Thursday, April 24, 2014



This CAUDALIE review is the follow-up to an amazing collaboration with my very good friend and fellow Beauty Editor Nicole Gordon Levine of Beautyisouraddiction.com.  

CAUDALIE  (which refers to a quality measurement of the duration of a wine's finish on the palette) is truly an amazing skincare collection derived from natural products (more than 93%) designed to pamper, moisturize and soothe your skin. Founded by a dynamic husband and wife duo Bertrand and Mathilde Thomas, CAUDALIE products are Infused with powerful antioxidant powers of grape and grapevine polyphenols, from their very own vineyard of Château‎ Smith Haut Lafitte. Truly a leader in anti-aging skincare in France, CAUDALIE products are free of: parabens, phenoxyethanol, mineral oils, synthetic coloring and animal ingredients. 
CAUDALIE founders: Bertrand and Mathilde Thomas
This event was very intimate with Bertrand and Mathilde each presenting the two small groups individually, of the new launches joining the CAUDALIE: The Body Moisturizing Collection, The Slimming Regimen and Premier Cru La Creme Riche

The Body Moisturizing Collection

NEW VINE BODY BUTTER ($34 - 6.7 oz.) Luxuriously luscious whipped balm, for dry skin with a delicious fragrance of Seville orange, orange blossom water and orange wood. 

Key Ingredients
  • Grape-seed oil, Vinolevure, organic fair-trade shea butter. 
  • Grape butter (restores lipids, repairs and soothes.) Extract from grape oil is rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E. 

NOURISHING BODY LOTION ($36 - 8.4 oz.) A natural, creamy lotion designed to comfort dry skin. Contains anti-oxidant active ingredients and exclusive CAUDALIE ingredients extracted from grapes and grapevines, your skin is hydrated, soft and does not feel greasy. 

Key Ingredients: 
  • Grape-seed oil - extracted from its seeds, this oil is rich in omega 6 to effectively nourish and renew the skin, without feeling oily.
  • Grape Polyphenols - among the most powerful anti-oxidants of the plant world, grape polyphenols stop free radicals, thus preventing premature aging of skin while preserving the reserve of hyaluronic acid in skin.

HAND AND NAIL CREAM ($15 - 2.5 oz) One of CAUDALIE's iconic products (one sold every 2 minutes in France) the Hand and Nail Cream gives you beautifully soft hands. It's sweet fragrance combination of Seville orange, orange blossom water and orange wood, along with ingredients from grapes and grapevines to nourish, repair and protect your hands and nails.

Key Ingredients:
  • Grape-seed oil, Grape Polyphenols, Organic fair-trade shea butter for nourishment, avocado and olive oil complex. 
  • Vinolevure: extracted from the cell wall of wine yeast, Vinolevure is rich in beta-glucan and this captures and retains water to prevent hydration of the epidermis - resulting in reinforcing the skin's immune defenses. 

LIP CONDITIONER ($12 .14 oz.) A lip treatment that soothes and protects dry, sensitive lips in one step. Lips are left soft, supply and beautifully moisturized. 

Key Ingredients:
  • Grape-seed oil, Grape Polyphenols, Organic fair-trade shea butter. 
  • Apricot oil: Rich in Vitamin E and in polyunsaturated and linoleic acids. This oil intensely nourishes, softens and renews. 


CAUDALIE introduced a slimming regimen inspired by the signature treatments at their Vinotherapie Spas. A ritual with three easy steps for exquisite skin, your body will become firmer and more toned. 

CRUSHED CABERNET SCRUB ($38 - 5.3 oz) To prepare the skin to receive the slimming regimen. To use: apply twice a week to damp skin, warming the scrub in your hands and massage onto your entire body, working in circular motions from top to bottom until the sugar has melted - rinse. Tip: add a few drops of the Contouring Concentrate to scrub, for a more intensive effect. 

Key Ingredients: 
  • Crushed grape seeds, six organic essential oils (lemongrass, lemon, juniper berry, rosemary, geranium and cypress.) 
  • Grape-seed oil, brown sugar and pure Aquitaine Honey. 
CONTOURING CONCENTRATE ($35 - 2.5 oz.) A highly concentrated elixir that helps to decongest cellulite-prone areas at deep levels, refine the figure and reduce the appearance of orange-peel skin, by activating the process of draining. Formulated with 100% natural ingredients, treats stubborn areas, such as: thighs, hips and buttocks. To use: after showering or bathing, pour a measured dose into your hands and warm it to encourage even faster penetration into skin. Massage in circular movements, starting at the feet and moving upwards.

Key Ingredients: 
  • Six organic essential oils (lemongrass and lemon organic essential oils to drain, juniper berry, rosemary and geranium organic essential oils to tone and cypress organic essential oil to sculpt.
DRAINING ORGANIC HERBAL TEAS ($14 - 20 1 oz satchels) The slimming regimen booster, a perfect slimming aid that helps eliminate water and toxins. To use: Steep a bag in just-boiled water for 5 minutes or steep 3 tea bags in 1.5 liters of water any time of the day. 

Key Ingredients: 
  • Delicious blend of five organic plants to promote wellness: red vine, blackcurrant, blueberry, sweet orange peel and cinnamon.)

LA CRÈME RICHE ($158 - 0.5 oz) A deeply nourishing nectar, an anti-aging addition to the Premier Cru Collection that counteracts wrinkles, loss of firmness, dark spots, dullness and dehydration; to reveal visibly younger-looking and beautiful skin. 

Key Ingredients

  • Resveratrol (anti-wrinkle, firming and anti-glycation)
  • Viniferine (anti-dark spots and radiance-boosting)
  • Grape Polyphenols (anti-oxidant)
  • Vinolevure (moisturizing and fortifying) 
  • Grape-seed oil (nourishing)
  • Matrixyl 3000 (anti-wrinkle)
  • Ceramide 2 and Peptides duo (firming)
  • Hyaluronic Acid (hydrating and plumping
  • 24-hour Moisturizer (hydrating)
  • Apricot Butter (nourishing)
  • 3 Plant Waxes (jojoba, mimosa and sunflower
  • Yeast Extract (skin barrier restoring)
Available at www.Caudalie.com , Caudalie NYC (315 Bleecker Street & 1031 Lexington Avenue) and at the Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa at The Plaza Hotel.

~Evelyn Lugo 

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