Caudalie Beauty Elixir by L’Wren Scott

Caudalie Beauty Elixir by L'Wren Scott

I might have mentioned once or twice that Caudalie and I go way back. As a matter of fact, their Beauty Elixir was my first purchase from the brand about 10 years ago, and it sparked my decade-long infatuation. Caudalie has recently collaborated with fashion designer L’Wren Scott (she makes some truly fabulous dresses) on a limited-edition packaging of the Beauty Elixir. If you like the product as well as the design, you’d better hurry up!

Caudalie Beauty Elixir L'Wren Scott

Caudalie Beauty Elixir by L’Wren Scott (30ml: 12 euros. 100ml: 35 euros) has an ultra feminine design.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir spray head

Just in case you are unfamiliar with Beauty Elixir, it is a multi-purpose spray that contains ingredients such as rosemary leaf oil, peppermint oil, and rose oil. It is supposed to smooth fine lines, tighten pores, and instantly boosts radiance. You can use it as a toner, a midday pick-me-up, or a makeup-setting spray.

Caudalie x L'Wren Scott

I have evolved as a non-believer of sprays/facial mists, as the effects are often temporary. For me, sprays offer more of a pleasure factor. I do enjoy Beauty Elixir in the car or on a warm day. The peppermint oil wakes me up a little, and it does somehow refresh how my foundation looks.

However, at the same time, I am obliged to tell you that I don’t consider this a “skincare” product. Alcohol is high on the list here, and all the essential oils (especially peppermint) are potential irritants. Provided that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients, you’d probably be fine spraying some on once or twice a day (with your eyes closed!). I personally wouldn’t do more though!

Here is the ingredient list:

Caudalie Beauty Elixir ingredients

Bottom line: While I like Caudalie Beauty Elixir for old time’s sake, this doesn’t necessarily have to go on your to-try list. If you like the spray as well as the design, it might be worth grabbing a bottle while it is still available. If your skin is on the sensitive side however, you should probably pass!

Have you tried Caudalie Beauty Elixir? Is there a product you know isn’t perfect but are still fond of for old time’s sake?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    I LOVE this stuff! And I love this art work! So I should get it, right? 😉

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Tracy, yup in that case you should!

  • beauties

    I like it a lot :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I’m glad to hear that!

  • Redhotjillypeppers

    I like it but I’m not a fan of the scent.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jill, some other people have told me the same thing! I personally like the smell. More or less for old time’s sake!

  • peggy timmermans

    Same as Jill, I like it but not fond of the scent.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I like the smell of mint, but admittedly it could be really irritating!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    I don’t like the smell of mint, so I’ll pass.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      If that’s the case you should totally pass! There are plenty of great Caudalie products that don’t smell like mint!

  • robin valentine

    what a gorgeous packaging! i actually like a scent like that lol. x robin (

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Robin, if you like mint and facial mists in general, take a look at this!

  • Diana

    I love this product SO much! I’ve only been using it for about a week and my skin has cleared up so much. It’s much smoother, the redness has calmed down and it also sets my make up really well. I didn’t like the smell at first though, but I’ve grown very fond of it!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh wow, I’m glad to hear it has done such a wonderful job for you! Maybe I should re-examine the idea of facial sprays/mists!

  • Lily

    Mixed feelings about the beauty elixir but love the packaging :-)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lily, I can see that! The packaging is definitely adorable though!

  • Angel

    I have a small bottle of the elixir and I really haven’t noticed any difference in any way when I use it :( The packaging of this one is so cute though!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Angel, you’re probably in the same “non-spray-believer camp” as I am? I know some people will think it’s crazy, but I cut toner/spray out of my routine more than a year ago, and I don’t think I’ve been missing out!

      • Angel

        Sunny you are correct! I have discovered that I really am not a big fan of sprays… so I’m just trying to finish the couple that I have, for the sake of not wasting them. I always use a toner (not a sprayed one) because I feel that it really helps make sure my face is 200% clean!

        • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          Hey Angel, yeah I can see that! I have gone off toners/sprays also because most of them contain quite a bit of alcohol, and I’m just not sure what that really does to my skin.

  • Liz

    Love the elixir AND the design! No budget for it at the moment though – hoping the extra bottles will kick around these parts for a while!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Liz, I’m always so sorry to blog about Caudalie because I know it’s horribly marked-up outside of France/Belgium. I do hope some of these will stay around for a while tho!

  • Icaria

    When my alarm goes off at 5:30 am, a spray of this helps, believe me! This is really a pretty presentation and I like the longer bottle too.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      OOO OK, I can see that!

  • Sofia

    I love Caudalie products! I’ve never bought the spray though because I never thought I could justify just how “useful” it may or not be. This limited edition packaging is neat though!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Sofia, I definitely think other Caudalie products are better than this spray! I’m with you on the packaging tho 😉