Jun 20, 2021

Skincare | Caudalie Vinoperfect

Caudalie Vinoperfect skincare review

As I am aging, discolorations and sunspots have become bigger issues to address in my skincare routine. I usually go for a vitamin C regimen for that, but I decided to try the famous Caudalie Vinoperfect line this time. After all, Vinoperfect Radiance Serum has achieved its cult-fave status for its brightening effects. I was also intrigued by Caudalie's claim for their patented Viniferine which is 62 times more effective than Vitamin C. I have exclusively used the Caudalie Vinoperfect line for over 2 months and the overall result was quite positive. Please read on for my reviews on the individual items.

Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Essence (Violet Grey, $54)

Caudalie Vinoperfect Essence Review
(image from Caudalie)

Caudalie recommends this toner/essence as the first step in the Vinoperfect regimen. Applying a toner as the first step of hydration or as a booster for serum and moisturizer is certainly an Asian skincare concept that I enjoy incorporating. Vinoperfect Essence contains a small amount of glycolic acid for mild exfoliation and supposedly doubles the effectiveness of the Serum. Well, I am not so sure about that. While being pleasantly hydrating and mild, I didn't really think this essence adds anything significant to the routine. I suspect the amount of glycolic acid is too small to actively exfoliate (I never felt any tingling sensation). I have to say Pixi Glow Tonic is far more effective for daily exfoliation not to mention much more affordable. Vinoperfect Essence isn't particularly hydrating, either. Vitabrid Facial Boosting Water and Polatam Vitalizing Water perform better, from my own experience. In short, this expensive toner/essence is something you can skip (instead, buy another Vinoperfect Serum and slather it on your face...).

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum (Sephora, $79)

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum review
(image from Caudalie)

This uber hydrating serum with a milky consistency is indeed great. Caudalie has recently revamped this popular line and claims the new version is "cleaner and more effective". It didn't make my dark spots completely go away as I secretly hoped for, but I could definitely see the brightening effect on my complexion. Vinoperfect Radiance Serum smells very nice and feels awesome on the skin (it's just so soothing and hydrating) so I looked forward to my routines, which is not always the case. The serum also works perfectly under sunscreen and makeup because it provides ample hydration without being greasy. I purchased a supersized version (50 ml) and enjoyed every drop of it. 

Caudalie Vinoperfect Instant Brightening Moisturizer (Sephora, $59)

Caudalie Vinoperfect Moisturizer review
(image from Caudalie)

Vinoperfect Instant Brightening Moisturizer is a day cream but I used it as a nighttime moisturizer as I was already using an acid product in the evening. (There is a night cream in the line that contains glycolic acid.) This doesn't contain any sunscreen so it worked regardless. The fluffy gel-creme texture is rather perfect and it absorbs quickly leaving my skin soft and plumped. I sometimes used this cream by itself at night and still found my completion bright and well-moisturized in the morning. 

Overall, it was lovely to use the Caudalie Vinoperfect line. I cannot agree that Viniferine is 62 times more effective than Vitamin C (I mean, I have experienced some really good Vitamin C products over the years) but the fact that the whole range is gentle and stable plus it isn't photo-sensitizing makes Caudalie Vinoperfect a very good option for many people. 

Thanks for being here. Have you tried Caudalie Vinoperfect? What are some of your favorite skincare products for a bright even complexion?

*Caudalie Vinoperfect skincare products mentioned here were purchased with my own money. This post contains some affiliate links. Thank you for choosing to use them.

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  1. I have not tried Caudalie Vinoperfect yet but sounds pretty good
    I have sensitive combination skin so this could be good for me

    1. I agree with you! Most of the brightening/lightening products can be harsh on the skin. This line is very gentle!


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