French pharmacies offer a treasure trove of products to explore. One of my favourite pharmacy ranges is Nuxe founded by Aliza Jabès in the early 90’s. Nuxe‘s hero product is Huile Prodigieuse, one of my favourite dry oils and apparently a bottle is sold every seven seconds. I prefer to wear it in the cooler months when I want to be reminded of heated sands and flower scented air.
Nuxe also has a range called Rêve de Miel that features the glorious smell of honey. This collection is perfect if you adore a honey fragrance. I haven’t tried all of the products in the line, but I have three favourites, two of which remain in the shower. One is a face cleanser and the other is a facial wash : Gel Nettoyant et Démaquillant Visage Rêve de Miel (Face Cleansing and Make-Up Remover Gel) and Gel Levant Surgras Visage et Corps (Face and Body Ultra-Rich Cleansing Gel). These two products make me feel like I’m treating myself to the warm up to Absolue Pour Le Soir from Maison Francis Kurkdjian. While nowhere near as animalic as this perfume, the scent does give a nod to strong rich, dark honey and if you like this style you will definitely fall for the scent of these products. They work on a functional level too, but I love the fragrance first and foremost.
My other favourite in the range is the Baume Lèvres Ultra – Nourissant (Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm). It’s a workhorse that works well in winter on dry lips and is thick and textured. The product is lightly scented but rather addictive.
Crème Corps Ultra – Reconfortante (Ultra Comforting Body Cream) is pictured in the opaque bottle that unfortunately does not have the same thick, dark honey scent, it’s a much lighter touch. It does however moisturise really well and is great if you don’t like an overly scented body cream.
So far my exploring with Nuxe has been highly successful, so I’m looking to try some other products in the line. There is now a shower oil with the Huile Prodigieuse fragrance so that will be next on the list.
Note : Photos by Megan In Sainte Maxime