If there is one single product which is synonymous with Caudalie as a brand, it has to be the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. It’s a product which has won awards and is rumoured to be a staple within Victoria Beckham’s beauty regime. I first tried the Beauty Elixir in a miniature size maybe five years ago thanks to a beauty box and I liked the product but I didn’t love the scent. However my preferences have changed a lot since I started blogging so I was up for giving it another try as it’s such a well loved product, I felt like I was missing out.
The Caudalie Beauty Elixir is available in two sizes; a 30ml mini size for £12 and an 100ml size for £32. Described as being ‘the secret of makeup artists’, the Beauty Elixir contains 100% ingredients of natural origin and is said to be suitable for all skin types. Before using the mist, you do have to thoroughly shake the bottle otherwise the top of the liquid within the bottle can get a discoloured film (due to the natural ingredients) but by shaking the bottle, the film does completely disappear.
“Inspired by the Youth Elixir of the Queen of Hungary in the 16th century, the Beauty Elixir has a unique and invigorating formula.
Made of 100% natural-origin ingredients and bursting with powerful plant extracts, this cult favourite reveals an instant radiance boost for the complexion, whilst tightening the pores and smoothing fine lines and make-up creases.
Famously used as a make-up setting spray backstage at fashion shows, this priming mist can be used under or over your complete make-up look, enhancing its longevity and reviving tired and dull-looking skin.
This revitalising mist gives you an immediate radiance boost. The aromatic fragrance is both uplifting and calming for the mind and the senses.“
- Peppermint Essential Oil – tones and awakens the skin.
- Rose Essential Oil – anti-shine and activates a glow.
- Rosemary Essential Oil – anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial.
The scent of the Caudalie Beauty Elixir won’t be for everyone as it does have quite a strong minty herbal scent which is to be expected when it’s ingredients are 100% of natural origin. The scent does dissipate within a few minutes but I’m really sensitive to fragrances, and the scent no longer bothers me.
If anything I now find it to be a really soothing and refreshing scent, and using the spray feels like a therapeutic ritual within my skincare ritual. I really like how fine the atomiser is, as it’s the kind of facial spray you can use with your eyes open and it never leaves the skin feeling wet nor does it ruin your makeup.
I don’t find that it sets my makeup, but it does a nice job at refreshing my makeup throughout the day and it does impart a pretty glow which is something I always appreciate in a facial mist. I enjoy using it after using an acid toner as it does have a soothing effect on my skin, but it can be used essentially at any point within your skincare routine.
I am so pleased I tried the Beauty Elixir again as although I don’t love the scent, it’s still a step I look forward to within my skincare routine and I like that it’s such a versatile multi-tasker.
I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried the Beauty Elixir yourself? Do you have a favourite Caudalie product?
You can find the whole Caudalie range over on their website.