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Here’s some old-ish news: in addition to being heart-healthy, vino also works wonders on our complexions. But long before wine-derived resveratrol became a buzzy ingredient, French brand Caudalie was harnessing its beautifying powers to craft potent, natural skincare. The brand put resveratrol on the map in the 90s, and today, they’re still pioneering grape research to create effective, luxurious, and innovative natural skincare. Join us as we raise a glass to Caudalie— the Vinothérapie OG—and read reviews of our Top 5 Caudalie products below:
Inspired by Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s elixir of youth, this deliciously-scented mist is royally good. (Apparently, Beyoncé uses it to set her makeup, so…like we said. Fit for a queen.) The cult-favorite comes packed with essential oils and plant extracts—grape, rosemary, orange blossom, rose, myrrh and organic balm mint, to name a few—and acts as a toner, setting spray and hydrator in one. The elixir also helps minimize pores, refresh makeup, and bring an instant burst of radiance to your complexion. With its cooling feel, mood-boosting aroma, and countless beauty-boosting benefits, Beauty Elixir is our favorite way to beat the mid-afternoon slump.
Dark spots are the ghosts of bad skincare decisions past. Picking at our skin and spending too many hours in the sun? Guilty as charged. Thank goodness for this targeted serum, which prevents pesky spots from popping up to haunt our complexions. Highly concentrated with viniferine—an ingredient derived grapevine sap that’s 62 times more effective than vitamin C—it tackles deep-set spots while preventing new discolorations from forming. What’s more, the oil-free formula is non-comedogenic, suitable for skin types, and works well under makeup. Get ready for brighter days ahead!
When we’re in need of some serious refreshment, nothing beats an ice-cold sorbet. This lightweight cream offers a deliciously cooling treat for your complexion, melting into the skin to refresh, revitalize, and restore moisture. Don’t be fooled by the barely-there texture, either—powered by Caudalie’s patented grape water and grape-seed polyphenols, the sheer, cream-to-gel formula delivers a heavy-duty dose of hydration. Beyond its moisturizing benefits, it also protects from free-radicals and strengthens skin to become less sensitive and more resilient over time. Oh, and can we talk about the subtle, refreshing scent? It’s like the cherry on top of the sundae…er, sorbet.
In wine-speak, Premier Cru signifies the highest quality of wine—the best of the best, the cream of the crop. This ultra-lush eye cream lives up to its name, tackling all the major eye concerns in one fell swoop: dehydration, fine lines, loss of elasticity, puffiness, and dark circles. The luxe-yet-lightweight formula alleviates all those issues naturally, too, thanks to its potent (and patented) blend of grape-derived resveratrol, viniferine, and polyphenols. Plus, light-diffusing particles work to brighten instantly and revive the undereye area. And if that’s not enough to make you fall in love, the cream’s ultra-hydrating, luxurious texture surely will. Even though it feels thick and creamy out of the tube, it sinks in quickly without any oily residue, and works well under concealer. Premier Cru is suitable for all skin types and can be used around the entire eye area, too. Like we said—it’s the eye cream of the crop.
We think of our nightly glass of wine like a little fountain of youth. But beyond drinking Bordeaux, there are other ways to reap the age-defying benefits of red wine—for instance, these daily supplements. Rich in resveratrol and grape seed oil, they work from the inside out to stimulate collagen production, reduce wrinkles, protect from free radicals. And since these capsules are made with plant-based ingredients, they’re suitable for everyone, even those following vegetarian and gluten-free diets. Not that we’re gonna swap our Pinot for pills, but what’s wrong with both?