Hey busy ladies!
I’d like to introduce you to the amazing Caudalie Polyphenol c15 range – a line designed for those who lead a stressful busy life and whose skin suffers the consequences of such lifestyle, ahem – moi!
You all know by now how hard it is for me to find the right skin care for my acne prone sensitive skin…
I tend to blame my hormone imbalance and the things I eat for my “not as perfect as I’d like it to be” skin and rightly so, but I always overlook the fact that our skin is exposed to so much pollution, Sun rays and warm air from the heating at work, home and cars. But there’s something else really important that we forget to take into account. It’s how tired and stressed some of us are with our busy schedules, lack of sleep, demanding jobs, family lives and no time for ourselves, which means to time to workout, drink enough water and just enjoy some walks in the park away from busy city roads. A glass of wine or two at night will certainly make matters worse in the long run even though it might feel as a relaxing “Me Time” treat now and again. And guess what? Our skin is our visual reflection and cues of what’s happening in our lives and I’m obviously a great example of that… The demands of our busy day-to-day lives don’t quite match with how perfectly we’d like our skin to look and feel and there’s a good explanation for that…
Starting at age 30, the skin begins to weaken, draw from its reserves, and take much longer to recover completely; it turns grey and wrinkles form – sigh… In a word, it oxidises. Every minute of our lives, these external factors trigger oxidation within our body. A good example would be of how oxidation causes apples to turn brown in the air, cars to rust over time, and skin to age prematurely. And although oxidation is a natural existence, experts agree unanimously that a daily dose of anti-oxidants is the best way to preserve premature skin ageing, Grape-seed Polyphenols are recognised as the most powerful in the plant world, hence the reason behind the name of Caudalie’s new skin range Polyphenol C15. These are produced from fresh grapes, all grown by French vineyards that use integrated farming methods. The grape-seeds are extracted immediately after pressing and it takes 1 metric ton of grape-seeds to produce 1 kg of Polyphenols – a method still very exclusive to Caudelie’s research since 1995. Quite phenomenal right?
I’m SO glad I’ve come across this skin range. After doing a light detox on my body by cutting out meat, caffeine and dairy, my skin obviously needed something else to target those external problems. The current products in this range are:
- Anti-Wrinkle Defence Serum – this has the highest concentration of Polyphenols from this line and acts deeply to reinforce skin’s natural protective systems. I use this every morning and night before Caudalie moisturiser.
- Protect Fluid with SPF20 – this is my protective shield/moisturiser/sunscreen and I use it in the morning after the serum.
- Eye & Lip Cream – the best invention EVER! Protective, moisturising eye and lip cream all in one? Yes please! This magical cream fights wrinkles, reduced dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.
- Overnight Detox Oil – this protects, detoxifies and regenerates your skin while you sleep.
All of the products are organic, hypoallergenic and with purest of the ingredients, Polyphenols and correcting Vitamin C, which help fight against cellular ageing, limiting skin irritations and are anti-inflammatory – ideal for my kinda skin and lifestyle if you ask me.
After using Caudalie Polyphenol C15 products for 4 weeks, my skin already feels and looks more nourished, younger, smoother and definitely protected. The skin area around my eyes is brighter day by day, smoother and most importantly I know is shielded. The serum is like a magic potion that instantly injects my tired skin with all the goodness and moisture it’s obviously lacking. Caudalie Polyphenol products are so pleasant to use and have very mild and yet refreshing scents of cucumber water, lemon tree leaf and fresh mint – so lovely and gentle on the skin. And wait for the best thing – so affordable!
Caudalie are now launching a new exciting product called Anti-Wrinkle Protect Day Cream with SPF20, which I’ve also been testing for the last 4 weeks. It has been designed for women who have dry skin which struggles to retain moisture, but also for those who suffer from tightness of the skin, usually after cleansing all leading to premature skin ageing sadly. It’s a gorgeous rich and velvety cream that protects stressed skin and boosts it’s natural collagen synthesis – something we all need I think! Here it is below:
To celebrate the launch of the amazing Anti-Wrinkle Protect Day Cream, Caudalie have created a really fun app on their website that allows you to create a little animation / video of what your lifestyle is like or 1,000 lives in one day more like it. I’ve created mine below with my daughter who perfectly matched it for me! Ha – she knows me too well…
And now that you’ve learnt a little bit about this fantastic French brand and their Polyphenol C15 line, Caudalie are offering you the chance to try this fantastic range out for yourself and win your very own Anti-Ox box! Like the sound of that? Simply create your own little animation video like mine (it takes less than a minute), share it either on Facebook or directly with a friend and you could win some exciting new Caudalie goodies, which is a lovely Spring surprise I think!
So, create your little short lifestyle clip HERE and good luck!