Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Caudalie Must Haves

Caudalie is a must-try brand, which meant it was only fitting to to order the Caudalie Must Have set. Because I am a sheep. 





The Beauty Elixir and Divine Oil are some of the most-hyped skincare products I've heard about, while micellaire waters are something I've wanted to try since Bioderma's reputation skyrocketed. The Hand and Nail Cream and the Soin des Levres lip conditioner were the items I was least excited about but still products I would use on a regular basis.


The Beauty Elixir is everything I hoped it would be. Refreshing, luxurious and calming, this toner/mist/pointless spray helps to reduce the redness of blemishes. I can't say it does much else but as the dwindling bottle can testify, I have been loving it. It's astringent, as opposed to hydrating, so bear that in mind if you're contemplating its purchase.

The Makeup Remover Cleansing Water doesn't do a mind-blowing job at removing makeup so I wouldn't buy the full size because supermarket makeup removers do a better job for cheaper but it was nice to try. Non-greasy, pleasantly-scented and gently removes minimal makeup. I do like the handy travel-sized 50mL bottle. Good for taking on planes.

The Soin des Levres lip conditioner is a thick lip balm that I first brushed off as a bog-standard chapstick but my misconceptions was righted when I tried it out as an overnight lip balm. Nourishing, thick enough to coat the lips but emollient enough to massage into the skin, the Caudalie lip balm is what I imagine NUXE RĂªve de Miel to be like. Stubbornly refusing to order it online, when I spotted the stupidly famous lip balm in a department store in Singapore I was giddy with delight until the price tag brought me to my senses. 32 SGD for a lip balm is ridiculous. The citrus scent doesn't float my boat either. The Soin des Levres is similarly thick, but in a stick form.

The Hand and Nail cream is actually really nice- non-greasy, sinks in remarkably quickly and keeps on moisturising in between washes. It also has a light pleasant scent. It's on par with Soap and Glory Hand Food in my opinion, but because it's inaccessible I'll continue to purchase the Soap and Glory.

The Divine Oil is a multi-purpose oil for face, body and hair and has somewhat disappointed me. It's very rich, overly so. My combination skin cannot take it so I took to trying it out on the ends of my hair and on dry legs. It helps with the dry ends of my hair and imparts its strong scent, which sticks around for ages but I'm not crazy about it. The glass bottle is luxe and the packaging of the full-size is beautiful but I'm not a fan.

I ordered this from FeelUnique but they don't seem to stock it anymore. If memory serves me right I believe I paid just under $30 for this set, which is incredible value considering the Beauty Elixir alone costs $15. It's worth having a look at similar sets, as they're a good way of trying the best a brand has to offer.

8 comments:

  1. The set is AMAZING value you cannot believe the price you paid! Wow!
    I love that you get a good variety of their products to try out. I wish that it was still in stock because I'd probably order it haha oh well :P
    I'm yet to try any of Caudalie products so it would've been perfect!

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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    1. When I heard about it from Lena at sleepandwater it was out of stock and I went on the waiting list so maybe they'll restock soon? Fingers crossed!

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  2. That is great value and the products sound nice :)
    The Beauty Elixir sounds like something I would like!

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    1. It's a good astringent toner for acneic skin, but the pepperminty, essential oil scent is subjective.

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  3. this is a great set, especially when you want to try out various products ;)
    I have the divine oil and I like it but not love it. it is a nice product but I didn't really get it why people love it so much.
    I have similar oil from L'oreal called Oil Magique, which is actually for hair but works really great as body oil. it smells nice and cheaper as the caudalie one.:D

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    1. I've never heard of the Oil Magique- I find the Divine Oil scent very difficult to describe. I first thought of chocolate or cocoa butter but it smells like hotels too? I can't pick out any specific notes.

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  4. The packaging on the Caudalie products is pretty! I've heard a lot of mixed reviews about the Beauty Elixir and a lot of people say it really doesn't do much which is disappointing. What a shame that the Divine Oil was too much for your skin and that it had a strong scent! 32 SGD for a lip balm is indeed insane...

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  5. I have been hearing this set for the longest time but I just am not sure if its worth it..But after reading this post, I think I'll grab a set of this~ Thanks for sharing =)

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