Caudalie • Premier Cru La Creme • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||67%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I tested Premier Cru through buying samples a few times and finally bought it as a part of a set with the eye cream. I have used Caudalie products for years, initially with great success but as they changed some of their formulations, I am having less luck with Caudalie as a brand. Prmier Cru is no exception. It is an average cream at best. I am glad I didn't buy the full tube with its full price; my set came with the full size eye cream and only 20 ml of the actual Premier Cru. The full price of this product in the UK is ridiculous! I guess if it delivered it would have been worth it but it did not. It is heavily perfumed like most Caudalie products, it softens my skin a little but does not provide my dry skin with enough moisture. It didn't irritate my super-sensitive skin which is a definite plus but there are other, much cheaper alternatives to do just that! Overall it is an epic fail and I noticed it doesn't even perform well as a hand cream! I read that some people tend to think the samples and the actual product differ somehow, that the samples perform better or may have higher concentrations of the active ingredients and I have doubts about that as well. When I bought the samples I was very impressed, so I have to wonder if the full-sized product is of the same quality. Caudalie's current stance on animal testing coupled, with these kind of rumours, puts me off buying Caudalie again. I wouldn't buy this product again and would not recommend it. Very disappointed in Caudalie overall!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Tan, Cool Hair: Red, Curly Eyes: Brown
I was fooled. Update 8/5/2014: Don't waste the money.
You can find a decent moisturizer for a lot less. I went off this product for a full 2 weeks to try to get back the thrill of the first use magical goodness I noticed with the sample. I used it in the same manner I used the sample. I'm surprised and upset to say I feel duped. As others have said, I think the sample is not the same as the full size product. Any positive changes noted with the sample are long gone and I'm left with an over-fragranced hand lotion that breaks my face out.
I will never spend another dime on another product from this company.
Rave review on the outset but I'm concerned.
I used a sample on my smile lines, only at night, and *over retin-a*. I want to be clear on that - maybe the retin-a took this moisturizer to another level because in about 4 days I noticed spectacular smoothing, the lines weren't as deep. I kept a close eye on them. At day 6-7 the smoothed lines were phenomenal.
So fast and so sure I had a great product that I ordered a full size, yes at the incredible price point of $158usd, without blinking.
My concern is I've read reviews from several sources and some have questioned if the sample and purchase formulas are the same. Apparently the sample is thought to be more potent. On that, I'll definitely let you know. I'm not about to be fooled out of 150 bucks.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
So I used this last year and decided to give it a go with the night infusion cream instead. That was great, but nothing I've found compares to this. It is the best night cream I have ever used (it should be for the price!) and with just the once nightly use I can see a difference in my skin. When I started using this again, in a couple of weeks my skin was just so much clearer/brighter and youthful looking. It smells great, sinks right into my skin, and is especially helpful in keeping my skin moisturized. And the best thing is it is non-comedogenic, so important for me it's all I can use. I will continue to purchase this product and would definitely recommend it. Oh and when your bottle runs low just unscrew the top and remove the inner packaging from the bottle, theres still a lot more in there.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Fantastic moisturizer. Feels and smells great, really imparts moisture to my oily dehydrated skin, making my skin feel lush and plump.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Brown
Sorry for the low ratings on this but I am on the fence about this product. My biggest peeve is with the price.
I am 44 and need a good night face cream and eye cream. I picked up a set with both this cream and the Premier Cru eye cream. The La Creme came in a small tube but I don't think this is the normal packaging for this product. But I am unsure so I wont speak about packaging.
While the product is a nice night time cream and my skin does look good after using it, I just don't feel that I am wowed by it. In order for me to pay this high a retail price, it better do wonders.
I did find that my skin tone is more even and brightened after using so it's not that this isn't working that I have a hard time with it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This product is just fantastic! I have just open account to leave review, since it is best moisturizer that I ever had. I have dehydrated skin, and mimic wrinkles on the forehead (3 lines!), yet my forehead can be sometimes (in summer time) a bit greasy, but just a bit.
After first use my skin was much softer in the morning, so I went back to pharmacy in Paris where price was lower than in other parts in EU and bought one additional bottle.
After using maybe 3/4 of first bottle I noticed my mimic wrinkles on forehead are less visible, and like plumped from inside. Also my skin is soft, it is glowing and it looks much better than before.
Earlier was using products from Chanel (suited best my skin), Clinique, Biotherm, and have tried also Collistar, Lancaster, Este Lauder, Nuxe, Dior, and many more, and I can warmly recommend this cream as best fitting my skin than all over-mentioned ones.
I also like smell, and package- you can use all, till last drop since it has plastic bag vacuum package inside.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is my favourite moisturiser ever - it seems thick but sinks in really well. I use one pump and it really spreads out into a lot of cream - I really like the texture of this cream. A bottle lasts a surprisingly long time considering I'm using it twice a day on my face and neck. My skin is dry and dehydrated but with quite a few open pores and blackheads (lovely!) and my eyes are quite sensitive. No problems with this - my skin is really looking a lot fresher and I'm sure my open pores have improved too.
I'm on my second bottle now and am really pleased with it. Also, you can open the bottle and get a few more days out of it once the pump stops working so 5 stars for the packaging too!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
No. This is nothing but an over hyped, drugstore level cream with no visible benefits. Amlactin and Cerave would do more, seriously. It is mid-weight, not particularly finely textured and makes my skin oily as the day goes on. For the price, I see no redeeming features. After using the full sized cream and eye cream in the cru range, i'm done with this brand. If you want something natural, try Immortelle, its seriously much better or the divine range is also better. I don't recommend this under any circumstance, you will just be disappointed for the price.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Wavy Eyes: Green
I wanted to like it but after applying it made some of the fine wrinkles on my face appear MUCH larger and barely moisturized my skin. It also made me look greasy & oily, which rarely happens with my skin. It looked more like a film on my face than a moisturizer or cream.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I have always enjoyed Caudalie's range of products so when I got a free sample of their Premier Cru cream I was excited to try something new especially as I knew it was very expensive and as a nurse I was sure the sample would be as far as I got.
I was very wrong, I love this cream. Its so light and not all all greasy like some. It dries in quickly and your skin feels so fresh and it can breathe. After using it the first time I thought it was a coincidence that my skin looked so bright and fresh and believe me after 12hour days this is unusual. So when my lovely mum bought me a bottle as a birthday present I was delighted and have got into the habit of applying x 2 a day and use their eye cream also as its light and does not cause my eyes to be running or red and sore the next day. My face looks the best its ever looked, my fine lines on my forehead have faded and my skin has a lovely glow so I would definitely say its the best cream I have ever used and thats a lot of creams at 42!!!! My husband is continually commenting on how well I look, crikey poor man what has he been living with for the last 24yrs if its only now he comments on my glow!!! So start saving, you use such a small amount it will last for ages.