Hope you are all had a lovely weekend and weather is good too wherever you are.
As I have said before I am always so, so grateful, feel so privileged when ‘companies/brands’ kindly *gift me products from their or a brand’s range to try. Recently Love Me Beauty v kindly sent me four Caudalie skincare products to try – I was over the moon as love a number of products from this range already. You can find out more about the Caudalie brand / range via the link here.
They kindly sent me:
The Caudalie Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil, Instant Foaming Cleanser, Glycolic Peel and Overnight Detox Oil.
Caudalie Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil 150ml RRP £18
If you have been following me for a while you will know although I try a lot of cleansers one of my favourites at the moment is the L’Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil (you can see my earlier review here to know why), so I was really excited to try this oil to see how it would compare.
It states this moisturising grape & sweet almond Cleansing Oil can be used on the face and eyes works to dissolve all types of make-up, including waterproof, whilst removing impurities and cleansing the skin. The blend of 100% naturally derived plant oils nourishes and softens the skin without leaving a greasy film.
Directions: Warm 3 pumps between your palms and massage onto dry skin, emulsify with a little water and rinse thoroughly.
This has a pump applicator which I prefer and has a slightly heavier oil consistency. I applied / apply as directed and I found / find it does remove makeup easily but as I always remove my eye makeup with cotton pads and micellar water first I found two pumps is enough. Alhough I do not mind a light almond fragrance when you add water to this cleansing oil the fragrance gets stronger and is more like a light marzipan fragrance which I am not a fan off. Although it does feel really good on the skin and removes all types of makeup really easily. Leaves my skin feeling really clean, refreshed, and hydrated as well, no tightness at all. I am really impressed with this cleansing oil and I think it is that good would say it comes v, v close to my ‘hero’ L’Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil (200ml RRP£19). The only slight difference is the feel of the oil and the fragrance, (however you also get 50ml more, with the L’Occitane Cleansing oil, for only £1 extra unless either cleansing oils are on offer), prefer the L’Occitane one but I found the results were just as good with this one, so I would definitely consider purchasing this one and highly recommend trying both especially if you love oil cleansers.
Would consider purchasing.
It is described as a light and airy foam cleanser, infused with purifying sage and moisturising grape extract, the soap-free formula rids the skin of impurities and gently cleanses the skin using 98% naturally derived ingredients. Skin is left refreshed and glowing, without stripping the skin of it’s natural moisture
Directions: Use morning and evening on damp skin. Rinse with water.
This also has a pump applicator and has a foam consistency, a fresh natural fragrance and feels lovely on the skin as well. I applied as directed and found one to two pumps is enough, and although cleanses the skin really well and skin looks and feel refreshed, I found skin a little bit tight on areas after using, although no other irritations. I have combination skin so think this cleanser may be even better on an oiler skin. Although I do think it is still a good enough cleanser and I do like the fragrance, not as good as the cleansing oil for me personally so will not be purchasing.
Just not for me, not as good as the cleansing oil above.
Described as for anyone suffering with dull complexion in need of an instant boost of radiance. This dual-action skin renewal treatment works like a scrub and a peel at the same time, for a renewed skin effect. Formulated with 85.7% natural origin ingredients, this luxurious and non-irritating mask provides the ultimate spa-like glow from the comfort of your own home.
- Gently exfoliates
- Activates cell renewal
Directions: Apply the mask twice a week to dry skin, avoiding the eye contour area. Leave on for 10 minutes then rinse with water
Most expensive of the four items and one I am still undecided about.
Infused with anti-oxidant grape-seed, regenerating rose hip, purifying neroli, soothing lavender and detoxifying carrot oils, this 100% plant-based formula promotes cellular renewal & toxin elimination.
- Smoothes out lines
- 100% natural origin formula.
Directions: Apply 6 drops in the evening, either alone or before your moisturiser. Avoid the area around the eye.
This oil comes in a glass bottle with a dropper applicator – the fragrance is slightly stronger, still a natural fragrance but not one I would normally reach for. I applied as directed and used both without and with a night time moisturiser. It does apply easily and although 6 drops seems a lot at the beginning it does not take too long to sink in, although a slight sheen remains. It does feel comfortable on and skin does feel hydrated. In the morning skin does appear to be slightly brighter but did not notice a lot of difference when I used without a moisturiser, still not sure about smoothing out fine lines as have not noticed any additional benefits than just with my ‘normal’ night time serum / moisturiser.
That being said some mornings I think my skin does maybe look more refreshed but not sure if that is down to the oil or just having a better nights sleep. Therefore at this stage would not considering purchasing as still undecided about results – however will keep using in my skincare routine to see if I notice any additional benefits with prolonged use and if I do, will let you know.
Still undecided – at this stage will not be purchasing.
I was v happy to get the chance to try these four products especially as I now would definitely purchase the Glycolic Peel Mask and consider purchasing the cleansing oil.
Recommend you checking out these and other items from the Caudalie range including their Divine range especially as until tomorrow 28th May 2018 you are able to get 20% off when you use the code BANKHOL18 (excluding gift sets, duos, trios, SPA & gift vouchers) online at Caudalie.com. If this offer has finished when you read this there are regular gift with purchases online with a set spend. You usually are also able to select a set of samples at checkout while stocks lasts.
Look forward to any comments you may have. Have you heard about or tried any products from this range before?
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Thank you – take care and hope you all have a great week.
Best Wishes Liz x
*Gifted for Review Consideration.