Caudalie first appeared in pharmacies in Bordeaux in 1995, starting small with just two face creams as well as supplements which were based on grape-seed Polyphenols. In 1999 their brand grew with the creation of the first ‘Viotherapie’ spa, which uses the revitalising beneficial effects of the water from hot springs located 500 meters underground on their estate. This spa is designed to offer luxury treatments using Caudalie products.
“In my vineyard, we say that when the vine cries, the face of women illuminate.”
Between 2001 and 2005 new products were brought out. 2001 saw the release of the anti-ageing resveratrol which was part of the Vinexpert range, which has proven successful since release. In 2005 there was the release of the Vinoperfect range, this range contains sap which removes dark spots. Within this range was the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Complexion Correcting which is a bestseller.
In 2006 Caudalie decided to remove the parabens from all their products, ever since Caudalie has been all about strong 'cosm-ethics'. They favour natural and environmentally friendly active ingredients; the vine and grape extracts used for their patents come from the vineyards of Bordeaux, Champagne and Burgundy, and every day Caudalie scientists seek out the next “green” active ingredients to strengthen the company's 'cosm-ethics'. Caudalie use a variety of naturally sourced ingredients such as plant oils, moisturising active ingredients, fair trade shea butter, natural emulsifiers, and extracts of the most fragrant fruits and plants to create their cult favourite products which truly care for your skin.
2009 was the year of “Crème de la Crème” which was a result of 7 years of research. The blend of original Caudalie ingredients within this product – Resveratrol, Polyphenols and Viniferine – mixed with molecules used to combat ageing. This product tackles a variety of skin concerns such as wrinkles, dark spots, dryness and dull complexion.
In recent years Caudalie decided to donate 1% of their worldwide turn over to help implement environmental projects, therefore from 2012, anyone who buys a product from Caudalie is contributing to protecting the plants.
Products to Try:
Caudalie Beauty Elixir Set: a set designed to smooth the skin, reduce pore size and boost natural radiance. Use this kit to leave your skin looking luminous and bright - and feeling fresh.
Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleansing Double: a generous, airy foam which gentle cleanses the skin. Soap free, this formula respects your skin's natural balance and leaves it feeling comfortable.