The day my mother and I arrived in Lille everything was closed except for one -amazing- pharmacy. Since it was the first one of many I didn’t go all out, but one of the things I did buy there was this really cute gift set by Caudalie. It’s called Beauty Grows Here and it contains give deluxe samples or travel sizes of their popular products. Today I’m going to review all five of them and let you know if getting this set is worth it. If you’re interesting in reading about all that, make sure you continue reading!
Let’s immediately start discussing the products. The first product I’m going to discuss is the Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet. This is the most lightweight moisturiser out of the four Vinosource moisturisers and therefore it’s totally perfect for my rather oily skin. The moisturiser comes in a small, baby pink, tube with a nice little design on it. I really like the looks of it!
The product itself is really nice as well. Because it’s a sorbet rather than a regular cream it does have a unique texture, but that definitely isn’t a bad thing. It’s a bit more mousse-like but very light and airy if that makes any sense at all. I actually ended up buying the full-size of it which I’ll be reviewing in the very near future, so that’s pretty much all I’m going to say about this one for now.
Moving on to the second product. I feel like this is quite a popular product out of the range. This is the Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water with grape water and chamomile. It comes in a small bottle filled with 30 ml of product and once again the pretty Caudalie design on it. I do like the pink packaging of the moisturiser a bit better because of the fun colour, but aside from that I think this packaging looks really good as well.
Because it claims to be a micellar water I was a bit skeptical about it at first since I’m not that big of a fan of micellar waters that aren’t Bioderma. However, this one particular one didn’t let me down at all actually.
The water itself feels really nice and calming on the skin. It’s soft and it’s refreshing. It removes makeup and other dirt off of your skin in a gentle way and it doesn’t make my skin feel dry or tight at all. But because it’s quite mild it’s not as effective when it comes to removing makeup as Bioderma is, but I didn’t expect it to be able to do that anyway.
The only downside to this product is that I’m just not the biggest fan of the scent. I know that’s totally personal, but in my opinion it smells pretty bad. Luckily for me the scent isn’t too strong and it won’t linger too much so it’s not a deal breaker for me.
Onto the third product. If you do read my blog regularly this one might look familiar to you. It’s the Caudalie Rose De Vigne Shower Gel. After trying it out the same night I bought it I fell in love with it and ended up buying the full size of it too, which I reviewed a couple of days ago. Because I have already talked about it in detail I’m not going to do that today, but I am going to briefly talk about what I think of it.
This shower gel looks really good and it smells even better. It’s a shower gel with a really nice rosy scent that smells very feminine and luxurious. It makes me feel really nice and clean and it doesn’t dry out my skin at all. I love it!
Moving on to the shampoo. Those of you who know me know that I don’t use shampoo and/or conditioner with silicones in them because my hair can’t handle them. While quickly scanning through the ingredient list I found out there are silicones in this shampoo. Even though that would normally be a reason not to try it, I ended up trying it out anyway.
I have to say that I’m impressed. Even though my hair did get greasy quicker than it would have gotten if I didn’t use silicones, I really liked what this shampoo did for my hair.
The shampoo has a very soft and silky texture. It really glides through your hair. It doesn’t get very foamy which does make me want to use more and more product, but that’s just a thing of getting used to I think. Even though it doesn’t get very foamy and therefore it doesn’t feel like it’s doing that much, it actually cleans your hair really, really well. It makes me feel like all of the dirt and grease is gone and I’m ready for a new day.
I also really enjoy the way it leaves my hair feeling. Mainly because of the silicones the hair feels really smooth, soft and shiny after using the shampoo. It looks like you just went to the hairdresser and I really like that about it. It’s a great shampoo, but because of the silicones it’s not for me.
Lastly we have the Caudalie Nourishing Body Lotion. This comes in a white tube with purple details and once again the cute Caudalie design on it. I believe the full size comes in a bottle with a pump but I’m not completely sure about that. Anyway, the packaging looks really pretty just like all other Caudalie packagings and I think that’s a big plus.
The body lotion is made to be very nourishing and soothing. I really like that about it. It also has a really nice and luxurious scent to it. Just like the shower gel it does smell like there’s quite a lot of perfume in the product, but surprisingly the product doesn’t feel drying on the skin. However, if you are very sensitive to perfume, this might not be a product for you.
The body lotion has a really nice texture. It’s a rich formula but it doesn’t feel greasy. It doesn’t feel like there’s a heavy layer on top of your skin when you use this. Instead it feels nice and rich but it sinks in rather quickly and make your skin feel very hydrated and soft. It’s a really nice feeling.
Overall I think this is a great body lotion and I’m kind of sad I didn’t end up buying the full size of it when I had the chance to. From the packaging it doesn’t seem to be the most exciting or special body lotion ever, but trust me. It is. It’s amazing!
Caudalie Beauty Grows Here – €15,45
Overall I’m a really big fan of this little gift set. It comes with five amazing products, non of which disappointed me. I think it’s a great way to get to know this brand and to try out products before you actually purchase them. If you’re interested in trying out some Caudalie goodies, I highly recommend getting this set!
And that concludes today’s post. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know what you think of this set and if you have tried anything by this brand before. If you did, be sure to let me know how you like their products and which ones you’d recommend to me!