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As I’m already a fan of Caudalie products, I was excited to receive three amazing new products as a sampling gift by Caudalie Greece. I’m talking about the renovated anti-ageing Premier Cru collection. It is a top-of-the-line range of products that are ideal for the needs of 40+ plus skin.
In the words of Mathilde Thomas, founder of Caudalie:
I created the Premier Cru collection with the inspiration of a great vintage wine from Bordeaux. Like vintage wines, Premier Cru is the result of spectacular expertise and meticulous attention to detail, continuously seeking perfection and flawless quality.
This anti-ageing treatment is made of all four Caudalie patented ingredients:
- VINE RESVERATROL + HYALURONIC ACID (anti-wrinkle & firming)
- GRAPE-SEEDS POLYPHENOLS (a natural ANTIOXIDANT)
- VINERGY® (energy activator & efficacy booster)
- VINIFERINE from grapevine sap (anti-dark spots & radiance)
The collection contains the following five products:
- The Serum
- The Cream (for all skin types)
- The Rich Cream (for dry skin)
- The Eye Cream
- The Precious Oil
Premier Cru: The Serum
Caudalie makes a major breakthrough in complete anti-ageing solutions with the new Premier Cru Serum. Highly-concentrated with hyaluronic acid, it is the only product in the collection to incorporate the new Vinergy® complex. This unique formula boosts product effectiveness. The Serum revitalises the skin, correcting all signs of ageing and increasing the anti-wrinkle action of Premier Cru The Cream.
I found the serum lightweight and refreshing. It has a gel-like texture and is absorbed in seconds. My skin feels rejuvenated immediately after each application.
Premier Cru: The Cream & The Rich Cream
This luxurious and effective cream delivers the ultimate anti-ageing action for the skin, revealing a beautifully youthful complexion. The creamy texture melts into the skin to leave it feeling velvety soft, smooth and hydrated. The powerful formula of The Cream and The Rich Cream regenerates the skin, restores its density and smoothes wrinkles to reveal a firmer, more radiant complexion and redefined facial contours.
I had the opportunity to try for myself the Rich Cream (for drier skin types). I was very pleasantly surprised by its texture first and foremost. Most anti-ageing creams for dry skin can be so heavy and oily! But not the Rich Cream by Caudalie! At first touch, it feels as rich as butter. Nevertheless, upon application, the luxurious cream melts instantly into the skin, leaving no oily sensation whatsoever. Superb!
As for the results, after just a few days of use I can see my skin looking fresher and more radiant. It also feels more toned and defined. However, the smoothing effect could be improved. But it is probably because my skin is very sensitive (I also have rosacea). I think most skin types would find the creams just right for them.
Premier Cru: The Eye Cream
This ultra-effective and luxurious eye cream tackles all signs of ageing, whilst soft focus pigments instantly brightens and smoothes around the eye. The light, fragrance-free formula leaves skin feeling hydrated, smoothed and firmer whilst respecting the delicate eye area. Dark circles and puffiness fade away to reveal an eye area that is brightened with renewed youth. It is fragrance- and silicone-free.
As a contact lenses wearer, I can testify that it is suitable for sensitive eyes and didn’t cause me any discomfort at all. The texture of the eye cream is indeed luxurious and rich but not heavy or unpleasant. Reminded me a rich mousse au chocolat!
Premier Cru: The Precious Oil
Formerly known as “The Elixir”, this luxurious and natural dry oil melts into the skin leaving it instantly smoothed, nourished and brightened. It is the only product of the collection that I haven’t had yet the opportunity to try, but judging by the quality and results of its siblings, it is very likely that I’ll be buying it soon.
The multi-purpose formula of the oil can be used on it’s own, but also after your serum and even mixed into your moisturiser or liquid foundation to deliver a boosting effect to your anti-ageing regime. It is made of 99.5% natural origin ingredients.
Suggested selling prices (in Europe):
- PREMIER CRU The Serum – 30ml: 94,40€
- PREMIER CRU The Cream – 50ml: 94,40€
- PREMIER CRU The Eye Cream – 15ml: 51,20€
- PREMIER CRU The Rich Cream – 50ml: 94,40€
- PREMIER CRU The Precious Oil – 29ml: 56€
For more info, you can also visit www.caudalie.com