Today is the last day of March. Time is flying by at a pace I’m very uncomfortable with. Having said that , I couldn’t let the month finish without posting my last review of the month ( as mentioned here ) . Dry Oils are one of my favourite ways of moisturising my body & hair. I tend to avoid using them on my face because of their scented formulas.
I’ve been using Nuxe’s Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse on and off for years. It’s an amazing dry oil with an impressive blend of Macademia oil , Hazelnut oil, Borage oil, Sweet Almond oil, Camellia oil and St. John’s Wort. It has a very good slip to it and will moisturise and soften your skin while leaving behind a very alluring but far from overwhelming floral fragrance. The most prominent notes are orange blossom , magnolia and vanilla. Despite the warm & floral fragrance, the scent is not at all heady or nauseating. ( In care you were wondering ) . I use this mostly for my legs,arms and chest for a nice touch of glow & hydration. After a shower, I’ll spritz some oil on my hair mainly for the fragrance and to keep my locks moisturised. All in all , it’s a great multi-usage dry oil well worth its cult-status.
If you like a slightly heavier dry oil,however, and your skin and hair are a bit more on the drier side then you may find that Caudalie’s Divine oil is a better match for you. This blend of Grapeseed oil, Sesame oil, Argan oil, Shea Butter extract ,Sunflower oil make for a very hydrating formula that will perfectly hydrate the most stubborn dry patches. I tend to use this oil on my elbows , knees and dry hair ends whenever needed. Also, during winter, this oil may be a better fit for those whose skin gives in to every winter-woo. Those who have normal or oily skin may find this oil slightly too heavy and therefore may prefer Nuxe’s dry oil. As for the fragrance ; a blend of rose, musk ,vanilla, spicy pink pepper and Virginia cedar makes this fragrance noticeably warmer and spicier than Nuxe’s fragrance. At first, I found it too heady but it faded into a pleasant spicy & woody scent with a touch of rose. Not my favourite but I can deal with it if it moisturises the way it does.
Nars’ Body Glow… How do I express my opinion on that one. (?) I bought it because of all the hype around it even though its steep price of nearly $60 almost stopped me from doing so. I tried it and found it moisturising enough + the glow it provided was very alluring – which is also the reason it attracted me in the first place. I let it dry as instructed and sat down on my bed afterwards to do some studying. ( My bed is my desk – sometimes ) . I got up afterwards only to find that the
bloody product transferred on my beige-white sheets ! I tried Nuxe’s shimmering dry oil in the past and never had that issue after letting it dry & set properly. Bottom line – I had it returned , no way I was keeping a $60 shimmering dry oil that potentially would ruin my clothes. I’m not knocking it completely… it’s still moisturising thanks to the coconut oil but I think that the non-shimmering version may be a safer bet. If you want a slightly tanned glow , use the Monoi Body Glow II on top of your self-tanner or natural tan.
Have any of you tried any of these dry oils? Did anyone have a better experience with Nars’Body Glow?