I have been a big fan of Caudalie Divine Oil ever since it came out (I have repurchased and used up two bottles so far), and I managed to convince many people to give it a go in the meantime. Great news for my fellow Caudalie Divine Oil fans: you can now complete the Divine experience with Divine Legs, Divine Scrub, and Divine Candle! They all share the same warm flowery fragrance. If you like how Divine Oil smells, these are for you!
Just in case I haven’t raved about Caudalie Divine Oil (18,48 euros for the 50ml bottle you see here. 28,16 for the 100ml one) as much as I should, this lightweight multi-purpose oil should work well in one way or another for pretty much everyone! I use it as a leave-in treatment for my hair the night before I shampoo. I would recommend this rather than many other products that are labeled as hair oils, because if you take a look at the ingredient lists, those are very often silicone with a drop or two of real oil in it. I have tried to use a hair oil, or a cheaper multi-purpose oil for this purpose. Every time it failed so miserably that I went right back to Caudalie Divine Oil!
Divine Legs (28,16 euros/100ml) is dubbed as a tinted body lotion, which I find a lot less intimidating than self-tanner or fake tan. I have never tried anything along this line, but from what I’ve read, Divine Legs is much more fuss-free!
Divine Legs is a bronzy lotion with light-reflecting particle when it is pumped out. The texture is light, there’s nothing easier than making this look even, and it is not sticky at all! Once you spread it out, it just gives the skin a very natural tint (nothing orange or scary dark)! I can’t really see the light-reflecting particle once it’s on, but it does make the skin look smoother.
Here you can see the Divine Legs before/after on my inner arm:
I have tried to layer it on top of a sunscreen, and it works just fine. However, if you get greedy and try to do more than one layer, it could ball up. It is not waterproof, but you won’t see any color streaking when it comes off (I have been caught in the rain with it on my legs as well as performing an experiment with tap water, so I can testify). I am not 100% sure if it will work in the same way for those who are very fair or much darker, but say you’re fair-to-medium or medium in skin tone, you should have a great time with Divine Legs!
Divine Scrub (24,64 euros/150 grams) is a sugar-based body scrub. The high grape seed oil content and fast-dissolving sugar granules make it very gentle on the skin. You don’t have a lot of the time to work with the granules, so remember to work on one part at a time! This is not a scrub that will leave your skin feeling “squeaky clean,” so if that’s the effect you’re after, you might want to look elsewhere. If you often find body scrubs stripping or too harsh, or if your skin is drier, you should enjoy Divine Scrub even more, as the grape seed oil does a great job keeping the skin nice and soft.
Last but not least, if you are big on the Divine smell as well as candles, you have hit the jackpot with Caudalie Divine Candle (28,16 euros/150 grams)!
Isn’t the lid a fantastic idea? Not only is it practical for keeping the dust out, it has the same wooden texture as the cap of Divine Oil. Talk about attention to details! It is not listed anywhere whether Divine Candle is based on paraffin or soy wax, but since it burns slowly and evenly at a rather low temperature, I am guessing soy wax. I can’t stress enough about how gorgeous it smells, either!
Bottom line: I personally adore everything in the Caudalie Divine range, and I would encourage you to take a look! Scents are very personal, but if you like the scent, every product here should be quite a treat! Haven’t got the opportunity to get some color on your legs (or anywhere else)? Try Caudalie Divine Legs! This self-tanner-phobic can vouch for how simple and subtle it is!
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx
Caudalie Divine Oil ingredient list:
Caudalie Divine Scrub ingredient list:
Caudalie Divine Legs ingredient list (I had to get it from the website because it’s impossible to photograph the tiny sticker):
AQUA (WATER), CICHORIUM INTYBUS (CHICORY) ROOT EXTRACT*, CARAMEL*, GLYCERIN*, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL*, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, COCO-CAPRYLATE*, ISOSTEARYL ISOSTEARATE*, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL*, MYRISTYL ALCOHOL*, POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE*, BEHENYL ALCOHOL*, MICA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HEXYLDECANOL*, HEXYLDECYL LAURATE*, MYRISTYL GLUCOSIDE*, ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE*, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), TOCOPHERYL ACETATE*, XANTHAN GUM, INOSITOL*, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), PHENYLPROPANOL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CARBOMER, SODIUM PHYTATE*, GYMNEMA SYLVESTRE LEAF EXTRACT*, LACTIC ACID, SODIUM LACTATE, SERINE, SORBITOL*, CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), UREA, SODIUM CHLORIDE, ALLANTOIN*, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, LINALOOL, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, LIMONENE, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL. *Origine végétale – Plant origin