The Moisturiser 'Wardrobe' For Every Skin Type
14 July 2016
The Caudalie Vinosource range rocks my world. Four out of eight products are moisturisers, all designed specifically to hydrate, which makes it incredibly easy to choose which is best suited to you... or if you're like me and you've got combination skin or skin that changes throughout the course of the seasons (and you're just a total beauty addict, let's face it) you can have all four knocking around in your bathroom cabinet ready to be whipped out depending on your skin's current needs.
Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet £23
Is it just me, or does the word 'sorbet' make your mouth water slightly? I immediately conjure up visions of eating a delicious fruity sorbet whilst draped over a pool lounger somewhere hot... I digress, but just as an icy bowl of sorbet is refreshing when the weather is warm, this product is thirst-quenching when your skin needs a good drink. Calling all dehydrated and combination skin types, here's your match! It's hard to believe how nourishing this is when you consider how light and cool the gel-cream formula feels on the skin, and it has the most gorgeously 'green' and fresh grape scent. I've been using this as my go-to day moisturiser because of how smooth and bouncy my skin looks and feels after applying it, and it sits beautifully under foundation.
Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Mattifying Fluid £23
This has a lighter, more fluid-like texture than the sorbet and would be the perfect moisturiser for someone with oily skin thanks to its "instant mattifying effect and long-lasting oil-control action." As I have combination skin that leans on the dry side but with a shiny t-zone, I apply this before I do my makeup and think it's such a lovely lightweight base. Non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic (and with that same grape scent) it restores the skin's balance and I always feel like my moisture levels have been replenished without overloading my face with weighty creams. In the warmer months especially I really dislike feeling like my skin is 'clogged' by heat and products, and this has answered my 'which moisturiser is best for summer?' prayers.
Caudalie Vinosource Moisture Recovery Cream £23
Moving onto dry skin's best friend now, this moisturiser is designed to "restore the hydrolipidic layer and strengthen the skin's barrier function" and has a richer formula whilst still feeling lightweight and non-sticky. The scent is still the same 'green' fragrance, albeit slightly less fresh and slightly more soft. The way I'd describe this is 'comforting', as you immediately lose any tightness due to dryness and you're left with comfortably soft and supple skin. I'd use this as a daycream during the winter, and around this time of year I find it perfect for nighttime.
Caudalie Vinosource Intense Moisture Cream £23
As the name would suggest, this is the most intensely moisturising of the bunch and I'd say this is best for very dry skin, which I do sometimes get along with small patches of eczema. I can wave goodbye to those skin ailments with the help of this little tube of glory however, as it envelops skin in such a hydrating, nourishing hug and does the world of good for my skin when it's feeling sore, tight, irritated and uncomfortably dry. It's incredibly soothing but again doesn't feel heavy and I love that I can wake up, touch my skin and still feel the benefits from the application the night before.
A moisturiser 'wardrobe' for every skin type, change and need? Tick!