Caudalie Beauty Elixir – £12 30ml or £32 for 100ml
I’ve had the Caudalie Beauty Elixir for a while now so it is about time I reviewed it.
According to the website, the Caudalie Beauty Elixir is inspired by the “old elixir of youth” used by Queen Isabelle of Hungary. It gives a sudden burst of radiance to the skin and provides it with the nutrients it needs, all in a single spray. The Caudalie Beauty Elixir has extracts of grape, rosemary, orange blossom, rose, myrrh and organic balm mint. It is particularly designed for urbanites who may suffer from a dull complexion or as an aftershave for men. So it can be used by either sex. It is designed to be a toner and a serum all rolled into one, and the spray top means that it can be used on the go (although the bottle is made from glass, so be careful).
From the Caudalie website:
Inspired by the Youth Elixir of the Queen of Hungary in the 16th century, the Beauty Elixir has a unique and invigorating formula.
Made of 100% natural-origin ingredients and bursting with powerful plant extracts, this cult favourite reveals an instant radiance boost for the complexion, whilst tightening the pores and smoothing fine lines and make-up creases.
Famously used as a make-up setting spray backstage at fashion shows, this priming mist can be used under or over your complete make-up look, enhancing its longevity and reviving tired and dull-looking skin.
This revitalising mist gives you an immediate radiance boost.
The aromatic fragrance is both uplifting and calming for the mind and the senses.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir – The Verdict
The Caudalie Beauty Elixir comes in two sizes. The 30ml bottle is £12 and the 100ml bottle is £32. £32 is quite a lot to spend on a skincare product you might not get along with, so the 30ml size is handy to buy if you want to trial it.
I use the Caudalie Beauty Elixir when I need a quick pick-me-up. The mint is quite invigorating, if anyone has ever used the Original Source Mint Shower Gel can attest to. It has quite a distinctive fragrance, I get the mint really coming through and it does linger for a while, but you get used to it. On the Caudalie website it can be used as a room or pillow spray as well, but if you are sensitive to smells I wouldn’t advise it.
I like using the Caudalie Beauty Elixir on a particularly hot day. It really does freshen the skin and it does make dull skin look somewhat brighter. I don’t really notice a difference in terms of the appearance of pores or fine lines though. It doesn’t really moisturise my skin, but it doesn’t dry it out either. Those prone to dry skin might want to proceed with caution as one of the main ingredients is alcohol which can dry out the skin and I guess would be problematic if you are already prone to dry skin.
All in all it is a nice spray that can be used as a serum or a toner on-the-go. The smell could be quite off-putting for some people and it could do more, but if you have some extra money to spend it’s not a bad investment. I know there are some more budget friendly options that do promise similar results, but to me they work more as a refreshing face mist rather than a toner and serum.
Have you ever tried the Caudalie Beauty Elixir? What did you think of it?
Caudalie Beauty Elixir Ingredients List
Water, Alcohol*, Bitter Orange Flower Water*, Glycerin*, Rosemary Leaf Oil*, Potassium Alum, Peppermint Oil*, Orange Flower Oil*, Commiphora Myrrha Extract*, Styrax Benzoin Resin Extract*, Balm Mint Leaf Oil*, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil*, Grape Extract*, Citral*, Citronellol*, Farnesol*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool*. * Plant Origin