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