I have heard so many good things about this brand so I wanted to give them a try. I purchased a few of their products but will be reviewing the foaming cleanser and make-up removing oil.
I have 40 something (cough, cough) skin that is on the oily side. I do like more natural skin care lines so thought I would give them a try.
I purchased the cleansers at the Claudalie store. The sales associate was very friendly and helpful. Since I was just testing these products out, I decided to purchase the travel sized versions. The full sized cleansers are definitely a better deal. Both of these products are good for all skin types.
Caudalie is a French skincare company, specializing in anti-ageing, skincare, body care, fragrance & masks.
The vine and grape extracts used for their patents come from the vineyards of Bordeaux, Champagne and Burgundy.
Their products have 0% parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, mineral oils, sodium laureth sulfae, and animal ingredients.
Love the colour of the bag……
Instant Foaming Cleanser
Description on their website:
Indulge your skin in the luxuriously thick & foamy Instant Foaming Cleanser. The soap-free liquid formula was created for combination skin (also suitable for sensitive) turning into an airy foam for gentle cleansing, whilst respecting the natural balance of the skin to help restore radiance, softness and comfort.
Dermatologically tested, use morning & evening on damp skin then rinse with water. Do not shake before use, suitable for all skin types.
INGREDIENTS : AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN*, SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE*, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE*, CAPRYLYL/CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE*, SODIUM CHLORIDE, CITRIC ACID*, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), COCO-BETAINE*, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE*, SODIUMCOCOYLISETHIONATE*, SODIUMPHYTATE*, CHAMOMILLARECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT*, SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT*, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACT*, SODIUM BENZOATE, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, LINALOOL, CITRONELLOL. (012/083) * Origine végétale – Plant origin
The packaging is very simple but sleek.
I used 2-3 pumps to cleanse my face. I was wearing a full face of make-up and wanted to see if it would remove it all. The foam is an airy foam and was very gentle on my skin. It smells fabulous.
I applied it to my face and proceeded to lather my face like any other cleanser. The foam melts into your skin and the foam disappears. It does not lather like a soap based cleanser – which is good because that would strip your skin of all the natural oils and would be drying. When I rinsed of the cleanser, I was glad to see that it removed all of my face make-up but it did not remove my mascara……I ended up looking like a racoon.
My face felt really soft and smooth and the scent lingered. Although this cleanser didn’t remove my mascara, I would purchase it again. My skin felt so soft.
Make-up Removing Cleansing Oil
As per their website:
The Make-up Removing Cleansing Oil dissolves all types of make-up, including waterproof. Suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types with 100% natural silky, formula. An incredibly gentle yet effective cleanser which will leave the skin feeling perfectly cleansed, refreshed, soft & moisturized without leaving a greasy film.
Warm 3 pumps between your palms and massage onto dry skin, with your eyes closed. Emulsify with a little water and rinse thoroughly.
Grape-seed oil Actions: Nourish, Repair
Soft almond oil Actions: Nourish, Soothe
Make-up removing oil. Suits to dry, sensitive and combination skin. Removes all types of make-up, including waterproof. Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate*, Caprylic/Capric Tryglyceride*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) seed oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) seed oil*, Tocopherol*, Parfum (Fragrance)*. (147/065) * Plant origin.
With a full face of make-up, I washed my face with the Make-up Removing Cleansing Oil. I used 2-3 pumps, like suggested, and warmed it in between my hands then proceeded to wash my face with it. I added a few splashes of water and the oil became milky like. Although this is an oil cleanser, it did not feel oily at all. I rinsed the oil cleanser off my face and dried my face with a towel. The Make-up Removing Cleansing Oil removed all of my face make-up and………..drum roll please……….it also removed all of my eye make-up, including the mascara. No racoon eyes! This is a silky cleanser that melts away all types of makeup and impurities, leaving the skin nourished and clean.
My skin felt so silky smooth and soft, like a babies bum :). I love the way my skin feels after using this oil. It is hydrating without the oiliness. I totally love this face oil and will continue using it. I have oily skin but my skin did not feel oily at all.
More reviews to come.
This is a great company with great products – I would definitely recommend this line to anyone.