Friday, 30 March 2012

Caudalie Event with Glossybox

I recently won tickets to the launch of Caudalie's new moisurising range, in a competition held by Glossybox. The evening was dubbed a 'VIP Event,' so suffice to say I was incredibly excited to go up to London to attend the event last Wednesday. 

For those of you who don't know, Caudalie is a very famous French Skin Care brand, carried in their pharmacies. Skincare is a big business in France, yet Caudalie's 'natural AND effective' ethos continually brands them as a go to company. Caudalie was a home grown brand by Mathilde Thomas, inspired by her family vineyards and the grapes they grew there.

Caudalie promise their products contain 0% parabens, Sodium laureth Sulfate, Artificial Colourings and Phenoxyethanol meaning you can be sure you aren't putting anything nasty onto your skin.

The three pillar stones of the Caudalie brand are: The polyphenols from grape-seeds which are the most powerful anti-oxidant in the plant world. Resveratrol from grapevine stalks, a powerful anti aging ingredient. Viniferine from grapevine sap,a Natural molecule against dark skin spots.

At the event we were fed canapes and wine from the very vineyard which inspired the brand whilst also being given a chance to talk to experts from Caudalie about the products and sample them.

I came away with a Caudalie Beauty Elixir (a face spray used for makeup setting by Victoria Beckham) and my Mum (who came with me) chose their Tinted moisturizer. As a special promotion on the night we were given a pretty Parisian themed Caudalie tote bag, a Caudalie Lip Balm and a 10ml Caudalie Fragrance with our purchases. 

I've been using the balm for two days now and I'm really impressed. Its so natural, we were told on the night you can actually eat it (if you want, of course ;)). 

The highlight of the great evening was a talk from the founder herself, who told us about the brands history, new products and ethos. Overall I'm really impressed with Caudalie as a brand and I can't wait to try my Beauty Elixir (when it arrives). stay tuned for a review.

A whopping great 'Thank You' to Glossybox for the tickets and a shout out to the gorgeous Lily Pebbles  who I met on the night.

In other news, chose Rachel as my giveaway winner! Everybody check out her fab blog 'Rachel The Hat.' Well done!

Amy x

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