27 Jul 2015

Refreshing Symphony of Caudalie - Massive Overview of Products


My Caudalie love started not so long ago. I randomly won a travel size of  Caudalie's Best Selling Beauty Elixir which sparked my passion to investigate this French brand even further. Beauty Elixir turned out to be a Summer ''heat wave'' staple with refreshing, glorious mist of herbal oils. The more I investigated Caudalie, the more dear to my heart was their concept and philosophy. If you truly want to know a brand, you have to start at the root. Caudalie was branded at the heart of French vineyard landscape. Founder firmly believes that grapes and vine possess extraordinary power for both - inside and outside of human body. Patented grape extracts, grape plant water, seed oil are the main base for all Caudalie products. Grape seed polyphenols are known as the most powerful antioxidants on the planet, grapevine stalks are perfect for anti ageing skincare while viniferine from grapevine sap has the most powerful properties against dark spots. They have several patents and use mainly natural active ingredients, all plant-based. Caudalie is eco-friendly, donates 1% to planet activities, is against animal testing (but sells in China) and is strongly against use any parabens, paraffin, mineral oils, synthetic ingredients, animal raw materials. Most commonly used ingredients along with grape base are plant oils, shea butter, avocado and apricot butter, flax seed, sage, chamomile, ginger, lemon and orange plant waters. Not only it's natural but also highly awarded brand worldwide. What intrigues me the most? Basically everything but let's take a more in depth look... 
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Moje celovito občudovanje Caudalie se je začelo pred kratkim. Kljub temu da že poznam nekaj njihovih produktov leto ali dve, sem se začela poglobljeno zanimati za to francosko znamko, ko sem prejela v nagradni najbolj prodajan Beauty Elixir. Postal je pomemben kos ohladitve v vročici poletnih dni. Zanetil je iskrico, čemur je sledil vroč ogenj raziskovanja te francoske prestižne znamke. Bolj kot sem ''kopala'' po informacijah o Caudalie bolj pri srcu mi je postajala njihova filozofija in koncept, saj se znamko najbolje spozna pri njenih koreninah in načelih. Caudalie je bil ustanovljen v srcu francoske dežele vin Bordeaux, kjer so patentirali lepo zbirko formul za lepo, zdravo kožo. Polifenoli grozdnih pečk so poznani kot najbolj učinkoviti antioksidanti na tem planetu, stebla vinske trte so odlična rešitev za nego proti staranju ter izvleček soka vinske trte je rešitev proti pigmentnim madežem. Caudalie uporablja naravne aktivne sestavine, ki so le izključno rastlinske. Znamka je okolju prijazna saj donira od zaslužka 1% aktivnostim za varstvo okolja, uporablja reciklirane materiale, je proti testiranju živali (ampak prodaja na Kitajskem) in je močno proti uporabi parabenov, parafinov, mineralnega olja, sintetičnih sestavin in predelanih živalskih sestavin. Poleg baze grozdnih in vinskih sestavin Caudalie najraje uporablja rastlinska olja, lanena semena, žajbelj, kamilice, ingver, limonino in pomarančno cvetno vodico in masla avokada, kariteja ter marelic. Ne le da je kakovostna naravna znamka ampak tudi pridno pobira nagrade po svetu. Kaj me najbolj navdušuje? Enostavno vse ampak poglejmo si pobližje posamezne izdelke...


Let us start with the product that made this mess - Beauty Elixir (30ml for 10,90€, 100ml for 32€). This is something that caught my attention long ago in Lisa Eldrige's videos. A light veil of herbal complexion enhancer infused with rosemary leaf oil, peppermint oil, rose flower oil can easily uplift your mood but also set your makeup, nourish your skin and improve radiance to your skin. Elixir of youth is the perfect second name for this product. It has a delicate mist and distinct peppermint/rosemary scent. If you're in general struggling with powdery makeup finish or you enjoy a fresh burst of oil essence, this is perfect. It adds glow, sets your makeup, helps to uplift mood or helps with travel sickness. It's easily used as a ''to go'' refreshener, toner, makeup fixer, glow enhancer and mood lifter.

Začnimo z glavnim krivcem za to obsesijo - Beauty Elixir (30ml za 10,90€, 100ml za 32€). Lahka tančica zeliščnega vonja izboljša sijaj polti medtem ko rožmarinovo in metino olje ter olje vrtnice neguje kožo, odpravi pudrast videz po nanosu ličil in hkrati izboljša razpoloženje. Eliksir mladosti je njegovo drugo ime. Ima zelo nežno, delikatno meglico in zelo dobro prepoznan vonj po rožmarinu in meti. Če se nenehno bojujete proti pudrastemu videzu kože in uživate ob različnih meglicah, potem Vas bo Beauty Elixir presenetil z dodatkom negovalne plasti olj. Doda sijaj koži, lepo zaokroži in podaljša obstojnost ličil, poživlja in izboljša razpoloženje ter pomaga pri potovalni slabosti. Zlahka se uporabi kot osvežilec, tonik, razpršilo za obstojnost ličil in dodatek sijaju kože. Priznam, z njim dosegam veliko boljše rezultate na moji suhi koži kot z katero koli drugo meglico (prekosi tudi zveste ''spremljevalke'' za sijaj iz Koreje).



Divine Oil (50ml for 16,80€, 100ml for 25,60€) is also Caudalie's Best Seller for a reason. If I praised dry oil scents in the past, Divine Oil took everything to a whole another level. Beautifully scented with flowery, earthy, woody notes you'll be probably charmed in a minute To me, it smells like woods and mild grapes with a hint of vanilla. Fragrance is so subtle yet noticeable you won't need any additional perfume. In one word, it smells like pure luxury as the glass bottle itself announces. Grape, hibiscus, sesame and argan oil are the nourishing base. Texture is almost heavenly - light and easily absorbed which makes your skin glow from within. I'm charmed. I also love the fact that it has a spray pump at both - 50ml and 100ml. I use it mainly for my body and hair but also as an extra addition for my face. There's also a perfume inspired by Divine Oil fragrance I'm dying to smell.

Divine Oil (50ml za 16,80€, 100ml za 25,60€) je prav tako ''best seller'' z razlogom saj preseneti z lahko teksturo in čudovitim vonjem. Če sem bila navdušenka suhih olj že v preteklosti, je Divine Oil ponesel kategorijo suhih olj še višje. Vonj cvetov, lesnih not in zemeljkast pridih očarajo v trenutku. Osebno mi diši zelo ''zemeljsko'' z lesnimi notami, milim grozdjem in s ščepcem vanilije. Dišava je vsekakor subtilna vendar dovolj očitna, da prejmete zelo veliko komplimentov. Če povzamem v eno besedo je vonj čisti luksuz. Osnova olja so grozdno, arganovo, hibiskusovo in sezamovo olje za globinsko nego. Tekstura je lahkotna kakor se za suho olje spodobi hkrati pa se v poletnih dneh vpije v meri sekund. Očarana sem nad izdelkom. Všeč mi je tudi dejstvo da imata obe velikosti sprej pumpico za lažji nanos. Uporabljam ga v glavnem za telo in lase, dodam pa ga tudi nočnim kremicam ko imam izsušeno kožo. Če Vam je vonj simpatičen, obstaja tudi parfumska verzija (na žalost je nisem zasledila v Sloveniji).


Premières Vendanges Moisturizing Cream (17,90€) has been in my sister's daily routine for roughly a year or two. Due to antioxidant ingredients and quite creamy texture it's more suitable for normal/dry skintypes. Perfect for applying before makeup and suitable for younger skin. You only need a pea size amount to cover your entire face with this potent product. Grape seed oil deeply nourishes and provides antioxidants for protective day care.

Premières Vendanges Moisturizing Cream (17,90€) kraljuje v sestrini omarici že leto ali dve. Krema ima močno sposobnost antioksidantov, ki dnevno zavarujejo mlado kožo. Tekstura je sicer malce bolj gosta kot pri navadnih kremah, vendar jo potrebujete le ščepec za cel obraz. Ker je gostejša in bolj hranljiva krema je vsekakor bolj primerna za normalno in suho kožo. Olje grozdnih pečk neguje kožo skozi cel dan. Meni osebno je krema všeč, vendar se je potrebno navaditi na gostejšo formulo. Je ne priporočam osebam z mastno ali mešano kožo.


Vinoperfect Cell Renewal Night Cream (27,20€) is the richest, most potent cream I've experienced for the last two years. It's all I've been searching for my dry skin with dark spots. It supposedly stimulates the renewal of skin cells to perfect pores, dark spots and imperfections overnight. I totally agree about waking up with well rested skin and fresh, bright texture. Also, it's stated that it's 62x more effective than Vitamin C itself. Because of fairly thick texture you need only the smallest pea size amount. Generally, I really really like it as it has wonderful ingredients like shea butter, grape seed oil, glycolic acid, panthenol, grapevine shoot extract which nourish and perfect my skin with a mix of acids, oils and butters. Smells indulgently citrusy. Note that you won't like the texture itself if you generally avoid heavy textures.

Cell Renewal Night Cream (27,20€) je najbolj bogata krema kar sem jih preizkusila v zadnjih dveh letih. Prav tako je gosta, hkrati pa tako učinkovita, da je idealna za nočno nego moje suhe, pegaste kože. Po navedbah naj bi stimulirala kožne celice k obnovi za manj vidne pore, izboljšane temne madeže in ostale nepravilnosti kar čez noč. Sicer nisem opazila zelo vidnih rezultatov samo z eno uporabo je pa koža vsekakor bolj napeta in lepša po redni uporabi. Tekstura kože je lepša, prav tako pa deluje koža spočito. Caudalie navaja, da je ta specifična krema 62x bolj učinkovita kot navaden Vitamin C. Krema mi je osebno zelo, zelo všeč saj ima čudovite sestavine kot so karitejevo maslo, olje grozdnih pečk, glikolno kislino, panthenol, ekstrakt vinske trte ki poskrbijo za koktejl kislin, olj in masla. Krema diši sveže, malce spominja na limone. Krema Vam ne bo všeč če se ponavadi izogibate težkim teksturam. Linija Vinoperfect je ena izmed bolj prepoznavnih iz Caudalie vrste.


Fleur de Vigne Fresh Fragrance (50ml for 24€, mine is tester) is the most refreshing scent I have ever willingly tested. It's a blend of white rose, pink peppercorn, watermelon, grapefruit, mandarin and cedar. Basically it smells like citrus, mandarin and notes of green grass, grape leaves for bitterness and zesty flowers. I would usually never pick such a zesty, citrusy scent but this has grown on me over the past few, utterly hot weeks. It's citrusy but has a pinch of bitterness and earthiness if it makes any sense. The most natural smelling perfume I've tried in a long time. Longevity is pretty similar to average perfumes but you can still capture a whiff or two after several hours.

Fleur de Vigne Fresh Fragrance (50ml za 24€, moj je v obliki testerja) je najbolj osvežujoč vonj ki je pritegnil mojo pozornost že v sami trgovini. Je mešanica bele vrtnice, roza popra, lubenice, grenivke, mandarine in cedre. Meni osebno diši kot mešanica citrusov in not zelene trave, grozdnih listov in malo cvetlic. Nikoli se ne bi odločila za tak vonj pred nekaj leti vendar mi je dišava prirasla k srcu v teh vročih dneh. Vsekakor ima kot večina Caudalie izdelkov zemeljske note - nikakor umetno ampak malce grenko za poživitev. Ponavadi ga lahko zaznam nekaj ur po nanosu. Vonj je tudi v obliki gela za prhanje.


Thè des Vignes Shower Gel (200ml for 9,60€) is soap free body cleanser that doesn't irritate sensitive skin. This particular scent out of the four has notes of purple grape-skin, honey and grape stem saps for bitterness and depth. Orange blossom, ginger, jasmine make the scent what I called ''more manly''. It's really earthy, deep and reminds on refreshing colognes. Rinsing the gel off, you're left with long lasting captivating unisex scent. Definitely sensual and grown-up which is a nice novelty toward my usual sweet, fruity, vanilla scents.

Thè des Vignes Shower Gel (200ml za 9,60€, moj je v obliki testerja) je nežen gel za tuširanje brez baze mila. Ne draži občutljive kože in obstaja v 4 vonjih. Thè des Vignes ima note lupine temnega grozdja, medu in grozdnih vitic za globino ter grenkobo. Cvet pomarančevca, jasmin in ingver še dodatno dodajo noto ''moškosti''. Na kar tudi ta gel spominja - zemeljsko, osvežujočo moško kolonjsko. Vonj je univerzalno všeč tako moškim in ženskam saj je zares čuten. Je vsekakor osvežitev v moji običajni zbirki sladkih, sadnih in vanilijevih dišav.




I normally stay away from reviewing testers but Divine Legs (100ml za 25,60€) impressed me so much, I have a need to share my thoughts with you. I usually feel super uncomfortable and self-conscious when wearing shorts, skirts or anything above the knee. In fact, I usually tend to stay away from Summer clothes as long as possible, until I'm ready to reveal my super pale legs. By that time I already get a bit of colour to my upper body (as much as a pale lady can) and my legs look way paler than needed. What I haven't realised is that I had a solution right at my nearest beauty shop. Divine Legs is a one step bronzing lotion that perfects surface of your skin and adds a hint of colour to your legs. It dries down within seconds, mistakes are easily corrected with normal lotion and it doesn't transfer upon normal sweating. I'm absolutely astonished by this miracle worker and I need a full size ASAP.

Ponavadi se izogibam oceni testerjev ker so dokaj nezanesljive, vendar me je Divine Legs (100ml za 25,60€) popolnoma očaral le z dvema nanosema. Pred začetkom poletja se vedno počutim neprijetno razgaljati moje blede, še skoraj zimske noge. Sploh ko je treba iz omare izbrskati kratke hlače, krila ali karkoli nad kolenom. Pravzaprav se izogibam nošenju le-teh kakor dolgo je možno zato ponavadi malce porjavi (kolikor je pač mogoče na sneguljčici) le moj zgornji del telesa. Noge tako izgledajo še bolj blede. Česar se nisem zavedala je, da imam rešitev le nekaj korakov stran od doma. Divine Legs je kot obarvana krema, ki doda naraven pridih porjavelosti nogam (ki so ponavadi pri vseh človeških bitjih svetlejše) in se posuši v nekaj sekundah. Označimo jo kot nekakšen bronzer, ki se spere z vodo. Kljub lastnosti losjona, se krema takoj vpije in ne pušča sledi kljub potenju. Napake pri nanašanju se z lahkoto popravijo le z dodatkom navadnega losjona in malce potrpežljivosti. Naravnost sem očarana in že zbiram denar za takojšen nakup.


No wonder Caudalie quickly became a cult favourite among French and UK beauty fanatics. It's still a fresh new breeze in Slovenia but I'm sure that once you try their formulas and scents, you'll be head over heels with your new discovery. Caudalie is worldwide available in beauty shops and on FeelUnique. Prices may vary upon certain country.

Me ne čudi, da je Caudalie že leta ''kultna'' stalnica pri kozmetičnih navdušencih in priznanih vizažistih v Franciji in Veliki Britaniji. Caudalie je sicer še dokaj sveža sapa v Sloveniji, vendar verjamem da se boste zaljubili v znamko če daste priložnost vsaj enemu izdelku. In če smo že ravno vinorodna dežela z veliko pokušinj vin, verjamem da nam je znamka pisana na kožo. Caudalie je na voljo v večjih kozmetičnih trgovinah kot so Muller,Nama ter na novi, uradni spletni strani Vivaderm.si. Cene se lahko malce razlikujejo, saj sem jih poiskala na uradni, mednarodni strani od Caudalie.

3 comments:

  1. wow, love the products!

    best wishes, paapatya

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  2. U, Divine Legs izgleda zelo zanimivo :) Bi bilo nekaj zame. Jaz imam tudi večinoma noge tako bele, da folk dejansko oslepi, ampak me to niti malo ne ovira pri temu, da ne bi ves čas nosila samo krila :D

    Vonja Beauty Elixirja sploh ne prenesem, ker je isti kot Altalex kapljice, ki sem jih imela proti krčem - nagravžno za pit :/ Pa Divine Oil mi ni tako všeč kot od Nuxe, ampak sta si pa zelo podobna :)

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