Caudalie; Beauty Elixir

I picked up a bottle of Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir during the Christmas season last year, as they were nicely packaged and I had a 10% discount to use up. I had read some pretty polarizing reviews of the product, and was kind of curious to test it out.

Obviously, with my holy grail toner, Lush’s Eau Roma Water, I hardly needed another item to add to my routine. But hey, you never know if there’s something better out there if you don’t test it out.

I kind of talked briefly about this Beauty Elixir back then when I first got it, and well, I wasn’t really going to write about it until I realised that hey, I’m moving onto my second bottle, and I actually like it quite a fair bit.

Ingredients: Water, Alcohol*, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water*, Parfum (Fragrance)*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*, Potassium Alum, Glycerin*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Styrax Tonkinensis Resin Extract*, Commiphora Myrrha Resin Extract*, Melissa Officinalis (Balm Mint) Leaf Oil*, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract*, Tocopherol*, Citral*, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Farnesol*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Eugenol*

With alcohol as the second ingredient in the list, well, it is not surprising that some people have adverse reaction to this, coupled with the peppermint oil because even with my non-sensitive skin, it can be quite stinging and that’s not exactly a good thing to have in a face product.

However, what I really like with this Beauty Elixir is its oil control aspect. I have combination skin, which means oily T-zone and normal cheeks, and using this during my night routine means that I don’t wake up with an oily forehead and nose.

Plus it’s also pretty good as a pick me up, since it’s cold and refreshing, as long as you don’t spray it near your eyes. It can also be used as a makeup setting spray, since the mist that you get is so fine. And c’mon, Liv Tyler apparently loves it, and that’s a pretty good endorsement too, right.

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