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Caudalie Pulpe Vitaminee Energizing Serum Cream Emulsion Concentrate Review February 18, 2011

Introduction


  • 1st Wrinkle Serum

Highly concentrated in anti-oxidants, this serum immediately corrects the first signs of ageing and fatigued skin. Wrinkles appear smoothed and skin looks more supple and incredibly luminous.

• Who is it for?
For anyone who wants to protect the skin from the 1st signs of ageing and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

• What does it do?
This ultra fluid and light serum immediately fights the early signs of ageing. Fresh and soothingly milky, this serum melts onto the skin, leaving a subtle powdered veil. Skin is smoothed, refined and redensified.

• Ingredients
Stabilized grape-seed polyphenols (Anti-oxidant)
Plant biovector (Anti-wrinkle)
Hyaluronic acid (Moisturizing)
Fern (Lifting)
Ginger, ginseng, royal jelly, echinacea (Energizing)
Orange pulp scent, like freshly squeezed orange with a zest of carrot and iris butter

 

 

 


  • Pulpe Vitaminée 1st Wrinkle Cream

PARABEN FREE
This moisturizing cream is remarkably effective at preventing sagging of the skin, providing it with energy, smoothness and a matte finish that last throughout the day. Wrinkles are visibly smoothed and your skin is radiant.

• Who is it for?
For women with normal to dry skin in search of a lifting effect.

• Ingredients
grape-seed polyphenols (OPC)
plant bio-vector
ginger
ginseng
echinacea
royal jelly
lifting fern

moisturizing cassia angustifolia, sodium hyaluronate and olive squalane
softening oat
energizing orange, iris butter and carrot …
*New ingredients

 

 

 

 


  • Pulpe Vitaminée 1st Wrinkle Fluid

PARABEN FREE
This fluid is remarkably effective at preventing sagging of the skin. It provides the skin with energy and a matte finish that lasts throughout the day. Wrinkles are visibly smoothed and your skin is radiant.

• Who is it for?
For all tired, worn-out skin that has lost its glow and suffers from damage by external aggressors (pollution, stress…)

• Ingredients
grape-seed polyphenols (OPC)
plant bio-vector
ginger
ginseng
echinacea
royal jelly
lifting fern

cassia angustifolia
sodium hyaluronate
olive squalane
softening oat
energizing orange, iris butter and carrot ..

 

 

 

 


  • Pulpe Vitaminée Regenerating Concentrate


Revitalizing Face Treatment
PARABEN FREE (no chemical preservatives)
This 100% plant-derived concentrate instantly imparts lasting radiance to even the dullest skin. It provides anti-ageing protection and nourishment.

 

• Who is it for?
For skin that is extremely dull, stressed and lifeless

• Ingredients
grape-seed and sweet almond* oils
musk rose* oil
essential oils of neroli, of petit grain
carrot oil
sandal oil
lavender* oil
*organic origin

 

 

 


Packaging


These products last 9 months after the first use. Only the Caudalie Regenerating Serum lasts 12 months.

 

 


1st Wrinkle Serum

This comes in a plastic bottle with a pump. Nothing special about the packaging. One to two pumps would suffice. We would have preferred if Caudalie used the airless bottle. Bottle is rather light as it is made of plastic. However, the cap seems to be quite loose and keeps falling off so be careful if you’re packing this for travelling or putting it in your handbag.

 

 

 


Pulpe Vitaminée 1st Wrinkle Cream

Unlike the emulsion and the serum which comes in a pump, the cream comes in a 40ml tube. This tube is rather small, making it convenient to carry around. A new product would be sealed when you screw open the cover, so if there isn’t a silver seal, it means that the product has been opened before.

 

 


Pulpe Vitaminée 1st Wrinkle Fluid

This is an emulsion. The packaging is exactly the same as the serum except that it is taller in size.

 

 


Pulpe Vitaminée Regenerating Concentrate

This is the only product in the series that is made of metal. The bottle is tiny and cute. It comes in a pipette form which you can see below :

 


 

The pipette is slightly dented at the end. It’s normal !

Texture

Top to bottom : Serum, Emulsion, Cream

 

 

As seen from above , the serum spreads out easily. It doesn’t have the typical western serum which is a gel-like type of liquid. This serum is more of the Korean serum type which is like an emulsion-type texture except much lighter. The serum does absorbs very easily into the skin but appears a little sticky at first. All you need to do is pat , pat , and pat and the stickiness goes away. Leaves the skin smooth and comfortable.

 

 

The Emulsion/Fluid is slightly thicker than the serum and definitely leaves a barrier on your skin. It absorbs fairly well too but however does feel a little greasy and sticky on the skin unfortunately. Those with dry skin wouldn’t feel this, but those with oily skin might feel the heaviness of this emulsion.

 

 

The cream is very heavy and greasy therefore if you have oily to normal skin, this would definitely be too heavy for you. It would be nourishing for those who have dry to very dry skin though, but you will need to massage the cream for a while for it to be completely absorbed.

 

 

Now, last but not least – the Regenerating Concentrate. This is actually a blend of several essential oils, but however, the texture is light for an oil based product and it quite liquid-ish. Look at the photo below, the ‘oil’ does stream down quite easily. It doesn’t feel that oily at all compared to other ‘oil’ products and penetrates very quickly into the skin. This is only for night use though !! You can mix one drop of this concentrate into your cream to give it a glow.

 


Ingredients

INGREDIENTS : AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN*, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE*, GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE*, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, SUCROSE*, DIPALMITOYL HYDROXYPROLINE*, PALMITOYL GRAPE SEED EXTRACT*, POLYGLYCERYL-3 STEARATE*, HYDROXYETHYLACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMER, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE*, DICAPRYLYL ETHER*, DIMETHICONE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, SERINE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN*, ARGININE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, XANTHAN GUM, CYATHEA CUMINGII LEAF EXTRACT*, CITRIC ACID, LACTIC ACID, PCA, SQUALANE*, PALMITIC ACID, GLYCOLIC ACID, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ALANINE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), TARTARIC ACID, MALIC ACID, THREONINE, HYALURONIC ACID, POLYSORBATE 60*, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT*, ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT*, SODIUM PHYTATE*, AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNELEXTRACT*, ROYAL JELLY EXTRACT, ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER)ROOT EXTRACT*, PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT*, VITISVINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACT*, VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUITEXTRACT*, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT*,SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT*, MOURERAFLUVIATILIS EXTRACT*, TOCOPHEROL*, LIMONENE, LINALOOL,BENZYL SALICYLATE, GERANIOL.

INGREDIENTS : AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN*, PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE*, CETEARYL ISONONANOATE*, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE*, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL*, SQUALANE*, SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL*, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL*, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE,DIPALMITOYL HYDROXYPROLINE*, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE*, PALMITOYL GRAPE SEED EXTRACT*, DIMETHICONE, CARBOMER, CYATHEA CUMINGII LEAF EXTRACT*, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CASSIA ANGUSTIFOLIA SEED POLYSACCHARIDE*, PALMITIC ACID*, POTASSIUMSORBATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT*, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT*, XANTHAN GUM, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), TOCOPHEROL*, ROYAL JELLY EXTRACT, AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT*, ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT*, SODIUM PHYTATE*, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, BENZYL SALICYLATE, GERANIOL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL

INGREDIENTS : AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN*, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL DIPELARGONATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE*, C14- 22 ALCOHOL, NYLON-12, SQUALANE*, DIMETHICONE, CETYL ALCOHOL*, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE*, DIPALMITOYL HYDROXYPROLINE*, C12-20 ALKYL GLUCOSIDE, HYDROXYETHYLACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMER, PALMITOYL GRAPE SEED EXTRACT*, TOCOPHERYLACETATE*, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CYATHEA CUMINGII LEAF EXTRACT*, PALMITIC ACID*, CASSIA ANGUSTIFOLIA SEED POLYSACCHARIDE*, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT*, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT*, POLYSORBATE 60*, TOCOPHEROL*, CARBOMER, ROYAL JELLY EXTRACT*, AVENA SATIVA(OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT*, ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT*, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, SODIUM PHYTATE*, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER,XANTHAN GUM, BENZYL SALICYLATE, GERANIOL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL.

INGREDIENTS : CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL*, ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL*, CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) LEAF/TWIG OIL*, DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL, SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL*, CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) FLOWER OIL*, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, LINALOOL, GERANIOL, FARNESOL, LIMONENE, CITRAL.

 

 

 

As you can see from above, Glycerin is right up at number 2 on all 3 of the products. Basically, you are paying a lot for Glycerin which is a cheap cosmetic ingredient but moisturizes it very well !

 

 

PALMITOYL GRAPE SEED EXTRACT

Of course the main ingredient in ALL Caudalie products! Anti-oxidant that protects cells from free radical damage and helps skin look younger by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

 

 

PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT

This ingredient is also seen in alot of Sulwhasoo, Hannule, Whoo products. It is a Root extract that may have potent antioxidant properties (potentially anti-cancer) and may promote wound healing. Detoxifies the skin and balances the immune system. Improves collagen synthesis and cell proliferation.

Conclusion

 

 

This line has great synergy and the products does work well with each other. However, we are afraid that this line would only be suitable for a certain group of people – those with dry / combination skin. If you are living in a tropical country, this line might be too much for you even if you have normal skin, but those who have to endure harsh winter might find this line moisturizing enough.

 

 

While this line is made for young men/women in their middle to late 20s who are interested in venturing into anti-products, we did not any difference on it’s anti aging claims. For a line that is rather pricey, they should have definitely delivered.

 

 

Neither did we see any lifting or wrinkle correcting effect that the line claims to bring. However, the line does give radiance to the skin.

 

 

Our favourite product off this line is probably the Regenerating Concentrate. It’s texture –while being an oil – isn’t too oily but very fluid. It penetrates well and hydrates well. This product is to be used as the last step in your night skincare regimen and 1-2 drops would suffice. You will wake up with glowing skin! Make sure not to over-do it as it might give you pimples. Caudalie also advices customers to mix one drop of the concentrate together with the concentrate of their other lines ( purifying , etc ) or even your creams or foundation to give your skin that radiant glow.

 

 

There’s also a distinctive scent to all of Caudalie products – either you love it or hate it. We definitely love the scent and it reminds us of grapes, which is the star ingredient for all Caudalie products.

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Responses to “Caudalie Pulpe Vitaminee Energizing Serum Cream Emulsion Concentrate Review”

  1. Rox Says:

    Awesome review!!!

    You may have not seen lifting results because this line is targeted for people over 34 and much more mature skin. Don’t know if anyone of you guys are of that age?

    The packaging is so cute! Reminds me of Vichy!

    Hope to see more reviews soon 😀

  2. Rox Says:

    Oh yeah question Hope, can’t we just buy some organic grapes, make it into a juice and apply on the face? I did this once for at least a few weeks and my skin felt firmer and glowed lol!

    🙂

    • Hi, why not?? However the goodies are actually in the seeds of the grapes ( according to caudalie )! Plus, Caudalie products also contain Resveratrol (another of their star ingredients) which are available in vine stalks ( and wine of course!), wine yeast etc. Why not try soaking your skin in some red wine then?? hehe. and the crush grapes while you’re at it!

      • Rox Says:

        Haha ohh yes! I have heard of resveratrol!!! LOL Hope! I was going to get some non-alcoholic red wine to do that. Hope it doesn’t turn my face PURPLE 😐 Haha! Thanks a lot! xxxx

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