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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Battle of Caudalie | Grape Water vs Beauty Elixir



I'd say that the Caudalie Beauty Elixir is one of my most loved ("holy grail" if you will) products. I have found that it has done wonders for my skin, and that explains why I am almost out of it. I saw the Grape Water when I was about to buy another one and, seeing that they both had grapes on their bottles, I decided to pick up the Grape Water.

For price comparison, they are both travel size and the Elixir (1 oz) costs $18 and the Grape Water (1.7 oz) costs $8. Obviously, the Grape Water has much more bang for the buck. Now, let's do a side by side comparison...

Caudalie Elixir
The main ingredients in this bad boy are bitter orange, rosemary oil, peppermint oil, balm mint oil, rose oil, and grape extract. All of these combined are supposed to tighten pores, reduce redness, and supply glowing skin. Personally, the tightening pores aspect isn't that important for me, nor do I notice a difference, but the main reason that I love this product is because I have found it drastically reduces redness in my skin. After doing a bit of research, I found that this may be owned to the grape extract, which the Grape Water has. One more thing...this as a makeup setting spray is also AMAZING! It gets rid of that "powdery" look and adds sheen without it being  shiny. The scent of this also bothers some people, but it doesn't really bother me.

Caudalie Grape Water
This only contains two ingredients: grape water and grape juice. After a few days of using this I have found that....it DOES  reduce redness in my skin. I also find that it does supply a bit of moisture as well, but not tons. It doesnt really have a scent (although some claim it smells like grapes).

THE VERDICT
Overall, I find that I do prefer the Caudale Elixir, but I think I may buy the Grape Water more just because it is sooooo much cheaper. That means - if you've got the money (which I don't, but I just plan to ignore that), definitely *definitely* get the elixir, but if you don't definitely go with the grape water. Or....just get both.

Have you tried any Caudalie products? Which ones are your favorites?

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