Caudalie – Skincare That’s Exclusively from the Vineyards
7 July 2022
Wine comes from vineyards, but do you know what else does? Luxurious French skincare.
The story behind the award-winning skincare brand Caudalie is well known, as are its founders Mathilde and
Bertrand Thomas. According to Mathilde, “the vine is an inexhaustible treasure of benefits and riches,” and
Caudalie is continually experimenting and innovating to bring these treasures to you.
Allbeauty unpacks the magic behind some of Caudalie’s exclusive ingredients, brought to you directly from the
French vineyards of Bordeaux, Champagne and Burgundy.
Grape Seed Polyphenols
As the name suggests, grape seed polyphenols are extracted from grape seeds that are normally discarded during
the white wine making process.
What they do: Polyphenols are some of the most powerful natural antioxidants in skincare. They combat free
radicals in the body that occur from the sun, pollution, and even stress. According to Caudalie, four out of every five wrinkles
are caused by oxidation due to these free radicals. Polyphenols block up to 80% of these free radicals
and help your skin preserve its natural levels of hyaluronic acid, keeping it looking firmer and more youthful. Learn
more about hyaluronic acid here.
Find grapeseed polyphenols in: A Caudalie toner like the Vinopure Clear Skin Purifying Toner that unclogs and
tightens pores, leaving your skin feeling clear and fresh.
Grapevines can grow for over a hundred years, withstanding harsh weather like the wind, cold, and rain. The secret
to their longevity is resveratrol found in their stalks. It’s not an easy ingredient to extract though – one ton of vine
stalks yield just five kilograms of pure resveratrol.
What it does: Vines use resveratrol to regenerate. Caudalie’s patented cocktail of ingredients combines resveratrol
with hyaluronic acid. This combination can triple the skin’s natural production of hyaluronic acid. Caudalie skincare
is a pioneer of using resveratrol in its products so that your skin is left looking firmer and more youthful. Resveratrol
also enhances the production of elastin, to give your skin a more sculpted look.
Find it in: A Caudalie eye cream like Premier Cru The Eye Cream which targets fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, dark
circles and puffiness.
Mathilde Thomas discovered an ancient tradition, where the men and women who worked the vineyards in
Bordeaux would apply sap from the grapevines on their hands and faces. Applying this sap would soothe their tired
skin after a long day out in the sun. Extensive research on grapevine sap found that the active ingredient was
What it does: Powerhouse viniferine lightens and brightens stressed skin and eliminates blemishes, to even out
your skin tone. In fact, Caudalie’s research found that viniferine is an incredible 62 times more effective than
vitamin C as a skin brightener. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin, viniferine reduces the appearance of dark
spots and blemishes, no matter their cause – whether its hormonal, acne-related or due to sun damage. It does
this by controlling tyrosinase which is an enzyme responsible for the overproduction of melanin. As a result, your
skin looks smoother, healthy, and more radiant.
Find it in: The Caudalie Premier Cru range of products that help fight the effects of ageing, using all-natural
This Caudalie ingredient is exactly what it sounds like – organic grape water extracted from grapes before the
wine making process begins.
What it does: Grape water is packed full of polyphenols and polysaccharides, which are hydrating sugars.
Polysaccharides also soothe skin by keeping it supple and moisturised. As well as being a great hydrator, research
has shown that grape water also helps reduce skin sensitivity, making it ideal for those with delicate skin.
Find it in: Caudalie Vinosource-Hydra Moisturizing Mask that intensely soothes and nourishes dry and sensitive
Okay, so this ingredient isn’t exclusive to Caudalie but you have to love how they use it. Vitamin C is one of the
beauty industry’s top skincare ingredients, and grapes are an excellent source of Vitamin C.
What it does: As well as being a great antioxidant, Vitamin C stimulates collagen production and has anti-
inflammatory properties too. Vitamin C is also a skin brightener making it ideal for skin that’s prone to developing acne or spots. Learn more about all the benefits Vitamin C brings to your skin here.
Find it in: Caudalie combines Vitamin C and grape seed oil in the Caudalie Vinergetic C+ Overnight Detox Oil that
gently repairs the skin overnight by detoxifying your complexion and reviving stressed skin.
You can’t think of French luxury skincare without thinking of Caudalie and its meticulously researched, powerhouse
ingredients. Step into cutting-edge, exceptional skincare today and shop the Caudalie range on allbeauty.