In this article we introduce one of our team most favorite brand, Caudalie, and the 3 products we recommend the most to try.
Bordeaux is well known for it’s wine, but not much for it’s cosmetics… But did you know that the internationally famous brand Caudalie is from Bordeaux? Actually from the beginning the brand DNA is linked to vine: the parents of the founder of the brand, Mathilde Thomas, have a vine estate near Bordeaux, Château Smith Haut Lafitte. The brand was launched in 1995 after Mathilde and her Husband Bertrand met at the estate the professor Joseph Vercauteren. He was conducting researches on the strong antioxidant power of the polyphenols contained in the discarded debris of the grape harvest (grape seeds).
Since that time, Grape has been a key ingredient used in the brand cosmetics: grape seed polyphenols, resveratrol… As well as many other plant based ingredients. We must also mention that the brand have been a pioneer in “cosm-ethics” and is committed to offering the most natural formulas possible, banishing undesirable ingredients such as Parabens, phenoxyethanol, mineral oils or ingredients of animal origin.
Well, now let’s get to the heart of the matter and introduce their products that we like the most. It has been hard to choose as they have plenty of great cosmetics, but we ended up choosing three of them.
The Beauty Elixir is a cult product of the Brand. It is inspired by the XVIth century “Elixir of Youth” of the Queen Isabelle of Hungary. It’s a facial spray with brightening and hydrating properties, made of essential oils and plant extracts such as grape water. It suits all types of skin but is particularly recommended for dry skins. It can act as an anti-dull complexion treatment as well as to glow your complexion.
The great thing with the Beauty Elixir is that, contrary to many skincare products that have only one employ, it can be used in many ways: you can use it as a toner, as well as a make-up setting spray. And of course you can use It throughout the day to refresh your skin and provide an instant boost of radiance. The travel size (30ml) can easily be brought along in a handbag.
Shake it before use, hold the bottle 30cm from your face, close your eyes and mist all over.
This serum is suitable for all skin types and works to reduce the appearance of dark spots and signs of skin damage (including acne marks, age related dark spots, pregnancy marks…). It also fights dullness and bolsters complexion’s radiance.
You can apply the serum both morning and evening after cleansing your skin, on face neck and décolleté (avoid the eye contour area).
In any beauty routine, form the basics to most sophisticated ones there is always a last key element that should not be missed: Cream. Indeed, you need to be using a moisturizer, as it keep your skin barrier healthy, no matter what type of skin you have.
Crème Cachemire is an anti-aging face lifting soft cream that contains vine resveratrol (famous for its anti-aging effects) and micro hyaluronic acids to smooth wrinkles and redensify skin. This light cream keep skin hydrated without feeling heavy or greasy. Anti-aging does not mean that you need to be 50+ to start using it. Actually the skin aging is different according to your type of skin and way of life, but starts from the late 20’s. And it’s better to prevent it before it’s to late!
You can put your cream in the morning, after cleaning your face and applying a Serum, to nourish your skin for the day. It’s better to let the cream sink 5 minutes before applying makeup.
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Author - O'bon Paris team
Photographs - Phan Thanh Thủy