Caudalie is one of my favorite brands and I was looking forward to the launch of the new, improved (formula and packaging) Resveratrol-Lift line.
The story of the French brand Caudalie began in 1993 in Bordeaux vineyards, where spouses Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas recognized the exceptional effects of grapevine and grape ingredients on the skin and used them to develop cosmetic products that are not only effective but also natural and luxurious. Two years later, they have already launched their first three Caudalie products. The vine is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world and due to its ability to adapt to adverse external conditions (wind, cold, heat, rain) lives up to 120 years.
The brand applies active ingredients from grapevine (resveratrol, viniferin, grape hydrolate, polyphenols from grape seeds) in its products. Caudalie is positioned on the market as clean and natural and proudly points out that they are pioneers in the use of resveratrol as an active ingredient in cosmetics. Resveratrol is a powerful natural antioxidant that protects the skin from free radicals and UV radiation, evens out the complexion, reduces redness of the skin and hydrates it. It also has anti-inflammatory effects.
The new Resveratrol-Lift product line is the result of a collaboration between Caudalie and the prestigious Harvard Medical School. It contains a new patent consisting of a combination of resveratrol, a vegan stimulator of collagen synthesis and natural hyaluronic acid. A vegan stimulator of collagen synthesis was obtained from the bark of the Khaya senegalensis tree grown in a sustainable way in Burkina Faso, hyaluronic acid was produced by biotechnology from corn glucose, while resveratrol was obtained from French vineyards. An in vitro test found that the patent doubled the natural production of hyaluronic acid and collagen fivefold.
These new formulas in the Resveratrol-Lift product line are even more natural and clean, with as many as 97% ingredients of natural origin.
In addition, the cardboard packaging for the entire Resveratrol-Lift line is made from FSC (Forest Stewardship) paper originating from responsibly managed forests, while the containers are fully recyclable (compared to 40% recyclability in 2019). Since 2012, Caudalie has been part of the “1% for the Planet” movement and donates 1% of its sales revenue to environmental organizations. To date, more than 8 million trees have been planted as part of the project.
As we age, the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid decreases, which causes the skin to relax, ie its firmness is lost. By the age of 40, we lose about 40% of collagen and 50% of hyaluronic acid, so this line is intended for firming and hydrating the skin and filling small wrinkles.
Resveratrol-Lift Day Cashmere Cream
Day Resveratrol-Lift cream regenerates and firms the skin, fills wrinkles and nourishes. Like all products in the Resveratrol-Lift line, it contains a patent developed in collaboration with Harvard University, which consists of resveratrol, hyaluronic acid and a vegan stimulator of collagen synthesis. In addition to this patent, it also contains grape seed oil and shea butter. The cream has a light, white texture and spreads and absorbs lightly. It is applied to cleansed skin of the face, neck and décolleté twice a day, alone or after a serum from the same line. I used it in combination with the serum because it was not enough for my currently very dry skin on its own. It is wonderful, the so-called Caudalie fragrance that stays on the skin and which I adore. The skin is soft, supple and supple, just like cashmere, as its name implies.
Like other Caudalie products, it does not contain silicones, parabens, phthalates, phenoxyethanol, PEG, mineral oils and ingredients of animal origin.
Composition: QUA/WATER/EAU, COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, OCTYLDODECYL MYRISTATE, GLYCERIN, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER EXTRACT, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, C12-16 ALCOHOLS, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL, PALMITOYL GRAPEVINE SHOOT EXTRACT, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, PALMITIC ACID, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, MICA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6, BENZYL ALCOHOL, TOCOPHEROL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, XANTHAN GUM, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, LECITHIN, ADENOSINE, SODIUM PHYTATE, ACETYL DIPEPTIDE-1 CETYL ESTER, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, SILICA, KHAYA SENEGALENSIS BARK EXTRACT, MALTODEXTRIN, TIN OXIDE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, PAEONIA LACTIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), LINALOOL, LIMONENE, COUMARIN*.(246/011)
Packaging: 50 ml glass container
Price: 360 kn
Resveratrol-Lift night cream
The night Resveratrol-Lift is composed of 98% ingredients of natural origin, and squalane from olives was added to this vegan formula in order to obtain a rich texture of the cream and achieve a soothing effect.
The cream has a very thick, rich texture that spreads easily and absorbs quickly. In addition to the aforementioned Caudalie & Harvard patent and squalane, the night cream also contains peptides, grape seed oil, bitter orange hydrolate, linden, verbena and peony extract.
It is applied in the evening skin care, after cleansing, and if necessary after the serum, on the skin of the face, neck and décolleté. This is a night anti-age care for dry and mature skin and it suited me perfectly. I applied it after the serum and although it is oily like most night care, in the morning my skin was smooth, supple and nourished, without excessive oily shine. The scent is herbal and wonderful to me.
Composition: AQUA/WATER/EAU, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, SQUALANE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, TRIHEPTANOIN, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL, PALMITOYL GRAPEVINE SHOOT EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) FLOWER WATER, ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL, CARBOMER, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, ADENOSINE, TILIA PLATYPHYLLOS FLOWER EXTRACT, VERBENA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT, ACETYL DIPEPTIDE-1 CETYL ESTER, HYALURONIC ACID, KHAYA SENEGALENSIS BARK EXTRACT, MALTODEXTRIN, CITRIC ACID, PAEONIA LACTIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT, SODIUM BENZOATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), LINALOOL, LIMONENE, COUMARIN*.(260/013)
Packaging: 50 ml glass container
Price: 360 kn
Rating: 4.5 / 5
Resveratrol-Lift light cream is intended for combination and oily skin type that hydrates, firms and fills wrinkles, leaving it soft and nourished. The action is the same as with the cream, only it is lighter in texture (no oil and shea butter). It spreads lightly and absorbs instantly, it has a well-known herbal, refreshing scent and is great as a make-up base. The formula is non-comedogenic and oil-free. It is applied twice a day (morning and evening) on cleansed skin of the face, neck and décolleté or after applying the serum. The narrow applicator perfectly doses the cream and protects it from external contamination, so I give it an extra plus for packaging. You need a small amount of product and this tube will last you quite a while. After application, the skin is soft and elastic, and I believe that it will be sufficiently hydrating for my dry skin type in the summer.
Composition: AQUA/WATER/EAU, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, ISOSTEARYL ISOSTEARATE, COCO- CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, HEPTYL UNDECYLENATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SILICA, GLYCERIN, SQUALANE, CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, PALMITOYL GRAPEVINE SHOOT EXTRACT, MICA, POLYGLYCERYL-3 STEARATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, XANTHAN GUM, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6, ADENOSINE, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, ACETYL DIPEPTIDE-1 CETYL ESTER, HYALURONIC ACID, SODIUM PHYTATE, KHAYA SENEGALENSIS BARK EXTRACT, MALTODEXTRIN, TIN OXIDE, PAEONIA LACTIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), LINALOOL, LIMONENE, COUMARIN*.(247/004)
Packaging: 40 ml plastic tube
Price: 330 kn
Resveratrol-Lift serum contains 97% of ingredients of natural origin. The formula is oil-free and is instantly absorbed without leaving an oily film on the skin. In an in vitro test, it was determined that the patent in the concentration in which it is in the serum doubles the production of collagen in relation to the standard concentration of retinol in cosmetic products. The serum has a light texture and almost instant effect (you will feel the firming or lifting of the skin immediately after application). It is used twice a day, morning and evening on clean skin of the face, neck and décolleté.
If you have dry skin, I recommend combining the serum with a daily Cashmere cream, and if you have oily or combination skin type, then use a lighter version, ie fluid, after the serum. The texture is extremely light and you will quickly use up the serum, if you use it generously like me and apply it on the skin of the neck and décolleté. The serum can also be used as the first serum, ie treatment with resveratrol in the daily and evening care routine.
Composition: AQUA/WATER/EAU, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, HEXYLDECANOL, HEXYLDECYL LAURATE, SQUALANE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PALMITOYL GRAPEVINE SHOOT EXTRACT, C20-22 ALKYL PHOSPHATE, C20-22 ALCOHOLS, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, HYALURONIC ACID, ADENOSINE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, ACETYL DIPEPTIDE-1 CETYL ESTER, SODIUM PHYTATE, KHAYA SENEGALENSIS BARK EXTRACT, MALTODEXTRIN, PAEONIA LACTIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), LINALOOL, LIMONENE, COUMARIN*.(251/031)
Packaging: glass bottle with 30 ml pump
Price: 400 kn
Rating: 4.5 / 5
Resveratrol-Lift gel cream for eye area (and lips)
Resveratrol-Lift eye care cream works on wrinkles, which fill and smooth, puffiness and dark circles. With eye care creams, I always like them to be nourishing because many creams can only dry out my skin, and I’m always afraid to “suffocate” that area too much for fear of miles. The cream contains quinoa extract which has the effect of tightening and reducing puffiness. In addition to the eye area, it is also used for the lip area. It is applied twice a day, morning and evening, by dabbing into the skin.
The cream spreads and absorbs lightly and gives a feeling of cooling and light tightening. However, it also nourishes the area around the eyes and it stays nourished for a long time. It does not contain artificial fragrance, so it can be used by people with sensitive eyes. The packaging is excellent, the tube has a narrow applicator that allows dosed use of the product and prevents its contamination.
This is one of those creams after which you will really see changes in the area around the eyes; wrinkles are filled, there is less puffiness and the skin is refreshed and brightened. I will buy this cream again.
Composition: AQUA/WATER/EAU, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, ISOAMYL LAURATE, PALMITOYL GRAPEVINE SHOOT EXTRACT, POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, STEARYL HEPTANOATE, SCLEROTIUM GUM, XANTHAN GUM, CHENOPODIUM QUINOA SEED EXTRACT, STEARYL CAPRYLATE, TOCOPHEROL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, CAESALPINIA SPINOSA FRUIT EXTRACT, ADENOSINE, ACETYL DIPEPTIDE-1 CETYL ESTER, SODIUM BENZOATE, KAPPAPHYCUS ALVAREZII EXTRACT, SODIUM PHYTATE, HYALURONIC ACID, KHAYA SENEGALENSIS BARK EXTRACT, MALTODEXTRIN, PAEONIA LACTIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT.*(259/009)
Packaging: 15 ml plastic tube
Price: 300 kn
Rating: 4.5 / 5