Caudalie Vinexpert Anti-Ageing Serum Eyes and Lips Review

I don’t go for anti-aging products as a rule (yet), but from time to time one strays into my cabinet. I have always been a fan of Caudalie, so when I was running out of eye cream some months ago I thought I’d look into the brand for one. This was recommended to me as something that has a light texture so I speedily went on board!

Caudalie Vinexpert Anti-Ageing Serum Eyes and Lips promises to “visibly firm eyelids and eye/lip contours.” It is supposed to “diminish the appearance of chronic puffiness, wrinkles, and dark circles.”

Right off the bat I’ll tell you the packaging is perfect. It is an airless pump, which means the serum remains fresh and potent when you pump it out of the bottle. You also avoid wasting any product that way. No more opening the bottle up just to fish the last bit out. Score! The pump is also very easy to control. I have never pumped out more than what I need.

The silver bottle does stop you from knowing how much serum there is, but if you flip it to the bottom you can see how far up the pump has gone. That way you can gauge when you have to replace it.

There are clear instructions inside the box, so don’t throw it away! I like the graphs which are easy to follow, though I personally prefer to use my ring fingers when it comes to applying eye cream as opposed to my index and middle fingers (because ring fingers are the weakest, and you don’t risk being too rough with your most delicate skin that way).

The serum doesn’t have a distinct smell and is yellowish in color. The texture, true to its name, is that of a serum. I like how easy it is to pat it in. It is absorbed very fast by the skin, leaving no undesirable sticky residue. Overly-rich eye creams can make my lower eyeliner smudge, but I have never experience such a problem with this one!

Let’s talk about the results. I don’t have chronic puffiness or wrinkles to be spoken of, but I do see a couple of tiny fine lines forming under my right eye (why only my right eye? My dark circle is also heavier on that side). This serum does a good job smoothing everything out a bit without any uncomfortable tight feeling that you can sometimes get (especially from a gel product). I do think continuous use has improved the condition of the skin underneath my eyes a bit, though this is highly unlikely to happen in one day, and it won’t be anything too dramatic. As for reducing dark circles? Sorry but I don’t think mine are diminished. They might look a bit better when the serum is on (because the skin looks smoother in general), but ultimately I don’t think much has changed when it comes to that.

Bottom line: For someone who previously used eye cream just to keep the area around the eyes moisturized, the Caudalie Vinexpert Anti-Ageing Serum Eyes and Lips is one step ahead. It doesn’t do miracles overnight, but with continuous use I do see some improvement!

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Caudalie Vinexpert Anti-Ageing Serum Eyes and Lips retails for around 32.8 euros in Belgium, but it is possible to find pharmacies that offer a discount.

What is your go-to eye cream? What are your biggest concerns when it comes to the area around your eyes? Have you found a product that helps?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Disclosure: The product mentioned in this review is provided 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.



  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    That’s weird–I have the same problem Sunny, except it’s my left eye that is much darker. It’s always been there–it doesn’t get worse or better with the amount of sleep I get either. But I LOVE Caudalie products–I’ve never met a single product from them that I didn’t like. I’ve been curious about this eye and lip serum for a while, but as I have 2 eye creams right now, I’ll have to use them both up before I can get a new one

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      I think Tracy is right. Maybe we each sleep on that side? Mine doesn’t get better with more sleep either, but it’s really not bad so it doesn’t bother me too much.

  • http://twitter.com/Phyrra Phyrra (@Phyrra)

    I use Paula’s Choice products right now that are meant for the eyes as well as the face.. this sounds nice :)

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Yup and Caudalie is cruelty-free!

  • http://www.beauty-reflecttions.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    I love Caudalie and this sounds great! Glad you are seeing some benefit.
    The one side might be worse because you sleep on that side more maybe?

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Tracy I think you might be right! I do sleep on my right more often. Didn’t know that would lead to heavier dark circle. Maybe I should just sleep on my back from now on…

  • http://www.valleydollbeautyblog.blogspot.com ValleyDoll

    This sounds quite alright but no miracle worker, so I’ll skip it. I really enjoy the Clinique eye creams, especially the repairwear version.

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Ahh I tried a Clinique eye cream a couple of times some years ago, but I always got weird things growing around my eyes so I had to stop (it could be my age or the climate I was living in though). Glad to hear it works for you!

  • http://aucuparia-brumalis.blogspot.com/ ~ Claire ~

    That’s my favourite eye serum, I could see a real difference after 4 weeks. It is not moisturizing enough for my dry eyes but I just use a thick cream on top. It keeps my eye area really firm.

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Oh yeah I was thinking that’s possible, though I personally get enough moisturization from this product. Glad to hear it works so well for you!

  • http://www.memoiselle.com Memoiselle

    I like skincare product that has minimal smell, this sounds like it is! I am happy with my Chanel eye cream and still wondering whether I should try new brand when I finished using it. after reading this, Caudalie might be a consideration.

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      I’ve never tried much luxury skincare products, precisely because they tend to be heavier on the fragrance side. I did hear some Chanel products work very well though!

  • http://mybeautyhoard.blogspot.com/ mjacqueline

    Hey Sunny, I have tried many eye creams but have never found one that provided a significant difference. My main concerns are fine lines and pigmentation around my eye area. That being said I recently tried two samples from Chanel, Sublimage ad Total Lift. I decided to splurge and get the Sublimage version.

  • http://bronzerbunny.com Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    Oooh I like the sound of this! I don’t use anything anti-aging yet either, but it doesn’t hurt to use something good around the eyes to keep them moisturized, so i probably should consider this since it is so light. The packaging sounds really great, and that almost makes it a winner just because of that lol!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      I think smart packaging is a must for almost everything! It’s not fancy or anything, but it does keep all the serum fresh!

      • http://bronzerbunny.com Joyce (bronzerbunny)

        Yeah! I’d much rather have smart packaging than fancy if I had to choose one! :)