For years and years now, I have heard the Beauty Community talking about the Caudalie Beauty elixir and I have always wanted to get my hands on it! I love skin care and I love the whole spray concepts as it’s quick easy and refreshing but is this one worth the hype it gets?
Firstly, the packing is just lovely and luxurious. It is a frosted glass bottle with embossed printing on the front and a nice silver cap. My favourite thing about it I would say is the actual spray element. Caudalie have clearly put a lot of thought into that element as it spritzes such a fine mist across the face and is so evenly distributed!
In terms of the product itself, this is what Caudalie have to say about it:
Inspired by Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s elixir of youth, this powerful plant based anti-dull complexion treatment smooths away fine lines, tightens pores and gives the complexion an instant boost of radiance. A Caudalie cult product favoured by make-up artists, beauty addicts and celebrities, the elixir also works wonderfully to help set make-up.
The product is heavily based around having natural botanical elements included and has no parabens, mineral oils, or animal ingredients among others which, in my opinion is great as I don’t like to apply chemicals to my skin if I can avoid it. The scent is absolutely divine! The main natural essences that are included are Grape, Orange blossom, Rose, Balm mint & Rosemary and that is very evident in the scent. It is so refreshing yet calming at the same time and I do see why a lot of people use this on a plane as I bet it is really soothing! I love spraying this on my skin as I feel so awake and my skin feels nice and hydrated however I don’t feel like it really does much else for my skin. I think the ‘smoothing fine lines and tightening pores’ is a load of rubbish really. This is honestly a glorified natural face spritz!
The one element that really niggles at me is the price! This 30ml travel bottle set me back £11.50 and if you were to buy the full size 100ml bottle, its a massive £32!! I do feel like that is incredibly over priced for what the product actually does. Yes it does feel quite luxurious and yes I love spraying it on my face but I don’t really feel like it is any better than any of the others on the market! The scent is a massive plus point but the price is a real downer! Would this put me off buying it again? Sadly no! I just love the scent and the whole spritzing refreshing process but it would only be bought as a treat and I would use it rather sparingly!!
Is it worth the hype? In my opinion no, however, I see why beauty guru’s keep buying it as the whole process of spritzing it on your face and the scent does feel very luxurious and quite ‘at home spa’. If you have a spare £11.50 lying around give it a try as it’s nice to try such an infamous product however, if you’re tight on cash or want something that works wonders, don’t waste your money. This is purely a statement product that doesn’t really have a purpose however I do love using it. Clearly I’m a sucker for pointless products!
Have you tried this? If so, what do you think of it?