Yesterday I started day one of a new skincare routine featuring four new Caudalie products I was kindly sent. I know blogging isn’t all about the ‘stuff’ but when you get a surprise delivery from one of your favourite skincare brands, it’s hard not to do a little happy dance! I already swear by the Caudalie Deep Cleansing Exfoliator (review here); it’s incredibly powerful but surprisingly gentle, and really enjoyed using the Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet last year too; a lightweight moisturiser perfect for summer.
Caudalie is a French beauty brand that was founded in 1995 and has since become a leading pioneer in luxury skincare. Caudalie is committed to using formulas that contain natural ingredients, that respect the environment and are biodegradable, free from toxins such as parabens, SLS, mineral oils and phthalates, and are cruelty-free.
The first product I was sent was the Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil (150ml | £15). I recently bought the new Benefit BADgal Bang Mascara, and while I’m STILL on the fence about it, one thing I’m definitely not a fan of how hard it is to remove. This oil dissolved my makeup in seconds. It also claims to remove waterproof makeup too so I’m looking forward to putting this to the test. The Cleansing Oil is made up of 100% naturally derived ingredients including grape-seed oil and sweet almond oil.
Next, I followed this step with a double cleanse using the Instant Foaming Cleanser (150ml | £15). To be honest, I’ve never really been a fan of foaming cleansers and this isn’t a product I would have purchased myself. I’ve always felt they were a bit drying so it’ll be interesting to find out how my skin gets on with this. As I mention, these products literally just arrived on my doorstep so this initial post is just a little introduction to the range. I will update you in a few months time with my final thoughts.
I’ve read so many bloggers raving about Caudalie’s collection of face masks so I can’t wait to put the Glycolic Peel Mask (75ml | £22) to the test. I’m loving the fact that each treatment only lasts 10 minutes. The Glycolic Peel Mask claims to be ‘non-irritating’ and give skin an instant boost of radiance. The dual action treatment works like a scrub and a peel combined.
The final product is the one I am most excited about. The Overnight Detox Oil (30ml | £30) works while you sleep – a lifesaver for a mum with very little time to pamper herself throughout the day. I was surprised that the directions say to use 6 drops but actually, it’s the perfect amount. It feels very luxurious although I’m not the biggest fan of the scent. The dry oil is designed to detoxify and regenerate skin exposed to “stress, pollution, UV’s & other free radical’s”. It’s formula is100% plant-based and features a blend of grape-seed, regenerating rose hip, purifying neroli, soothing lavender and detoxifying carrot oils. I’m really curious about whether I’ll prefer this to my beloved Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate.
Have you introduced any new products into your skincare routine recently?