Bad news: increased pollution and stressful living are taking their toll on your skin – meaning that clogged pores and blemishes are no longer a complexion concern confined to your teenage years. Good news: Caudalie’s new Vinopure range will help you fight the good fight in the quest for healthy skin. Here’s what happened when our Content Manger, Mica, put their 3-step routine to the test…
Having struggled with acne since my teenage years, I have tried pretty much every blemish-busting solution out there. From skin-stripping toners promising instantly clear skin to pimple-zapping treatments that obliterate all of your skin’s natural oils, and then some! Luckily, Caudalie’s new Vinopure collection promises a highly natural, simple, and effective solution to help clear the skin from blemishes – and the natural-origin ingredients mean they work for even sensitive skin.
Step 1: Prepare and purify
In my opinion, the Caudalie Vinopure Clear Skin Purifying Toner is the star of the show. (Some of you might have even received it inside your September Birchbox, this month!) Having avidly avoided toners since my teenage years, I was a little sceptical at first. However, this stuff contains 100% natural salicylic acid to gently unclog and tighten pores and organic grape water to moisturise and soothe. After cleansing I swept this on using a cotton pad and, from first application, my skin felt instantly smoother and the pores around my nose were diminished. (Psst… my make-up glides on much easier after using this product too!)
Step 2: Correct and balance
Next up, a truly innovative skincare treatment comes in the form of the Caudalie Vinopure Blemish Control Infusion Serum. Typically, oily or combination skin types might avoid layering a serum into their skincare routine for fear of blocking pores or overloading your complexion. However, this one has a super lightweight gel texture that melts into your skin immediately. Plus, that magical natural salicylic acid makes a reappearance to offer an exfoliating effect that brightens skin. The thing I loved about it most? On days when I was facing an unwanted breakout – typically during that time of the month – I popped a bit of this directly onto the blemish for a gently-yet-effective spot treatment. Redness was reduced and my skin was left refreshed and balanced.
Step 3: Moisturise and mattify
Last but by no means least, the Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Mattifying Fluid completes the routine. Having a love-hate affair with moisturisers – too rich and I’m guaranteed breakouts, too light and my combination skin dries out – I was excited to try this. The lightweight lotion does a great job at absorbing excess sebum and regulating shine (so your skin won’t feel like an oil slick by mid-morning) while providing that natural glow that we all want. Plus, it doubles up as a great base for make-up – smoothing the skin’s surface for easy application. Bonus points go to the beautiful scent, too!
After four weeks of putting these products to the test day and night, I am truly impressed by the new Caudalie Vinopure range. While I can’t promise that you’ll never face a breakout again in your life, I can safely say that any blemishes I did face were combated in record time – and without compromising the healthy condition of the rest of my skin. Overall, my skin looks brighter, clearer, more even, and with that covetable lit-from-within glow. And all in 3 simple steps.
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