So a few weeks ago I had the rare pleasure of attending an awesome event by Caudalie for their new Polyphenol C15 range. I say rare pleasure because I usually go to events and feel pretty lonely because I don’t know anyone and usually it isn’t as cool as you think it’s going to be. I remember getting my first event invite and being sooo excited and then attending and realising I didn’t know anyone or the people I did know already had their “event friends” (because they were friends in real life too [and I don’t have any blog friends in real life]) and you go to events and it’s fun to see the product and learn about it but you don’t get to talk to anyone about it except maybe tweet about it? But this event was really fun for me because we were all split into groups and had different “stations” to go to and each station had its own activity and there was less of the standing around and more interaction between the brand and the product and everyone at the event. I had an awesome time (which was weird and fun), I wasn’t standing around feeling awkward because I didn’t know anyone and we (everyone at the event) got to speak to a nutritionist to learn about antioxidants, we spoke to a representative from Caudalie to learn about the products and took the online profile to learn our “Antioxidant level”.
So this line is pretty simple and I’m very much in love with it, I am turning 30 this year (and genuinely couldn’t be more excited!) so this range is pretty perfect for my skin. It is made up of the Caudalie patented ingredient made from grapes plus C15 and apparently the super smart scientists who work for Caudalie found out that when you combine the two you [your skin] blocks 100% free radicals. Apparently free radicals are what cause wrinkles…which are formed when free radicals attack your skin and take away the normal balance of things on your skin and attach a free radical to a normal cell and it becomes a wrinkle instead of what was a normal cell.
So there is the serum you put on morning and night, it’s a sort of milky fluid and it absorbs quickly into the skin and has no real smell, it has hyaluronic acid and olive squalane. This bottle runs you £35 (I must admit that this is the only thing I’ve been any good at using on a regular-ish basis, my pain has been pretty bad lately so my skincare regimen has been rather nonexistent. I mostly just sit in a bathtub for hours in a time because I’m in pain and so hence blogging and skincare not so much!)
This is another from the line that I should be using (and when I have used it I’ve liked it) but it mostly comes down to laziness. I can never quite seem to incorporate eye cream into my skincare regimen even though I’m “at that age” where it stops being a suggestion from brands and starts being a ..um…demand? Haha, how do you phrase it nicely! I like that it is light and absorbs fast, it doesn’t feel heavy or sticky in any sort of way. Sometimes I try eye creams and they are filled with so many “helpful” ingredients that they end up feeling heavy or never really absorbing into my skin? Has anyone else ever felt that? I didn’t find that with this which was quite pleasant. This is filled with Matrixyl 3000 (whatever that is!), fern, horse chestnut, liquorice and witch hazel extracts. 15mL for £26 (for the record [at least for my dry lips] this doesn’t substitute a chapstick…or really moisturise my lips in any way? So I just use it for eyes [whenever I bother being proactive enough to use it!])
This is the product I wish I could form the habit of using daily. It’s a brilliant sun cream, SPF20 and blocking out all those wrinkles I’m supposed to care about not getting (although I can tell you right now that I don’t care…maybe because I work from home so my time in the “outside world” is quite limited?). Using sun protection daily is probably my biggest skin care bad habit (as in one I don’t do) and one I really want to change…eventually? Apparently it takes 28 days to form a habit…I’ll let you know if I ever start a habit of actually using sun protection! I like this and haven’t decided if I will buy this one in full size when I use up the trial or an organic one I’ve had my eye on for awhile.
I will say the cool thing about going to events is you get little trial sizes of products so you get to use them without buying them. I mean not loads of product but enough to kind of get a feel of if you like it or not. I wanted to post my pictures from the event but I use my phone for pictures and since my phone was at about 10% battery during the event so all my pictures came out blurry and bad .