7.23.2014

Caudalie

Caudalie is among the most popular French beauty brands. Just like Avène, you can find this brand in every pharmacy and parapharmacy in France.
French pharmacies are well-known for their impressive collection of skincare and beauty products. 

Caudalie started in Bordeaux, a region famous for its vineyards and wine. The wife and husband team who founded Caudalie took the grape and used it for its powerful cosmetic properties.
Caudalie products contain the active ingredients derived from grapes, which contain potent anti-oxidants and other skin care benefits. Caudalie makes use of every part of the grape (the seed, the vine, the sap, the water, the oil and even the wine yeast used to make wine) to create products that not only help preserve the skin’s youthfulness but also respect the environment.


Caudalie's Gentle Cleansing Milk ($28/200ml) is a creamy gentle fluid cleanser for all skin types. This make-up remover and cleanser leaves the skin soft and clean while protecting skin against free radicals. Skin results in regaining clarity and health. After application your skin will be prepared to absorb the benefits of skincare applied afterwards.
We like that this product is formulated without: parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs, and triclosan. 
This product also has a lovely light scent and leaves your skin balanced and smooth. 
Apply this product in the morning and night using a cotton pad. 
We recommend that you pump the product onto the cotton pad and gently wipe the product on dry face. Fully rinse, and remove remaining product with toner. Your skin will be left with a healthy glow!

Caudalie's Make-up Remover Cleansing Water ($28/ 200ml) is a soap-free cleansing water that removes make-up while cleansing and toning the skin. It is a very gentle formula that removes make-up while woothing, moisturizing and softening the skin. There is no need to rub your face, and it cleanses without stripping. It has a light, fresh fragrance that includes orange, lemon blossom, watermelon, and mint leaves. 
We like that this product is formulated without: parabens, sulfates, phthalates and that it is dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic. The bottle is made from 50% recycled plastic, and the product does not contain animal ingredients, and is not tested on animals. 
This product can be used alone as a cleanser but we prefer using the Gentle Cleansing Milk along with it. For those who are confused if this is a toner or make up remover, it is miscellar water. Miscellar water is as gentle as water and removes dirt, make-up, residue etc without the oily feeling of a make-up remover. 
This product is great and has a nice, light, clean scent. It makes your skin feel soft and clean without drying out, or being oily. 

Caudalie's Hand and Nail Cream ($15/75 ml) is an antioxidant, moisturizing hand and nail cream that provides silky hands and relief for dry skin. It is concentrated with moisturizing active ingredients and antioxidant grape polyphenols and reparative organic fair trade shea butter that leaves hands and nails soft and nourished. Its rich texture absorbs instantly into skin. 
We like that this product is formulated without: parabens, sulfates, phthalates. This product does not contain animal ingredients and is not tested on animals. 
This product is a nice rich cream that absorbs well and makes your hands softer. It is creamy and not greasy and smells wonderful. The smell isn't overpowering. 
We recommend applying it right before bed. When you wake up they will be nice and soft in the morning!

You can find these products on Caudalie's website or you can go to a Sephora or Murale near you. 

Did you know? Caudalie is a term used in wine tasting, an actual measurement used to indicate how long the taste of a wine stays on your palate: 1 caudalie = 1 second. If you can still taste the wine in your mouth 1 second after swallowing it, that is 1 caudalie; 2 seconds after swallowing, 2 caudalie, and so on. Supposedly, the more Caudalie the wine has, the more elegant and superior it is.