Review of NUDE ProGenius Treatment Oil

Posted on March 1, 2013


Do you like face skincare products that leave a greasy film or a matte-finish sheen on your skin? Well for those who like oily facial treatments, our product review of NUDE ProGenius Treatment Oil is for you.

Nude-ProGenius-Treatment-Face-Oil-Skin-CareNude’s signature face treatment oil is rich in Omega 3, 6, 7, & 9. Well what do all these omega fatty acids do for your skin? Omega fatty acids are emollients — natural moisturizers that revitalize dry skin. They work because their high concentration of polyunsaturated fats are absorbed into the skin where fats are lost thus eradicating dryness. Omegas can’t be produced by our bodies naturally and must be obtained through food sources like oily fishes and nuts. The ProGenius face oil obtains the omegas from 10 different plant oils (black cumin, camellia, camelina, borage, sea buckthorn, macadamia, sweet almond, crambe abyssinica, jojoba, and apricot) whose collective purpose is to promote the natural radiance of young healthy skin.

So after our standard two week trial period, we recommend the Nude face oil only for dry skin types and not for all skin types as recommended by the manufacturer. The main reason is because post-application the product leaves the skin feeling and looking as greasy as pepperoni oil on pizza. The omega concoction does not get absorbed quickly or completely into the skin. However, this oiliness is perfect for dry skin types in need of desperate vitalization. For people who prefer light-weight face skincare, you probably would want to use this only as a night-time facial treatment so you won’t have to deal with the heaviness of the product when you sleep. And we were pleasantly surprised that the ProGenius treatment oil did not clog pores or promote acne breakouts.

For use, two drops of this oil treatment can cover your entire face. For best results, we recommend that you take the two drops and rub them onto your palms and then rub onto face gently. Apply BEFORE makeup / moisturizer / or sunscreen. We would even go the next step of removing excess oil with an oil blotting sheet if you are applying makeup or foundation on top.

A bold claim made by Nude is that the ProGenius will “reduce wrinkles by 36% in one hour“. Really … one hour only? We found that it did nothing close to that. Our wrinkles did not appear or feel less prominent after the two weeks of use. Regarding the scent, we are not sure if it is for everyone. Some of our staff liked it and some didn’t. Usually we can get a general consensus of whether a scent is fantastic or just dreadful but not in this case.

Overall we don’t think The Nude ProGenius Treatment Oil is worth the $78 price tag for 30 ml and thus would not purchase it again. Our skin felt softer after use but we are not sure if it’s because the oil on the skin surface makes it smoother or if it really penetrates deeply into the skin. And if you are the type of person that likes your skin feeling greasy, then this product was made for you.