However, a few months ago I received some beauty oil samples in my Glossybox, one being the ever so popular Caudalie Divine Oil and the other, an equally popular product, Nuxe's Huile Prodigieuse (aka, multi-purpose dry oil for face, body and hair). I was incredibly apprehensive to begin with, as my skin is naturally very oily and I felt like I was completely de-railing my laborious skin cleansing routine. But, as I was to learn there are different types of oils, the good oils and the not-so-good oils. Its a well known fact, that you shouldn't strip your skin of all its natural oils as this will only cause complications with your body producing more oil to replace that which has been lost. So I decided that every morning after I had deep cleansed my face and before applying my makeup, I would try out the 'oils'.
Caudalie Divine Oil
In all honesty it looks like a slightly thinner version of your standard cooking oils, a little less gloopy but a similar consistency, none the less. It smells divine, I cannot quite pin-point the scent, however it is quite musky and strong in scent. A little goes a very long way, with two simple drops spreading over my whole face. I applied it mainly to my t-zone area, where I usually pay specific attention to when cleansing, so I wanted to give my skin some moisture back to that area. It doesn't feel heavy on the skin, initially for the first few uses it feels a little strange, however you get used to that and it begins to feel no different from a moisturiser. I found this made my skin glow and made me look dewy without looking oily and greasy. My makeup also applied more smoothly with this underneath, especially as I use a lot of 'mattifying' products which can get stuck in dry patches. Overall I thoroughly adore this and would really recommend it, even to you with troublesome skin like myself. Its also not ridiculously expensive as you can buy the small size of 15ml and I think it costs around £7.
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse
On the other hand, I cannot be so positive about the Huile Prodigieuse. Not only was it the cause of quite an unmannerly breakout, but it also contains an incredible amount of shimmer that didn't give a glowing effect in the slightest, it simply made me look even more oily than usual. I will be honest and say that I trialed it for a week, before I decided my skin could not take anymore. It has quite a refreshing smell that initially made me quite pleasantly surprised. I think that the combination of the oil and the shimmer had negative effects on my skin, as in comparison to the Divine Oil, it is a lot lighter and almost more water based than oil based in my opinion.
Both oils can be used on your face, hair and body. So far I have only tried them on my face, however I am going to re-attempt to love the Nuxe oil by using it on my hair and see if the shimmer can make my hair look healthy and luscious!
What do you think about beauty oils? Have you tried any?