The Brand Behind Blake Lively and Margot Robbie's Dewy Skin Is On Sale
This story originally appeared on InStyle.com.
When it comes to beauty products that scream French luxury, it's hard to top Caudalie. The brand first took hold of beauty lovers' hearts with its Beauty Elixir, the face spray that Blake Lively and Margot Robbie carry in their makeup bags (and which subsequently led to face sprays coming out from every. single. brand). Caudalie's isn't just a simple mist, though, but reinforced with a blend of botanical ingredients—and right now, a handful of its similar skincare must-haves are 20 percent off.
It's no random assortment of things the brand wants gone, but a carefully thought-out cleanser-to-treatment routine ripe for the picking (pun based on the grapevine-derived viniferine ingredient in tons of the brand's formulas, which it says is 62 times more effective than vitamin C at lightening dark spots).
There's the Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil, an anti-aging cleansing oil that shoppers call the "best oil cleanser" ever, a moisturizing "holy grail" that wipes off makeup, oil, and dirt and transforms crepey eye areas into supple skin. If you're living the double-cleanse life, the likewise discounted Micellar Cleansing Water is a calming, chamomile-infused sequel.
Follow that with the brand's Moisturizing Toning Lotion, and your skin is walking on dream street, right next to fellow Caudalie fans Kourtney Kardashian and Drew Barrymore. The brand's patented Vinolevure draws on vine extracts from French vineyards in Bordeaux, Champagne, and Burgundy to strengthen your skin's natural defenses against dryness, wrinkles, and acne, and castor oil steps in to soften skin. Here, too, people reach for the phrase "holy grail," calling it "light but super effective." (If the skin Holy Grail is on a French vineyard, I'm pulling a DaVinci Code and heading there through encrypted underwater tunnels no-doubt built by the Freemasons.)
The Deep Cleansing Exfoliator is a great next step if your skin is looking for some extra oomph after the twin ordeals of winter and plague. Grape pulp extracts, corn beads, and beeswax combine for a gentle scrub, prepping your skin for the VineActiv Vitamin C Energizing Eye Cream, an anti-aging powerhouse that takes on puffiness and dark circles with vitamin C, witch hazel, peptides, vitamin E, and antioxidants. Shoppers say after use they see "significant improvement" in the deep creases under their eyes brought on by dryness, providing "instant results" that make "tired eyes look more rested."
Shop it! $28 (orig. $35), amazon.com
Shop it! $31 (orig. $39), amazon.com
The slew of 20-percent-off products concludes with Caudalie's Grape Water, a refreshing drink for your skin of organic grape water and grape juice rich in the polysaccharides dermatologists dub "critical for skin repair and skin renewal." Per the brand, independent studies find that dry skin sensitivity decreases by 60 percent after use, and 73 five-star reviews say it's worth its weight in gold.
Shop it! $14 (orig. $18), amazon.com
"I was skeptical that grape water would be any different from any of the other sprays out there," one shopper writes. "I WAS AMAZED at the results! Instant glow and hydration. I bought several of these." Another says it feels like a "hug in a bottle," an even, light mist that feels better than two cups of coffee (and helps calm rosacea and redness). Normally it costs around $20, but thanks to the sale, you can get it for $14.