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Hands down, the grape is our favorite fruit. (And it’s not just because of wine, okay?) Packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients, grapes have some truly miraculous anti-aging properties—and no one understands their power better than French skincare brand Caudalie.
Created by husband and wife duo Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas, Caudalie is the world’s first vinothérapie skincare line. A little history: in 1993, the couple was deep into grape harvest season on their family estate when they met Dr. Vercauteren, a professor at the University of Pharmacy in Bordeaux. The good doctor opened their eyes to the hidden power of the vine, and taught them all about grape-seed polyphenols and their miraculous anti-aging properties. A year later—after registering a patent on the extraction and stabilization of the grape-seeds—Mathilde and Bertrand launched their very first skin care products.
Fast forward to today, and Caudalie continues to pioneer grape research to create potent, natural and innovative skincare. From the seeds, to the vine, to the sap, the brand uses every aspect of the grape to craft sustainable, vinotherapy skin care that heals, renews and revives.
New to Caudalie? We recommend starting with their cult classic Caudalie Beauty Elixir—a delicious, peppermint-scented mist that offers the benefits of both a toner and a serum. Other faves include Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum and Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum. You can also read read reviews of our top 5 Caudalie faves here.