Do you know the story behind the iconic Beauty Elixir by Caudalie? I just learnt it this month from their #20yearsgold campaign.
Beauty Elixir creator, Mathilde Thomas, found an ancient recipe for an ‘elixir of youth’, prepared for a long-dead queen. When she made this discovery, she decided to re-imagine it to meet her own needs. In 1997 she created a paraben-free, vegan, 100% natural formula that fit perfectly into everyone’s beauty routine.
It’s been a fixture in my own beauty routine for almost a year now, so when I was sent a 30ml bottle in the limited edition packaging, I was very excited!
As a multiple beauty box subscriber, I’ve had chance over the years to sample various Caudalie products before taking the plunge and buying them myself. I absolutely love range and consider it a timeless essential in every woman’s beauty routine.
My Caudalie Favourites
The Beauty Elixir
This had to be my first mention – it’s so versatile! I like to put it on in the morning after I’ve cleansed my face. I find it brightens my skin on nights where my sleep hasn’t been that great. It also tones my skin, so post cleansing is always a good time. What I really love about it though is the combo of the refreshing smell and feel.
It tingles and I feel instantly brightened. Sometimes I’ll spritz it in the middle of the day when I’m starting to flag. Parenthood can make me feel a bit grey by mid-afternoon, but the Beauty Elixir breathes colour back into my complexion.
I think it must be the lemon balm and mint that give it that refreshing edge, but knowing it’s all natural makes me feel like I’m caring for my skin really well when I use it.
- Smoothes away fine lines
- Tones and tightens pores
- Sets make-up
- Instantly boosts radiance
I’m always looking for the perfect day cream. I tend to switch it up depending on my mood (or how my skin is behaving on that day). When I want a light moisturiser to brighten my skin under my foundation I reach for this moisturising sorbet.
It starts as a cream and is then quickly absorbed as a gel. I’m pretty pink in complexion and this reduces my natural redness a bit and smoothes over any visible pores. I find it helps keep my complexion looking dewy and fresh when I wear my foundation. I’ve even been known to fix my final look with the Beauty Elixir!
- Reactivates the skin’s hydration mechanisms
- Replenishes its water reserves
- Ensure the skin remains supply and comfortable
Energizing and Smoothing Eye Cream
I need all the help I can get when it comes to my eyes. I suffer with dark circles and I’m certain some fine lines are appearing too! This cooling eye cream takes care of all that for me. It smoothes my eye area and brightens my dark circles.
The texture of the cream glides on easily and sinks it fast. It doesn’t mind makeup being applied on top eaither. I’ve have moisturising eye creams in the past that don’t like make up. I’ll try and apply some of my erase paste and the eye cream will have created a non-stick shield and it will slide straight off!
I like an eye cream that lets me call the shots.
- Anti-dark circles
- Ophtalmologist tested
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