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Caudalie Beauty Elixir

I was lucky enough to win a bottle of Caudalie's Beauty Elixir in one of Latasha's giveaways last year over on her blog Today I Adore.  I know this is a bit of a cult beauty favourite, so I was really looking forward to giving this a try, but I'm afraid my review is not going to be a good one!




This is supposed to boost radiance, minimise pore size and be good for setting makeup, which all sounds really good, but I just can't get on with using it.  To begin with I really don't like the smell of this, it smells really strange and I actually find it quite unpleasant.  I'm also really not very good with the whole spraying it on your face thing.  I've never used a product that you spray on your face before and I've found that every single time I use this it makes me jump, even though I'm obviously expecting it.  I usually sit there for at least a good couple of seconds mentally preparing myself before finally plucking up the courage to spray.  Also the last time I gave this a try, even though I obviously had my eyes closed as I'm not going to spray something onto my face with my eyes open, I had this strange kind of 'fresh' feeling in my eyes that wasn't really that pleasant.

I've only tried this two or three times, so I can't really comment on any effect this may have had on my skin, but I didn't notice any instant effects as soon as I used it (apart from fresh eyeballs!).  This is certainly not cheap at around £11.50 for 30ml and £32 for 100ml so I certainly won't be buying this again and I'm not sure I will even use the one I have.  I'm sorry Caudalie, I love your Makeup Remover Cleansing Water, but the Beauty Elixir is just not for me. 

Have you tried Caudalie's Beauty Elixir and what did you think of it?

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12 comments:

  1. I find it really interesting to read negative reviews on products I like! It took me a while to get used to the smell, I hated it at first but have grown to love it and find it super relaxing. I mostly use it to refresh my skin if it feels dry throughout the day, but I also use it if I've got a breakout, I find it soothes any redness and reduces it quicker! I haven't tried the cleansing water but really want to! Maybe when I finish up my Bioderma! xxx

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    1. Oh it's interesting to hear you use it on breakouts, I might give that a try next time I get one x

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  2. I don't like the smell very much either. I used it on a long haul flight as a skin refresher & I did like it for that but I wouldn't repurchase it as I think there are better products on the market
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. I would definitely like to try some other similar products but I wouldn't spend much on one in case I really can't get my head round spraying it on my face :) x

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  3. WOW, it shocks me that anyone could hate this. I love the smell of it so much, that when you say you hate it I'm like woah. Proof that everyone is different I suppose haha

    xoxo
    Kelly
    www.dreaminlace.com

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    1. I find it quite hard to believe that people actually like the smell of this! Yes I guess we're all different :) x

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  4. I tried this and was really disappointed too. I read so many fantastic reviews but I guess it just didn't work for me! Thank you so much for adding my blog button to your blog, so lovely of you :) x

    Jordan-Alice

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    1. I guess there will always be at least a couple of people who don't like a product, even if it is a cult favourite. You're welcome :) x

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  5. I haven't tried this but every other product I have used from the Caudalie range I have liked alot x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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    1. I love their micellar water, but don't use it as it's a little pricey, but those are the only two of their products I've tried x

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  6. So pleased to see I'm
    Not the only one that failed to see the amazing-ness of this product. I thought it stunk too, I just didn't like it and it had green slime on the top which really didn't appeal either. God knows why this is so raved about as I saw no positive effects whatsoever xx

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    1. Yes the green slime is not a good start or particularly appealing is it! You can just see it at the top in my photo. I can't see any reason for the hype at all x

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