Caudalie Beauty Elixir: The Review
One of my New Years resolutions is to try new things, whether that be new foods, ways to exercise or beauty products. As I mentioned in my post on the Origins Charcoal Face Mask I have always had tunnel vision with my face care products, sticking to one brand for the past 14 years.
The one product I have added to my skin care regime and have been raving about for the past month has to be Caudalie Beauty Elixir! I’ve raved about it so much that every female member in my family received a bottle for Christmas!
I had heard about this beauty Elixir from a colleague who swore by it, claiming it made her feel ‘fresh faced’ even when she didn’t. Here is a little background on Caudalie as a brand. Caudalie is a multi-channel French skincare company, specialising in anti-ageing, skincare, body care, fragrance & masks. Ingredients are derived from the grapevine where the company was founded by husband and wife : Mathilde & Bertrand in 1995.
The Elixir is supposedly a powerful plant based anti-dull complexion treatment which
smooths away fine lines, tightens pores and gives the complexion an instant boost of radiance. It is also great for setting makeup and just for a quick spritz to wake you up.
The spray is definitely refreshing in scent and feel. Its mint extract gives your face a burst of life and wakes you up. I noticed a difference in my skin complexion over 2 weeks of using this product (a spray in the morning and one in the evening) and others did also. During this morbid period of the year, I loose my summer glow so end up wearing more makeup than usual however I've noticed that my complexion has kept a healthy glow almost like I had been on holiday. It also helped to keep my skin hydrated which is something that I need due to my skin being prone to dry patches during the winter. It is very light when applied to your skin which is always a bonus as I already use Delceor Aromessence Neoroil and Hydra flora moisturisers and was worried that I was caking the beauty products on too thick.
The only reservation I had about this product was one of the main ingredients is stated as alcohol. I must admit as soon as I see alcohol in products I start to question if it will be too harsh for my skin in the long run. So I decided to email Caudalie asking them more about the use of alcohol in their products. And here is their response :
'The alcohol used is from vegetal origin which is used to partially dissolve the essential oils and avoid using preservatives. It enables the product to dry out faster and therefore prevent make-up leaking when it is used to ‘seal’ foundation. Whenever it has a vegetal or any other origin, alcohol is one single molecule, the ethanol.'
That answer was good enough for me!
It is differently addictive but for all the good reasons! I have been very happy with the outcome of the product and would be interested in learning more about Caudalie products. If you're interested in giving it a try grab the 30 ml bottle for £11.50. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.