The Caudalie Beauty Elixir is not a stranger in the beauty atmosphere. I have never been intrigued by it after so many years despite all the raves and hypes. I’m not someone who would pay heaps of cash on a face mist. However, recently I’m very much into face mist. I guess you can tell 🙂 . Any kind of face mist. I want to try all of it. So when Sephora had the 30ml bottle in the store, I had set my eyes on it. It’s time to test it out. I finally purchased it during the Sephora Mid Valley official grand opening last month.
The Caudalie Beauty Elixir comes in two sizes. A 100ml, which I can’t recall the price (I’ll update when I do) and a 30ml. The 30ml although is still pricey for a face mist, but it’s still cheaper than splurging on the full size without knowing if it’s good or it doesn’t. The plus point is that it comes in a frosty, heavy glass bottle, making it all worth paying RM60.
To be honest, I’ve no idea what it does. It’s supposed to be a face mist that you can mist to the face throughout the day, even over makeup. All I can see is a weird yellowish layer of oil floating on top of the face mist. I though it has been kept for too long or some sort of discoloration. Then again, every single bottle on shelf are the same. So make sure you shake the bottle vigorously before misting 😀
As much as I love the heavy, classy, glass bottle, I absolutely hate the fact that the cap is so tightly shut down to the bottle neck. Everytime I wanted to use the mist, I have to wrestle a bit with the cap 😛 . I say it’s a pros and con thing. Tight so that I can take the bottle by the cap. Loose means I’d have another complain lol. But the good news is, the cap starts to get a bit loose as I used it more 😀
The whole inspiration of this beauty elixir came from Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s elixir of youth. The concoction are supposed to smooths away fine lines, tightens pores and gives the complexion an instant boost of radiance. I later found out that the mist has a benefit of a toner and serum. Is it just me or what because I did not see any of the claims as promised. I’ve tried using it on it’s own, using it as toner, using it as makeup mist and even used it as face refresher throughout the day.
The scent doesn’t smell anything like I imagined it to be. It has a strong peppermint scent to it, almost like our very own “minyak angin’ scent. It is recommended to close the eyes (and mouth) before misting all over the face. This is because the product has a tingle effect as it was supposed to give the skin a refreshing feeling throughout the day. There was once (and twice) I forgot to close my eyes and boom! It stung and hurt my eyes so badly. Let’s not talk about the mouth shall we 😛
On a brighter note, the mist particles are absolute fine. It doesn’t make my face sticky or oily, which is the biggest plus point for me and why I sort of like it more. The photo below was taken after misting up-close twice on the back of my hand. You can see water droplets but these droplets dries down very fast. It doesn’t melt my makeup at all.
Most of the feedback online mentioned that they see a glow after using for quite some time. Maybe that is why I did not see any of that. Yet. I will have to report back after finishing the whole bottle, which I doubt will be anytime soon because just like the SK-II Mid-Day Miracle Essence and Mid-Night Miracle Essence, despite misting like crazy, the content still doesn’t go down that much.
One thing I can tell you is that the scent grows in me. I’m no longer bothered about the scent as much as I did when I first used it. I’m also beginning to accept the peppermint tingle effect on my face. I like that it doesn’t feel sticky on the face or over makeup. That’s the most important of all. I do hope to see the glow that everyone has been talking about. But that would mean I need to repurchase again and again 😀
Have you tried the Caudalie Beauty Elixir? How do you find it on you? Love? Hate? Do share your thoughts 🙂
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.