I have to say, I kind of just randomly jumped on the band wagon with this one.
I'm not a fan of toners, but since dramatically changing my skincare routine ( I will pop a post of this up throughout the week ) I had to get something that I knew would do the job.
There is a LOT of hype about this product. I personally believes it lives up to its fame and glory and here is why.
I have tried many toners in the past, and basically felt that they have done nothing for me, so I always skipped this step but enough was enough I finally decided I need a good product.
I opted for the Caudalie Beauty Elixir as I have read many bloggers rave about it. Everyone seems to own at least 1 bottle if not more! It is quite expensive. A 30ml retails for £9.90 via FeelUnique and a 100ml will shoot you back a whole £28.80 which is quite pricey! I see people go through these as though they are water as they spray their faces with it so much throughout the day, so if you intend on using it for that then I am really unsure if it would last that long. For me, I only use this morning and night so I know this will last me for a while.
Here is a bit of information on the product and what it claims to do.
"Inspired by the "elixir of youth" used by Queen Isabelle of Hungary, Caudalie Beauty Elixir smoothes features, tightens pores and provides instant burst of radiance to the complexion. Caudalie Beauty Elixir is a favourite of Victoria Beckham's - she uses it on top of her make-up for a glowing complexion!
Main ingredients: extracts of grape essential oil of rosemary, orange blossom and rose extracts, benzoin, myrrh essential oils of oraganic balm mint and mint. "
The packaging of the product is gorgeous. Its glass but it inst at all heavy and it looks sophisticated and worth its price tag. I also enjoy how when you spray it, it sprays out just the right amount. Sometimes with sprays like these, I feel that they end up in your hair etc but not this one.
I actually love the smell of this. It may be off-putting for someone but I think the smell is gorgeous and just refreshing so I understand why people use it constantly. It is very strong but that's what I love about it. It absorbs into the skin quickly, it doesn't just sit on the surface it actually does get to work and does its job.
Since using this alongside other new skincare products, my skin has improved so I do believe it is genuinely working. I will continue to use it all up and will repurchase definitely. I think I may buy the 100ml to keep in the house and throw the mini one in a travel make up bag.
Do you use Caudalie products? what's your opinion on them?