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I was not impressed by the other Caudalie serum that I have tried which probably explains why my bottle of Caudalie Vinoperfect radiance serum sat on my shelf for a long time before I finally cracked it open to give it a go. My complaint about the other – the polyphenol serum that I reviewed last year – was that it felt very thin and watery and gave no noticeable impact on my skin. I tried to be open minded about trying the new one.
The serum comes in a small glass bottle with a dropper. Mine is a 10 ml bottle and I suspect I probably got it in a mixed box set from Latestinbeauty which is where most of my Caudalie products have come from over the years. I haven’t had a 30 ml full sized serum bottle but I can only hope that the droppers are better when you are paying full price as the 10 ml bottle droppers tend to pick up more serum on their outside than on the inside.
Caudalie specialise in ingredients extracted from grapes and I assume that’s why this is called Vinoperfect. The claims for this particular serum are that it will correct and prevent dark spots, even skin tone and boost the radiance of your skin because it contains something called ‘Viniferine’. Whilst I am of an age when my peers seem to be concerned about so-called ‘age spots’, I have been a freckled person all my life and don’t seem to have really switched on to the whole age spot ‘vibe’ at all. I don’t think I have them and if I did, I’d probably not spot them through the freckles. I guess it’s all about perspective. Aside from the sun spots, it’s also supposed to tackle acne marks and scars and fortunately I don’t have those either.
This product is quite thin and runny and a few drops are plenty enough to cover your whole face and neck so even a small bottle gives a good chance to see how it performs. It spreads well and soaks in fast but I find it leaves my skin feeling slightly sticky and that’s not entirely pleasant. It should be used under moisturiser and if you slap something else on top soon after applying, you might not notice the tackiness but I don’t much like it. I think it would be better as a summer serum when you may not want something richer or more indulgent but for me it’s a product that’s not really exciting me.
I really like taking care of my skin and feeding the best products in to it and when a Caudalie vinoerfect radiance serum landed in my February UK Birchbox. I am familar with this brand and own many products and in fact have never tried anything I didn't like by them!
The sample I have is 10ml and the normal full size is 30ml so I think this is a really generous sample to receive. On Look Fantastic website the price for full sized is £45.
What does it do?
This makes the complexion radiant, corrects dark skin and evens out general skin tone whilst giving anti ageing treatment to the skin. This is oil free and suitable for most skin types.
I have enjoyed using this regularly and a tiny dot goes such a long way. It is satin soft and can be used morning and evening before moisturising, that way you trap in the goodness of the serum I think! It is a little runny in consistency, but this is OK as I think it makes it go further on the surface of the skin.
It may be expensive but it worked really well on my dehydrated and dull skin as it literally drank in the serum and I noticed a huge difference in the brightness of my skin after just a few days. I also think it makes my moisturiser go a bit further. For me this is a really special skin care product and one I will buy again.
First of all, the packaging: it''s very attractive, nice enough to leave out on display on my drawer as all other Caudalie products. I find that white and silver shinny look luxurious, and the fact that the serum is on a glass bottle makes it feel nice and pricy in the hand. The size is small to get in your purse and suitable to travel or for a sleep over on your boyfriend''s. The grapevine decal design is very subtle and modern looking, which I appreciate. I use all the products from VINOPERFECT line since I was pregnant to prevent dark spots, brownish or yellowish patches called chloasma (also dubbed the mask of pregnancy). And it worked! Not only I had no new dark spots but also my complexion got lot smoother and even then before! Product Details: I use the serum before the moisturizer and after cleaning my skin with the micelar water. When you apply it you don''t get a smooth touch on you skin, it''s more gluye but it''s fresh and light. Because you will apply the moisturizer after it''s ok! It''s pricy but I only use a little each time, half a pea size drop so I had product for 6 months. I apply on my face and neck, in the morning and at night. I use it when I use make up. I really recomend this VINOPERFECT line! I will continue using it.
Main ingredients: Viniferine olive squalanemint, caraway and galbanum / This satiny serum offers remarkable, scientifically proven anti-dark spot action in just 4 weeks / It corrects existing dark spots, prevents the appearance of dark spots, and boosts the complexion's radiance / It provides anti-oxidant protection and offers your skin unique anti-ageing action by stimulating collagen and elastin production / Your complexion looks even and radiant / Your skin is redensified and beautifully radiant /