Caudalie has been looking pretty in pink these days, with the new repackaging of their popular Vinosource range of products. Vinosource, if you’re not as familiar with the brand, is the hydration range. This is infused with their signature grape water for hydration, and polyphenols extracted from grape seeds for an antioxidant effect.
While previously packaged in a rather uniform white and maroon packaging, Caudalie has recently repackaged their signature creams, to make it easier to identify what you need for your skin – also looks a lot more attractive, if you ask me!
Quite many years ago, when I was first experimenting with the brand, I dabbled a little in the Vinosource range. For me, I consider this one the “starter range” for those new to Caudalie, as it is the most basic for most skin types. After all, all of us could do with a little more skin hydration!
With the new packaging, it is now easier to identify the moisturiser that best suits your skin type, as the tubes are now colour-coded into 4 handy pink shades.
The lightest pink shade is the Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet (RM140 | US$39 | £23 for 40ml) which is tailored towards those having sensitive skin. The texture is that of a gel-cream and as the name suggests, it has a very lightweight texture that seems to immediately sink into your skin. If your skin is very reactive, then this promises to soothe with the grape water, and to strengthen and protect with the polyphenols infused into the formula.
The next up is the Vinosource Moisturising Mattifying Fluid which serves combination skin best, as it has a light liquid texture, yet offers a mattifying effect on skin. This oil-free formula promises to add moisture to skin while keeping excess oil at bay.
Going up the pink scale, we have the Vinosource Moisture Recovery Cream, which is where I come in, for it is best used by dry skinned types. The texture is creamy yet light, and it promises to restore and strengthen the moisture barrier so skin seals in the moisture better. I tested this on my hand and it felt nice. Not heavy nor oily, yet seems to give dry skin that comfort we seek in a moisturiser.
The Vinosource Intense Moisture Rescue Cream is not available in Malaysia, as it is targeted at those with very dry skin, but it is available in the cooler climates which I think it serves best. This one is supposed to have a heavier texture, yet without feeling heavy or too oily on skin.
In general, I found the Vinosource moisturiser range quite light in texture. If you feel that your skin is feeling a little more reactive or dry, you can even do as I do, and sandwich the Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet between your serum and another moisturiser. I tested it on some evenings, and it seems to be quite nice, as the moisturising sorbet takes on a very watery texture on contact with skin. So, I treat it like a serum and my drier skin seems to take it well :)
Just FYI, for a limited time, the Caudalie Grape Water (I love the French name Eau de Raisin, because it sounds a little strange to associate water and raisin – dehydrated grapes – in the same phrase) is available in pink packaging (It’s usually green). It’ll be available for RM35 | £6 | US$13 for the travel sized 75ml bottle. I’d never tried this one before, only the Beauty Elixir but at the press event, I had some spritzed on my skin and it felt quite lovely! A fine mist that refreshes the skin, and which I saw with my own eyes, does not change the PH level of your skin. I’ll tell you a little more if you’re interested, or YOU can tell ME if you’ve used this before or are a fan! :D
Have you used the Caudalie Vinosource range before this? Do you have a favourite product?
I have heard a lot about the Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum which sounds so promising doesn’t it? Thirst-quenching. I gave an involuntary swallow of my parched throat, reading that! :D Have you tried it?