Who else is in need of a spa day?
Okay so technically I could go and get a massage (which I totally did in December), but honestly if I want to go to an actual spa and take in all the amenities, now is just not the time since most spas aren’t really offering extra services due to COVID.
In lieu of this I’ve been really trying to curate my skincare, especially on days like Sundays where I put a little more effort into the products I’m using and really treat my skin. Now when I think of spa skincare, one of the brands that comes top of mind is Caudalie. I’ve talked about the French brand a few times on here, but they hail from Bordeaux and incorporate grape seed polyphenols in a lot of their products, something that contains a lot of antioxidants.
Anyways, I’ve tried a fair number of their items and love how they make my skin look and feel. All of their products have a more spa-like ambiance to them (in fact they even have number of spas around the world), so when I’m doing a self-care night, I like to incorporate some Caudalie items into my routine.
If you’ve never tried out Caudalie but are interested in the brand, I do have some recommendations on where to start! First off, this wouldn’t be a Caudalie post without mentioning the iconic — and one of my favourite skincare products ever — the Beauty Elixir (C$59). This cult classic spray is inspired by the youth elixir that the Queen of Hungary used in the 16th century. It contains 100 per cent natural-origin ingredients, including plant extracts, to reveal radiant and visibly smooth skin.
This spray is infused with toning rosemary, mint, and rose organic essential oil and helps to tighten pores, set makeup, and just lift your mood. I love using it as the last step in my skincare routine since it has that botanical spa scent and the mint just brings instant radiance and freshness to your face. If you have large pores then I would recommend giving this a shot since it will help to tighten them and also give you a more smooth appearance overall.
I honestly can’t recommend this product enough and highly recommend you start to incorporate it into your routine (especially if you love the smell of spas). Caudalie also offers a smaller version (C$22), making it easy to travel with you wherever you go (and great for touch ups or when you need a little burst of energy!).
Another cult classic to try out (it’s also the number-one serum in French pharmacies), is the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum (C$89). This evening serum contains the brand’s patented Viniferine which is 62-times more effective than Vitamin C at boosting radiance and giving you a more even complexion.
Suitable for all skin types, this serum visibly brightens the skin and evens it out, leaving with a radiant complexion. This serum is made with 98 per cent ingredients of natural origin and will help to reduce the appearance of dark spots, acne and blemishes, as well as sun damage.
Lastly, while you are nourishing your skin, don’t forget to also take care of your body as well. Pick up the Crushed Cabernet Scrub, which is the first step in their Vinotherapie contouring spa treatment. This body scrub contains crushed grapeseeds and six essential oils to leave skin smooth, soft, nourished, and prepped for the rest of your routine.
This is great to use at least once a week to remove any dead skin cells and I usually like to use it before shaving and then apply my moisturizer after. It contains 99 per cent ingredients of natural origin and has a calming and invigorating scent of lemon, lemongrass, rosemary, and juniper berries. This is also amazing to use before applying self tanner since it will leave skin smooth and prepped for that product.
Caudalie has so many other amazing skincare products but if you are looking to just dip your toes into the brand then I recommend checking these three items out to start. I also want to note that Caudalie donates one per cent of sales to plant trees and their products are clean, vegan, and cruelty free.
Have you tried any Caudalie products? What are your faves?
Please note, products sent by PR. All opinions are my own.
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