Caudalie Beauty Elixir

3.5

241 reviews

61% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Aqua (Water), Alcohol*, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water*, Glycerin*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*, Potassium Alum, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil*, Commiphora Myrrha Extract*, Styrax Benzoin Resin Extract*, Melissa Officinalis (Balm Mint) Leaf Oil*, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract*, Citral*, Citronellol*, Farnesol*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool*. *Plant Origin

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

After my experience with their Huile Divine, I've since then put Caudalie in the top ranks of skincare brands to keep in mind. The Beauty Elixir is Caudalie's "it" product to try - so naturally this was my next Caudalie purchase.

Recently, I've been growing an interest in French beauty philosophies and luxury skincare - the "less is more" mindset and that the secret to French beauty is great skin. I'm about to be 24, so I'm simplifying my makeup routine and investing more in better skincare and keeping a consistent regimen. I read that French women don't really wear foundation and oftentimes sport a bare, natural look - and they use mists to add a kick of hydration and cooling throughout the day.

Let's be clear: My dry skin likes formulations that include fruit extracts and natural ingredients and I always knew grapeseed was good. At first spray, this stuff burns. It's very peppermint-y! But as it turns out, it's very addictive. The Beauty Elixir makes my skin soft, supple, bright, and healthy! I love spritzing this on in the morning and whenever days I'm not wearing makeup to give me an oomph of luxuriousness. This is definitely a skin pampering product. If you're looking for instant results, French beauty isn't about that at all. It's about finding what works best with your skin and treating it well.

The scent could best be described as a minty, rosy fragrance. It's very aromatic - Mathilde Thomas (the creator of Caudalie) says she uses it as a skin refresher: she sprays it on and inhales deeply. I tried this, and calms my senses and relaxes me.
Also, I wouldn't use this as a makeup "setting spray" because makeup would block the absorption of the Elixir and that's a waste of product (it's also not really meant for that).



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Black

The smell is wonderful, I love the amount of product that comes out with each mist. But its sting and burnt my eyes, even after i close my eyes tight.

I tried it prior to applying makeup and as a setting spray as some people claiming that its good as a setting spray compared to mac prep + prime fix+. But i prefer mac as a setting spray. This product does nothing to my makeup.

I think this product worked best as a refresher in my opinion. the scent able to 'wake me up'. I used it after cleanser, before applying my skii toner. It is refreshing, but it isn't worth the money to me.

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This has received some bad reviews, and I’m aware that not everyone’s skin reacts positively to any one given product...but this elixir is just that for my skin. A beautiful, gorgeous, herbal elixir! Despite the high price tag for what some would consider scented water, I love-no-I adore this mist. It just does something wonderful for my skin. Not only does it immediately perk me up just from the clean, herbal scent, it also revives my skin and imparts a gorgeous glow. I use this every single morning before I apply my makeup and I swear my makeup applies smoother. I spritz in on to perk my skin up after a long hard day and it does just that-immediately perks me up. If I’m going out after work instead of applying more makeup to dull, tired skin I just spritz a few times, apply some fresh lipstick and voila! Good to go. No wonder the French women covet this product for their chic, natural makeup look. A large bottle of this will last me nearly a year. So, it’s my beauty splurge, and as long as Caudalie continues to make this elixir I will continue to buy it until the end of days.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love trying out new and different skin care sprays, but always find myself coming back to this one. The smell is wonderful, I love the amount of product that comes out with each mist - it's fine/even not gloopy or too heavy, and I find that my skin looks and feels more beautiful after using this compared to any other sprays I've tried. Will always buy again.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I'm not sure what this product is meant to achieve apart from a slight sting in the eye when you accidentally get some in that region of your face. Anyway, this was recommended to me when I went into Space NK desperately seeking something that would help my makeup stay fresh throughout an all-night party - without added silicone/without resorting to powder. This was touted as thebestthingsinceslicedbread (or would be the case if you couldn't afford the Omorovicza variant) so I figured why not...

I didn't end up testing it in that manner; I used it as a pick-me-up throughout uber long days at work (which, I figured, amounted to the same thing). Result: nothing happened apart from the afrorementioned sting, a whole lot of feels and a wet face. My tinted moisturiser looked a little oil-slicked by the end of spritz fest #2 and I wasn't being heavy handed with the spritzing at all. And I was using it properly, i.e. shaking the bottle before spritzing so the oils floating around the top mixed with the liquid.

Thankfully, my super sensitive acne-prone skin didn't break out from it despite the essential oil content. Which is always nice.

I don't mind the medicinal fragrance but as a consumer who demands real results from her cosmetic purchases, I was not getting the concrete changes I was seeking (e.g. toned skin/real moisturising properties being the holy grail; okay-ish make-up being minimum standard). This, for me, is a therapeutic aid with all the earthy smells but certainly not skin care.

If anything, this is a nice to have if you have some cash to burn but otherwise, swipe left.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

The complexion enhancing promises of this product were not fulfilled on my combination skin. Instead the primary effect was pore congestion. Those with skin on the drier side may have better luck!


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Wow best facial spray i have used! My skin glows pores are smaller and the mist gives a feeling of luxury. I love it and will buy it forever


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I buy one bottle in my vacation and I just love it. It has instant refreshing effect on my tired skin at night. Love the smell. Will repurchase for my life time..)

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Lets be clear. I love this elixir for its refreshing and crisp fragrance and cooling effect in summer and I spritz it on my neck and face. As a face toner it is good but not great as it does not significantly alter my skin condition. It leaves my combination skin feeling fresh but not tight.

I am someone who uses acid toners and retinols on a regular basis and I have thick and bumpy skin. Thats why I say this toner does not really treat my skin condition much.. But I love it for the refreshing mist in summer and I will keep a bottle in my toner wardrobe. Handy to have when I am either doing an intensive treatment mask or just want a day off from acids.

I suspect that those with sensitive skin will not like this product. And as for the scent it is green and herbaceous- you will either like it or hate it. This is no sweet girly gourmand scent.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I think it's funny that this has such a huge cult following. I can't stand the smell. That's my number one reason for not liking this product. Second, I don't know what it does. People just rave about it and I don't see it and don't get me wrong, I love facial mists. I'd dish out the extra $ and buy omorovicza queen of Hungary mist, kerstin Florian, and any number of other mists before this. I'd even recommend the caudalie grape water. This I just can't get into, sorry.

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