It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Caudalie skincare - I even went to their hotel and spa over summer! I've recently been loving their Vinosource S.O.S. Thirst Quenching Serum* | £29 | so it was the natural choice for my monthly standout beauty recommendation...
I have a bit of an annoying skin type; it's combination, so I definitely get dry patches but my t-zone can also become a little shiny throughout the day. At the same time it's really dehydrated, so my aim is to find products that plump up my skin and give it a hit of moisture without being too rich. Although I can go for a more heavy-duty moisturiser during autumn / winter, my ideal serum is something lightweight that packs a punch.
This serum is almost water-light (and is oil-free) so absorbs quickly and easily into my skin and the formula is packed full of the Caudalie grape juice and water, which really does have that 'thirst quenching' effect on my parched skin. I do have some fine lines on my forehead in particular, which always look deeper and more visible when my skin is extra-dehydrated, and the Hyaluronic Acid in this serum plumps things out nicely so my makeup doesn't settle into them. It leaves things so smooth and also very soft to the touch.
As an antioxidant, Caudalie also claim their grape extract is more powerful than Vitamin E, and in my experience they have a very similar effect on my skin. This serum just gives that dewy, fresh, even 'juicy' look, making my skin look nice and healthy, even when I'm lacking sleep and the weather is cold and miserable!
It gives my skin lasting hydration and is nicely soothing, so I know it's going to be an essential as we head into winter - I'm already a good way through it. That would probably be my only drawback of this product; the super-watery consistency means I'm getting through it fast. Whilst £29 isn't unreasonable for a serum, I know I'll probably have used up this bottle before the end of winter!
Have you tried Caudalie skincare? What do you look for in a serum?
Disclosure - products marked * were gifted to me as unpaid advertisement for the brands / websites mentioned. All opinions expressed are my own. Please read my disclosure page for more information.
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