I go to a fair few skincare events and the skin experts always talk about how damaging caffeine, alcohol, cigarette smoke, unhealthy eating and city pollution levels are for our skin. For most out us, we can't give up all of these skin baddies, and I leave just feeling guilty at what I'm putting my poor skin through. So I was pleasantly surprised at last week's launch event for Caudalie where the skin scientists told us all we needed was a shield to protect us from the environmental factors that cause oxidation of our skin cells which lead to wrinkles forming. Caudalie brand was built up by French vineyard owners, as the key ingridient is Polyphenols from grape seeds, which are 1,000 times more effective against free radicals then Vitamin E. The other anti-ageing ingridient is Vitmain C, which works in synergy with the Polyphenols.
The new collection contains three wrinkle fighting products, the hero being Anti-Wrinkle Defence Serum (£35/30ml) to be worn under moisturiser, which also contains hydalauronic acid and olives qualane to plump up the skin and make it more supple. It is a fine and silky fluid which sinks quickly into the skin, which out any trace of oil which I have noticed in most other serums. The fragrance is really subtle and light, containing mandarin blossom, lemon tree leaf, cucumber water and fresh mint, which I really like. The applicator is a dropper, which isn't massivly effective, I think I would have preferred the presision tip that the other products in the range have.
The range also includes a Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Anti-Wrinkle Protect Fluid (£29/40ml) which again has a really light texture, so your skin feels really fresh and non-greasy, containing they same fragrance as the serum.
The final product is an Anti-Wrinkle Eye and Lip Cream (£26/15ml) which is non-fragranced as it is used in such delicate parts of the face. In addition to the Polyphenols and Vit C, the eye and lip cream also contains fern extract to help tighten, Matrixyl 3000 to boost collegen synthesis and other ingredients to smooth and decongest.
Available online, the Caudalie Boutique and at Space NkK I have been really impressed with the products,a I really like how light they are and the beautiful fragrance. I've only been using them for a for a week, so I haven't noticed a massive change in my complection, but it is feeling super soft after applying the products.