Caudalie’s New Premier Cru Range

Sunday, March 10th 2013 0

Premium skincare for eyes and face

A few weeks ago I attended the launch of Caudalie's newest creams from the Premier Cru range. After a couple of weeks of using them religiously, they've become my favourite Caudalie pieces to date.

Our evening at the Soho Hotel began with a refreshing grape tea from the Caudalie vineyard. Then it was time for my facial with one of the Caudalie therapists, Mia.

Sat in a comfy chair, Mia gave me a set of headphones and played relaxing music, allowing me to totally switch off. She created a bespoke regime for me based on my skin needs and my favourite was the Vinoperfect Enzymatic Peel Mask – it was so cooling when she applied it. I noticed that she used a standard foundation brush to apply this and it felt extra soft and soothing, I’ll be stealing this trick next time I apply my favourite mask! I really loved Mia and she gave such a lovely facial. She is based at Urban Retreat in Manchester so I’ll definitely be paying a visit to her again.

After this, one of the Paris team talked us through the new Premier Cru range. She gave us a bit of background on the brand, noting that the founder originally had a vineyard and noticed that all of her workers’ hands were fantastic; this is how she realised that grapes could be beneficial in skincare. The latest range, she tells us, came from years of research and the team are finally satisfied that they have found the perfect formulation.

So how do they work?

La Creme: This is for use on face and neck and ideally to be applied after serum. I really like this cream; it is rich enough to hydrate the skin and takes a little while to penetrate, meaning that you can spend some extra time massaging it in. The bottle is fairly large (50ml) and just one pump is enough to cover the face, meaning that this should last quite a while. It is slightly rose-scented, something that always has a cooling effect on my skin, and contains everyone’s favourite anti-ageing molecule: hyaluronic acid. Whenever I wash my face the morning after I’ve used this cream, my skin feels so unbelievably soft and is still hydrated. NOTE: Currently the Caudalie UK website are offering this in a Limited Edition set for the same price – get it while it’s there!

La Creme Yeux: This is my favourite of the two. A concentrated eye cream, this is very creamy and ideal for providing intense hydration. The colour of this cream is slightly more orange than the face cream. This is because it contains light reflecting particles to neutralise blue tones – something we all need from time to time. One thing I would note is that you only need a tiny amount but the pump automatically distributes quite a lot. Be sure to press the pump carefully when you distribute the cream and you’ll get a longer use from the cream. My eyes are sensitive and I have to be very careful with eye products but this is gentle enough for me to use and really plumps the skin.

I am a firm fan of Caudalie products and always have been, but the Premier Cru range really is something. If you’re looking for something to plump and hydrate the skin without feeling too oily or heavy, this is just the range for you.

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