Beauty Elixir, served by Caudalie

Caudalie is new to me. After much research, I decided to give it a try. My first product is its bestseller, Beauty Elixir. I first heard about it from Lisa Eldridge, and the name intrigued me. Elixir comes with promises, and if it truly lived up to its name, then, this would be a miracle worker, wouldn’t it? Of course, me being a skeptic most of the time, I kept my expectations low. It is, after all, just a face mist. Or is it?

 

The Beauty Elixir is sold in 2 sizes – one 30ml and the other 100ml. Naturally, since this is my first try and the products don’t come cheap, I chose the smaller version as it is also more travel friendly. The glass bottle is quite heavy but this small one fits my hand perfectly. Easy to hold and when I press the nozzle, the beauty concoction sprays out beautifully without mess. I hate it when the spritz comes out all wonky and I get drips instead of evenly spread out spray.

There is a lovely refreshing scent that comes with the elixir, but it dissipates rather quickly too. What I like about this is the initial feeling on the skin. There is a cooling tingling sensation that wakes up the skin. Once the liquid dries, skin is left refreshed, smooth and comfortable. This is especially cooling on a hot day, and the bonus is that makeup looks even better after this face mist. I also use it to replace my toner / softener, and it works great.

 

 

Does the Beauty Elixir live up to its name? Unfortunately no. Don’t misunderstand me, I have been using this daily for the past few weeks and it’s absolutely lovely. However, lovely doesn’t translate to necessity. I can definitely live without it, and I think my skin agrees too. Would I repurchase this? Maybe… because I really like the minty feeling on my skin.

I purchased this from Sasa for about RM65 (on promotion) but Caudalie skincare range is absolutely overpriced there. Getting it online is much cheaper, especially when there is free shipping.

Have you tried anything from Caudalie? Do you have anything to recommend?

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

  • It feels good on the skin, but I may be the only person who is not keen on the scent at all. I can’t wrap my head around it. Minty plus something else; I can’t put my finger on it. Just not my cup of tea 🙁

    • Lily

      Hi Tine, thanks for dropping by 🙂 Scents are so personal. I can’t stand sweet perfume but many girls love it. This one relaxes me. Reminds me of aromatherapy spa… Or something. Lol!

  • Bugs

    It stings my eyes badly, I need to close them tight before I spray, then fan my eyes a little b4 i can open my eyes.

    • Lily

      Ooh, I like to spray it on my palm then pat it on my face. Doesn’t get into my eyes that way!

  • Sunny @ Mostly Sunny

    This was my first Caudalie purchase like 8 years ago! I do enjoy it as a midday pick-me-up in hot weather, but you’re right about not “needing” this thing. I am still more than loyal to the brand, and I haven’t tried anything from Caudalie that I dislike. Just pick something that fits your skin type and I think you’re good to go!

    • Lily

      What’s a good product to try? Lisa Eldridge recommended one of its serums…

      • Sunny @ Mostly Sunny

        The Vinoperfect Radiance Serum might be right up your alley! To be honest I haven’t tried that one, but I really would just because I have experience a “flop” product within the range.

        • Lily

          Ooh, I’ve been reading about this serum everywhere! I’m gonna have to try it once I’m done with my current serums 🙂

  • Petrina

    I love Caudalie!! The Vinoperfect brightening serum, Global anti aging eye serum and Vinosource Sorbet cream ate my faves – all items repurchased many times 🙂

    On my recent trip to KL u did see it in SaSa Bangsar but it was crazy expensive! FeelUnique’s prices are a lot better esp I’d you nominate Caudalie as your Dave brand n you get 10% off on top ( it’s free worldwide shipping but not sure if that applies to Malaysia though).

    The peach shower gel and micellaire water is also nice 🙂

    • Lily

      I checked out Feel Unique. Apparently Malaysia isn’t part of the world 🙁 That’s what sucks…many sites say they ship worldwide but actually to selected countries only. So misleading. Rant over.

      • Petrina

        Oh no 🙁 I had no idea! They should not say free shipping worldwide when it’s not! I’m almost 5 months along now 🙂 scary!!!

        • Lily

          I know, right? There are a few other sites that do the same. Sucks!
          On a happier note, 5 months already, eh? Feeling more comfortable now, I presume? My second trimester was the most comfy 🙂

  • Petrina

    Sorry forgot to add that their body oils are also excellent – the slimming ones do work ( for me anyway) I use both witha massaging tool 🙂 I’ve tried heaps of anti cellulite and slimming lotions etc and used them the same way and effectiveness wise Caudalie is by far the most effective followed by Soap & Glory.

    I haven’t tried any if the facial oil concentrate except for the Vinosource one but I love this one too and sometimes mix it with the sorbet creme. I have stopped using the oils for a while as they are not suitable for expectant mums but I will be getting back on it asap!

    • Lily

      Ooh, congratulations! How far along are you? Take it easy 😀 I’m very curious about the products you mentioned now and I’m gonna have to look around for online shops that ship here. Thanks for the recs!

  • Charlotte

    Hey, just wondering what is the difference between this and Avene’s facial mist? xo

    • Lily

      Hi Charlotte, Avene mist is really just water. There isn’t any fragrance nor does it provide any other goodness except that of plain h2o. This elixir however has a particular scent which I find relaxing, gives skin a minty feeling and it actually keeps my skin moisturized. The other very obvious difference is the price tag, of course 😉