Caudalie are a French brand that I was first introduced to by Birchbox quite a few years ago now, and have loved ever since. I’m a big fan of every product I’ve tried from them, and I love the brands many environmental friendly ethos’ and natural ingredients. My standout product from the brand and one I’ve featured many times on this blog is their ‘Vinoperfect Radiance Tinted Moisturiser’ – my favourite tinted moisturiser I own, a product I reach for all the time and one I will forever repurchase. Today I’ve got two products that are new to me, from Caudalie to talk to you about – one that I’m super excited about, and another I’m still uncertain about…
I’m a big fan of Sorbet style moisturisers, especially in the warmer months, so I was really excited to see that Caudalie had relaunched their own version, in the new Vinosource line up. Like the other products in the Vinosource range, this moisturising sorbet contains natural, organic grape water as well as some other fab ingredients. It’s rich in antioxidants which help to defend the skin against nasties, as well as featuring Vinolevure which retains the skins moisture and it has a aqua-regulating complex which visibly reduces the oily sensation on the skin.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been using Caudalie’s Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet in the mornings before applying my makeup, and sometimes throughout the day for a bit of added moisture. I love how the gel cream formula melts into your skin upon contact, especially on warmer days, and doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy at all. I personally don’t suffer from dry or dehydrated skin, so this sorbet is enough for for me, however if your skin is a touch more on the dry side, I’m imagining it unfortunately won’t work nearly as well for you.
As much as I’ve really enjoyed using this product, I just have this deep down feeling that it’s nothing revolutionary, which is a shame as I’m such a huge fan of Caudalie in general. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a negative review of this product at all, as I said, I have enjoyed using it and I will definitely continue to do so until the tube is done – and I may even repurchase it afterwards, but is it ‘something to write home about’? Probably not. Yes it lives up to all of its moisturising and nourishing claims, but I find it rather hard to get excited over a moisturiser that doesn’t do anything particularly special, it just works. And that’s what this does – it just works.
So, if you’re in the market for a new, no frills, lightweight, nourishing moisturiser for the summer time, I would certainly say give it a go, but I wouldn’t tell you to drop everything you’re doing and run to your local Caudalie stockist as fast as your legs may carry you. However, this may be more up your street, if you’re someone who really believes in completely natural skincare products (such as my lovely blogger friend Eloise) as Caudalie are an amazing brand when it comes to their environmental friendly ethos’ and incredible natural ingredients.
Since we’re slowly coming into the summer months here in the UK, I’m very glad to have gotten my hands on this Grape Water spray from Caudalie. The sun rises directly outside my bedroom window in the morning, which often results in my tiny room heating up very quickly, and me becoming flustered whilst I’m trying to get dressed and ready at this time of the year. I’ve found that this spray is the perfect thing for me in the mornings – it wakes me up, refreshes, calms me slightly and adds a hint of moisture to my skin – I love it.
The Grape Water is made from 100% organic grapes, and contains no preservatives, parabens or fragrances. The organic grape water is combined will a little amount of pure organic red grape juice – which gives Caudalie their perfect formula. It features a rich combination of polyphenols and polysaccharides, as well as minerals to maintain the skin’s soothed and moisturised barrier. It’s absorbed pretty quickly so there’s no need to blot after use, and it doesn’t leave any residue on the skin afterwards. Definitely a thumbs up from me, and I know that I’ll be getting a lot of use out of this in the coming summer months.
What do you think of the new additions to the Vinosource range from Cauadlie? Would you be tempted to try either of these products? As always, I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments and thank you so much for reading!