Caudalie, named after a term used in wine tasting, is a luxurious skincare brand out of France you’ve probably seen a million times over by now…. And just like the taste of wine, as I’ve aged, I’ve grown to appreciate more and more. I’ve really enjoyed using the Moisturizing Sorbet and Cleansing Milk in the past, and am a big fan of the Lip Balm. Funny enough I haven’t used the Beauty Elixir which seems to be the most popular and known product of Caudalie. I got a sample of Vinoperfect Radiance Serum* this past fall, used it all up, slapped the full size on my amazon wish list, and Voila! my Fiance got the hint and it was in my hands for Christmas.
Caudalie claims that the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum will boost skins radiance, reduce the appearance of dark spots, and promote a more even complexion. The serum is based around Caudalies patented Viniferine. Derived from the sap of grapevines, Viniferine, is supposedly the most effective natural molecule at fighting off dark spots and boosting radiance by lightening and brightening the skin. It is said to be more effective then Vitamin C. This stuff is free of parabens, sulfates, and petrochemicals.
I think it did what it claims it will do… to an extent. I could have given a glowing review from just getting through the little .33 oz tube I sampled, but now as I’ve been making my way through the full size I feel my opinion has dwindled a little bit. Don’t get me wrong this stuff is still really really nice, I found it to definitely help with evening the skin tone when I used on the regular. As well as giving a quick jolt of radiance to the skin, but no drastic reduction on my sun spots and old acne scars. I just think this is something you will need to really stick with to see a significant change. like 2 to 3 bottles worth of sticking with. Which is all well and good, but for the high price tag I want my investment to see profit in 1 bottle (like my Sunday Riley Good Genes), not two or three.
A little bit more about the product before we wrap this all up…. It’s milky in texture, and the dropper is a little bit lack luster in picking up the product. The packaging is lovely on this guy, but since my bathroom shelf is near a window I keep it in its box so it wont degenerate from to much sun exposure since the bottle is clear. It has the lovely, light, expensive smelling fragrance Caudalie is known for, but it doesn’t linger. The serum goes on a bit tacky feeling, but dries down, and doesn’t feel heavy. It can be used day and night, but I prefer to use in the morning to give my skin a little glowing prep before applying my makeup.
This guy does have a pretty extravagant price tag but you can find it for less on places like amazon and lookfantastic.com. Has Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Radiance Serum* worked for you? If you’ve stuck with it over several bottles, I’d love to know how it worked on a much longer scale!!
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