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!
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
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!