Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Beauty Review: CAUDALIE Skincare

If you’re looking for a natural skincare regime, CAUDALIE is a must. The line comes straight from France where the vines grow lush with grapes that produce not only delectable wine but are also powerful enough to help fight aging and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Out of all the products I have tried from the CAUDALIE line, I love each and every one of them. Here are a few of my faves: (just so you know my skin is pretty dry, occasionally oily on my nose, but for the most part dry)

For those days when you are super tired (which means everyday for most of us), the CAUDALIE Cleansing Water ($15-$29) removes impurities in seconds. Just soak a cotton pad and wipe your face until the cotton pad is clean, no need to rinse. This is a great makeup remover, cleanser and toner all in one.

The CAUDALIE Gentle Cleanser ($32.50) is a milk cleanser that can be tissued or rinsed off. I like the look of my skin after I use this because it looks extra hydrated and feels super soft. I prefer to use this only at night so it can hydrate my skin while I sleep.

The CAUDALIE Instant Foaming Cleanser ($13-$32.50) is really, really nice. The foam is airy and works right into the skin giving you a nice squeaky clean feeling. It works for all skin types but I think it's probably best for normal to combo.

The CAUDALIE Beauty Elixir ($19-$62.50) is one of the many products I’m hooked on. It sets makeup, refreshes, hydrates, tones, adds radiance and is basically the perfect wake-me-upper. A few friends say it smells like medicine, but I love the smell, it reminds me of a cozy, relaxing day at the spa.

Last but not least, the one moisturizer I will shrivel up and cry without, the CAUDALIE VINOSOURCE Anti-wrinkle Nourishing Cream ($61). It is so amazing and does wonders for dry skin - no more flaking, no more uncomfortable tightness, no more bland looking skin. I have tried many, many, many moisturizers and this is one that I cannot live without. Only thing, it's a bit pricey but my justification is: what's the point of having nice makeup when you don't have great skin, right? In my books, it's worth every penny.

Has anyone tried the CAUDALIE line? What do you think?

Now all I need is a nice glass of wine :)


Jen Hill said...

J'adore Caudalie! It is an incredible skincare line and you described it very well. My favorite products are their Elixir and Vinoperfect and Lifting Serum.

Anonymous said...

I have tried this product and I love it as well. I need to start using more of their products. I also love their masks that they have too.

shivani said...

Thanks Jen! I havent tried the lifting serum..but I will!

ooh and their masks, I think they have a really good one for dry skin..guess theyll be getting more of my $$, eeks!

Anonymous said...


I am in love this this skincare line as well. In fact, I am going to Sephora tomorrow to stock up. I am so in love with the radiance serum. It brightens my complexion.