Happy new year friends! I hope you all had a fun and safe New Years Eve - I rang in the new year with friends & family and it was a great night :) For my first blog post of the year, I have a really awesome skin care set to share with you all! Caudalie's Moisture Essentials Set* ($39) is a limited edition set that was out for the holidays, but I'm hoping you'll still be able to find it at your local beauty store.
Firstly, you'll get a full size tube of Caudalie's Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet, which normally retails for $40 CAD! "Packed with Caudalie's famous grape seed polyphenols, these powerful antioxidants stimulate microcirculation and help skin to maintain hydration. Chamomile enriches this quick-acting formula to soothe and calm the skin. Next generation peptides provide desensitizing and painkilling effects." - Sephora
Next we have Caudalie's Micellar Cleansing Water, which works gently to attract and trap dirt, oil, and make up. The scent of this cleansing water includes notes of orange and lemon blossom, watermelon, and mint leaves!
Caudalie's Lip Conditioner is something that I've tried before, but in the past it had a slanted tip, not a flat surface like it is now. I'm not sure if they've changed anything else about the formula, since it's been a few years since I last used it! Sephora's site claims that "This product does not contain animal ingredients", but a quick look at the ingredients list shows that it actually contains beeswax.
On Caudalie's website, they state that you will not find "Animal-derived raw materials" in any of their products, but again there is beeswax in their lip balm.
This set is a really great value, and I can see myself using and enjoying all three of these products. Caudalie is a brand that I really love, so it's no surprise that this gift set was a hit in my books!
Sticking with my New Years Resolution of trying to stick to cruelty free products, I've been finding mixed reports on Caudalie's CF status. Sephora states that these products weren't tested on animals, but Caudalie does sell in China (where all products are required by law to be tested on animals). For now, I will continue to support brands that do not test on animals, but do still sell their products in China. This of course isn't ideal, but I do still appreciate the fact that these brands are against animal testing in the Western world. I'm hoping that China will re-evaluate this ridiculous law in the very near future!
Are you a fan of Caudalie's skin care range? What is your stance on cruelty free products, including brands that decide to sell in China?