As previously mentioned my favourite skincare brand is the French skincare company Caudalie; founded by husband and wife, Bertrand and Mathilde Thomas. One of the reasons why I love Caudalie so much is the brands ethos; it contains no harmful ingredients; like parabens, and is a cruelty-free brand. Also, Caudalie’s main ingredient is grape extract; including grape seeds, grape sap, grape-seed oil and grapevine stalk, all of which are sourced from Bordeaux, France.
Continue reading if you’re interested in my excessive skin care routine!
Caudalie cleansing milk (£15)– This product is incredible, particularly for dehydrated skin. I use this product religiously every morning; as it is important to cleanse away any dead skin cells, which make up the skin barrier.
Caudalie moisturising toner (£15)- After cleansing it is vital to tone your skin; it is like washing your body with soap but not rinsing the product off! Toning clears pores and is particularly important if you have oily or acne-prone skin. I love the Caudalie moisturising toner because it leaves my skin feeling very fresh and clean, yet hydrated.
Caudalie beauty elixir (12)-This product is a MUST have; it is described as a “elixir of youth” and is also extremely portable; it is perfect for using on the go and spraying throughout the day or even spraying when you are feeling stressed. The scent is beautiful and creates a feeling of serenity; it is like being at a spa! Also, this product is great for anti-ageing; as it smooths away fine lines and tightens pores.
Caudalie S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum (£29)- Next, I use a serum; as serum are made with smaller molecules therefore they penetrate quicker into the skin; this is also why it is important to warm the product in your hands; to activate the product and then gently pat it onto your skin; to allow it to penetrate much faster. I love how hydrating this product is, making it ideal for both summer and winter.
Caudalie Vineactiv energising and smoothing eye cream (£27.50)-After using a serum, I use my ring finger to gently tap a small amount of eye cream around my eyes. I really like this eye cream by Caudalie because it is extremely hydrating and I can see the smoothing-effect it has had on my eyes!
Caudalie Anti-ageing face sun care SPF50 (£20)-Finally, I use a face sun cream; to protect my skin from the sun’s harmful rays. I ensure that the cream has both a high SPF and UVA protection. I have really enjoyed using this sun cream and I am going to bring it in my travel bag, because it is very thick yet absorbs quickly into my skin; without making my skin appear greasy.
Caudalie make-up removing cleansing oil (£18)-As soon as I return home, the first thing I do is remove all evidence of the day! First I use the Caudalie make-up removing cleansing oil to remove my make-up. This product is easy to use; simply rub in circular motions on your face and was away with a cloth and warm water. I feel this product is very effective at removing all traces of make-up; particularly my water-proof mascara and it is very gentle on the skin.
Caudalie Instant foaming cleanser (£15)-Next, I either use the Caudalie cleansing milk, (mentioned above,) or the instant foaming cleanser, but I always make sure that I double cleanse; as it will remove any sun cream or make up residue, sweat, bacteria and old skin cells. I love the squeaky-clean feeling this product gives yet it doesn’t have a drying effect or leave my skin feeling too tight.
Caudalie moisturising toner (£15)- I then use a toner to ensure all make-up is completely removed and to make my skin feel clean and toned! I use the same toner as I used in the morning, because this Caudalie moisturising toner works very well with my skin- making it look more toned and minimising my pores!
Caudalie beauty elixir (12)- I am a little bit obsessed with the Caudalie beauty elixir so any chance of using it I will! I spray it three times on my neck and face and it leaves me ready to unwind for bed.
Caudalie Vinoperfect radiance serum (£46)- After I use the Caudalie radiance serum; which is proven to be effective at correcting dark spots and helps to even out skin tone. I also find it is a good product to use when I have blemishes, as it seems to make them disappear much quicker!
Caudalie Vineactiv energising and smoothing eye cream (£27.50)-I then use an eye cream and apply it quite thickly to allow it to absorb overnight. I have been using eye cream since I was twelve years old, (I know that’s really young to be worrying about wrinkles!) and have become a bit obsessed with it, as I love the way it makes my eyes feel!
Caudalie Vinosource moisturising sorbet (£23)-To finish my routine I apply a thicker moisturiser; so that my skin can absorb it overnight. I particularly love this moisturiser because it smells beautiful and is extremely hydrating!
Caudalie deep cleansing exfoliator (£20)- Once a week I like to use an exfoliator to remove any dead skin cells and to prevent clogging of the pores; reducing the likelihood of acne and breakouts! I really enjoy using this exfoliator on my skin because it is very effective and makes my skin feel instantly much smoother and minimises my pores!
Caudalie instant detox mask (£22)– I also like to do a face mask at least once a week. At the moment I am loving the Caudalie instant detox mask as it has a deep cleansing effect and tightens and minimises pores. However, this product has a calming effect on the skin due to the ingredient of lavender.
I know this may seem a bit too excessive; however I can see the benefits in my skin of using all these products! This post is not sponsored by Caudalie, these are my honest opinions of their products.