I walked into a pharmacy in Bayeax today and was so close to buying a 100ml of the Caudalíe Beauty Elixer, but I put it back. I couldn't think why I'd want to repurchase it, other than the 100ml being slightly cheaper when converted to sterling (£23 rather than the £28.80 on feelunique.com).
Don't get me wrong, I've nearly finished my 30ml bottle. I've used it at least every morning since I got it, straight out of the shower before my moisturiser/ serum. I often use it after removing my make-up on an evening and even the odd time over my make-up throughout the day. Inspired by the "elixir of youth" used by Queen Isabelle of Hungary, this treatment smoothes features, tightens pores, and gives the complexion a burst of radiance.' The Caudalíe Beauty Elixer is massive at the moment and I was swept up in the hope of some miracle product that would minimise my pores and give my skin that 'glow'. Although I love the refreshing, almost invigorating, feeling the mint balm ingredient gives when first spritzed, I can't say I've noticed any real benefits to my skin. If I'm honest (which I always am on here!) I can't say that my skin glows with radiance after use. I've even tried spraying spots in isolation - I've heard heard it's good for acne - though again, I can't say that there was anything life changing. If any spots dried up and faded any quicker, I didn't notice.
If you want that extra little refresher or wake-up in the morning, this is a lovely little product. However I'm still not sure if it's a re-purchaser for me. I've gone through the 30ml bottle really quickly! Maybe I'm manically spraying too much desperately trying to see an effect, but I think that even if getting the 100ml bottle for £23, that little bit cheaper in France, it is still a little steep for something you're not sure of the benefit. Who knows, when using up the little I've left, I may have a sudden epiphany and decide to pick up some more when I'm visiting France again in July. I just can't justify it at the moment though...
Have you tried this cult product? Let me know what you think of this Beauty Elixer in the comments below!