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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Caudalie Polyphenol Range Review

Caudalie Polyphenol review
I have always been a Caudalie lover, I am the person who went to France and purely wanted to go so that I could finally buy some Caudalie treats. I ran into the first French pharmacy I could find and filled my basket full of Caudalie treats - it brings back so many happy memories - France is a beauty lovers dream. But seriously, since I was about 15 I have always been a Caudalie obsessive. No longer do I have to pop to France to top up my supplies, it's available in England now so no more craving Caudalie on a daily basis and trying to desperately scrape the last bit out of my pot.  Today I am talking to you about a new product in their Polyphenol C15 range, a range which I think was actually developed for me! The range is designed for urban women who live a fast paced life and are faced with daily factors such as pollution and stress (I am the worlds stressiest person) so this sounds like a pretty relevant range - read on to find out more...


Only last year Caudalie launched their new anti-oxidant, anti-wrinkle, skincare range (Polyphenol C15). This is a special range because it's developed for those of us who live a fast paced life, stress and pollution = free radical damage, which leads to skin ageing (uh oh, I'm going to look about 40 by the time I'm 25 then if that's the case). To be honest, I don't care too much for fancy words when it comes to skincare, I just want to know, is it good for me, is it natural and will it protect my skin - basically, yes, this range is. Don't get scared when I mention anti-ageing though because the best bit of advice I have ever been given about skincare is 'the best way to prevent ageing, is to stop it in it's tracks, don't put cream on when you're 90, put cream on when you're 20 as a preventative measure'. Gotcha. I used to turn my nose up at wrinkle creams but hey, why not use it now and say goodbye to wrinkles before they even start? 

So let's talk about why this range is different to the others...

The active ingredients in this skincare range include a combination of the two most effective antioxidants, Grape-seed Polyphenols (a Caudalie patent) and stabilised Vitamin C. I know that may mean nothing to some people but Vitamin C is amazing in products, I was actually taught about this by Kiehl's, it's such a great ingredient because it helps with brighter, healthier skin - that's what we all want right? I know I'm sold as soon as a product tells me it will naturally make my skin brighter and healthier! 

They've got a new launch in the collection hooray which is really what I wanted to talk to you about! The new launch is an anti-wrinkle protect day cream with SPF20 which treats dry skin, as well as protecting skin against daily aggressors (goodbye pollution and harmful sunlight). I was never really into day and night creams but recently I have separated my skincare into day and night and it is so much better - I do feel like I wake up with good skin every morning because I am putting the right things onto it, at the right times. 


The products in this range include:

Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum 
Protect Fluid
Eye & Lip Cream
Overnight Detox Oil

and I was lucky to try a few of them out! 

Caudalie Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum - I do love a good serum, my Mum actually just said to me, 'what do you even use a serum for?' I tend to put my serum on every evening after cleansing. This one is really exciting because it's an intensely powerful shot of anti-oxidant youth. See it like a super green smoothie for your skin. I love anything with Vitamin C in it and this is vitamin C rich, it blocks free radicals (a main cause of wrinkles), corrects and defends the skin against the aggressions of family life and it's also got hyaluronic acid in it. It's moisturising and plumping - basically, there's so much about this product and I don't want to bore you with a list but I trust Caudalie, always have and always will. Not only does this help correct lines and wrinkles, it also makes the skin brighter. It's hypoallergenic too and non-comedogenic like my favourite Vichy foundation - something that makes me keep on buying it, it basically means it doesn't make me break out so this range is already a winner for me. 
Anti-Wrinkle Eye & Lip Cream - My favourite product, the eye and lip cream. I am such a fan of eye creams, I personally don't use lip creams but it's nice to know that this doubles up. I put an eye cream on every morning and every night because I rarely get enough sleep and it really does show on my under eyes. This reduces dark circles and smooths the area, it's enriched with so much goodness (horse chestnut, liquorice and witch hazel extracts) so say hello to instant tightening, smoothing and moisturising. I feel like this just immediately brightens my eyes and makes them feel so much more hydrated. 


Broad Spectrum Anti-wrinkle Protect Serum - This is your shield for the day, filled with anti-oxidants! Yummy. It's multipurpose (kerchinggggg!) and again, full of vitamin c and anti wrinkle treatments. This is great for applying in the morning after cleansing because it contains sun filters to protect against UVA and UVB rays (think I need to take this travelling with me) and again, it's enriched with nice plumping ingredients. I would personally use this as a primer because it makes the skin instantly smoother, more filled out and perfect protected all dag long. It also smells so tangy and lovely.

The Anti-Wrinkle Defense Cream - Last but not least and their brand new launch, this is a rich cream which moisturises and nourishes the skin. Out of all of them, this is the main one really, it protects the skin from free radicals and treats wrinkles basically. The skin does instantly look plumped and replenished (I've tried this out on both my Mum and me). You can apply this in the morning before your protect serum - the two work well hand in hand. 



All in all, both me and my Mum really do like this range, it's really easy to pamper with and as my Mum said, she trusts Caudalie and therefore, isn't worried about putting it on her skin. For busy women who want a quick pamper every day, this is your saviour! 


To celebrate the launch Caudalie have launched a special application which is live on their website here. Go and do it now now now! You get the chance to create your own personalised movie based on your only various daily scenes and then you can share the film (it's a great way to procrastinate too). I basically put some stressful parts of my life together in the film and it shows that women live 1000 lives! You also get the chance to enter a competition to win an Anti-Ox Box, which include deluxe sizes of the entire Polyphenol C15 range! Perfect for pampering. You can see the film I have created below! 


I hope you liked this product review post and let me know if you go and make a video too.

You can shop the range online here! 

Do you like Caudalie? Do you like French pharmacy brands? What's your take on anti-ageing products?

Lots of love, Em x


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