Caudalie has been a leading proponent of the French Pharmacy approach to skincare (which we absolutely adore), notably utilising the antioxidant characteristics of organic grape water.
Their products are developed to avoid upsetting those with sensitive skin, relieve dryness, and regulate oil, with various ranges suited to all your skincare needs.
Dating back to 1993, they've certainly had plenty of time to amass a rather large collection of nourishing treatments and products. Now, that's great and all, but it can make it rather overwhelming to figure out what to "add to cart".
Allow us to narrow down the best of the best Caudalie products that deserve a spot in your skincare routine. Enjoy!
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#1 — Best Caudalie Product
Inspired by the Youth Elixir of the Queen of Hungary in the 16th century, the Beauty Elixir Face Mist has a unique formula that impressively reveals a radiant complexion, visibly smooths the features and tightens the appearance of pores. It comes as no surprise that this product is a cult-favourite and a best-seller.
Formulated with 100% vegan, natural origin ingredients, the antioxidant green grape & rose essential oil combo yields a gorgeous glow at any time of the day - just spritz away whenever you feel you need a boost! It is loved and used by MUAs and celebrities alike, most notably: Victoria Beckham, Holly Willoughby, and Rosie Huntington Whiteley.
#2-4 — Best Caudalie Serums
We couldn't possibly choose just a single Caudalie serum to showcase here - as you read on you'll understand why - but we've done our best to narrow it down to a top three (varying only by purpose):
If you're looking for a perfect complexion: look no further than the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. This serum corrects the appearance of existing dark spots and evens the complexion, making it brighter. It is effective on all types of dark spots (sun, acne, melasma, age) and is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.
If you're looking for firmer skin: the Resveratrol Lift Instant Firming Serum is for you. The lightweight and oil-free texture glides onto the skin, quickly absorbing to leave a non-sticky finish. 91% of women reported that their skin looked firmed and toned and that their facial contours were redefined after just 30 days of consistent use.
If you're looking for intense hydration: Vinosource-Hydra Thirst-Quenching Serum. Combining powerful rehydrating active ingredients, this oil-free serum stimulates the internal hydration mechanisms to restore optimum hydration levels. Dehydrated skin is immediately quenched, leaving it feeling soft, plump and refreshed.
#5-6 — Best Caudalie Moisturizer
The Vinosource S.O.S Intense Hydration Moisturizer is as gentle as it is natural, soothing even the most dry and sensitive skin to restore moisture and suppleness. Redness and tightness disappear leaving an immediate sensation of comfort.
This highly sensorial, intense boost of moisture replenishes and plumps the skin daily or can be used as an S.O.S treatment to repair damage caused by external stresses. Its fresh and subtle, plant-based fragrance, combines green notes of bergamot, mandarin, lemon tree leaves, cucumber and fresh mint.
As an honorable mention: we'd like to also highlight the Caudalie Vinoperfect Dark Spot Glycolic Night Cream. It acts as a gentle peel during the night, revealing fresh and luminous skin in the morning. Night after night, dark spots are visibly reduced, the skin's texture is smoothed and the complexion is evened.
#7-8 — Best Caudalie Cleanser
This hidden gem of a face wash is far more than meets the eye. Highly natural, vegan, soap-free, mineral-oil-free, sulfate-free and packed with antioxidants hardly scratches the surface of how pure it is. If you're looking for soothed, refreshed, radiant, clarified and soft skin, look no further; the Instant Foaming Cleanser is the one.
As an honorable mention: we'd like to also highlight the Caudalie Vinoclean Cleansing Almond Milk. Perfect for normal to dry skin types, the texture of this cleanser is what makes it such a delight to use. The creamy milk formula is lightweight, so it never feels clogging and it is still extremely effective at breaking down makeup if you want to use it as a first cleanse.
#9 — Best Caudalie Eye Cream
The eye area is packed with the most visible signs of ageing on the face, and hence by focussing on rejuvenating and preserving this area, one can elude the maturing annals of time.
Enriched with a patented combination of vine resveratrol, hyaluronic acid and a vegan collagen booster, the Firming Eye Gel Cream reduces dark circles and puffiness and smooths the eyelids. Its formula enriched with quinoa extract helps to combat signs of ageing for eyes that look younger and fresher:
- Puffiness reduced 84%*
- Increases natural production of collagen 5x**
*Clinical trial, % of satisfaction, 50 women, 28 days. **Genetic test in vitro.
#10 — Best Caudalie Hand Cream
Rich in Vinolevure, antioxidant grape seed polyphenols, shea butter and avocado, the luxurious Nourishing and Protective Hand and Nail Cream repairs, nourishes and protects hands, whilst also strengthening nails!
Its light yet creamy texture melts instantly into the skin for long-lasting comfort without leaving a greasy film. It is delicately perfumed with a sweet citrus fragrance that combines notes of Seville orange, orange blossom water and orange wood. Simply divine!
#11 — Best Caudalie Body Lotion
Enriched with nourishing grape seed oil and anti-oxidant grape polyphenols, this lightweight and easily-absorbed body lotion leaves skin feeling soft, moisturised and firmed.
The Des Vigne Body Lotion is lightly fragranced with notes of white musk, neroli and ginger, for the ultimate sensorial experience. Apply both morning and evening, gently massaging it into the entire body until fully absorbed for best results.
#12 — Best Caudalie Toner
Like a "vacuum for your pores", the Vinopure Pore Minimizing Toner formulated with 100% natural salicylic acid, antioxidant, age-defying grape polyphenols, organic rosewater and antibacterial organic essential oils of rosemary and peppermint purifies skin without drying it out.
This wonderful concoction of natural ingredients swiftly refines skin texture and diminishes the look of pores, all while purifying your skin to inhibit breakouts. The results speak for themselves: in a clinical study, *91%* of participants found their skin was purified, and 83% reported tighter-looking pores.
#13 — Best Caudalie Grape Water
Although perhaps a bit of a redundant category (considering there's only one product in the running for the top spot!), we couldn't not mention the Organic Grape Water that forms the basis of almost all of Caudalie's products.
Made from 100% organic plant water, this gentle mist moisturises, soothes and refreshes the skin, whilst also reducing sensitivity. The cooling mist instantly freshens the skin and restores comfort. As with all Caudalie products, no parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, mineral oils or animal-derived ingredients are used.