Skincare Review: Do Changing Seasons Upset Your Skin? Caudalie Vinosource to the Rescue!

Hey everyone!

About two weeks ago I went to the Caudalie Vinosource press event and received some samples to try out. I have been using them over the past two weeks, and I have come to my verdict. I started using this line when my skin was acting a little crazy with the changing seasons. It was dry, tired-looking, and not as plump. With the help from this line however, my skin very quickly went back to normal! I have been a fan of this brand for 8 years now, and I have not tried anything that is a dud. With that said, let’s take a better look at the S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum, Moisturizing Matifying Fluid, Moisturizing Sorbet, and Moisture Recovery Cream!

The S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum has a feathery light texture. Sticky and heavy are not the words you would associate with this serum. It is easy breezy to smooth it out on the skin, and it is then absorbed with lightening speed. This is not a serum that comes with fancy claims like brightening, anti-aging, and whatnot. However, if you want your skin to have a hydration boost, this serum is a good bet!

The Moisturizing Matifying Fluid is a must-try for everybody with combination skin. Having combination skin myself, I am very partial to products claim to moisturize my cheeks while matifies my T-zone. However, nothing I have tried worked for me. They usually keep my cheeks hydrated, but my T-zone still gets shiny really fast. This one, however, keeps its promise. I love to use this as day cream on my “I’m just working at home” days, but it works just as well under my foundation. My cheeks are soft and hydrated, and my T-zone doesn’t shine like a disco ball in a matter of hours. People with combination skin, rejoice! Here’s something that will streamline your morning routine! It has a very light texture and is absorbed fast, like everything else in this range (or dare I make a grander generalization about all Caudalie products?).

The Moisturizing Sorbet is a relaunched product. It used to be housed in a pump bottle, but the new formula is found in a tube. I had the old formula and loved it, but it was a while ago so I can’t really compare the two! What I can say is, they’re both super light, yet they moisturize well. It doesn’t claim to be matifying, but I find my T-zone very happy with this sorbet. So happy in fact, it doesn’t feel the need to produce sebum too fast! Actually, if you have “oily skin,” it is a good idea to check if your skin is hydrated enough. The problem with those with oily skin is that they could get too aggressive with cleaning and they don’t put enough hydration back. As a result, their skin feels the need to produce even MORE sebum to replace the lack of hydration. Don’t. Use a light, yet effectively hydrating product like this one. It really won’t make you shiny faster! This product targets those with sensitive skin, so it is super gentle (though all Caudalie products I have tried are gentle and effective). It has an interesting yogurt-like texture, as you can see in the picture below.

Last but not least, we have the Moisture Recovery Cream. This is for dry skin, but I use it as my night cream. It is slightly heavier than the rest of them, but still it doesn’t leave my face feeling greasy. Besides a good dose of hydration, it also offers more moisture, which I welcome at nighttime! Those with dry skin can definitely use this as their day cream.

All of these can be used day and/or night. Like other Caudalie products, they smell insanely good. I can’t quite put my fingers around it. It’s not the type of “essential oil” smell, but nor is it artificial-smelling AT ALL. It’s just all kinds of amazing. If you haven’t smelled any Caudalie products, I strongly advise you do that as soon as possible. It is never the smartest strategy to buy skincare products just because they smell good, but it’s a great place to start!

Bottom line: Gentle, effective, and hydrating, the Vinosource line has something for everybody. If your skin is taking a hit because the seasons are changing, try to lay your hands on one (or more) of them that suits your skin type!

Have you tried anything from Caudalie before? How do you pacify your skin when the seasons are changing? What are your favorite hydrating products?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Disclosure: The products mentioned in this review are sent by the PR for my consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. I am in no way compensated for this review. I have always been, and will always be committed ONLY to my readers.

This Week’s Events: Caudalie & Oenobiol (and a Caudalie Promotion!)

Hey everyone!

This week I had the pleasure of going to two PR events, including Caudalie and Oenobiol. While Caudalie has been one of my favorite skincare brands for at least 8 years, Oenobiol is new to me. Let’s check out what they have to offer!

Caudalie is launching their new line Vinosource. This line includes the S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum, Moisturizing Mattifying Fluid (for people with combination skin like myself), Moisturizing Sorbet (this has been reformulated and is now in a tube rather than a pump bottle. I tried and liked the original formula, so I’m very curious about how the new one works. It targets those with sensitive skin), Moisture Recovery Cream (for those with dry skin), and Intense Moisture Rescue Cream (for very dry skin).

We got to try them on the back of our hands and arms. Not only is the texture amazing (even the Intense Moisture Rescue Cream is absorbed within seconds and not at all sticky), the smell is also divine (as all the Caudalie products do in my opinion)!

Oh, and the promotion! From today till the 31st of March, if you buy one product from this line, you get one of the shopping bags you just saw above! There are 3 kinds to choose from, but the majority of the bloggers wanted the Eiffel Tower one (doh). Luckily there were enough to go around, so there was no catfight haha

This is mine:

What would an event be without macaroons right? I’m not the biggest fan of macaroons, but those were delicious!

The serum retails for 27.85 euros, and all the creams will set you back 21.60. It will take me some time to test them out before I can write a thorough review, but honestly, during my 8 years of Caudalie addiction, I have not yet tried anything I don’t like!

Now let’s move on to Oenobiol!

Oenobiol is a French nutricosmetics company. They were one of the first (if not the first) companies to launch supplements that prepare your skin for tanning and even prolonging the tan (do I see you perk up in anticipation?)! The company representative told me the brand was launched in Taiwan last year. I checked out some websites and found out the slimming products are really popular haha

That’s Phil trying to steady a ball so that he could take his picture. If you check out his post for the event, you’ll see he managed to snap a picture of me looking like a bubble head (or in his words, an astronaut)!

Something for my weak, peeling nails? Yes please!

I received some samples to try, including the one that prepares skin for tanning and one that helps with hair and nails. These will take some time, but I promise I will and I will let you know how they work for me!

That’s it for today, dear friends! TGIF!

What are your plans for the weekend? Have you heard of/tried anything from Caudalie and Oenobiol? Did they work for you? Curious blogger wants to know!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx