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Caudalie Premier Cru Line, Review

Caudalie Premier Cru Line Review

the older the grapes, the sweeter the wine (and better the skincare)


It has been a long time coming but after months of testing the revamped Premier Cru line, I am ready to share my thoughts with you guys. This collection has received a lot of praise in the beauty community, however, is it worth the hype?

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My Skin: dry, sensitive

About the Collection

If you are a friend of the blog (big hug!) then you already know that for the past year or two, Caudalie have been reintroducing their cult favorite lines one by one. The brand is now fully vegan and cruelty-free. There is a big emphasis on the new sustainable initiatives and earlier this spring an upgraded Premier Cru line was reintroduced to us. Also, all of these products were created in a collaboration with the Harvard Medical School (so they are backed up by science, baby).

The key ingredients listed are Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), various molecular sizes of Sodium Hyaluronate, and Grape Seed Oil. The core formula is essentially water-based with a peculiar mix of Tightening Sugars (which should smooth wrinkles in 3 minutes and last for up to 6 hours) and Viniferine (effective anti-dark spot treatment). There is a faint added fragrance in both face products, which is listed towards the end of the list (so its content is low). To me Premier Cru smells like spa skincare - it is a very clean scent that does not linger for long. The patented TET8™ technology promises to quickly tighten your skin and target signs of aging.

At the moment there are three products offered: face serum, eye cream, and moisturizer (all of which we will talk about in a second).

The Face Serum

Caudalie Premier Cru Anti-Aging Face Serum (129 USD; Made in France) - is described as an intensely hydrating face serum that should improve skin's elasticity and help fade dark spots, lines, and wrinkles.

The serum comes in a mattified glass bottle, containing 30 ml/ 1 oz of product. This packaging has a chic yet minimal feel to it, but the best part is - it is fully recyclable.

Caudalie Premier Cru Anti-Aging Serum Review

image source: Caudalie

As far as texture goes, this serum has a milky/gel-like consistency and gets easily absorbed, leaving skin feeling smooth and hydrated. This texture does not feel sticky and although it is quite moisturizing, it does not look greasy which makes me think that all skin types would enjoy this well-balanced formulation.

Ideally, you can use the Premier Cru Anti-Aging Face Serum during both your AM and PM routine. It creates a nice occlusive layer for other products to go on top of and does not feel heavy. Little goes a long way, so I would suggest using about a pearl-sized amount for the face and adding more if you wish to cover the neck/decollete.

Initial Results

Skin feels soft, hydrated, and bouncy. No signs of irritation.

Long-term Results

Signs of pigmentation and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation are lessened. Skin is plump, clear, and bright. Results are gentle yet visible. Although I am not the exact target audience for this line (think 40+), even at my young age I notice just how radiant and healthy my skin has become. Knowing the potency of this formula, I only use it a few times a week (rotating between my other serums). However, I can imagine how magical it can be for beauties of a particular age who will use it regularly.

Final Thoughts

If you are 40+, then the Premier Cru Anti-Aging Face Serum will work wonders for you. I asked my mom to kindly test it with me so that I can have a better understanding of the formula on different skin types, and she is truly loving this new serum. On mature skin, it is quite skin tightening and refreshing, without ever feeling heavy or irritating. We both think that this formula shines when it comes to keeping the skin bouncy, well hydrated, and luminous. For those that don't mind investing in their skincare, this is a lovely option. I give it an A rating.

The Eye Cream