7 Summer Essentials French Girls Love
7 Summer Essentials French Girls Love

7 Summer Essentials French Girls Love

Silky textures, uplifting coconut scents and marine-safe formulas – it’s easy to see why beauty insiders swear by Parisian brand NUXE. Known for its clean, gentle products that respect both the environment and your skin, they stand out in a crowded market. Whether you’re looking for a new SPF, some non-sticky after-sun or nourishing oils to help boost your glow, they have you covered for summer; here are seven must-haves…
Photography: Claire Menary

Created in partnership with Nuxe

The Latest Formula…

Tanning Sun Oil SPF30 & SPF50, £23 

This is one of our favourite SPF launches for 2023. As it’s an oil, it’s easy to apply with a lightweight, velvety consistency that absorbs fast and never feels sticky. It leaves skin with a glossy sheen that helps limbs to look healthy and smooth, while its anti-ageing, cellular protection blocks UVA and UVB damage. Like all the brand’s SPFs, the formula has just three UV filters to reduce the risk of allergy, and like others, it's been carefully created to ensure it’s not toxic to the marine ecosystem. The packaging for the entire SPF range has been streamlined too, in order to make it more sustainable. Case in point, this oil has a new on/off pump system that nullifies the need for plastic caps. We also love that it’s non-comedogenic, so it won’t ever clog up your pores or cause breakouts, while the water-resistant formula keeps you protected for longer – though we recommend regularly topping up every two hours.

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The Cult Classic...

Huile Prodigieuse, £32

When you think of body oils, Nuxe is a name that should instantly spring to mind. A cult classic, this multipurpose hero can be used on the face, body and hair. It’s formulated with a nourishing blend of vitamin E and seven botanical oils, including camellia, hazelnut, borage, argan, sweet almond and macadamia. Leaving behind an ultra-glossy and impressive shine, it never feels greasy to the touch. No wonder over 20 million bottles have been sold worldwide. Fans will already be familiar with the addictive orange blossom, rose, lily and vanilla scent that runs through the entire range – it is summer in a bottle.

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The Skin Soother…

Refreshing After-Sun Lotion, £21

For quick relief after a day in the sun, this shea butter and aloe juice lotion instantly soothes and hydrates hot, angry skin. It fights against the drying effects of UV rays, while working to prolong the look of a natural tan by up to two weeks. Non-sticky, and with a nourishing and creamy consistency, it will leave skin feeling supple and soothed for up to 48 hours at a time – although severely irritated skin might need more intermittent top-ups. Repackaged as part of Nuxe's continuous commitment to the environment, you’ll now find this comes with 25% less plastic.

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The Gentle Protector…

Melting Sun Cream SPF30 & SPF50, £22

Available in factors 30 and 50, this SPF is just like a normal moisturiser, but with added protection, making it ideal for daily use. As the name suggests, it melts into your skin and quickly hydrates with ingredients like jojoba seed oils and fruit extracts. You'll also find rice and rosemary extracts inside, both of which are known for their anti-ageing benefits. It dries down fast and gives your skin a mattified appearance, so make-up glides on top of it easily. Carob extract helps to naturally enhance the tanning process. It’s gentle too – it won’t clog up your skin or sting your eyes like some formulas can. 

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The Glow Giver…

Huile Prodigieuse Shimmer, £32

Want a glow without the colour? This is the oil for you. It has all the same benefits of the original Huile Prodigieuse, but with tiny flecks of champagne-toned, mineral pearls. Buff onto your face or body for a dewy, glass-like radiance that lasts. Even better, unlike some glow givers, the formula softens and moisturises skin in the process. For your face and areas like your chest and décolletage, we recommend applying the oil with a brush for more precision. For your body, mist it on and work it in with your hands for even, smooth results. Just like the original, you can use a little in your hair too – the shimmer will catch the light nicely. Ideal when slicking your hair back into a bun.

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The Lightweight Milk…

Light Sun Fluid SPF50, £22

If you’re looking for an SPF you can barely feel, try this Light Sun Fluid with anti-ageing cellular protection. It’s incredibly sheer and it has been dubbed a game-changer by fans of the brand. Just a small amount creates a lightweight veil on the skin with an invisible, non-greasy finish with no white cast. Specifically designed for those prone to sensitivities, it’s ideal for daily use, whether worn alone or under make-up. The neat, compact size is ideal for travel too and for popping in your handbag for use on the go. We especially love its subtle dewy quality that keeps your complexion looking fresh and plump.

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& Finally A SheerLuxe Discount

*15% OFF at NUXE with code SL15 throughout June.

Don't miss The Spotify code on NUXE’s new packaging either – the perfect playlist for the summer ahead.

*Discount available from the 1st June to 1st July. The 15% applies to all products for every customer, as many times as they like.


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Photography: Claire Menary

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