History of the brand
It all commenced amidst the vines in the magical estate, Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, situated in Bordeaux. This place was owned by Mathilde’s parents, who along with Bertrand Thomas founded the brand Caudalie. The tale of Caudalie is enchanting and full of adventures and lucky encounters.
During the harvest at Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte in 1993, Mathilde and Bertrand came across a professor named Joseph Vercauteren who was the laboratory director of the Pharmacy University of Bordeaux. His words marked their lives forever when he inquired if they that they were discarding away the treasure of the world. He informed the couple that grape seeds are rich in the world’s most effective antioxidants. From that point onward, Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas have ventured with the professor to bring to life some of the best products.
Two years into their joint venture, they used grape seed polyphenols to launch three products that exist till date. Upon this launch, the young couple hopped on a plane to France in 1993 to advertise their products to different pharmacists. To their surprise, France was taken aback by the truly wonderful products and that become their first step toward success, after which the staircase only went up!
The couple wanted to give a name to their brand that was not only French but also had an added essence to their wine-making legacy. Caudalie was the perfect pick since it refers to the time the taste of the wine lingers on your tongue after you taste it.
In 1997, they introduced their Beauty Elixir taking inspiration from the Queen of Hungary’s elixir of youth. Because of its pure composition of plants, the elixir found a place in the hearts of famous celebrities, makeup professionals and all beauty lovers and remains one of their best-selling products till date.
Grape wine has the capacity to live for a good 100 years. The secret to that is the element of resveratrol that restores the vine and strengthens its natural defences. Mathilde and Bertrand used this knowledge and replicated its use in skincare products as anti-aging properties. Their products then began to feature grape wine for its essence.
In 2005, Professor Vercauteren discovered the ingredient in the sap that runs from the vine stalks and helps eradicate darkness on the hands and face. This natural skin radiant is Viniferin. Through this ingredient came the famous Vinoperfect serum of Caudalie.
In 2006, the company established its cosmo-ethics values and are still working on them tremendously. The brand gives the most natural approach to skincare by saying no to ingredients like parabens, mineral oils and ingredients of animal origin for a greener and fresh world.
The Birth of Caudalie
The birth of the most luxurious product of Caudalie was by Mathilde in 2009 after 7 years of tireless work. The product, Premier Cru, is a constitution of their 3 exclusive patents that have anti-aging properties. Mathilde herself works on her products and tests them on herself to reach perfection.
Since Caudalie stands on natural grounds, the brand is committed to enrich and protect those grounds. That is why Caudalie donates 1% of the global revenue to reforestation drives. Their efforts have contributed to 4 million trees all over the globe since 2012.
Their latest venture had been with Dr David Sinclair of Harvard Medical School in Boston in 2018 who joined hands with the brand to patent a new molecule that delays the ageing of skin. This new molecule, Vinergy, is amalgamated into their Premier Cru serum.
How Caudalie uses Wine, Champagne & Burgundy
Caudalie believes that champagne, wine and burgundy are treasures that they incorporate in their products, All from their French vineyards in Bordeaux. The brand uses both plant-based and essential oils in their products where plant-based oils constitute the majority of the product and essential oils are added in mere drops because of their high concentrations.
They use a wide range of oils like grape-see, jojoba, argon and apricot. Caudalie makes use of nature when using wine, champagne and burgundy. The vine and grape extracts are patented by Harvard Medical School and French vineyards. These are the major sources of ingredients for products to their limitless benefits. In its products, caudalie also incorporates plant and fruit extracts as well as, floral and botanical waters. Additionally, the products also contain waxes, and vegetable oil to give you the best experience of your lifetime.
Give your skin a natural experience and let it glow in nature with Caudalie’s products. Let me introduce you to some of its highly recommended products. Do check them out.
Vinoperfect Instant Brightening Moisturizer
This one is an everyday moisturizer that has gel-like consistency for instant absorption into the deepest layers of the skin. This helps to quench your skin and restore its natural glow. It features Viniferine, niacinamide and white peony extract. As a result, your skin will be brighter and even-toned in appearance. The Viniferine is 62 times more powerful than vitamin C. Unbelievable, right?
The olive squalane and hyaluronic acid give your skin instant hydration. On the other hand, the natural pearlizers reflect light to give your skin a glow like never before. The addition of vine sap and niacinamide remove all sorts of acne scars and pigmentations for a clearer surface. This one is a must have with its non-greasy texture. Its natural fragrance come from bergamot, mandarin, lemon tree leaf, cucumber and fresh mint. The moisturizer has 97% naturally produced ingredients. 90% of women claimed to have an even skin after using this product.
Apply the moisturizer to the face and neck, preferably after using the serum
$79.00 (Shop Now)
Limited Edition Beauty Elixir
This elixir is the answer to your dreams. It is inspired by Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir Formula and the Queen of Britain’s beauty elixir. The elegant exterior of the bottle with pink hues is a true reflection of the essence of its ingredients: pink roses, orange blossom, grapes, rosemary and mint.
The elixir is rich in natural plant extracts that will gives your skin a boost of radiance, constriction of pores and an overall smooth experience. Its heavenly scent will take you straight to paradise for a calm and sensual experience. The elixir is made with 100% natural products and essential oils and free from all toxins and parabens. 100% of women who used this elixir claimed that it reduced the appearance of their pores.
$59.00 (Shop Now)
Premier Cru The Rich Cream
This cream is magic for the wrinkles as it fades them out, leaving a younger looking skin. Its velvet smooth texture absorbs instantly to give a softer and richer skin. With its anti-aging properties, the skin gets tight accentuating your features. The Premier Cru is a formula containing all the Caudalie patented natural ingredients that are silicone free. For a radiant skin, grab this cream as soon as you can. 88% women who used this cream claimed to have a more nourished skin while 85% claimed to have an even toned surface. Press to spurt the cream in your hands and then apply to face and neck after the serum in the morning and evening.
$135.20 (Shop Now)
Thé des Vignes Body & Hair Nourishing Oil
This nourishing oil quenches the skin to make it supple and radiant. With a mixture of natural plant oils from the French vineyard, this oil transforms not only your body but your hair to make them delectable. The aromatic fragrance with hints of white musk, neroli flower and ginger makes you smelling alluring all day. The des Vignes Body and Hair Nourishing Oil is made 94% with naturally grown ingredients. 91% of the women who bought this product claimed that the product absorbed very quickly, keeping their skin hydrated all day long.
Massage the oil with your fingers on the body in circular upward directions. For the hair, massage into the roots of the hair, leaving it overnight. Struggling with dry and lifeless hair? This one is for you. It is recommended to be used after The des Vignes Shower Gel to multiply the fragrance of this collection.
$31.20 (Shop Now)
Vinopure Purifying Toner
Cleanse, moisturize, tone, repeat. That vital step of toning is covered by Caudalie with their Vinopure Purifying Toner. This product contains natural salicylic acid, grape polyphenols and organic essential oils to detoxify the skin after a long and busy day. It makes the pores constrict and hides all your flaws. Its rich composition of fluids makes the toner a refreshing experience specially on a hot day.
For a clearer skin and fresh scent captured from the mixture of essential oils, get this toner and enjoy a burst of fresh air. The toner is made of 99% natural ingredients and 20% organic ones. Refine your skin by investing into your skin regime with this toner. 91% of the women who bought this toner claimed to her a purer skin while 83% claimed to have reduced pores.
Apply the product, after cleansing, the face with a cotton pad all over the face except the area around the eye. Do not rinse it.
$28.00 (Shop Now)
Skin Perfecting Serum
This serum is enough to nourish the skin inside out. It features high concentration of natural salicylic acid, grape seed polyphenols and organic essential oils. This constricts pores and removes all flaws. The air-like consistency absorbs into the skin, leaving the skin refined, soft and supple. The salicylic acid combats with excess sebum and cleans out dirty pores and the rosewater nourishes the skin for a natural radiance. The serum has further additions of antioxidant grape seed polyphenols that safeguard the skin by hindering the oil clogged in the pores from oxidising. The rich noncomedogenic essential oils power the skin with antiseptic properties for a balanced skin.
You might be wondering if all those rich ingredients are suitable for sensitive skin, I assure you they are suited for all skin types but most specifically for people with hormonal imbalances that cause the skin to deteriorate. This one is your go-to for scars and pimples with a natural fragrance exuded by the natural essential oils. This give syou a calming experience. This product is made 98% with naturally grown ingredients and 10% of organic ones. 82% users claimed to have reduced pores with this serum.
Apply the serum in the morning and evening avoiding the area around the eye. Let it sink in to the skin for a few minutes after which you can apply your cream.
$49.00 (Shop Now)
French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm Séduction
As the name suggests, this lip balm pampers your lips for that perfect French kiss. It absorbs deep into the lips for ultra-moisturization. It completes protection with just one glide. Not only this but this lip balm gives you a hint of pink. It remains on your lips all day. With a slight gloss and vanilla fragrance. This makes your lips seductive and juicy. The lip balm is made with 92% natural ingredients.
Apply the product on your lips with you little finger for as many times as required.
$16.00 (Shop Now)
The Purifying Mask is specially made for combination to oily skin. Thiese skin types are likely to breakout. Without drying your skin, the mask detoxifies the skin deeply. This removes all dirt and oil with its rich botanical oils that leave the skin matte and clean. The mask is perfect for treating blemishes and imperfections. This product is made 93% with naturally grown ingredients. 82% of the women who bought this product claimed to have a cleansed skin.
Apply the product all over the face two times in a week. Let it dry for 10 minutes after which you can rinse it off.
$39.00 (Shop Now)
Get the benefits of an oil without having to deal with its greasiness with this dry Divine Oil. Nourish your skin with this rich oil that quenches the skin to its fullest. Enjoy a calming experience with its fresh fragrance. It will capture all your senses. Concocted by the famous perfumer Jacques Cavallier, the scent of this oil has hints of rose, grapefruit, pink peppercorn, cedar, vanilla and white musk. 96% of the oil’s elements are naturally derived.
Apply on the body after you shower by massaging in circular upward movements. Specifically on dry areas and stretch marks. Apply to the hair with the tips of your fingers on the roots and length. Avoid the area around the eyes when applying to the face. Drop a little into your bathtub. You can also apply on nails for a relaxing experience.
$49.00 (Shop Now)
Concentrated Brightening Essence
For a burst of radiance softness, get your hands on this product. It features Glycolic Acid that removes the layer of dead skin. Additionally, it also has the White Peony gives the skin an even texture. The addition of Cadalie’s classic grape water quenches the skin. This leaves it healthy and smooth. The product nourishes even the deepest of the skin layers to illuminate you skin. The product has an orange blossom fragrance. It will take you to a garden filled with flowers. 97% of the ingredients used in this product are natural.
Apply the product after using a cleanser and toner on your face. Add a few drops on your fingers and lightly tap the product into the face and neck. Excepting the area around the eyes.
$44.80 (Shop Now)