My 5ml tube of the product came as part of a box of three products supplied by the website Latestinbeauty.co.uk at a price of 9.99 including packaging.
Although I’ve been pretty good about looking after my skin for most of my adult life, I’m a relatively late convert to eye creams and have only been using them regularly for a couple of years. I also appreciate tiny tubes because I live most of my life within the constraints of an airport-approved 20 cm square ziplock plastic bag.
The product comes in a dark green tube which is stable to stand on its cap, ensuring that the product is in the right part of the tube when you need to squeeze it out. The instructions are simple and fuss-free; “Apply morning and evening”.The full size for this product is 15 ml which is pretty standard for an eye cream and it costs 26.00. The tube I have therefore has a nominal value of about 9.00
Caudalie describe this as an ‘anti-fatigue and anti-wrinkle’ eye and lip cream and say that it’s a ‘double action gel-cream’ that will reduce dark circles and puffiness and smooth the skin around the eyes and on the lips. The key active ingredients are polyphenol, vitamin C and something called Matrixyl 3000. There are also some natural extracts - fern, horse chestnut, liquorice and witch hazel that should have smoothing and moisturising action. Matrixyl 3000 is apparently a mix of peptides and they say it’s a wonder ingredient. Who am I to argue?
As with all eye creams, you should use only the titchiest amount and pat it around the eyes with a finger. With eye creams less is more and too much can be as bad as too little. Some say the ring finger is the best but quite honestly, I’m doing well if I remember to do it at all so I won’t beat myself up if it’s the wrong finger.
For the lips I just discovered I was using it incorrectly as it’s not FOR the lips, it’s for the skin around the lips - the area that ages badly in smokers who tend to get ‘cats arse mouth' from pursing their lips.
It should be used twice a day for best results and is suitable for all skin types. It has been tested by dermatologists and opthalmologists and shouldn’t cause any problems for sensitive skins, especially since it’s fragrance free.
I rather like this one. It comes out of the tube with a good degree of control, pats on to the skin with a light cooling effect, and soaks in quickly. The eye and lip combo positioning is a good one since I like to travel light and multi-functional products come in handy.
Caudalie Polyphenols C15 Anti-wrinkle Eye and Lip Cream (15ml) is enriched with Matrixyl 3000 and fern horse chestnut liquorice and witch hazel extracts to create the perfect treatment to smooth the eye and lip area. Its anti-wrinkle formula works to reduce the look of dark circles around the eyes creating a more revitalised look throughtout the day. -SA