Friday 30 October 2015

Speed Review: Caudalie Beauty Elixir

The rather optimistically named Caudalie Beauty Elixir facial spritzer is somewhat of a cult product and upon using it, it's easy to see why.

As a general rule, I like Caudalie as a brand. It has that effortlessly cool vibe that comes with being a French brand, I feel that the price points are fair and the products enjoyable to use. Much like Ren, I originally discovered the brand through their body care but they now appear to be focussing far more on their facial skincare offering.

That said, I didn't want to like Caudalie Beauty Elixir for the simple reason that it contains alcohol as the second ingredient, which I don't feel is a beneficial ingredient in skincare (it can aggravate skin & cause it to overproduce oil as well as potentially increasing free radical damage).

The frosted glass bottle looks chic but whilst it's available in travel friendly 100ml and 30ml sizes, the weight and potential for breakage means it's far from practical for this.

The mist itself is fine enough to be refreshing without leaving skin looking drenched. I appreciated that it works well over makeup. 

I absolutely adored the botanical scent which comes from a blend of essential oils (which those with very sensitive skin may not be able to tolerate) including peppermint, rosemary, balm mint & rose. It smells expensive and not at all synthetic. I found the scent to be soothing whilst also uplifting- it's quite addictive!

It's so enjoyable to use that I found myself reaching for Caudalie Beauty Elixir throughout the day, helping to hydrate skin and providing a quick hit of indulgence.

At £11.50 for 30ml or £32 for 100ml, it's pricey but there's something about Caudalie Beauty Elixir which I really like & which means that I'll keep coming back to it.

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