Here are the 10 best Caudalie products that you definitely need to add to your beauty routine! Founded by Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas in 1995, Caudalie is a French beauty brand known for its skincare products harnessing extracts from the grape and grapevine and for its Vinotherapy Spas.
You’ve probably heard of the cult-favorite Beauty Elixir or the iconic Vinoperfect Serum, but there are so many more gems to discover! If you want to know where to start with this famous French skincare brand, I picked out the brand’s hero products and my ultimate favorites ;).
Caudalie’s story began in the heart of the vines at Château Smith Haut Lafitte (the estate belonging to Mathilde’s parents) in 1995, when Mathilde and her husband Bertrand discovered that grape seeds contain some of the most powerful antioxidants in the world. Two years later, the duo launched their first three products containing grape seed polyphenols.
Since its launch, the brand has been committed to being one of the most sustainable beauty brands. Caudalie’s formulas do not include certain suspicious or undesirable ingredients like parabens, phenoxyethanol, mineral oils, vaseline, paraffin, sodium laureth sulfate, and other ingredients of animal origin. All Caudalie products are designed and manufactured in France. Also, as a member of 1% for the Planet since 2012, the company dedicates 1% of its global sales to funding reforestation projects.
So, to guide you in your shopping, I’ve compiled a list of the best, cult-favorite Caudalie products worth trying!
1. Beauty Elixir Face Mist
Created in 1997 and inspired by the ancient youth elixir recipe prepared for the Queen of Hungary in the 16th century, Beauty Elixir is a 100% plant-based face mist that reveals the complexion’s glow and tightens pores all while setting make-up. Key ingredients are green grape, rose essential oil, rosemary essential oil, and lemon balm essential oil. This face mist is better suited to normal, combination, and oily skin.
2. Vinoperfect Serum
Vinoperfect Serum corrects dark spots and prevents them from appearing for a brighter complexion. It acts on all types of dark spots (sun, acne, melasma, age) and is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive. The key ingredient is Viniferine: a Caudalie patented ingredient derived from vine sap, which provides an exceptional dark spot-correcting action, more effective than vitamin C.
3. Vinopure Serum
Vinopure Serum is one of the best serums for acne-prone skin that I’ve tried! Made with natural salicylic acid (extracted from Wintergreen leaves), polyphenols, and niacinamides, Vinopure serum visibly reduces imperfections, unclogs, and tightens pores.
4. Premier Cru Moisturizer
Premier Cru La Crème is a luxurious anti-aging cream that corrects the 8 signs of aging without compromise: deep wrinkles, fine lines, firmness, volume, elasticity, dark spots, hydration, and radiance. Key ingredients are hyaluronic acid (100% natural origin), Viniferine, and TET8™ Patented Technology (associating Resveratrol with Honokiol, which acts on youth proteins to correct the 8 signs of aging). It’s definitely one of the best Caudalie products for mature skin!
5. Vinergetic C+ Mask
Enriched with pink clay (that mattifies and absorbs sebum in the skin), caffeine (that activates microcirculation), and grape marc, the Vinergetic C+ Instant Detox Mask cleanses the skin of all its impurities, visibly eliminates excess sebum, and visibly tightens pores. This is the perfect face mask if you have combination, oily to acne-prone skin!
6. Vinoperfect Night Cream
Enriched with papaya Enzyme, Viniferine, and glycolic acid, the Vinoperfect Nigh Cream corrects dark spots and acts as a gentle peel during the night to reveal fresh and glowing skin upon awakening. Dark spots are visibly reduced, and complexion is smoothed and evened.
7. Resveratrol-lift Serum
The Resveratrol-lift Serum is an anti-aging, lifting, and firming serum powered by Caudalie’s exclusive patent Resveratrol + hyaluronic acid + vegan collagen alternative, proven to be 2x more effective than retinol. It is a clean and non-irritating retinol alternative, ideal for all skin types! Facial contours look visibly smoothed.
8. Vinoclean Cleanser
I love the Vinoclean Gentle Foaming Cleanser! Enriched with sage, chamomile, and grape extract, this airy foam cleanser is super gentle for the skin (sulfate-free). I use it in combination with the Vinoclean Cleansing Oil to remove makeup and wash away impurities without stripping skin. Suitable for all skin types and even the most sensitive skin!
9. Vinotherapist Hand & Nail Cream
Vinotherapist Hand & Nail Cream is one of the best hand creams I’ve ever used! Enriched with grape-seed oil, shea butter, and antioxidant polyphenols, this cream nourishes and repairs dry hands without a greasy or oily residue. Lovely gentle scent.
10. Thé des Vignes Fragrance
Thé des Vignes by Caudalie is a floral fragrance created by the master perfumer Jacques Cavallier (who is currently working at Louis Vuitton). I adore this summer fragrance! Thé des Vignes is a very sensual, elegant, and rich floral scent with notes of bergamot, mandarin, ginger, jasmine, neroli, white musk, and soft woods.
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