Thursday, 3 April 2014

Caudalie Polyphenol C15


Caudalie is a brand that I trained in over 15 years ago and have continued to use since then. Their Nourishing Body Lotion is still one of my favourites and is brilliant if you suffer from dry skin. They now have 11 Collections within the range and I know from my skin consult appointments that they can sometimes cause confusion - but rest assured this new range is both simple, affordable and works a treat.

Polyphenol C15 is aimed at the 30+ - however, as its primary function is to act as a super antioxidant, this is really suitable for all ages - especially if you expose your skin to stress and pollution - which is all of us.

The Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum is the star of the range and is a potent antioxidant boost/free radical protecting machine. It has the highest concentration of polyphenols and includes stabilised vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to protect and plump. The texture is really light and it absorbs beautifully. This would be perfect as a serum for all skin types but also worth thinking about for when you are on holiday/in particular extremes of weather as a booster of protection.


The eye cream has the same ingredients as the serum with added Matrixyl 3000 - a brilliant mix of peptides to help with fine lines and wrinkles which is all too frequently lauded as a 'wonder' ingredient in extremely expensive eye creams. This one is £26.00.

Regular readers will know that I generally have an aversion to moisturisers with SPF. I tend to stick with moisturisers and then apply an SPF. However: I know that a lot of readers don't want that faff and I am always asked for moisturisers with SPF - this one is lovely. 

It's light, absorbs brilliantly and smells beautiful (as an aside). It's not greasy and works compatibly with other serums from other brands (a question I am also always asked!). It has already been commandeered by Mr Hirons.

The Caudalie Polyphenol C15 range launched this week and is available at all Caudalie stockists. Good stuff.



22 comments:

  1. Caroline do you think the serum would work for my mom? I just managed to completely change her skincare routine (from not washing her make up before going to bed and smoking all of her life, sunbathing like crazy every summer, well that was quite a change, but as you imagine the damage is done!), she is 50, doing much better now she's been using it's skin, power 10 vitamin c under her moisturiser and spf, but now it's finished, you think she could put it under her make up in the mornings for good results? Any other extra advice for wrinkles and discoloration?
    Btw. I love your blog! You changed my skinface routine from the first blog! You said something about if you manage to spend hundreds of dollars on your purse you can't save on your face, then I looked at my prada, and one lonely cream standing on my desk...It said it all! Thank you so much!!!!

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    1. Hi DiamondK, Good I'm so pleased! :)
      Yes Mum can use this. And the price won't terrify her! :)

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  2. Thank you for sharing this! I've been trying to find a good (and less expensive) eye cream. I'm in my late 20's and already have some fine lines (too many years of sun and not using good moisturizers, or any at all, yikes) around the eye area. I'm hesitant to believe there is a miracle cream to rid of my wrinkles, but I know that the right ingredients can help! I'll have to give this one a try.

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  3. Thanks, Caroline! Been trying to figure out which eye cream to get (my Clarins is almost finished - was not so pleased, I must say), so might go for this one. Would you say this is better than the Clinique Laser Focus, which I have liked in the past? I'm 45+ but actually have hardly any wrinkles, must be those eye creams I've been using for forever ;)
    I will also look into the serum, as I love the Vinosource one, and do appreciate Caudelie makes such great products w/o parabens or silicones.
    Could you elaborate on Matrixyl 3000. I've been reading about it, but sometimes it's hard to know if the hype is justified???

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    1. Hi Ayelet,

      Matrixyl 3000 hype is justified. And I like a silicone! :)

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    2. Thank you so much for replying!!! I will definitely try this stuff when it comes out... I already checked the European website ;))
      I know you are not opposed to silicones, it's just that... my skin is opposed to them, apparently, and it lets its displeasure be known!!! It's OK if I use it in foundation a couple of times a week, but in a product I might use very day, like EL ANR, not.

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    3. Ayelet, will you please, please tell us what eye creams you've been using to keep your wrinkles at bay? Or serums? I am opposed to silicones as well, for the same reasons you stated. Clogged pores. I use it in foundations, but I don't like to wear it overnight, and I don't want an overload of silicones in practically every product applied to my face (serums, moisturizers, primer, foundation, powder). I liked how the EL ANR kept hyperpigmentation at bay for me and the hyaluronic acid kept my face feeling moisture. I also tried the Clinique Laser Repair. I enjoyed how it made my skin feel rejuvenated and supple. Yet is does have dimethicone in it and doesn't really prevent hyperpigmentation, so I'm stopping use. I'm trying a sample of this Caudalie C15 serum. It's only been two days, but it doesn't feel as good as the EL ANR or Laser Repair. Also, what moisturizer do you use?

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  4. Caroline, my skin is combination to oily in terms of moisturising I always use a combined moisturiser with spf as i worry that using two seperate products may lay heavy on my skin. What would you recommend for me if I was to use a separate moisturiser and spf? Thanks x

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  5. Thank you for sharing :)

    Antioxidant serums - AM or PM?

    Lola

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  6. I'm a huge Caudalie fan (even my 13 yr old daughter uses Caudalie). I wonder how this serum differs from PC C15 booster (along with her AOX serums) or from the Skinceuticals C serums. I am happy with my PC serums, but when I see shiny, new AND from my fave range, my heart skips a beat!

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  7. Hi Caroline, Please help! I've been adding glycolic acid to my routine as per your recommendation, and while my skin tone definitely improved--more smooth and glowy, far less thirsty looking--a couple of weeks in I ended up with breakouts of huge deep painful (cystic?) pimples, something I had never experienced before. I have tried both Peter Thomas Roth 10% Glycolic Acid Hydrating Gel and Liquid Gold (separate trials. I don't think I was overdoing it), and this happened both times. I really want the benefits of the glycolic but I'm scared that my skin doesn't like it. Is this possible? Am I doing something wrong? Should I try one more time? Thank you!

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    1. You can absolutely be intolerant of glycolic. Zelens pads are glycolic free? REN is glycolic free?

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    2. Thank you!!

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  8. Caroline, would you recommend the eye cream to a pregnant lady? I have recently become pregnant and my Dr recommended avoiding all products with retinol. So I had to switch my eye cream (which had retinol) and I am looking for a replacement. What do you think might work?

    Thanks!

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  9. Caroline what about the overnight detox oil?

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  10. Thank you Caroline for your recommendation of a moisturiser with SPF! I can't wait to buy/try it! :)

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  11. Thank you for recommending a moisturiser with SPF for us lazy ones, haha! x

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  12. Dear Caroline thank you for all the amazing work you have done in this blog. It's been an amazingly helpful resource for all of us laymen struggling with our skin(care). I've sampled lately the polyphenol serum by caudalie but I think it makes my skin just a bit angry-nothing too serious that won't disappear through the day. I was really hoping it would work cause I really miss a good antioxidant serum from my routine. If I use it every other day will it still benefit my skin? Any other water based antioxidant serum suitable for any skin type (including sensitive) that you could recommend would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much! And greetings from Greece :)

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  13. Hi Caroline :)

    I have been contemplating whether to buy the Caudalie Polyphenols C15 Overnight Detox Oil - I am currently finishing my Pai Roseship BioRegenerate oil however I used to suffer from acne and now I still have some scars and marks although the acne is all gone (through medication), and my skin is porey and not smooth. I am 21 - would the Detox Oil suit me or should I go for something lighter?

    Thank you!

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  14. Hello! Thank you so much for your great advice, always :) What would you suggest if I'm only going to buy one product from this range? The day serum, or the night oil? Thank you!

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  15. Hi, Caroline! Could you recommend a daily moisturiser with SPF for acne prone skin? Thanks!

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