Skincare Review: Do Changing Seasons Upset Your Skin? Caudalie Vinosource to the Rescue!

Hey everyone!

About two weeks ago I went to the Caudalie Vinosource press event and received some samples to try out. I have been using them over the past two weeks, and I have come to my verdict. I started using this line when my skin was acting a little crazy with the changing seasons. It was dry, tired-looking, and not as plump. With the help from this line however, my skin very quickly went back to normal! I have been a fan of this brand for 8 years now, and I have not tried anything that is a dud. With that said, let’s take a better look at the S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum, Moisturizing Matifying Fluid, Moisturizing Sorbet, and Moisture Recovery Cream!

The S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum has a feathery light texture. Sticky and heavy are not the words you would associate with this serum. It is easy breezy to smooth it out on the skin, and it is then absorbed with lightening speed. This is not a serum that comes with fancy claims like brightening, anti-aging, and whatnot. However, if you want your skin to have a hydration boost, this serum is a good bet!

The Moisturizing Matifying Fluid is a must-try for everybody with combination skin. Having combination skin myself, I am very partial to products claim to moisturize my cheeks while matifies my T-zone. However, nothing I have tried worked for me. They usually keep my cheeks hydrated, but my T-zone still gets shiny really fast. This one, however, keeps its promise. I love to use this as day cream on my “I’m just working at home” days, but it works just as well under my foundation. My cheeks are soft and hydrated, and my T-zone doesn’t shine like a disco ball in a matter of hours. People with combination skin, rejoice! Here’s something that will streamline your morning routine! It has a very light texture and is absorbed fast, like everything else in this range (or dare I make a grander generalization about all Caudalie products?).

The Moisturizing Sorbet is a relaunched product. It used to be housed in a pump bottle, but the new formula is found in a tube. I had the old formula and loved it, but it was a while ago so I can’t really compare the two! What I can say is, they’re both super light, yet they moisturize well. It doesn’t claim to be matifying, but I find my T-zone very happy with this sorbet. So happy in fact, it doesn’t feel the need to produce sebum too fast! Actually, if you have “oily skin,” it is a good idea to check if your skin is hydrated enough. The problem with those with oily skin is that they could get too aggressive with cleaning and they don’t put enough hydration back. As a result, their skin feels the need to produce even MORE sebum to replace the lack of hydration. Don’t. Use a light, yet effectively hydrating product like this one. It really won’t make you shiny faster! This product targets those with sensitive skin, so it is super gentle (though all Caudalie products I have tried are gentle and effective). It has an interesting yogurt-like texture, as you can see in the picture below.

Last but not least, we have the Moisture Recovery Cream. This is for dry skin, but I use it as my night cream. It is slightly heavier than the rest of them, but still it doesn’t leave my face feeling greasy. Besides a good dose of hydration, it also offers more moisture, which I welcome at nighttime! Those with dry skin can definitely use this as their day cream.

All of these can be used day and/or night. Like other Caudalie products, they smell insanely good. I can’t quite put my fingers around it. It’s not the type of “essential oil” smell, but nor is it artificial-smelling AT ALL. It’s just all kinds of amazing. If you haven’t smelled any Caudalie products, I strongly advise you do that as soon as possible. It is never the smartest strategy to buy skincare products just because they smell good, but it’s a great place to start!

Bottom line: Gentle, effective, and hydrating, the Vinosource line has something for everybody. If your skin is taking a hit because the seasons are changing, try to lay your hands on one (or more) of them that suits your skin type!

Have you tried anything from Caudalie before? How do you pacify your skin when the seasons are changing? What are your favorite hydrating products?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Disclosure: The products mentioned in this review are sent by the PR for my consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. I am in no way compensated for this review. I have always been, and will always be committed ONLY to my readers.

  • S.

    Caudalie is launching in Italy these days, your review is just in time! I really want to pick a couple of products.. xxx

    • Sunny

      Yesss that’s good to hear! You have to try something from Caudalie. I honestly haven’t used anything from them that’s not good!

  • Jenn

    Thank you for this! My skin goes crazy every Spring, and this year it’s just about started to flake a little :( I’ll have to make a trip to Space NK asap!

    • Sunny

      Ooo I know your pain, Jenn! I don’t know if this line is already out where you are (in the UK I assume?), but look for a hydrating serum at least. It should help. Good luck!

  • Peggy Timmermans Visagie

    I love products for hydratation, for me the best thing for your skin! Haven’t tried these, but you convinced me!

    • Sunny

      Exactly! The prices are very reasonable too. You can start with the serum!

  • Chris

    I like what you’re saying about the Matifying Lotion. I’m always up for trying anything that’ll sort out my combo skin.

    • Sunny

      Try the Moisturizing Matifying Fluid then, Chris! It works very well for me!

  • Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    I haven’t tried this before, but I’m currently using Dior & Estee Lauder’s ANR and they’re working great. I’m sticking to it until something changes 😉

    • Sunny

      Oh yeah, as long as you’ve found something that works for you! I haven’t moved to luxury skincare yet. Caudalie for me is a brand that has a reasonable price tag and works well 😉

  • marijke04

    These products are amazing! I love them too!

    • Sunny

      Yay, high five! So glad you found something that works for your sensitive skin!

  • thebikinifashionista

    wow looks like a great product to use!

  • Tina B

    The Mattifying Fluid sounds interesting to me! Also, I love how you did these photos, very nice :).

  • blissno9

    the serum looks great! 😀

    • Sunny

      It is! Nothing fancy (anti-aging and whatnot), but it does give you enough hydration and the texture/smell are lovely :)

  • pearlessence

    I have always read lovely things about Caudalie ever since I learned of its existence a few years ago and tried their Purifying and Cream masks in their old blue/pink bottle packaging. But even those were a bit steep for me to purchase regularly, so I definitely haven’t tried anything pricier. When I have a steady income, Caudalie is definitely going to be one of my “MUST-TRY-EVERYTHING” brands :) Everything smells so fresh and clear – reminding you of their grapeseed ingredient!

    • Sunny

      LOL exactly! I think Caudalie might cost a bit more out of France/Belgium, but it’s the same thing how we pay more for imported stuff too. I hope you’ll get to try a lot more of their stuff soon!

  • Teri

    Great pictures Sunny! I’m really loving the products too, and you are totally right about the small, it’s amazing!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Teri! My new camera will be shipped soon too. Can’t wait to play with that!

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    I’m so obsessed with Caudalie!! Like you, I’ve NEVER tried a Caudalie product that I didn’t immediately fall in love with. At the moment, I’m using their Vinoperfect Radiance Serum (cannot live without this!), Cleansing Water, and Vinopure Balancing Concentrate. I’ve been looking for a mattifying moisturizer for a while, actually–so I’m definitely ordering the new Moisturizing Matifying Fluid this weekend…and maybe the Moisturizing Sorbet for night. :)

    • Sunny

      Hey Becca, I checked your blog out (it’s awesome! Your pictures look so professional) and now I think I’ll need to try Vinoperfect at some point! Let me know if you like the Moisturizing Matifying Fluid and Moisturizing Sorbet. When I’m just working at home, the Moisturizing Matifying Fluid is really the best day cream I’ve tried! I even use a bit of Moisturizing Sorbet under my eyes too sometimes. It’s THAT gentle (yet very effective)!

  • anonymoushedonist

    Was just looking around for reviews on the serum, and now i think i definitely have to get it!