Already Repurchased: Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum

I have to come clean about something: not only am I always interested in trying new stuff, if I have stuck to something for around two months and found it mediocre, the rest very often sits unloved in my cabinet until I make up my mind to let it go. I don’t like to waste anything, but the truth is not a lot of products can hold my attention for too long. This is why it’s big news when I’m at the end of my bottle of Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum after two months, and have already purchased a second bottle!

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum has recently changed packaging. My second bottle already looks different from the first one, but I have checked the ingredient lists and absolutely nothing has changed.

Don’t throw a Caudalie box away too fast! It usually contains information about how to use it as well as the other products in the same line. Caudalie promises this serum will “create a radiant complexion, corrects dark spots and prevents them from reappearing. The complexion is evened out and more radiant.” It is supposed to work for all skin types since the formula is oil-free. Like most skincare products on the market, it claims to be non-comedogenic. The more interesting thing is it is non-photosensitizing, which is something you can’t say about a lot of similar serums out there (because they contain acid. Although this definitely doesn’t mean you should skip sun protection!). Instead of acid, the active ingredient is Caudalie‘s patented Viniferine, extracted from grapevine sap.

I’m glad to see Caudalie has been awarded a PETA cruelty-free bunny as well!

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum comes in a hefty glass bottle. I am not too sure why the bottle is transparent, since it doesn’t help shield antioxidants from the light. However, since it has worked well for me, I am going to give it the benefit of the doubt. The instructions on the inside of my old box say half a dropper each time and twice a day. I roughly counted how many drops the dropper would hold, and went with 5 drops every time. The new box doesn’t state the amount anymore, and since the serum spreads easily, I will probably reduce it.

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum has a milky color, but rather watery consistency. It has a pleasant light scent like almost all Caudalie products. The serum is spread out and absorbed rather quickly. I have heard people complaining about it being sticky, and I experienced that in the beginning myself. However, I quickly figured out as long as my face or palms are a tiny little bit moist (for example, right after I wash my face and pat it dry but before it air-dries), the serum can be patted in so easily, leaving no residue whatsoever. The formula is oil-free, so even though it is very hydrating, you might need a moisturizer on top depending on the condition of your skin.

What does this serum do? Pretty instantly my skin is more even-toned, smooth, and radiant. I don’t usually have problems with redness, but when I do it does a good job taking the redness out. It always feels like my skin is basking in light after I use the serum. The result is both instant and lasting! I literally can’t believe my eyes or wait to use it twice a day. It’s hard to find a skincare product that is so exciting!

As for the sun spots I have, I think they have lightened up somehow. They are not gone, but nor do I really expect one bottle of any serum to really get rid of them. Since I am now dedicated to keeping a similar product in my skincare routine, I would like to believe they will be almost gone at some point! The Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum also prevents spots from reappearing and helps people tan evenly. I am prepared to do some more experiment when summer comes!

Here is the ingredient list if anyone needs it:

Bottom line: I would definitely recommend Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum to everybody, since we could all use more even-toned and radiant skin! Using this serum is a pleasant experience, and it truly lives up to its claim. On top of that, the ingredient list is about the most impressive I have seen. If you are looking for a radiance-boosting serum, try this!

What is your favorite radiance-boosting serum? Are you a fellow fan of Caudalie?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

PS: Talk about repurchasing, here is something else I repurchased on the same day:

Now I won’t have to worry about running out of micellar water for a long time! I started out with Bioderma Sensibio and was more than impressed. I have tried some similar products in the meantime, but nothing has persuaded me to make the switch. Might as well stock up on the best!

PPS: You can find Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Complexion Correcting on Cult Beauty.

The disclaimer applies to the first bottle.

  • Teri

    I really hope Caudalie will do something about the clear packaging in the future but besides from that it seems like a really great product because people love it so much. I can always use something to brighten up my dark spots and it’s a real challenge!

    • Sunny

      Yeah that’s the only thing I’m not 100% sure about, but then again the serum has worked so well I really shouldn’t be picky! You should give this one a go!

  • beauties

    caudalie has great products :)

    • Sunny

      It does! One of the perks of living in Belgium is we get Caudalie at a very reasonable price too. Can’t believe my luck!

  • Ruby

    Sunny, this certainly is a product I am interested in as my skin has red patches very easily, thanks for the recommendation. :)

    I also usually throw the boxes very quickly so u just reminded me to not act so fast, haha

    • Sunny

      Hey Ruby, you should definitely give this one a go if you’re prone to redness! It makes my complexion very creamy!

  • Marijke

    I love the Caudalie SOS Thirst Quench Serum!

    • Sunny

      Same here, though if I had to pick one I’d probably stick to this one! It is hydrating and does such a great job brightening my skin!

  • Strawberry Blonde

    Another fan of the SOS serum – love Caudalie! x

    • Sunny

      High five for team Caudalie! I love the SOS serum as well, and I managed to make my bestie a fellow fan!

  • Redhotjillypeppers

    This is a great serum ! I like the fact that it is not oily at all.

    • Sunny

      Indeed! It’s a bit thicker than water but that’s about it!

  • Peggy Timmermans Visagie

    I love Caudalie! I think they have great stuff and they do smell wonderful!

    • Sunny

      Yup! It’s effective but gentle!

  • Chris El

    These are two brands that I’ve never ventured into. I’m curious about the Caudalie serum since I tend to get redness on my cheeks.

    • Sunny

      You should see if you can lay your hands on a sample of this serum. It does a good job calming my skin down, though it doesn’t get red very often.

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    I’ve only ever had tiny samples of Caudalie, as it’s a bit expensive here, but this sounds really lovely! Might have to bite the bullet someday.
    Love Bioderma too-I need some more!

    • Sunny

      Ugh, I know, Caudalie tends to be much more expensive out of Europe. The good news is they truly have great stuff though!

  • Marla

    I like this company’s products.

    • Sunny

      For a good reason from what I can see :)

  • Taylor

    I know what you mean, I love to try new things.. But when a products good its good. I’ve always wanted to try this but I’m committed to using up my current serum first :-)

    • Sunny

      Make sure you give this a chance at some point, Taylor!

  • Kat

    Hi! I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Thanks for having such a great blog! :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Kat :)

  • Barb

    I love Caudalies products but never tried their serum. And since my estee lauder advanced night repair is coming to an end, i might want to check this one out. From what youre saying, its pretty awesome!

    • Sunny

      OOO that Estee Lauder one is definitely something I’d love to try at some point. You should pick this one up! I’ve tried two Caudalie serums, and they are gentle and effective, like everything Caudalie makes :)

  • Libby

    I bought this recently myself and I absolutely love it too! I had the same issue with it being sticky on my face and I’ve realized that using a lot less than the recommended amount helps with that. It spreads so well and I’ve never used more than a drop and a half! I still use my SOS serum when I’m feeling particularly dry (or in the mornings) but I love using this one at night. I always wake with more radiant skin! :)

    • Sunny

      YAAAY I’m glad to hear you like it too! I love the SOS one as well. Caudalie just doesn’t disappoint!

  • Edwina

    ooh! I love hearing about new brightening serums. Did you need to use a moisturizer after this serum?

    • Sunny

      Hey Edwina, for this particular serum I would advise a moisturizer with an SPF afterwards. With all the AHAs in there, your skin definitely needs some extra sun protection!

  • Ziba

    Hey Sunny, nice review! It’s funny how the inside of the boxes have diagrams on how to apply the product because I NEVER apply it that way, lol. For me, the main thing I want out of serums are their preventive properties (I want them to be loaded with antioxidants so I can fend off wrinkles for as long as humanly possible) and also, I have some dark spots from acne and the sun. So those are my two primary concerns. I know this is a great serum but the only thing that makes me wrinkle my nose a bit is the price. I’m currently using Andalou Natural’s brightening turmeric serum and have had great results but for less than half the price. And just a thought… maybe sometime you could ask Caudalie about their packaging decision (as to why it’s in a clear bottle?)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Kareen! That brightening turmeric serum sounds promising! My routine is pretty simple, and since I don’t want to use many products I tend to invest in what I use. I just can’t get enough of how this serum works for me, so I’ll probably keep repurchasing! I’ll see if I ever get a chance to talk to someone from Caudalie who actually knows why they put this in a clear bottle, though the bottom line is it works so well for me and I am not too fussed!

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