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    October 31, 2012
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    June 29, 2020
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Gently reveal your skin's true glow with the Caudalie Gentle Buffing Cream, a nourishing exfoliator that boosts cellular renewal. Suitable for sensitive skin, this creamy scrub caresses skin with ultra-gentle exfoliation thanks to jojoba oil microbeads.The buffing action energises a tired and dull complexion, and leaves your skin feeling renewed, soft and radiant. Infused with 97% natural ingredients, The Caudalie Buffing Cream ensures that your skin never feels dry, thanks to deeply nourishing extracts of grapeseed oil and acacia honey. Apply 1-2 times a week to wet skin, massage using circular motions, then rinse. 0% parabens, phenoxyethanol, artificial colorings and mineral oils. No animal testing.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Gentle buffing cream.
Date:June 29, 2020
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
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Effectiveness: 
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Ease of use: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Although I don't have a sensitive skin, I much prefer this product which is probably the nicest of the buffing products I've used. The jojoba microbeads are gentle and hardly noticeable. I use it a couple of times a week and it leaves my skin really soft and smoith.
 
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Take steps toward clear, blemish-free skin with the Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Gel Cleanser, a 98% natural cleanser expertly designed for combination to oily skin types that experience acne, irregular texture and blemishes. Thanks to its non-drying and highly natural formula, the Purifying Gel Cleanser is the perfect first step in any anti-blemish regime. The gentle gel-to-foam texture works to cleanse and purify your skin without stripping it; so lightweight and soft, the luxurious foam decongests and calms breakouts, while its refreshing aroma calms soothes the senses. Infused with grapeseed polyphenols and essential oils, the jelly face wash neutralises the main causes of breakouts by removing acne bacteria and preventing sebum oxidation, balancing skin as a result. Spot-fighting natural salicylic acid can also be found in the ingredient list, an addition that helps to exfoliate away dead skin, which in turn helps to unclog and tighten pores. The formula targets deep beneath the epidermis with organic rose water, reducing oiliness and brightening, while antioxidant-rich grape water hydrates and soothes your skin for comfort at all times. Why We Love It The thing we love most about this purifying gel cleanser is the results! Caudalie tested it on sensitive skin types for 28 days, and the results are worth shouting about: 96% of people found their skin was purified, and 83% found their skin less shiny and pores unclogged. We can't argue with numbers like that; it's proof that you don't have to compromise between efficacy and naturality. How To Use It Apply morning and evening. Dispense and massage into damp skin. Gently lather the gel on your face, before rinsing off with water and avoid the eye area. Works Well With Want the best results possible? Pair your cleanser with the other products in the Vinopure range; each formula is packed with natural active ingredients designed to help oily and combination skin types. Values Non-comedogenic, dermatologist-tested, non synthetic perfume. Sulfate-free, soap-free, alcohol-free.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Definitely glad I bought this.
Date:June 29, 2020
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
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5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Even though I have a normal/combination skin, most gel cleansers dry it out to the point where it feels quite taught. This doesn't, and I have no problems with it at all. I keep it in the shower to wash my face in the mornings, and it leaves my skin feeling really fresh.
 
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Caudalie Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil 150ml
5 out of 5(3)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Containing Caudalie's best-selling Beauty Elixir, this set, worth £40, includes a powerful 3-step routine to purify the skin, and provide an instant boost of radiance, for a flawless and glowing complexion. This set contains a full-size Beauty Elixir (100ml) + two free minis: Instant Detox Mask (15ml) and Vinopure Purifying Gel Cleanser (30ml). Beauty Elixir: A Caudalie cult product, favoured by make-up artists, beauty addicts and celebrities. This iconic plant-based facial mist immediately tones, smooths and brightens the skin, tightening pores and setting make-up: multi-purpose beauty at it's best! Instant Detox Mask: Available in a handy travel-sized edition, this mask perfectly slots into your travel bag for the instant glowing complexion wherever you may be. It's beautiful pink clay formula works to draw out impurities, remove dead skin cells and minimise pores to reveal a smoother and more luminous complexion. Refreshed, cleansed and rejuvenated, your skin looks instantly healthy and well-rested. Vinopure Purifying Gel Cleanser: Purify and refresh your skin without drying it out. Its highly natural formula is gentle yet effective to visibly tighten pores and give a glowing complexion.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I just love Caudalie.
Date:June 1, 2020
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
I bought this mainly because of the Beauty Elixir spray which I love. It leaves my skin feeling so fresh and ready for make-up. The other two items were an added bonus. I really like the cleansing gel which I will definitely buy in the full size. The detox mask is a little drying on my skin, so I'm not too sure about that. This is certainly a good deal pricewise, and enables you to try two Caudalie products without paying extra.
 
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Caudalie Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil 150ml
5 out of 5(3)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Give tired eyes a much-needed boost with the Avene Refreshing Eye Contour Cream, a revitalising eye cream to rejuvenate and brighten the eye area. The Refreshing Eye Contour Cream has been formulated with the hypersensitive eye contour area in mind. Designed to target problems such as puffiness, dark circles and dehydration lines caused by tiredness, the lightweight cream has been enriched with red fruit extracts that will energise and illuminate, as well as an antioxidant vitamin E precursor that will fortify skin and defend from free radical damage. Finally, the inclusion of dextran sulphate will target pesky dark circles and puffiness. The fluid and refreshing texture of the Refreshing Eye Contour Cream allows it to be massaged into the skin with ease using the specially designed applicator tip. Infused with Avene Thermal Spring Water, signs of fatigue fade day after day and softer, brighter skin is revealed. The Refreshing Eye Contour Cream is suitable for all skin types, including those with very sensitive eyes and skin. It is also suitable for contact lens wearers. Why We Love It Do you ever feel as though there aren't enough hours in the day and life is hectic and busy? Us too! Our eyes are one of the first places that tiredness and fatigue starts to show so anything that can give us a helping hand is much appreciated. The Avene Refreshing Eye Contour Cream tackles tired, puffy eyes and will help to banish dark circles over time. How To Use It Use morning and evening on a clean and makeup-free eye area. With the fingertips, gently dab a small amount around the eye contour. Top Tip: Using a delicate patting motion will promote an added decongestant effect. Works Well With If your skin is looking a bit tired and lacklustre, why not try some other products from the Avene Radiance range? They will give your complexion a boost of much needed vitality and leave it looking healthy and luminous. Values Fragrance-free. Non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, suitable for contact lens wearers.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
A good daytime eye cream.
Date:March 2, 2020
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Effectiveness: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Apart from a few lines that naturally come with age, luckily I have no problems with puffiness or dark circles around my eyes. I do like it to look hydrated and fresh though, and this eye cream does just that. It's lightweight texture absorbs easily and a little goes a long way. It has an angled applicator tip so that you can apply the cream straight from the tube before patting it into your skin. This is a very nice eye cream and ideal to use under make-up. Definitely one I'm going to re-purchase.
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The Avene Les Essentiels Revitalising Nourishing Cream will restore radiance and hydration into dry and sensitive complexions with its deeply moisturising formula. Anyone with dry and sensitive skin will tell you that there's no comfort quite like intensely moisturised skin, and the Revitalising Nourishing Cream provides just that. The cream's ultra-smooth texture instantly melts into the skin, leaving it comforted, and naturally full of healthy radiance with a non-greasy feel. No more rough and fatigued complexion days; this moisturiser leaves skin nourished, hydrated and soft-to-touch with a soothing sensation that lasts. Anti-inflammatory and no irritation, it's creamy formula is made with protective natural red-fruit extract known to accelerate skin cell production, while added vitamin E hydrates and provides antioxidant protection. For added care, a replenishing complex similar to intercellular cement restores vital nutrients. Avene's iconic thermal water infusion ensures your dry skin's hydration levels stay topped up all day long. Why We Love It When it comes to an excellent dry skincare regime, you know you can always count on Avene to deliver. We love how buttery the cream feels when you initially apply it to the skin, and how it magically sinks into the skin in a matter of seconds with absolutely no residue. We have to say that the neutral scent only adds to the comforting experience of this cream. How To Use It Apply in the morning and/ or evening just after you've cleansed. Works Well With If you love this, then you're in luck! Discover the entire Avene Les Essentiels collection for more ultra-moisturising formulas just like this. Values Non-comedogenic.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Definitely glad I bought this.
Date:March 2, 2020
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I don't have a dry or sensitive skin, but I do like it to be hydrated. This cream does just that. I use it over the Hydrance Rehydrating Serum, and together they keep my skin looking good all day. It has a pleasant but very light fresh almost unnoticeable fragrance, and there's a little spatula that comes with it which is very handy. This cream is rich but absorbs very quickly and easily, and a little goes a long way. This is one I'll definitely repurchase.
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Target signs of ageing around the eye contour with Avene PhysioLift Eyes, a smoothing and re-plumping cream for sensitive skin. When crow's feet and fine lines are a concern, this lightweight formula will help to increase smoothness around your eye area. PhysioLift Eyes is created with a unique "patch" texture, which mimics the skin to provide excellent absorption. It slowly releases the ingredients all night long to ensure that eyes look fresh, bright and rested upon waking. At the heart of the formula is a decongesting ingredient, dextran sulfate, which visibly reduces dark circles and puffiness. Added active ingredients work to smooth wrinkles, re-plump the skin and correct lost firmness. Apply in the evening only, delicately dabbing on to the eye contour and focussing on the crow's feet. Not to be used by pregnant women.  Fragrance-free.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
A good nightime eye cream.
Date:February 20, 2020
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I'm lucky that I don't particularly have many lines round my eyes, nor is my skin sensitive, but I do like to have a good eye cream to keep my skin as smooth, firm and youthful for as long as I can. This is ideal for use at night, as it's richer and doesn't need to be absorbed as quickly as one for use under make-up. I do notice a brighter look in the mornings which keeps me happy.
 
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Offer sensitive skin intense hydration like never before with the Avene Hydrance Intense Rehydrating Serum, a daily pre-moisturiser treatment that provides lasting hydration for 24 hours after application. Formerly known as the Avene Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum, the Avene Hydrance Intense Serum combines a unique patented system with a refreshing gel-like texture to penetrate your skin a powerful dose of moisture and care. The intensely soothing formulation is enriched with the unique patented active, Cohederm, a proven hydrator that forms water reservation in dehydrated skin, for pro-longed moisture and comfort. Avene Thermal Spring Water instantly soothes and adds radiance to skin, creating a healthy glow that lasts. Apply day and night to a cleansed face and neck. Follow with your favourite Avene moisturiser.
 
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
A very nice serum.
Date:February 20, 2020
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I don't have dry or sensitive skin, but I do like it to be hydrated. This serum along with the Revitalising nourishing cream keeps it hydrated for pretty much all day. It has a pleasant but almost unnoticeable fresh smell, is lightweight and absorbs easily. I only use it when I wear make-up, so it will last me quite a while.
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 Caudalie Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil 150ml
Caudalie Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil 150ml
Melt away impurities with the Caudalie Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil, a 100% natural cleanser that dissolves foundation, mascara and more. This comfortable cleansing oil is a luxurious makeup remover that delicately but effectively washes away the day in seconds. Fuss-free and a pleasure to use, its nourishing formula and soft texture won't irritate eyes or sensitive areas of the skin. Formulated with 100% natural ingredients, the Caudalie Cleansing Oil will thoroughly cleanse the complexion whilst treating it to a blend of skin-softening ingredients. Added grapeseed oil repairs and protects skin during the cleansing process, whilst sweet almond oil soothes and hydrates skin for a silky-soft feel. Dispense 2-3 pumps into the palm of your hand and massage gently into the face and neck to dissolve makeup and dirt. Add a small amount of water to emulsify and repeat until skin is completely cleansed. Paraben-free, phenoxyethanol-free, phthalates-free, mineral oil-free, sulphate-free and free from animal ingredients.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
A very effective cleansing oil.
Date:July 29, 2019
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin tone: Fair
Eye colour: Blue
Colour appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I don't know how this oil works on its own, as I use it as part of a double cleanse with the cleansing milk. I do however find it very gentle on my skin which has the odd funny five minutes every so often. It emulsifies beautifully, doesn't leave an oily residue and has a light almond fragrance. Using it with the Caudalie gentle cleansing milk and moisturising toner certainly leaves my skin soft and hydrated, and I will definitely re-purchase.
 
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Discover a foundation that stands the test of time with the bareMinerals BAREPRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation SPF20, a liquid mineral foundation that provides your skin with 24 hour, natural-looking coverage. Pairing the botanical powers of minerals and seamless coverage, the BAREPRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation SPF20 gives your skin heatproof, humidity proof and waterproof around the clock coverage, whilst improving your skin's texture with kind-to-skin ingredients. The infusion of Mineral Lock Long-Wear Technology uses the mineral pigments to blend with natural lipids found in the skin to create a transfer-resistant finish that doesn't oxidise or budge for up to 24 hours. In addition, bamboo stem extract gives the appearance of a soft-focus finish, whilst papaya enzymes gently soften and smooth your skin's texture, day after day. For best results, apply after using the bareMinerals Prime Time - Foundation Primer. Use the bareMinerals Luxe Performance Brush, blend onto skin using short strokes starting on the inner portion of the face, blending outwards towards the hairline and jaw line. Free from oil, parabens, sulfates and fragrance.
 
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
A foundation I will use again.
Date:February 12, 2019
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin tone: Fair
Eye colour: Blue
Colour appeal: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This foundation is currently one of my favourites. It's a really lovely consistency that blends well to a matte finish, doesn't dry out my skin, and lasts well throughout the day. I was matched to Light Natural 09, which is still a teeny tiny bit on the yellow side (could do with a hint more warmth in it). No-one else has noticed or commented on it, and the BFF says I'm just being overly fussy! Definitely one I'll use again though.
 
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Reduce the appearance of spots and hyperpigmentation with The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, a concentrated gel-serum with purified alpha arbutin and hyaluronic acid. The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA harnesses the power of alpha arbutin, a safe skin-lightening ingredient to minimise the look of hyperpigmentation, age spots, dark spots, marks and scars. Thanks to the addition of next-generation hyaluronic acid, the formula is able to penetrate beneath the skin's surface, delivering the active ingredients deep into the skin. Formulated with a high 2% concentration of alpha arbutin, versus a standard concentration of 1%, The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA will offer a highly effective solution against excess melanin. Apply a few drops to the face in the morning and evening. Use SPF the morning after use. Free from alcohol, silicone, nuts, cruelty, fragrance, parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, animal oils, benzalkonium chloride, coal tar dyes, formaldehyde, mercury, oxybenzon. Vegan.
 
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Keeping my fingers crossed.
Date:January 11, 2019
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I have a one cm pigmentation spot on my cheek where some freckles have joined together!, and bought this product to see if it would help get rid of it. But as I've only been using it for just over a week, I haven't yet seen any difference. I have noticed that my complexion looks more even and smooth though, so I'm hoping that after continuous use the 'spot' on my cheek will; if not disappear completely, at least fade so that it doesn't show through my foundation.
I find I only need one drop to cover my cheeks, and use it am and pm followed by the Vitamin C cream.
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