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A Rich Serum Packed Full of Natural Ingredients..
Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum
Member Name: angelboouk
Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum
Advantages: natural ingredients, packaging, scent, effects
Caudalie is a French beauty brand. They specialise in skincare products but also offer shower and body treats.
~Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum~
This serum is perfect for dehyrated skin but can be beneficial for all skin types. It can be used in the morning and the evening or just when your skin needs a boost. It should be applied before your normal moisturiser. This serum is enriched with organic grape water, anti-oxidants and hyaluronic acid. This serum is free from parabens and is not tested on animals. It is made of 97% natural ingredients.
This serum is designed to regulate the 'water exchange' of your skin. It promises to hydrated deep down into the layers of your skin and restore balance. It should also leave your skin supple, dewy, moisturised and soothed.
This serum is conveniently presented in a clear glass bottle. The bottle features a pump dispenser under a clear lid and the essential product information is on the bottle. The design of this bottle is simple yet attractive. This serum has a 9 month shelf life.
~Price and Availability~
A full size bottle contains 30ml of serum. It can be purchased online and from some department stores..
*www.feelunique.com - £26.10
*www.glossybox.co.uk - £29.00
*John Lewis - £29.00
You can also purchase a 10ml tube of this serum from eBay priced at £9.99.
Until a few months ago, I hadn't heard of the Caudalie brand. My sister had purchased a few of their products and had been given a 10ml tube of this serum and another sample as a free gift. Knowing how dehydrated my skin gets, little sister was given the tube and accepted happily - I have the best big sister in the world!
Anyway, despite using a day and night cream each day, sometimes my skin feels very dehydrated and requires an additional step in my skincare regime. My skin is a nightmare - one day it is dry, other days it is oily. I find the weather and stress seems to effect how bad it actually is. It isn't convenient for me to apply a nourishing face mask daily so this type of serum is perfect to give a much needed hydration boost to my skin.
~A Drink For Dehydrated Skin?~
This serum performs very well. Whenever my skin looks dried out and generally lacking moisturise, I use this. I find it too intensive for twice daily use so tend to use it when needed which is usually once or twice a week. If you do not use an intensive day cream, you could get away with using this daily but I do not like having too many products on my face all the time.
The serum itself is quite rich and almost creamy in texture when it is first dispensed. It is important to only dispense a tiny amount as it spreads incredibly well. The first time I used this serum, I dispensed too much and some went to waste. Once I start to massage this across freshly cleansed skin, it turns to a light weight, oily texture which feels cool and refreshing on my skin. It sinks in quickly but does leave a slight oily texture on the surface of my skin for a while. This disappears when I apply a moisturiser over the top.
Each time I use this serum, I can feel the instant hydrating effects. My skin drinks it up - every last drop and my skin feels refreshed deep down. This serum surges through the layers of skin, soaking each layer with its intensive goodness. My skin feels nourished and simply brilliant. If I am having a day at home, I sometimes apply a thin layer of this serum as a mask and allow it to work its magic. Most of the time though, I apply my day cream over the top and have always been impressed with the additional hydration that this serum offers. My skin really benefits from this serum and my skin appears dewy and feels comfortable. Hydration is restored and I can go back to using my regular products until the next time my skin decides to become unbalanced!
This serum doesn't clog my pores up or feel too heavy on my skin. It is very gentle and I have not experienced any irritation from using it (I have sensitive skin). Another impressive aspect of this serum is the scent. It is gorgeous which makes it a treat to apply. It reminds me of a tropical fruit ice lolly though I cannot quite place it! The scent is light, refreshing and doesn't overpower.
I find this serum perfect for a quick 'pick me up' for my skin. I like to use it as a mask and this suits my skin well. If I use it too often, I find it leaves my face a little oily rather than hydrated. It does restore balance and I can imagine this being perfect for injecting much needed hydrating during the Winter months. My 10ml tube has lasted well with occasional use but if you would be using this daily, you would get around 4 months from one full size bottle. I prefer the smaller size as I don't feel I could use it all within 9 months.
If you are looking for a rich serum then this is perfect. It is even more perfect that it is packed full of natural ingredients. It is expensive but it is worth it in my opinion and I am glad I have had the opportunity to try it out.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: a fab serum