Caudalie ‘Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet’ Review

A facial moisturiser is exactly what I need right now. Between the Sun, air conditioning and chlorine my skin feels quite dry. I brought La Mer ‘Crème de la Mer’ with me for my face as it’s a really heavy, thick moisturiser so I thought it would be good in the circumstances, but I think this combination of conditions is too much for one product alone. This Caudalie facial moisturiser was included in the Latest in Beauty Limited Edition Beauty and the Beast Box. The card describes it as:

“Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet has an immediate and long-lasting calming and soothing action. Anti-oxidant rich with patented polyphenols the formula helps strengthen and nourish skin from the inside out. The gel-cream reactivity the skins hydration mechanisms and restores its water reserves. As skin becomes stronger, it feels softer and more comfortable.”


This is a 10ml sample of the moisturiser. Full size, it sells in tubes of 40ml for £23 from various retailers, including uk.caudalie.com. Assuming the sample is a similar price per ml as the full price product, the moisturiser costs 57p per ml or £5.75 for the sample. 


The packaging for the moisturiser is a very sweet baby pink coloured plastic tube, with a glossy white lid. The Caudalie branding, and product name are also printed on the front in white text. The back of the tube contains the barcode, company contact information and place of manufacture (France). It doesn’t contain a full list of ingredients, but it says it has 0% parabènes, phénoxéthanol, philates, huiles minérales, sodium laureth sulfate, ingrédients d’origine animale (ingredients of animal origin). 


I unscrew the lid and squeeze out a small amount of white cream. The tube seems a generous size for the amount of product within it, so it takes a good squeeze to get some out. The moisturiser smells very similar to the anti-aging Caudalie product I tried back in March – it’s a fresh smell instead of the floral tones most moisturisers tend to opt for. I didn’t like the smell last time I tried Caudalie, but I must admit it’s growing on me a little – although it still reminds me of olives (and I don’t like olives). 

Directions: Apply morning and evening, to face and neck, either by itself or after your serum.

I didn’t bring any serum with me, so I’m trying this after washing, cleansing and toning. The moisturiser is very light and glides over my skin easily. My forehead and nose have caught the Sun more so than other areas, and I was worried it might be a little painful but I found it to be cooling and soothing. The light formula was easily absorbed, and really refrshing. I’m very glad I brough this little tube of hydration with me, there should be just enough included to last until I get home (hopefully!) 

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