones will provide much more “soft to touch” hair but those results are just temporary. This Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse oil on the other hand will repair and nourish your hair and the results won’t be just temporary.
- Using Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse as a beauty serum for face
I have Oily/combination skin prone to acne, however in winters my skin feels like it lacks moisture and it feels dry. I used the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse after washing my face and toning it. I skipped moisturizer for whole 2 weeks at night and would only use the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse as a beauty serum. My skin felt moisturized, it did not clog my pores and my skin felt softer and supple and amazing to touch.
However, I noticed that is could not be used in day time routine as it is an oil and when out and running errands I just felt that more dirt stuck to my face than usual. It is not greasy but your makeup will not last much if you are wearing this in the daytime. However you may use it as moisturizer before applying primer and then it should not give you any problems.
I, personally prefer to use it as an overnight natural beauty treatment. Since it is on the expensive side, I do not use it as daily in day time routine, where I felt that a normal moisturizer will also do the trick.
Will I buy It Again?
Yes, It has a permanent place in my Hair care Routine as my Natural- silicone free hair serum. I love its results.
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