Caudalie • Vinosource Moisturizing Matifying Fluid • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I had to return this to Sephora - it was making me break out badly. Too bad. Down to 2 lippies. See my original review below.
Price: 4 ($38 CAD/40 mL = $0.95/mL)
Buy again: yes
I actually received this product as a gift for Christmas this year; I'd read good reviews and I needed a mattifying, lightweight moisturizer because I'm running around work all the time and look so oily! (I'm an ER nurse) For reference, I am asian, ~NC30, oily-combo, in my late 20s, and have acne-prone skin.
I have tried a lot of different moisturizers geared towards oily-skinned gals; Avene, Clinique, La Roche-Posay, Murad, Biotherm... the list goes on. I haven't really found one I loved yet, just ones that are "Meh, ok, but not great". It's especially tricky around this time of year because it's cold and the air is dry, so I need moisture, but my skin also gets oily, so I can't have too much. Makeup slides around when my skin gets oily so that's kind of a big problem for me, even with blotting papers and powdering.
When I received this moisturizer I was so pleased! I read on other review boards that this moisturizer is perfect for oily skin like mine, and hydrates without leaving grease and actually helps to control oily skin. I was a little skeptical, since this is the claim that ALL oily skin moisturizers make, and none have actually met. I tried this out on my skin and it actually does help with my oilies and does what it says! Shocking.
I normally have to blot anywhere between 3-5 times a day to look presentable. With this Caudalie moisturizer I blotted just once, and even then it wasn't really that necessary. My face looked just the way I left it, with a tiny amount of shine on my nose, which is totally out of this world amazing!
I have sensitive, acne-prone skin and this didn't make me break out at all. The smell is light and unoffensive, and the texture of this lotion sinks in really quick, making makeup application a breeze. I don't wear primer with this; I just apply this lotion, some SPF, and then I can put makeup on.
The packaging is nice; it's a slim 40mL tube with a tiny opening at the end. Personally, I prefer tubes as I find pumps never really allow you to get the very last bit of product out and I'm a bit of a scrooge when it comes to products, especially if you're going to pay so much for a small amount, I want every last bit, damnit! But yes, the tube is great because you can control how much product comes out as well.
Overall: I love this moisturizer and the only tiny tiny complaint I have is that because it's winter, this is just a touch too light. But it's easily remedied by adding a little bit of a heavier moisturizer on top, but this is going to be great for spring/summer months!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is a great mattifyer, I use it in the AM on hot summer days to keep my skin from getting overly oily. Too drying to use the rest of the year, or the rest of the face (esp. the eyes) but very nice for its intended use. Nice in conjunction with the moisturizing sorbet. Has a light scent, very refreshing.