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Love: Fruit-infused skin savers

June 26, 2012

I always say it’s not easy to write about skincare products because everyone has such different skin and concerns. But these products are serious superstars and have a significant fruit-infused ingredients to help with its antioxidant (read: anti-aging) benefits.


The first couple that blew me away are from Caudalie’s newest collection, Vinosource. I’m always a little nervous to try something new, but creator Mathilde Thomas kept the dehydrated/sensi-skinned people in mind. There are no parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, irritating triclosan, petrochemicals…you get it. Their S.O.S. Thirst-Quenching Serum loaded with antioxidant grape water (which increases hydration by 127%) and grape seed polyphenols to keep skin supple by blocking 100% of free radicals (plus they’re 10000x more effective than Vitamin E…yup). Use it with their Quenching Sorbet-Crème which also has polyphenols and soothing chamomile.

Caudalie Vinosource Quenching Sorbet-Crème and S.O.S serum

I swear, I noticed a difference the very next day. My skin was soft, brighter, and the two products worked consistently well. And it was surprising since the texture for both products are so light and non-offensive. The serum is not sticky or gross which I normally associate potent serums with, and the sorbet goes on like butter. I just haven’t gone wrong with the power pair, and going back for more soon!


S.O.S. Thirst-Quenching Serum, $48
Quenching Sorbet-Crème, $38

NOTE: If you purchase ANY Vinosource products off of Caudalie’s website, you’ll get a free Parisian-inspired tote bag while supplies last. Trust me, they are soooo cute!


While I can easily recommend Caudalie to anyone and everyone who wants to hit the reset button, I get that it can be a little steep on the price-end. Drugstore solution: Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Creme for Dry Skin. This is so new, it’s scheduled to hit shelves next month!

Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Creme

It’s similar to the original, green-colored gel-creme, but this new pink one has 2x more moisture. It’s light and oil-free and also contains grape water extract along with apple water extract (which has vitamin C to maintain the skin’s moisture barrier and prevent dryness). It contains vitamin E (not grape seed polyphenols like Caudalie’s) which is great as a natural emollient though not quite as powerful. But for the price ($6!), you really can’t beat it for a quality mass product. It smoothes out my skin and is an amazing pre-makeup base.

I’m really finding that these fruit water moisturizers are the way to go. What moisturizers are you using lately? Anyone think they’ll try these?


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