Nuxe Contour des Yeux Prodigieux - review and photos


The last time Beautyheaven's Beautorium was open, I swapped this eye cream for some points. I did have my eye on a cleansing oil, but that was snapped up in a few seconds once the skincare section opened, so I missed out on that but was able to grab this as my second choice.

At the time I didn't have a back-up eye cream and I've had some good luck with Nuxe products before, so it looked like my best option. Happily I do really like it, although I'm not sure I would buy it because it hasn't blown my socks off and my over-30 dry eyes really need something potent.

Nuxe claims/product details:
  • An anti-fatigue, moisturising eye cream that assists with anti-ageing and anti-puffiness
  • Also helps reduce dark circles, signs of stress and fatigue
  • Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
  • Formulated with 95 per cent naturally originated ingredients 
  • Paraben free and non-comedogenic
  • RRP $39.95 AUD for 15ml, but do shop around

I love that the cream comes with a pump and I wish that more eye creams did. The ones I've used usually come in a tub, which isn't the best way to store skincare in my opinion and a pump works best for me.

Good news is, the pump dispenses a small amount of product so you can really control how much you apply each time. It's not a fancy bottle, but it's functional and that's all you can ask for when it comes to inexpensive skincare like this.


This is a good budget eye cream and I recommend it. It mightn't be insanely effective, but it's a good everyday product and you can pick it up for a song if you wait for discounts at eg Priceline.

It's a white cream with a floral scent (it smells exactly like the fabled Nuxe dry oil, just not as strong) and I would test this first if you're sensitive to fragrance because you mightn't be ok with this. The smell isn't overpowering, but it's definitely there and some may find it irritating. I personally don't mind it, although I do prefer fragrance-free facial skincare, given the choice.

The cream manages to be lightweight but beautifully nourishing at the same time, and a little goes a long way so start with a small amount or you'll overdo it. With most eye creams I need a grain of rice per eye, but I need a little less with this product (perhaps a grain and a bit), which is saying something because my dry skin tends to chew product up.

This means the cream is great value on a per-use basis, and if you're younger than me and don't have dry skin, you may find that you need even less per application than I do.

The cream absorbs beautifully and leaves my eye area feeling comfortable throughout the day. To start with I was using this twice a day and I found that I didn't need the overnight eye cream I'd previously been using, so this product does enough on its own and for this reason I recommend it.

These days I'm only using it in the morning because I have something richer for night, and I like this for morning use because it sits beautifully under makeup without being too greasy.

On the claims: yes it's moisturising and suitable for sensitive eyes; yes it's hydrating enough to have a temporary anti-ageing effect because it plumps lines; and yes it makes my eye area look less stressed and tired overall. 

What it doesn't do (for me, anyway) is de-puff or reduce dark circles, nor has it had any cumulative effect over time. While my eyes look happier immediately after I've used the product, it's not as though they're looking any different after two months of using the cream consistently.

All in all, this is a great little eye cream and I recommend it. If you need something that does the job without breaking the bank, I reckon you could do a lot worse than this.

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